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. 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.
The following Pan American Inc. adjacent collections are available for research at Special Collections. The titles link to the finding aid for each respective collection.
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 presentation at
University of Miami Libraries.
- 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, January 29, 2015.
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.
Many institutions' Pan Am and other commercial aviation records can now be found in the Cleared For Takeoff: Explore Commercial Aviation Portal located in the Digital Public Library of America, including the University of Miami Libraries, HistoryMiami Museum, and Duke University who all partnered together to create this portal.
Additionally, you may also wish to visit:
- Trans World Airlines (TWA) Records, The State Historical Society of Missouri [Finding aid only; for digitized material, see TWA Skyliner Magazine collection ]