By Yvette Yurubi A few months ago, we were honored to have former Pan Am stewardess, Daniele Desmoulins Perez-Venero, visit us to donate some of her papers to supplement our Pan American World Airways, Inc. records and our World Wings International, Inc. records. When asked to enrich her donation with some biographical tidbits about her time in Pan Am, she shared with us a few … Continue reading This Just In: Pan Am Memories
Exploring the Pan Am Archives in Miami By Rebecca Snider Sprecher with Dian Groh After writing a novel about Pan Am flight crews and giving a number of history presentations on our airline for various community organizations, I was anxious to visit the Pan Am archives at the University of Miami’s Richter Library. I’d read many books on the history of Pan Am, but I … Continue reading A Most Excellent Adventure
Emily Gibson with you again, celebrating Spring with the story of “The Flying Golfer”. Sorting through the Pan Am records the other day, I came across a folder containing correspondence between Pan Am Regional Director of Public Relations, Mike Clark and “The Flying Golfer”. It is 1982, and Mike Clark has been alerted by a junior Pan Am officer to a story about a lifetime … Continue reading The Flying Golfer
Emily Gibson with you again, dispatching from the Pan Am Records headquarters with good news for anyone interested in Pan Am’s routes and the legislative process Pan Am had to go through to establish them. The Civil Aeronautics Board (or C.A.B.) was an independent federal agency that was responsible for the economic regulation of America’s airlines between 1940 and 1985. Whenever Pan Am wanted to … Continue reading Researching Pan Am with Civil Aeronautics Board Route Records
The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections presents a talk by 2012 Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant Recipient Felipe F. Cruz as the first of its Lunch Hour Lecture Series. Cruz, a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas-Austin, will discuss his research and use of the Collection’s Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records to investigate … Continue reading Save the Date:UM Special Collections Lunch Hour Lecture – by Felipe F. Cruz, Abrams-Banning Pan Am Research Grant Recipient, 09.19.2013
This is Emily Gibson dispatching to you from the year 1938, the place Alaska, where Harold Gillam, a Pan Am pilot has rescued three polar bear cubs from the Arctic Ocean. Harold found the cubs floating on an ice cake when he was flying along the Arctic coast. The pups looked so plaintive and seemed so alone that he parked his flying boat in the … Continue reading Pan Am Dispatches!
This is Emily Gibson reporting from the University of Miami, the location of the Pan American World Airways, Inc. records, on a two-year grant-funded assignment sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Did you know that planes that could take off and land on water, like Pan Am’s first Clippers, could be built larger than early land planes because they did not need … Continue reading Pan Am Dispatches!