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Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire (1904–1983) was a station manager for Eastern Air Lines (1930 - 1968). Tofflemire's flying career started in Pipestone, Minnesota, when he built and flew an airplane in 1918. He then barnstormed with friend Earl Smith in a Curtiss JN-4 through South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Kansas. Tofflemire joined Eastern Air Lines in the 1930s and was a station manager in Miami, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Chicago Midway, and Atlanta. His team started the control tower concept in Atlanta, originated the "transfer point" idea and established the reservation roundtable. Tofflemire also invented a scooter-powered baggage truck and a conveyor belt loading device for Eastern

Identifier

NASM.2021.0007

Processing Information

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

Creator

Tofflemire, Harold W.

Date

1940–1981

Provenance

David Koch, Gift, 2020, NASM.2021.0007

Extent

0.25 Cubic feet (One slim legal document case)

Summary

This collection is in English.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Arrangement note

Arranged by type of material.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of .25 cubic feet of material relating to Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire's tenure at Eastern Air Lines, including the following: correspondence (letters, interoffice memoranda, and a telegram between Tofflemire and Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker, president and chairman of Eastern Air Lines; Eastern Air Lines postcards; published material; and photographs. There are also a few items from other airlines, including American Airlines wartime passenger brochures, and a photograph of the Apollo 8 Earth view autographed by Frank Borman.

Genre/Form

Correspondence -- 1940-2000

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

American Airlines

Eastern Airlines, Inc.

Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic
Airlines
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States

Citation

Harold W. "Toffy" Tofflemire Eastern Air Lines Material, NASM.2021.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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