The TWA Archives Department

The TWA Archives Department

Preserving our Legacy – Sharing Our Past

It’s been said that to see the light in front of you, sometimes you have to take a look back. The documents and photos on this website were scanned courtesy of the Archives Department of the TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The mission of the TWA Museum is to provide information to the public emphasizing the story, history and importance of the major role TWA played in pioneering commercial aviation. From the birth of airmail to the inception of passenger air travel, to the post-WWII era of global route expansion, TWA led the way for 75 years.

It is with great pleasure that we present to you these treasures from our Archives Library. Be aware that most of our original print/photo versions are several years old, thus you may notice some wear, page markups, folding, etc. We’ve tried to enhance the documents as best as we could, and we hope that you will be pleased.

In order to continue our great work, please consider a donation. The TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send it to:

TWA Museum
10 NW Richards Road Suite 110
Kansas City, MO 64116

If you would like to make a TWA memorabilia donation: TWA memorabilia donations are very important to us and we thank you for your generosity. At the present time we have limited space in the Archive Department and currently that space is filled to capacity. Because of this temporary situation the TWA Museum request that all TWA memorabilia donations be put on hold until we can process the items we already have on hand. However, please feel free to email us a list, along with any information or photos, of your TWA memorabilia items and we will gladly review them as time permits us. If your donation items are then selected for further review by our archivist, you will be contacted by the museum at a later date. Please, No walk in donations at this time. Thank you for your consideration.


Carol Emert, Archivist
Zana Allen and the many Archives Department volunteers