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M-145: Hindenburg Collection

DATE: ca. 1930s

SCOPE: The collection includes lantern slides, printed ephemera from the Hindenburg, tickets, and clippings and letters which related to a successful trip which these materials document.

EXTENT: 1 box of archival material.

HISTORY & PROVENANCE: The collection was donated in 1993 to the Mercantile Library by a passenger on the Hindenburg air ship in one of its successful mid-career passages over the Atlantic in the 1930s. This collection forms an interesting body of material that recalls the bygone days of the zeppelins, and an unusual sidelight to the growing aviation collections of the Library.

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-145 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.