Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
James P. Henry long enjoyed an international reputation in aviation medical research. His work included high-altitude research in the late 1940s and the 1950s. He taught at the USC School of Medicine.
Aviation memorabilia, photographs, newspaper clippings; first day airmail covers (stamped envelopes). Arthur Beggs (USC graduate) was a pioneer of air transportation on West Coast. He was general sales manager for Western Air 1928-1935. In 1935 he became sales manager for American Airlines.
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.
Photographs of aviators and airplanes, pre-1935.
Extensive collection of air cargo labels, mounted in albums and loose.
Technical manuals; clippings; photographs of commercial air operations. George Antolchick was an airplane and engine mechanic.
Aviation books and photographs. George Sabat worked for US Air Mail Services and Heath Aircraft Corp. in Chicago.