Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Elbert W. Proctor worked for both National Air Transport (NAT) and Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) Airlines during the 1920s and early 1930s as a radio engineer. Proctor was in charge of communication for TAT.

Identifier

NASM.1993.0038

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2016YEAR. Digital assets attached by Allan Janus, 2020.

Creator

Proctor, Elbert W.

Date

1920-1963

bulk [ca.1920s]

Provenance

Elbert W. Proctor, gift, 1993, 1993-0038, NASM

Extent

1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))

Summary

This collection contains documentation on TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) and NAT (National Air Transport) as well as radio communication and general aviation themes. The following types of material are included: house newspapers/newsletters for both airlines; newspaper and magazine articles relating to Proctor, the airlines or aviation; photographs of both NAT and TAT, specifically dealing with radio; correspondence; and memorabilia relating to TAT and NAT.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Ephemera

Correspondence

Photographs

Clippings

Articles

Newsletters

Arrangement note

The Elbert W. Proctor Collection is arranged by content type.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documentation on TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport) and NAT (National Air Transport) as well as radio communication and general aviation themes. The following types of material are included: house newspapers/newsletters for both airlines; newspaper and magazine articles relating to Proctor, the airlines or aviation; photographs of both NAT and TAT, specifically dealing with radio; correspondence; and memorabilia relating to TAT and NAT.

Genre/Form

Ephemera

Correspondence

Photographs

Clippings

Articles

Newsletters

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

Names

National Air Transport

Transcontinental Air Transport

Topics Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States
Aeronautics, Commercial
Aeronautical instruments
Aeronautics
Radio in aeronautics
Radio

Citation

Elbert W. Proctor Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0038YEAR.####, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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