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Title Delta: The History of an Airline
Published Date 1979
Call# HE9803.D44 L48 c.1
Object Name Book
Author Lewis, W. David and Wesley Phillips Newton
Summary Red leather bound presentation copy of a history of Delta published to coincide with the airline's 50th anniversary of passenger service in 1979. Stamped with name "Hollis Harris" in gold on lower right hand of cover.

"Beginning in the 1920s as a lowly crop-dusting operation in Louisiana, Delta Air Lines has grown to become one of the five largest companies in the industry and one of the most consistently profitable. Delta's first passenger route extended from Dallas, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1929; now, in its fiftieth year as an airline, the company flies from Atlanta to London, as well as to the west coast, Midwest, New England, and points in the Caribbean. The people and events behind this phenomenal growth are the subject of this history, the first ever written by professional historians having full access to the corporation's business records and correspondence." The authors "have combined five years of research in Delta's corporate records and a large number of interviews with active and retired employees to present an comprehensive account of the growth and development of the firm." -- Dust jacket
Physical Description xiii, 503 p., [44] leaves of plates. : ill. ; 24 cm.
People Harris, Hollis L.
Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966
Coad, Bert Raymond, 1890-1966
Faulk, C.E., 1878-1951
FitzGerald, Catherine, 1897-1987
Parker, Laigh C.
Putnam, Carleton, 1901-1998
Schwaemmle, Frederick John [Fritz]
Tarver, Esther
Baker, Laura Wizark
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Service
Huff Daland Dusters, Inc.
Huff-Daland Airplanes, Inc.
Subjects Airline industry
Crop dusting
Catalog Number 2011.59.21
Credit line Gift of Hollis L. Harris, Retired Delta President