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Rowena Bailey collection of Eastern Airlines materials

 Collection
Identifier: L2018-37

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Rowena Bailey collection of Eastern Airlines materials, 1984-1991, consists of human resources, marketing, and training materials, phone directories, artifacts, and a small amount of correspondence. Rowena Bailey collected these materials during her time working for Eastern Airlines.

Dates

  • 1984-1991

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

History of Eastern Airlines

Eastern Air Lines was a major American airline from 1926 to 1991. Before its dissolution it was headquartered at Miami International Airport in an unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida. It had a near monopoly in air travel between New York and Florida from the 1930s until the 1950s and dominated this market for decades afterward. After deregulation in the late 1970s and early 1980s, labor disputes and high debt loads strained the company under the leadership of former astronaut Frank Borman. Frank Lorenzo acquired Eastern in 1985 and moved many of its assets to his other airlines, including Continental Airlines and Texas Air. After continued labor disputes and a crippling strike in 1989, Eastern ran out of money and was liquidated in 1991.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Rowena Bailey Collection of Eastern Airlines materials, 1984-1991, consists of human resources, marketing, and training materials, phone directories, artifacts, and a small amount of correspondence.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rowena Bailey, November 7, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hansen at the file level, December 2018.
Title
Rowena Bailey:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Eastern Airlines Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
December 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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