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World War II brought new life to the airline industry as many airlines in the Allied countries were flush from lease contracts to the military. Foreseeing a future demand for civil air transport, airlines invested in air travel and when wartime travel restrictions ended, passenger travel around the world surged to new levels. New carriers emerged, and new technology began to revolutionize civil aviation after the war. Flying become more popular and commonplace due to the new level of speed, comfort and efficiency airlines brought to the traveling public. The jet engine revolutionized air travel, by allowing aircraft manufacturers to build bigger, faster, and more productive airliners, thus enabling them to reduce their operating costs and airfares.

Identifier

NASM.1991.0015

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.

Date

1950s - 1970s

bulk 1960s - 1970s

Provenance

Arnold Egeland, Gift, 1990, NASM.1991.0015

Extent

2.43 Cubic feet (One flat box, one record center box, and one legal document box.)

Summary

This collection consists of material on 318 national and international airlines.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Timetables

Maps (documents)

Annual reports

Picture postcards

Photographs

Arrangement note

Arranged by airline.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material on 318 national and international airlines. The material includes photographs, postcards, annual reports, timetables, correspondence, route maps, advertisements, newsletters, souvenir booklets, lists of aircraft used, books, and periodicals.

Genre/Form

Timetables

Maps (documents)

Annual reports

Picture postcards

Photographs

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Topics Aeronautics
Airlines
Air travel

Citation

Arnold Egeland Airlines Collection, NASM.1991.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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