The World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant
Since its first international flight in 1927, Pan Am positioned itself as a world leader in American commercial aviation. Formed in 1959, World Wings International, Inc. (WWI) is an association of former Pan Am flight attendants that now dedicates itself to charitable activities. This collection includes the administrative records of the organization as well as scrapbooks, photographs, membership and annual meetings files, correspondence, and financial records.
Please be advised that the World Wings International Inc. Research Grantis temporarily on hold, and not accepting applications at this time. UM Special Collections supports international research and usage of our many aviation history collections. Until the grant process is resumed, please feel free to contact our remote research assistants at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 305-284-9552 for assistance. We look forward to reinstating these grants and experiencing the creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and rich new ideas that stem from them.
Please be advised that the World Wings International Inc. Research Grantis temporarily on hold, and not accepting applications at this time.
About World Wings International, Inc. and the University of Miami Libraries
World Wings International, Inc. is the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants who seek to maintain the historic Pan Am tradition of global humanitarian assistance, safeguard Pan Am’s place in Aviation History, and promote friendship among its members through cultural and civic activities. For more information about the organization, visit https://worldwingsinternational.net/
The Special Collections of the University of Miami Libraries preserves and provides access to research materials focusing on the history and culture of Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America. The department also curates the official records of the Pan American World Airways. For more information about the Special Collections of the University of Miami Libraries, visit https://www.library.miami.edu/specialcollections/index.html.
- 2019: Camille Di Maio, “Come Fly with Me”
- 2018: Matthew Hollow, “Learning the ‘Pan Am Smile’: The Politics and Gendering of Skills Training with Pan Am, 1945-1991”
- 2016: Adelina Stefan, “Vacationing in the Cold War: Foreign Tourists to Socialist Romania and Francoist Spain in the 1960s-1970s”
- 2015: Waleed Hazbun, “The Jet Set Frontier in the Middle East”