Air Transportation

#

36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Records, 1974-1993 (K0818)
1.3 c.f.

The Squadron was based at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri providing specialized medical attendants and equipment for in-flight care of patients. Includes annual reports and unit histories, photographs, training manuals, and magazines and publications for Air Force personnel.

Counties

A

Aeronautical History Society of St. Louis Newsletters, 1972-1974 (S0244)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder

A nonprofit organization founded to encourage the study of aeronautical history, expand aeronautical information, and bring together airplane enthusiasts.

Counties

B

Howard F. Baer Papers, 1960-1985 (S0038)
4 cubic feet

 Finding Aid

The Howard F. Baer Papers contain correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting his activities as a member of the St. Louis Zoological Sub district Commission from 1979 to 1984 and his time as a Trustee of the Missouri Botanical Garden from 1937 to 1985. Also included in the collection is Baer's autobiography, "An Ordinary Man."

Counties

Suzan Houston Baker Papers, 1965-2000 (K0576)
0.75 c.f.

Papers of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Hostess, line and new hire instructor. Includes instructional materials, manuals, brochures, and flight information.

Counties

John H. Bing Scrapbook, 1995 (K0571)
0.02 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Scrapbook of Kansas City Star clippings collected by Bing, a former Trans World Airlines (TWA) employee.

Counties

Harold F. Blackburn Papers, 1942-1946 (K0952)
0.1 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Blackburn was veteran Trans World Airline (TWA) pilot. During the World War II, he was superintendent of TWA's Intercontinental Division., which was part of the Air Transport Command. Includes the Intercontinental Division, Washington D.C., statistical handbook.

Counties

C

Cantwell Aircraft Company (Bucklin, Mo.) Records, 1921-1924 (C3797)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

 Finding Aid

Records of an aircraft parts distribution firm. Includes correspondence, invoices, price lists, and other materials concerning the purchase and sale of aircraft parts. Also includes publicity material and contracts pertaining to the company's involvement in staging aerobatic demonstrations. Arranged chronologically.

Counties

Charles Trefts Photographs, 1903-1963 (P0034)
3690 photographs

 Digitized Materials

This collection contains images from 1900 to 1963 depicting St. Louis City and County people, public buildings, riverfront scenes, bridges, churches, catastrophes, houses and parks. Trefts photographed many historic events such as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition; the 1934 World Series; and aviation in St. Louis including the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field in 1908 and Charles Lindbergh's return from Paris in 1927. A number of images focus on Crawford and Iron Counties and the Lake of the Ozarks region in the early 1930s.

Christopher Jackson Clark Papers, 1941-2014 (K0555)
11 cubic feet (333 folders, 1 CD, 1 DVD, 142 photographs, 67 slides, 17 items)

 Finding Aid

The Christopher Jackson Clark Papers consist of correspondence, training and operation materials, publications, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to his career with Trans World Airlines, his contribution redefining retirement within the organization, and his involvement with Save-A-Connie.

Counties

Dan Rex Cornwell Papers, 1960-2001 (K0567)
17 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Technical training materials of Trans World Airlines (TWA) mechanic and maintenance instructor. Includes technical training materials related to various aircraft and technical training guides, handbooks, service guides, base maintenance manuals, operations training, electrical/mechanical handbooks, refueling guides, customer training, and system schematics.

Jerry Weddell Cosley Papers, 1930-2012 (K1279)
8 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Personal papers of Cosley, corporate Vice-President of Trans World Airlines. Cosley worked in public relations for Trans World Airlines (TWA) for over 25 years, as well as other airlines and communications companies. Includes correspondence, research files on airlines and planes, publications and photographs.

Counties

D

Walter W. Davis Papers, 1948-2007 (K0572)
1 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Davis was a flight engineer with Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes newsletters, publications, clippings, handbooks, and reports, and employee agreements, an employee grievance pamphlet, a retirement handbook, and a copy of a legal Motion for Intervention filed by Flight Engineers

Counties

Lucian DeTar Papers, no date (K0782)
0.1 c.f.

Photographs and articles related to Lucian's career in flying - in WWI, and in the Aero Club of Greater Kansas City.

Counties

Michele Ann Divine Papers, 1965-1984 (K0573)
6 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Uniforms and training materials of flight attendant with Trans World Airlines (TWA).

F

Frederick W. Niedermeyer Photograph Collection, 1917, no date (P0700)
7 photographs

Copy negatives of Frederick W Niedermeyer, Jr. and airplane factory from a Niedermeyer photograph album.

G

Larry Evert Gardner Collection, 1995 (K0568)
0.2 c.f.

Lithographs of TWA airplanes collected by 40 year employee of Trans World Airlines (TWA).

Counties

Ona M. Gieschen Papers, 1935-2005 (K0562)
15 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Personal professional files and collected materials of former TWA hostess, supervisor and director of customer service, and historian of TWA. Also articles written by the Gieschen, histories and recollections by former employees, and correspondence between two pioneers of TWA, Hal Blackburn and Gordon "Parky" Parkinson. And research materials, photographs, and correspondence concerning Watts Mill and Dallas, MO.

Counties

Hugh Gene Graff Papers, 1939-2007 (K0969)
4 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Graff was general manager of flying for Trans World Airlines (TWA) in Kansas City. Includes pilot training manuals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, aeronautical maps, and ephemera.

Counties

H

Estelle Hickok Scrapbooks, 1927-1945 (C1405)
1.05 cubic feet (12 volumes)

 Finding Aid

Clippings about Charles A. Lindbergh's career, marriage, flight to Paris, subsequent world trips, kidnapping of son, the Hauptman trial, life in England, World War II neutrality speeches, opposition to Lend-Lease Bill and involvement in various commercial and military aviation projects.

Nelda S. Higginbotham Papers, 1952-2009 (K0578)
2 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Papers and artifacts of former Trans World Airlines (TWA) hostess. Includes hostess pins and name tags, public relations photographs, promotional items, an emergency procedures handbook, a framed award, model airplanes.

Frances Susan Hollingworth Papers, 1959 (K0502)
0.01 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Papers of Trans World Airlines (TWA) as hostess. Includes photographs, certificates of completion of hostess training, and a TWA Hostess Training Workbook.

Counties

Charles H. Horstmann Papers, 1943-1998 (K0569)
0.4 c.f.

 Finding Aid

The papers of Charles H. Horstmann contain collected information about Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Horstmann's career with TWA. In addition to Horstmann's biographical material, there are training manuals for new employees and management, correspondence between TWA and various employees, as well as newspaper clippings and other documents chronicling moments of TWA's history.

Counties

I

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Air Transport Local 1650 Records, 1970-1999 (K0990)
2 c.f.

Organizational records include printed and published materials, bylaws, agreements, awards, plaques, signs, flags, and photographs.

Counties

J

John J. Cochran Photograph, no date (P0318)
1 photograph

b/w photograph of Charles Lindbergh receiving the Medal of Honor after his trans-Atlantic flight; Lindbergh and President Calvin with other dignitaries in White House Garden

Joplin Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Committee Collection, 1971 (R0871)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This is a program booklet for an airport terminal dedication and air show sponsored by the Joplin Chamber of Commerce at Joplin Municipal Airport in Jasper County, Missouri on May 29-31, 1971.

Counties

Joseph Webber Photograph Collection, 1898-1916 (P0235)
2 folders

13 photos taken of images of Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis. 32 postcards of various subjects: public buildings, street scenes and scenery in Columbia, Missouri, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, Washington, Tucson, Panama, Ontario and New Hampshire.

K

Kansas City Aero Club Scrapbook, 1909-1914 (K0497)
0.3 c.f.

Clippings from Kansas City newspapers concerning balloon racing. Also brochures.

Counties

Kansas City Area Aircraft Photographs, 1931-1932 (K1399)
0.03 cubic foot (2 folders, 34 photographs, 8 negatives)

The Kansas City Area Aircraft Photographs contain photographs and negatives depicting a variety of aircraft at airports around the Kansas City metropolitan area dated from 1931 to 1932.

Counties

Charles Newton Kimball Papers, 1911-1991 (K0055)
44 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Personal and professional papers of a scientist, civic leader, and president of the Midwest Research Institute encompassing a range of economic and community development activities regionally and nationally

Counties

Charles R. Kinslow Papers, 1957-2002 (K0586)
12 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Kinslow was technical expert in aircraft systems and procedures, and former Flight Instructor for Trans World Airlines and Federal Express. Includes flight and maintenance training materials, transparencies, wiring diagrams; also collected materials concerning Braniff, and Air Canada.

Neal F. Kurz Papers, 1963-1994 (K1102)
0.2 c.f.

The Neal F. Kurz Papers contains materials related to Kurz's career as a customer service representative with Trans World Airlines. The collection primarily consists of shift change reports compiled by Kurz.

Counties

L

James R. Loosen Papers, 1930s-1950 (K0574)
0.1 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Photographs of Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilots, flight attendants, and early airplanes. Loosen was a pilot and in Flight Operations management.

Counties

M

Jack Dean MaGee Papers, 1957-1991 (K0463)
1 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Magee was a Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilot. Includes flight manuals and union membership files,

Counties

Malden Army Air Field Collection, circa 1943-1944 (R1157)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This collection contains Volume II, No. 35 dated December 23, 1944 of 'The Malden Breeze', the base newsletter at Malden Army Air Field at Malden in Dunklin County, Missouri. Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Cowing was commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel William T. Duden was executive officer, and Sergeant Carr C. Link was editor.

Counties

Sara Lees Mason Papers, 1951-1991 (K0575)
0.49 cubic foot (11 folders, 4 photographs)

 Finding Aid

The Sara Lees Mason Papers contain correspondence, photographs, and training materials related to Mason's career as an airline hostess, in-flight supervisor, and director of customer service with Trans World Airlines.

Counties

McDonnell-Douglas Corporation Photographs, 1980 (P0074)
20 photographs

20 color prints; eight of pilot in a flight simulator, twelve of planes/jets either in flight or on flight decks (F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier II, F-4 Phantom, F-15 Eagles, MD-80 passenger, DC-10 passenger).

Dean William Miller Papers, 1952-1979 (K0564)
3 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Papers of Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilot. Includes TWA pilot training guides, operations manuals, handbooks, TWA Ambassador Magazine and various publications.

Missouri National Guard Photographs, 1893-1932 (P0076)
0.2 linear feet

 Digitized Materials

Images of Charles Lindbergh, aerial photos of Columbia, MO, Fort Riley (KS), Lambert Airfield, 35th Division Aviation, Digital images of Fort Riley, national guard officers under Gov. Wm. J. Stone.

Montgomery and Diehl Families Papers, circa 1929-1999 (R1298)
0.75 cubic foot (19 folders, 2 CDs)

 Finding Aid

This collection contains the personal papers, postcards, and photographs of the Montgomery and Diehl families of Phelps County. The papers mainly contain family history information and photographs, images of Route 66, family business, and of Phelps County.

Charles A. Morgenthaler Papers, 1870-1981 (C3004)
3.4 cubic feet

 Finding Aid

The papers of Charles A. Morgenthaler, a commercial artist and illustrator from Hallsville, Missouri, consist of photographs, sketches, scrapbooks, account books, and correspondence relating to his artwork. Family papers and photographs are also included in this collection.

Charles A. Morgenthaler Papers, no date (CA6444)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

Addition of photographs, largely of airplanes and trains. See also C3004.

N

Buck Nelson Collection, 1960 (R0759)
(1 folder)

 Finding Aid

This booklet was published in 1960 to be sold at subsequent annual spacecraft conventions held on Buck Nelson's ranch in Texas County, Missouri. The conventions were gatherings for flying saucer enthusiasts and persons interested in interplanetary space travel.

Counties

P

Gordon R. "Parky" Parkinson Papers, 1929-1988 (K0506)
0.3 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Papers of Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Superintendent. Includes histories of TWA, speeches and manuscripts by employees, policy and procedure information, clippings and photographs.

Counties

Parks Air College Collection, 1932 (R1412)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

 Finding Aid

The Parks Air College Collection contains an admission packet for Parks Air College sent to Harold S. Macreading II, in 1932. The packet includes a brief history of the school, description of school facilities, detailed flight course descriptions, and information on the ground, executive, and mechanics' schools.

Counties

Robert Anthony Pastore Papers, 1985-2002 (K0577)
3.5 c.f.

Papers from former member of Board of Directors of Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes stockholder meeting reports, minutes, bankruptcy reports, annual reports, and miscellaneous reports.

Counties

Pegasus Air Transport Records, 1981 (K0070)
1 f

 Finding Aid

Business study conducted by Pegasus Air Transport designed to assist in securing funds to implement an air cargo service in Kansas City, MO.

Counties

R.L. (Lewis) Proctor Papers, 1942-1952 (K0570)
0.3 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Papers of TWA flight engineer R.L. Proctor include training manuals, a flight engineers handbook, Far East Survey Flight notebooks, a few photographs and biographical information.

Counties

R

James Ross Reed Papers, 1949-1966 (K0565)
0.25 c.f.

 Finding Aid

Articles, announcements, memoranda, newsletters, agreements, reports, and newspaper clippings on Flight Engineers' International Association's (FEIA) labor disputes from a flight engineer for Trans World Airlines (TWA).

Ann Stillwell Robards Papers, 1967-2002 (K1291)
4.5 c.f.

 Finding Aid

The papers of Ann Stilwell Robards include photographs and materials related to flight attendant training for the TWA Breech Academy. Breech Academy opened December 3, 1969 as a 34-acre training facility located at 6300 Lamar in Overland Park, Kansas, and was named after Ernest R. Breech, TWA chairman emeritus. Also included are TWA artifacts and oversize items.

Counties

Roe F. Montgomery Scrapbook, 1925-1930 (P0054)
1 volume

"Columbia Caper" 8x10 scrapbook of the Allton Flying Service; aerial views of Columbia.

Counties