Delta Air Lines

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Delta Airlines began in Macon, Georgia in 1924 as a crop dusting company called Huff Daland Dusters. The company moved to Monroe, Louisiana in 1925 and soon had the largest privately owned aircraft fleet in the world. In 1928 the company was renamed Delta Air Service. Passenger operations began in 1929, and in 1934, the company secured a contract to deliver mail on a southern route that stretched from Texas to South Carolina. In 1941, the company established its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 1945 changed its name to Delta Airlines, Inc. After years of directing its resources towards the war effort, Delta entered a period of rapid growth, in part through a string of mergers. In 1953 Delta merged with Chicago and Southern Airlines, and followed by absorbing Northeast Airlines in 1972 and Western Airlines in 1987. In 1991, Delta acquired the transatlantic routes of Pan American World Airways and became a major provider of worldwide service.

From the description of Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department photographs of Atlanta, Georgia, 1953-1972 (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 191736631

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referencedIn Atlanta Urban League. Employment Dept. Employment orders, 1961-1979. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn Subject files., 1918-1996 (bulk 1940-1965). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Atlanta Airport/Hanger One collection, 1920-1980. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission. Subject files, 1918-1996 (bulk 1940-1965). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines Public Relations Department photographs of Atlanta, Georgia, 1953-1972 Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Transportation Library Menu Collection, 1928-present Northwestern University Transportation Library
referencedIn United States. Civil Aeronautics Board. [Miami-London route case : exhibits before the Civil Aeronautics Board] Institute of Transportation Studies Library
referencedIn Martin, Dexter C., 1897-1982. Dexter C. Martin papers, 1919-1982. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Clift, William B. William B. Clift papers, 1935-1977 (bulk 1950-1977) Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Ruggles, Helen. [Culinary ephemera : companies and corporations]. Box 443. William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Transport Workers Union. Transport Workers Union and Association of Flight Attendants collection, 1988-2001, [bulk 1991-2001]. Georgia State University
referencedIn Bomar, William R., 1913-1991. Collection, 1988-1991. Auburn University.
referencedIn Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966. Collett Everman Woolman papers, 1916-1979. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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associatedWith Atlanta Art Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta City Hall (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta Civic Center (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta Municipal Airport (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Atlanta Urban League. Employment Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Bomar, William R., 1913-1991. person
associatedWith Clift, William B. person
associatedWith Emory University. corporateBody
associatedWith Fox Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia State University. corporateBody
associatedWith Glenn Memorial Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hyatt Regency Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Martin, Dexter C., 1897-1982. person
associatedWith Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Morningside Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mr. George M. Foster person
associatedWith Piedmont Driving Club (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sparks Hall (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Transport Workers Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Western Union Building (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966. person
associatedWith Wren's Nest (Atlanta, Ga.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Plaza Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia--College Park
Peachtree Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
Harris Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Hurt Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia--Atlanta
Piedmont Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
Five Points (Atlanta, Ga.)
Stone Mountain State Park (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Forsyth Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Aerial views--1950-1960
Golf
Aerial views--1960-1970
Express highways
Houses
Flowers
Cityscapes--1960-1970
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Active 1953

Active 1972

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