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Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was active in the airline industry from 1927, when it established a regular scheduled international service, to its bankruptcy in late 1991. Pan American was the first American airline to operate a permanent international air service. From its first route between Key West and Havana, Pan Am extended its routes into the rest of the Caribbean, Central America and South America. In 1936, Pan Am inaugurated passenger service in the Pacific, and began service in the Atlantic in 1939. Pan Am started around-the-world commercial air service in 1947. Besides setting many "firsts" with routes, Pan Am also established "firsts" in the aircraft technology they chose, such as being the first to use Boeing 747s in regular scheduled services.

Identifier

NASM.2015.0040

Date

bulk 1943-1980

Provenance

Mahlon Johnstone, Gift, 2009

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Publications

Menus

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following: fourteen First Class Pan Am menu covers, one with the menu included; a brochure on the contributions of Pan Am to the war effort, "Ten Thousand Times Around the World: How 17 Years' Experience made possible the Story of the Clippers at War;" a prospective Pan Am employee brochure, "You are ... Pan American World Airways"; seven black and white promotional images of Pan Am; and a Boston Globe article on Pan Am introducing 747 service.

Genre/Form

Photographs

Publications

Menus

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

Pan American World Airways, Inc.

Topics Airlines
Aeronautics

Citation

Pan American Airways (Pan Am) Collection [Johnstone], Accession 2015-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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