Collection ASM0458 - National Airlines Collection

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National Airlines Collection


  • 1970s (Creation)


7 Boxes

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National Airlines was founded by George T. Baker in 1934 and used the Miami International Airport as its base of operations from 1934 to 1980. It began offering local flights within the United States, flying almost daily from coast to coast, and quickly expanded to offer passenger flights to Europe in the 1970s. Eventually, National Airlines sold its shares to Pan American World Airways, ceding control of most of its planes and air routes through the acquisition.

This collection currently contains advertisements, ephemera, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and graphic materials.

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This collection is open for research.

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This collection is kept in an off-campus storage facility. Please contact Special Collections at with the boxes you are interested in prior to your visit, and allow up to 1 week for delivery of materials.

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Conditions governing reproduction

University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original creator.

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  • English

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Items in this collection have largely been donated by Armand Arel.

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Items related to Pan Am have been removed and placed in the Pan American World Airwyas, Inc. Collection, 2017.

Pan American World Airways, Inc. Collection

Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records

Pan Am Historical Foundation, Inc. Records

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