In addition to the records of Pan American World Airways, UM Libraries Special Collections is home to the records of World Wings International, the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am Flight Attendants.
Their most recent donation includes uniforms, scrapbooks and the World Wings 50th Anniversary DVD, “World Wings Presents.” The DVD is a nice complement to the collection as it captures the elegance, grace and meticulousness of Pan Am flight attendants that set the industry standard.
The DVD consists of Pan Am training and public relations videos. “Roses for Routine”, a Henry Strauss production, is a flight attendant training video with a twist. “Food for Thought” will make you crave the days when in-flight meals were served on china… for Pan Am’s glory days when Pan Am stock sold for seventy-five dollars and people made reservations for space clipper flights to the moon, as described in “2001: The Sky Is No Longer the Limit”.
Food for Thought:
Roses for Routine:
The Sky is No Longer the Limit: