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Charles C. Tylander worked for Allegheny Airlines beginning in 1974 doing data processing work. Later, Tylander was involved in sales of Allegheny's systems globally. While traveling in this capacity, Tylander began collecting postcards from airlines all over the world.




Tylander, Charles


bulk 1970s-2000s


Charles C. Tylander, Gift, 2013


2.21 Cubic feet ((8 boxes))

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 6,479 postcards collected by Charles C. Tylander. The postcards represent many national and international airlines including Adria Airways (Germany/Slovenia); Aer Lingus (Ireland); Aeroflot (Russia); Aeromexico (Mexico); AeroPeru (Peru); Aero Trasporti Italiani (ATI) (Italy); Air Afrique (France); Air Algerie (Algeria); Air California (AirCal) (USA); Air Canada (Canada); Air Charter International (France); Air Florida (USA); Air France (France); Air India (India); Air Inter (France); Air Jamaica (Jamaica); Airlift International (USA); Air Malta (Malta); Air New Zealand (New Zealand); Air Niugini (Papua, New Guinea); Air Pacific (Fiji); Air West (USA); Air Wisconsin (USA); Air Zaire (Zaire); Air Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe); Airborne (USA); Alaska Airlines (USA); Alitalia (Italy); Allegheny Airlines (USA); All Nippon Airways (ANA) (Japan); ALM (Antilliaanse Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.) (Dutch Antilles); Aloha Airlines (USA); American Airlines (USA); America West Airlines (USA); Ansett (Australia); Arkia (Israel); Aspen Airways (USA); Austrian Airlines (Austria); Avianca (Colombia); Aviateca (Guatemala); Bahamas Airways (Bahamas); Balair (Switzerland); Bonanza Air Lines (USA); Braathens S.A.F.E (South American & FAR East) (Norway); Braniff International (USA); British Air Ferries (BAF) (UK); British Airways (UK); British Caledonian Airways (UK); British Eagle International Airlines Ltd (UK); British Eagle International Airlines Ltd (UK); British Island Airways (BIA) (UK); British Midland Airways (UK); British Overseas Airways Corp (BOAC) (UK); British United (International) Airways (BUA, BUIA) (UK); British West Indies Airways (BWIA) (UK); CAAC (China); Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) (Canada); Capital Airlines (USA); Cathay Pacific (UK); Cayman Airways Ltd (Cayman Islands); Ceskoslovenské Statni Aerolinie (CSA) (Czechoslovakia); China Airlines (China); Conair of Scandinavia (Denmark); Condor (Servico Aereo Condor) (Peru); Continental Airways/Airlines (USA); Crossair (Switzerland); Cruzeiro do Sol (Brazil); Cubana de Aviacion (Cuba); Cyprus Airways (Cyprus); Dan-Air (UK); Delta Air Lines (USA); DHL (Courier Express) (USA); DLT Regional (Germany); Dominicana de Aviacion (Dominican Republic); Eastern Air Lines (Eastern Air Transport) (USA); Ecuatoriana (Ecuador); EgyptAir (Egypt); El Al Israel (Israel); Emery Worldwide (USA); Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia); Evergreen International Air Lines (USA); FalconAir (Sweden); Federal Express (USA); Finnair (Finland); Flying Tiger Line (USA); Frontier Airlines (USA); Garuda Indonesian Airways (Indonesia); Great Lakes (USA); Gulf Air (Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates); Hapag-Lloyd (Germany); Hawaiian Airlines (USA); Henson Airlines (USA); Iberia (Spain); Iceland Air (Iceland); Interflug (Germany); Iran Air (Iran); Iraqi Airways (Iraq); Japan Air Lines (JAL) (Japan); JAT (Yugoslavia); KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij) (Netherlands); Korean Air Lines (KAL); Kuwait Airways (Kuwait); LA Airways (Los Angeles Airways, Inc) (LAA) (USA); LACSA (Lineas Aereas de Costa Rica, SA) (Costa Rica); Ladeco; Lake Central Airlines (USA); Lan Chile; Linjeflyg (Sweden); LoganAir (UK); LOT (Poland); LTU (Lufttransport Unternehmen) (Germany); Lufthansa (Germany); Malev Hungarian Airlines (Hungary); Martinair (Netherlands); Mohawk Airlines (USA); Monarch Airlines (USA); National Airlines (USA); North Central Airlines (USA); Northeast (UK); Northeast Airlines (USA); Pacific Northern Airlines (USA); Northwest Airlines (USA); Olympic Airways (Greece); Ozark Air Lines; Pacific Southwest Airways (PSA) (USA); Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA); Piedmont Airlines (USA); Qantas Airways (Australia); Quebecair (Canada); Republic Airlines (USA); Royal Jordanian (Jordan); SABENA (Belgium); Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) (Saudi Arabia); Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS); Scenic Airlines/Airways (USA); Singapore Airlines; South African Airways (SAA); Southern Airways (USA); Southwest Airlines (USA); SwissAir (Switzerland); TAROM (Transporturile Aerienne Romane) (Rumania); Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) (USA); Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA); Transportes Aereos Portugueses (Portugal); Trans World Airlines (TWA) (USA); Tunis Air (Tunisia); Tyrolean (Austria); United Airlines (USA); US Airways (USAir) (USA); World Airways (USA); Zantop International; and many others. The collection also contains information relating to the 50th anniversary of SABENA (Belgium); 8.5 by 11 inch lithographs of United Airlines and Cubana de Aviacion aircraft; and 8 by 10 inch photographs of aircraft and other information from All American Aviation, Lake Central Airlines, Mohawk Airlines, Pacific Southwest Airways, Piedmont Airlines, and US Airways.


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Airline Postcards [Tylander], Accession 2013-0043, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.




aeronautics, civil


Collection descriptions

Archival materials