Beyond the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records, University of Miami Libraries Special Collections houses additional Pan Am resources spanning over 150 linear feet. Special Collections is open to the public and encourages the use of our collections. The following Pan American Inc. adjacent collections are available for research at Special Collections. The titles link to the collection finding aid. To view additional Pan Am resources, please submit a request via Aeon, the online user request management system for Special Collections and UM Libraries. All Special Collections materials are for room use only. Located in the Kislak Center Reading Room on the first floor of the Otto G. Richter Library, Special Collections is open for research Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Charles Lorber Papers
David Abrams Papers
Donald K. Usher Papers
Frank Marion Briggs Papers
J.T. Carlson Papers
Lucy Desrosiers Papers
Lueder, Price, Ortiz-Bello and Williamson Papers
Pan American Historical Foundation Records
Richard L. Kruse Papers
William L. Witherspoon Papers
The library also has recordings of Pan Am-related events held on campus.
Evans, Bryce. (2018) "Pan Am: A Gastronomic History", Video of Dave Abrams & Gene Banning Pan American Research Grant Award presentation at University of Miami Libraries, held March 8, 2018 in Coral Gables, FL.
University of Miami Libraries. (2015) "Cleared to Land: Celebrating a Milestone for the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records", Video of event held at the Robert & Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center on January 29, 2015 in Coral Gables, FL.
We also recommend a variety of collections housed by external organizations:
The Pan Am Historical Foundation website is an excellent resource for information on Pan Am’s history and the activities of the Foundation, as the company’s official legacy base. The site features narrative and descriptive essays written by former employees and aviation experts and archival images and video, as well as an extensive compilation of publications.