“Amazonia 1952: FOUND”- Discoveries in our Pan Am Collection

We are always happy to hear about how our patrons use our collections in their endeavors. Felipe Fernandes Cruz, one such intrepid researcher, describes his recent visit to our Reading Room in his fascinating article “Amazonia 1952: Found”. Read his illustrative account here.

Image of Map used by the land expedition to find the wreckage of Pan Am flight 202.

Our Pan Am collection, comprising more than 1500 boxes of rich resource material related to the pioneering aviation company, is one of our most widely used collections. Because of its popularity and importance, we offer an annual Abrams-Banning Research grant (in fact, Felipe is a 2012-2013 recipient), and we have been awarded a 2-year grant-funded project to complete the processing and enhance access to the collection.

We hope you will feel enticed by Felipe’s words to come explore this and many more of our rare materials in Special Collections.