Collection ASM0327 - W.R. Peters Pan Am photographs

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ASM0327

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W.R. Peters Pan Am photographs

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  • 1942-1977 (Creation)

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2.5 Linear Feet

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Peters joined Pan Am in 1942 after working as an instructor for Spartan Aircraft Manufacturers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While working for Pan Am, he was stationed in Miami, Florida and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The bulk of this collection consists of photographs taken and developed by W.R. Peters between 1942 and 1955 while working for Pan Am. It also includes: a Miami and Latin American Division pilot and cabin service personnel directory, a pilot seniority list, a grievance conciliation and agreement list, and some photographs that were not taken by Mr. Peters that were acquired at antique stores.

The collection candidly depicts the working lives of Pan Am flight attendants and pilots, including excellent images of insignia, aircraft, and architecture. Photographs not by Peters include images taken during the 747SP “New Horizons” speed record breaking around the world flight in 1977, the Orange Bowl Parade, and flight attendant class photos from the 36th Street flight academy.

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This collection is open for research use.

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W.R. Peters Pan Am Photographs Finding Aid © 2014 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

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  • English

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