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USC Library of Aeronautical History C. S. James collection on aviation

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0056

Photographs, correspondence, ephemera pertaining to the history of Western Air Lines (Western Air Express). Charles N. James (a.k.a. James James, Jimmy James) flew the first Air mail run with Fred Kelly from Salt Lake to LA in seven hours, in 1926. He was a pilot for Western Air Express and later Vice-President in charge of operations at Western Airlines (1938-1950). He then became Security Manager with Bendix West Coast Division.

Dates: 1918 - 1957

USC Library of Aeronautical History Earl G. Reed collection on aviation

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0062

Photographs of aviators and airplanes, pre-1935.

Dates: pre-1935

USC Library of Aeronautical History George T. Cussen collection on aviation

Identifier: 0053
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Cussen's personal scrapbook pages, books and photographs pertaining to the commercial aeronautic industry from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a collection of World War I & II war effort posters and maps.

Dates: circa 1918-1963

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,...
Dates: circa 1934