Thursday, January 17, 2013

TWA Publications on the Blog

Many thanks to Mr. David Butros, assistant director of the State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center, Kansas City. The Jack Frye blog is cleared to post original copies and excerpts of the TWA ‘Skyliner’ magazine as well as TWA Speed and Line Squalls! This is a huge source of internal historical TWA company articles, photos and workings with Jack as its president. Now we have documentation of many topics surrounding Jacks running of the company and I am very happy the Jack Fry blog can now begin sharing many pertinent articles associated with our favorite TWA president in their original format. Below is a synopsis of the contributors of the digitization project.


This Project to microfilm and digitize the TWA magazines would not be possible without the generous support of Donors. Also important are the contributions of the magazine issues as gifts or loans from a number of individuals and organizations including first and foremost the TWA Museum (with the Platte County, MO, Historical Society), but also from Ona Gieschen, Ken Juergens, June Kisker, Alice Miller, Jon Proctor, Diane Reinhardt, Dave Richards, Busch Voigts, and the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum. Thanks too for the scanning of the original papers that have been professionally and carefully done by the staff of Western Blue under the director of Vince Pingel, Director of the Document Automation Division. Last, a special acknowledgement of Marie Trainer of the TWA Museum and especially Ona Gieschen who has coordinated finding missing issues and soliciting donations.
The late Ed Betts, respected historian and collector of TWA's history, deserves mention as an inspiration to the digital publication of the TWA Skyliners.


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