Lewis H. Brittin papers, 1898, 1913-1953.


Lewis H. Brittin papers, 1898, 1913-1953.

Letters, reports, clippings, photographs, and other items concerning Brittin's activities as a promoter of St. Paul industrial development (1920s), founder and executive (1926-1934) of Northwest Airways, the forerunner of Northwest Airlines, and air transportation consultant. Included is material on the U.S. Senate investigation of airmail contracts (1934) and Brittin's conviction for contempt of the Senate. There are also biographical and family data, information on a 1921 proposal for hydroelectric power development for St. Paul, and Brittin's reports on the trade and industrial potential of the Twin Cities area (undated, 1915, 1921), and on air freight services (1944-1946).

5 cu. ft. (1 box, incl. 2 v.).


SNAC Resource ID: 6727193

Minnesota Historical Society Library

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