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M-234: Trans World Airlines Collection

 DATE: ca. 1930 - 2001

CREATOR: Trans World Airlines

SCOPE: This collections encompasses business records and corporate publications from Trans World Airlines

EXTENT: Selected Inventories are available for this collection.

Some materials may be subject to access restrictions for privacy considerations. Please contact the library for more information.

Please note that access to certain materials in this collection may be restricted to obsolete formats. Curators will require advance notice to provide access. Allow a minimum of 7-14 business days.

HISTORY: Trans World Airline (TWA), originally formed as Transcontinental & Western Air, was a "Big Four" domestic airline in the United States. The line, based out of Kansas City and Saint Louis Missouri for many years, maintained routes through Paris, France, Kansas City, Missouri, Boston, Massachusets, And Los Angeles, California as its major focus cities. TWA served routes through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia under control of Howas Hughes after World War II. TWA filed for banctruptcy for the third and final time in 2001, and briefly operated under American Airlines until the Saint Louis hub was closed in 2003.

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-234 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. Third party permissions may be required and remain the responsibility of the patron. 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.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

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.