Collection ASM0328 - Althea "Gerry" Lister papers

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Althea "Gerry" Lister papers


  • 1935-1977 (Creation)


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Althea "Gerry" Lister was secretary to V.E. Chenea, general traffic manager of Pan American World Airways, Assistant to Mr. Harold W. Houston, passenger service manager, Historian and Curator of Clipper Hall (the Pan Am museum at John F Kennedy International Airport), and a charter member of the Ninety-Niners (99ers) (the female pilot’s group). She retired from Pan Am in 1974.

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This collection consists of the papers of Althea “Gerry” Lister from 1935 to 1997. It contains: biographical information pertaining to Lister’s 45 year career at Pan American World Airways; “Along Air Avenues,” an unpublished manuscript that provides a detailed account of Pan Am’s maintenance and safety operations; a list of survey and inaugural flights created by Lister; a list of McCoy print purchasers and prices created by Lister; and a chronology of Pan Am’s aircraft fleet created by Lister. The papers include certificates, correspondence, photographs, and press clippings.

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This collection is open for research use.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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Althea Lister Papers Finding Aid © 2014 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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