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

National Air Transport (NAT), Boeing Air Transport (BAT), and Stout Air Services were three early airmail carriers. NAT was formed in 1925 by Clement Keys, and in 1927 won the bid for the New York to Chicago Airmail route. BAT received the Chicago to San Francisco route in 1927, and also carried passengers. Stout Air Service was formed in 1925 and carried mail and passengers from Detroit to Cleveland. These three companies were all predecessors of United Air Lines, which was formed in 1929.

Identifier

NASM.1991.0024

Processing Information

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

Creator

National Air Transport

Date

1927-1937

Provenance

Joseph D. Hutchinson, Gift, 1990, NASM.1991.0024, NASM

Extent

0.75 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox and one cassette tape box))

Summary

This collection consists of a scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, interviews, and newspaper articles relating to National Air Transport (NAT).

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Audiotapes

Newsletters

Clippings

Notes

Correspondence

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Arrangement note

Arrangement by type.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following material: NAT scrapbook which includes 110 photographs of NAT pilots, aircraft used by NAT and the service overhaul shop; correspondence and notes by or about Walter J. Addems, E.B. Gray Egbert P. Lott, C.T. Robertson, R.T. Hopkins, and Beebe Daniels; miscellaneous material on Stout Air Services, BAT and NAT; photographs of Stout stewards; tapes of interviews with Harry Bitterman, Egbert P. Lott, and E. Brown Gray; photocopies of newspaper articles on aircraft crashes; copy of a 1933 weather report; photographs of United; and the NAT 1933 newsletter, 'Flypaper'.

Genre/Form

Audiotapes

Newsletters

Clippings

Notes

Correspondence

Photographs

Scrapbooks

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 <extref xlink:href="http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions"

Names

Boeing Air Transport

National Air Transport

Stout Air Services

United Air Lines, Inc.

Addems, Walter J.

Bitterman, Harry

Daniels, Beebe

Gray, E. Brown

Hopkins, R. T.

Keys, Clement Melville, 1876-1952

Lott, Egbert P.

Robertson, C. T.

Topics Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic
Aeronautics, Commercial
Airlines
Aeronautics
Air travel
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States

Citation

National Air Transport Collection [Hutchinson], NASM.1991.0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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