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USC Library of Aeronautical History Gilbert L. Givven collection on aviation

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0061

Abstract

Gilbert Givvin was the secretary of Harris Hanshue, President of Western Air Express (TWA Inc.). This collection contains material pertaining to the investigation of Air Mail and Ocean Mail Contracts, by a Special Committee of the US Senate (1934). MacCracken (attorney for a number of large airlines, Commerce Dept. Aeronautics Chief under Hoover Admininstration), Brittin, Hanshue and Givvin were held on charges of contempt in the Mail Inquiry, for the destruction of papers, files, memorandum while under subpoena by the Senate Committee (ca. 1934). The Mail inquiry consisted of an investigation into irregularities in the awarding of air and ocean mail contracts.

Dates

  • circa 1934

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Status
Unprocessed
Date
2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States