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Guide to Collections Related to Pan American World Airways: Published Works

Selected collections and materials in Duke University Libraries related to Pan American World Airways.

Published Works


Published works produced by Pan Am can be found in the Published by Pan Am section of this guide.


The Hartman Center and the larger Duke University Libraries also hold several books and other published works, such as government documents, that relate to Pan Am. Links lead to catalog entries with more information about each resource.

If you'd like to search the Libraries' catalog on your own, we recommend searching for the term "Pan American Airways."


These resources typically address the history of Pan Am or how Pan Am fits into the larger fields of aviation, advertising, and cultural history. Also included in this list are memoirs from Pan Am employees.

Government Publications

Most of these resources deal with reports on aircraft accidents experienced by Pan Am. However, other topics are also addressed.

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