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- 1816-1986 (Creation)
- 1930-1986 (Creation)
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Ione Wright, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami, researched the development of Pan American Airlines' Transpacific service. The Ione Wright papers contain documents, oral histories, photographs, operations manuals, maps, and other materials related to the history of Pan American Airlines, including materials related to Victor Wright and materials documenting the establishment of routes in the Pacific.
The topical files document a variety of subjects related to Pan American Airlines, dating from 1920-1986. Ione Wright compiled many of the files during her research on the airline’s activities in the Pacific, including correspondence with former Pan Am employees and oral history transcripts. Also included are photographs, files related to the China Clipper, and a variety of Pan Am publications.
The collection also contains navigation manuals and operations manuals for Pan Am airplanes, including the B-727, the DC-4, the DC-6, and the DC-7, as well as operations manuals for Pan American Airlines’ Latin American Division.
Also included a variety of maps and aviation charts for parts of the United States, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as route maps for Pan American Airlines, and a map of the United States by John Melish from 1816.
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The Ione Wright Papers are organized into five series.
I. Topical Files
Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.
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Air Route Manual: U.S. Army Air Forces, South America North and East Coast, September 17, 1943. Washington D.C.: Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, intelligence, 1943.
Day, Karl S. Instrument and Radio Flying. Garden City, N.Y.: Air Associates, Inc., 1938.
Dreisonstok, J.Y. Navigation Tables for Mariners and Aviators. 5th edition. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1936.
Gerhardt, W.F. Principles of Aviation. Volume I. New York: Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, 1929.
Kirby, Harold Lewis. An Analysis of Meteorology as Related to the Operation of Aircraft. Los Angeles: Smith-Barnes Corporation, 1930.
Thorpe, Leslie. The New Cadet System of Ground School Training: A Text Book on Aviation. Volume III. San Francisco: Aviation Press, 1936.
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A guide prepared by Maria R. Estorino, December 2006
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Information about related materials is available at http://library.miami.edu/specialcollections/aviation-history-bib/