Papers, 1946-1973

Gilmore, Gordon L., 1908-

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings; Videos, Slides, Films
  • Physical Details
    • 2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes) and
    • 1 film; plus
    • additions of 1 disc recording
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of a public relations executive for Trans World Airlines, Inc., consisting primarily of administrative records, publicity and promotional material, and publications. The administrative records include reports, public relations manuals and handbooks, studies of corporate image, and working papers prepared to publicize the proposed Pan Am-TWA merger in 1962. In the publicity files are plans, brochures, correspondence, and press releases describing various inaugural flights and major anniversary celebrations. Included here is a promotional film featuring Lady Bird Johnson. The publications file, which is rather fragmentary, contains samples of various TWA titles. The remainder of the collection consists of correspondence, speeches to college and business audiences, and memorabilia including a journal describing his 1959 trip to East Africa.
  • The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions consist of a disc recording: "TWA Presents Pride of Workmanship," excerpts from a speech by Najeeb E. Halaby, FAA administrator, at the TWA overhaul base in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1960s.


  • The film in this collection also is cataloged individually.
  • Presented by Gordon L. Gilmore, New York, N.Y., 1973.