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Collection Details


Collection Name: Ione Wright Pan Am Pacific Exploration Oral History Collection
Repository Name: University of Miami. Otto G. Richter Library. Archives and Special Collections. Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
URL: http://www.library.miami.edu/archives/ohp/pacificflights.html
Description: This audio tape collection was donated to the library by the family of historian Ione Wright. Before her death, Dr. Wright planned to write a history of Pan Am's role in establishing the Pacific airplane routes in the 1930s and 40s. Although she never completed the book, she conducted over 40 interviews with the pilots and Pan Am employees involved in this venture. These interviews survive in our collection and are inventoried below.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 45
Broad Subjects: Transportation
ASP Subjects: Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic; Air travel; Airlines; History; Oral history; Travel; United States
Other Subjects: Pan Am
Collection Code: OHC0001450