Edgar S. Gorrell Collection (1936-1940)


Collection Item Summary:

This collection contains documents relating mainly to Gorrell's activities as president of the Air Transportation Association of America. The materials include copies of Gorrell's addresses and Congressional testimony, as well as press clippings concerning Gorrell's activities. The collection also includes albums of World War I vintage photographs collected by or presented to Gorrell.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Periodicals

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

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Gorrell, Edgar S (Edgar Staley) 1891-1945


  • Gorrell, Edgar S (Edgar Staley) 1891-1945
  • United States Army American Expeditionary Forces
  • Air Transport Association of America

Physical description

2.18 cubic feet (2 records center boxes, 1 flatbox)


  • 1917
  • 1917-1940


United States


Colonel Edgar S. Gorrell (1891-1945) was a pilot and aviation spokesman. Two years after graduating from West Point in 1912 he transferred to the Signal Corps and joined the 1st Aero Squadron, serving in the 1916 expedition against Pancho Villa. During World War I he served on the Air Service staff, rising to become Chief of Staff, Air Service, American Expeditionary Force before the end of the war. He resigned his commission in 1920 and joined the Nordyke and Marmon Co [1920-25] then moved to the Stutz Motor Car Co, first as Director, Vice President, and General Manager [1925-29] then as Director and President [1929-35]. During 1934 he sat on the Special Committee on the Army Air Force. In 1936 he was elected the first president of the Air Transport Association of America, where he served until his death.

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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  • Publications

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