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ALPA Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: LAV002768
Series 1 and 3 represent the bulk of the collection, with materials dating from the 1940s-1960s. The various events documented include ALPA conferences, conventions, and meetings. Air safety and pilot relations are among the subjects represented. The collection is strong in images of ALPA officers, pilots, and flight attendants. The "Stop Hijacking" folder in Series 2 contains a number of photographs with future United States president, George H. W. Bush.

Series 1: Photographic Prints, circa 1940s-1960s. Series 2: Photographic Prints, circa 1960s-1980s. Series 3: Photographic Negatives, circa 1940s-1960s.

Dates

  • circa 1940-1981
  • Majority of material found within circa 1940-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

6.5 Linear Feet (5 MB, 4 SB)

76.36 Gigabytes ((digital scans of the photographic prints) )

Abstract

ALPA Photographs is a collection of photographic prints and negatives produced and compiled over decades. The materials came to the Reuther from what is currently known as the Communications Department; previous names of the department include Publicity and Public Relations, and ALPA Publications. The images collected appeared in the union’s publications, including the Air Line Pilot, and in conjunction with various public relations tools, such as news releases. The prints and negatives document various events, individuals, subjects, and organizations related to ALPA. The main file type is the photographic print, with negatives comprising the remainder of the collection.

History

ALPA Photographs is a collection of photographic prints and negatives produced and compiled over decades. The materials came to the Reuther from what is currently known as the Communications Department; previous names of the department include Publicity and Public Relations, and ALPA Publications. The images collected appeared in the union’s publications, including the Air Line Pilot, and in conjunction with various public relations tools, such as news releases. The prints and negatives document various events, individuals, subjects, and organizations related to ALPA.

Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Box 1-5), Series 2 (Box 6), and Series 3 (Box 7-9). The folders in each series are arranged alphabetically. An arrangement scheme for some materials in Series 1 and the entirety of Series 2 was imposed during processing due to the absence of a usable original order. Series 3 folders consist of negatives removed from Series 1, and their arrangement reflects that of Series 1.

Acquisition

The materials in the collection were transferred to the Reuther Library circa 1967-72 and in 1981.

Other Copies

The photographic prints have been digitized. Access is available onsite at the Reuther Library Reading Room.

Transfers

Materials were transferred to the Reuther's Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed by Bart Bealmear and Walter P. Reuther Library. Finding aid written by Bart Bealmear on August 27, 2019.
Title
Guide to the ALPA Photographs
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Bart Bealmear.
Date
2019-08-27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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