|Title||Delta Air Corporation Cash Journal|
|Collection||Delta Air Lines Records: Crop Dusting|
|Extent of Description||.25 cubic feet; 1 flat box|
|Creator||FitzGerald, Catherine, 1897-1987|
|Other Creators||Delta Air Corporation|
Delta Air Corporation was chartered on December 31, 1930, with headquarters based at Selman Field in Monroe, Louisiana. From 1930-1934, its primary operations were crop dusting. Other services included aircraft maintenance and repair, hangar rentals, aerial photography and survey flights, and flying lessons.
The company was previously known as Delta Air Service, which was founded in 1928, when C.E. Woolman and a group of local investors purchased Huff Daland Dusters, the world's first aerial crop-dusting company. On June 17, 1929, Delta inaugurated airline service with the first passenger flights over a route stretching from Dallas, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, via Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana. When the air mail contact for the route Delta pioneered was awarded to a predecessor company of American Airlines, Delta suspended passenger operations in October 1930.
After Congress investigated the system of air mail awards in 1934, Delta applied for and received an air mail contact. Mail service started on July 4, 1934, between Ft. Worth, Texas, and Charleston, South Carolina, with passenger service resuming on August 5.
These records were probably kept by Catherine FitzGerald, who managed the Delta Air Corporation offices in Monroe, La.
|Scope & Content||
Delta Air Corporation's Cash Journal for January-December 1931. The journal consists of handwritten notations on pages attached together with two metal fasteners. Several pages are loose.
This cash journal shows income and expenses for Delta during the difficult days of the Great Depression. Delta's main business at the time was crop dusting. The journal entries also show business activities that supplemented Delta's income from crop dusting, including hangar space rentals, aircraft maintenance and repairs, aircraft fuel sales, office space rentals to American Airways, flying lessons, aerial photography and survey flights.
|System of arrangement||Entries into the cash journal were made in chronological order.|
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|Language of Material||English (eng)|
|Credit line||Delta Air Lines|
|Accruals||No accruals are expected.|
FitzGerald, Catherine, 1897-1987
|Archivist's Notes||Processed by Marie Force in 2006.|
Delta Air Corporation
Delta Air Lines
Delta Agricultural Division
Delta Dusting Division
Aerial dusting in agriculture
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