Guide to the Davis Airlines Collection, 1965-1978
H017-12

 Finding aid prepared by Randall P. Hinshaw.

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Collection.
Creator - Creator
Davis, Guy A., Mr.
Title
Davis Airlines Collection
ID
H017-12
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1965-1978
Date [inclusive]
1940-2000
Extent
22.91 Linear feet 22.91 Linear feet (five manuscript boxes, one photo print box (5.5x7.5x12), one photo album box (18x13x5), two memorabilia boxes (12.5x19x2), one non-standard box (14x18x2), one non-standard box (31.5x23.5x3), and one non-standard box (19.5x25.5x2.5).)
Language of Materials
Materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Guy A. Davis is known for his many contributions to the commuter airlines industry, particularly in the state of Texas as co-founder of Davis Airlines at Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas, with his wife (the former Mary Bell Dunn.) At the end of his 65 year flying career he had logged over 18,000 hours on over 100 types of aircraft. The collection contains artifacts and archival material collected by him, both personal papers and materials assembled during his career in the fields of military and civil aviation.

Citation

Davis Airlines Collection, Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Collection.

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
[email protected]

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Provenance Statement

The Davis Airlines Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Gary Davis, son of Guy A. Davis, on November 27, 2012.

Note to the Researcher

The materials in this collection are in good condition considering the age and the types of paper used. Because the collection was inventoried at an earlier date, the original order is presumed to have been retained except where size considerations necessitated reorganization. The series identification established during the original inventory has also been retained.

Images in this collection remain in the groupings in which they were originally found and will be located both in topic specific folders as well as in scrapbooks in which they were originally placed.

The collection has been reprocessed with staples removed from documents and images appropriately interleaved with acid-free paper or placed in polypropylene sleeves.

Material Removed List

6.3 linear feet of duplicate newspapers were removed and recycled due to their deteriorated condition.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Davis, Guy A., Mr.

Subject(s)

  • History of Aviation Collection

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Biographical Sketch

Guy A. Davis was born August 26, 1920, in White City, Texas, and remained a Texan until his death on September 13, 2000. He was a consummate airman who made a significant contribution to the commuter airline industry in the state as the co-founder of Davis Airlines (with his wife, the former Mary Bell Dunn.) At his death he was survived by his wife, three sons (Guy, Roland, and Gary) and a daughter (Diane.)

Davis started flying in 1935 and soloed in a Taylor E-2 Cub at age 15 on March 3, 1940, two years after his high school graduation. He then enrolled in college at Texas A&M, class of 1942, and joined the university’s Civilian Pilot Training Program in 1940. In 1941 Davis became an instructor in the program, teaching aerobatics in a WACO UPF-7.

During WWII Davis served as a civilian pilot in the USAAC Ferry Command with the 5th Ferry Group stationed at Dallas Love Field and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1943 flying P-39s, P-40s, and P-51s in the United States, Alaska, and the Caribbean. Two tours in the Pacific Theater followed with the Transport Command (later Air Transport Command) for which he flew C-45s, C-47s, and B-25s. During his 14 months in the Pacific he was awarded 6 battle stars.

Following the war Davis joined the Air Force Reserve (with which he remained until 1964, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel) and joined his father at Davis Auto Supply. He also became a partner in Bowles-Davis Flying Service which provided crop dusting and charter services.

In 1965 Davis and his wife founded Davis Airlines at Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas. Davis Airlines, the second commuter airline in Texas, grew to serve routes from Bryan/College Station to Dallas and Houston with a variety of aircraft: Beechcraft Bonanza, Piper PA-31 Navajo, Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six, Beechcraft Model 18, de Havilland Canada Twin Otter, Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, and Cessna C-402 Businessliner. At its peak in 1977 Davis Airlines served about four thousand passengers each month with 32 daily scheduled flights. Davis and his wife owned and operated the local commuter service accident free for twelve years, selling Davis Airlines to Rio Airways in 1978 for $2 million.

Davis was a member of numerous flying, civic, and religious organizations, notably Quiet Birdmen and Order of Daedalians. He started and sponsored Easter Seals Flights for Easter Seals Society for 8 years, served as a CAA Designated Pilot Examiner (Private and Commercial) for 11 years, was on the board of the National Air Transport Association, and was Past President of the Commuter Airlines Association. In 1990 Davis was inducted into the Blue Max Society, honoring his exemplary community service.

At the end of his 65-year flying career, Davis had logged approximately 18,000 hours in over 100 types of aircraft.

Source
 Davis Airlines Collection, Biographical notes, Folder 3, Box 1, Series I, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, publications, scrapbooks, images, artifacts, signage, memorabilia, and other materials assembled by Guy A. Davis during his military, commercial airline, and civil aviation careers. The Davis Airlines Collection is housed in five manuscript boxes and seven non-standard boxes of varying sizes totaling 22.91 linear feet.

The collection is in generally good condition and original order was preserved throughout processing except where size considerations necessitated reorganization. The collection consists of ten series, the first being Personal Papers which is further organized into three subseries: 1. Documents, 2. Pilot Logbooks, and 3. Military Records.

Subseries 1. contains the Airman Certificate records, awards and honors, biographical information, and correspondence from and to Guy A. Davis.

Subseries 2. contains Guy A. Davis' pilot logbooks from 1940 through 1985.

Subseries 3. contains the military records and documents, military flight records, 2688th Air Reserve Center correspondence, and Texas A&M Civilian Pilot Training Program records of Guy A. Davis.

The second series, Clothing and Uniforms, consists of items retained by Davis from his military, commercial, and civil flying experiences. Noteworthy is a leather flying helmet with goggles in very good condition.

The third series, Davis Airlines, consists of archival materials related to the airline and is further organized into two subseries: 1. Documents and 2. Scrapbooks.

Subseries 1. consists of Davis Airlines documents, awards and honors, corporate records, correspondence, stationery and forms, stock certificates, history, and statistical and operational documents.

Subseries 2. consists of Davis Airlines scrapbook files containing documents, ephemera, and photographs from 1965 through 1979.

The fourth series, Equipment and Instruments, consists of four pilot's navigational and flight management instruments and computers.

Series five, Images, is further organized into two subseries: 1. 35mm Slides and 2. Photographs:

Subseries 1. contains 35mm slides depicting Davis Airlines aircraft, operations, and personnel.

Subseries 2. contains photographs depicting 5th Ferry Group aircraft, Davis Airlines aircraft, operations, and personnel, Guy A. Davis in military and commercial settings, the Texas A&M Civilian Pilot Training Program, and the Pacific Theater of WWII.

The sixth series, Manuscripts, consists of brief stories penned by Guy Davis (none of which are dated) depicting various experiences and encounters during his flying career, some of which were written at the request of members of the Confederate Air Force of which he was an active member.

The seventh series, Maps and Charts, consists of navigation aids and is further organized into four subseries:

Subseries 1. contains WWII era maps of Fiji, The Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Papau, and Australia.

Subseries 2. contains aviators' planning charts for the United States.

Subseries 3. cosists of Sectional Aeronautical Charts depicting the Texas cities of Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

Subseries 4. contains a World Aeronautical Chart depicting the central United States.

The eighth series, Memorabilia, consists of items retained by Davis from his military, Davis Airlines, and civil flying activities. Noteworthy are his military uniform insignia, badges, and medals as well as the Davis Airlines corporate seal and wall signs.

The ninth series, Publications, is further organized into eight subseries:

Subseries 1. consists of booklets depicting the Daedalian organization and a variety of commuter airline topics.

Subseries 2. consists of brochures depicting Cessna aircraft and the Piper Tri-Pacer.

Subseries 3. consists of manuals for various military aircraft, Davis Airlines, Rio Airways, Inc., and instrument flying.

Subseries 4. consists of newsletters from various organizations.

Subseries 5. consists of newspapers from "Bryan Daily Eagle", "The Dallas Morning News", and "The Pictorial Press". Of particular interest are contemporary articles pertaining to the Apollo 11 lunar mission.

Subseries 6. consists of periodicals depicting aviation topics, each of which features a story about Davis Airlines and/or Guy A. Davis.

Subseries 7. consists of programs from the American Society of Animal Sciences and the Lonestar 500 auto race.

Subseries 8. consists of annual reports pertaining to the City of College Station, Texas, and the commuter airlines industry.

The tenth series, Wall Signage, consists of three Davis Airlines wall signs bearing the airline's fox logo which were used at the airline's business counters.

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Series Description

The Davis Airlines Collection is arranged in ten series:

Series I. Personal Papers 1.07 linear feet (one manuscript box and 10 folders), 1940-2000.

Arranged in three subseries: 1. Documents, 2. Pilot Logbooks, and 3. Military Records.

Subseries 1. Documents 0.52 linear feet (5 folders), 1940-2000.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 2. Pilot Logbooks 0.4 linear feet (one manuscript box), 1940-1985.

Arranged chronologically.

Subseries 3. Military Records 0.15 linear feet (5 folders), 1940-1967.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series II. Clothing and Equipment 3.6 linear feet (one non-standard box and one photo album box), Undated.

Arranged by size to fit container.

Series III. Davis Airlines 1.17 linear feet (19 folders), 1952-1996.

Arranged in two subseries: 1. Documents and 2. Scrapbooks.

Subseries 1.Documents 0.63 linear feet (11 folders), 1952-1996.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Subseries 2. Scrapbooks 0.54 linear feet (8 folders), 1965-1979.

Arranged chronologically and in original order.

Series IV. Equipment and Instruments 0.7 linear feet (one photo storage box), 1946-1962.

Arranged by size to fit container.

Series V. Images 0.14 linear feet (7 folders), 1940-2000.

Arranged in two subseries: 1. 35mm Slides and 2. Photographs.

Subseries 1. 35mm Slides 0.02 linear feet (1 folder), Undated.

Arranged by subject.

Subseries 2. Photographs 0.12 linear feet (6 folders), 1940-2000.

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series VI. Manuscripts 0.02 linear feet (1 folder), 1990-1991.

Arranged in original order.

Series VII. Maps and Charts 0.10 linear feet (5 folders), 1943-1999.

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Foreign Locations, 2. Planning Charts, 3. Sectional Aeronautical Charts, and 4. World Aeronautical Charts.

Subseries 1. Foreign Locations 0.02 linear feet (1 folder), 1943-1944.

Arranged in original order.

Subseries 2. Planning Charts 0.04 linear feet (2 folders), 1956-1966.

Arranged in original order.

Subseries 3. Sectional Aeronautical Charts 0.02 linear feet (1 folder), 1966-1999.

Arranged in original order.

Subseries 4. World Aeronautical Chart 0.02 linear feet (1 folder), 1998.

Arranged in original order.

Series VIII. Memorabilia 2.0 linear feet (two memorabilia boxes), 1942-1966.

Arranged by size to fit container.

Series IX. Publications 2.71 linear feet (one non-standard box and 24 folders), 1956-1990.

Arranged in eight subseries: 1. Booklets, 2. Brochures, 3. Manuals, 4. Newsletters, 5. Newspapers, 6. Periodicals, 7. Programs, and 8. Reports.

Subseries 1. Booklets 0.08 linear feet (4 folders), 1970-1990.

Arranged alphabetically by booklet title.

Subseries 2. Brochures 0.04 linear feet (2 folders), 1956.

Arranged alphabetically by brochure title.

Subseries 3. Manuals 0.19 linear feet (8 folders), 1943-1977.

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries 4. Newsletters 0.03 linear feet (1 folder), 1970-1975.

Arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Subseries 5. Newspapers 2.1 linear feet (1 non-standard box), 1968-1977.

Arranged alphabetically by newspaper name then chronologically.

Subseries 6. Periodicals 0.09 linear feet (3 folders), 1967-1979.

Arranged alphabetically by periodical title.

Subseries 7. Programs 0.06 linear feet (2 folders), 1972-1976.

Arranged alphabetically by program title.

Subseries 8. Reports 0.12 linear feet (4 folders), 1968-1977.

Arranged alphabetically by report title.

Series X. Wall Signage 11.4 linear feet, Undated.

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Related Materials

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines were pulled and catalogued to be included into the HAC monograph and magazine stacks.

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Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air America Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example : 5DAC-1-1-PC1

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

DAC = Davis Airlines Collection

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Personal Papers 

Subseries 1. Documents 

Airman Certificate Records. 1940-2000   Airman and pilot credentials of Guy A. Davis.


    Box Folder
Text   1 1

Awards and Honors. 1968-1996   Recognition of Guy A. Davis by aviation and civic organizations including: Blue Max Society, Confederate Air Force, Experimental Aircraft Association, Easter Seals, Oshkosh Antique Classic, The Ninety-Nines, Texas A&M University, and Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.


    Box Folder
Text   1 2

Awards and Honors. 1945-1989   Commercial Pilot Flight Instructor Airman Certificate (1945), Civil Aeronautics Administration Commercial Pilot Examiner (1950 and 1954), Texas Air Museum Membership Certificate (1986), Order of Daedalians Certificate of Membership (1989), The Early Birds Associate Membership (undated), and Quiet Birdmen obituary (undated).


    Box Folder
Text   6 1

Biographical Information. Undated   Typed and handwritten pages (authored by Guy A. Davis) and newspaper clippings depicting Davis' lifetime, including a list of aircraft flown by Davis.


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

Correspondence. Circa 1970   Correspondence to and from Davis during his tenure with Davis Airlines.


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

Subseries 2. Pilot Logbooks 

Pilot Logbook. 1940 


    Box Folder
Books   2 1

Pilot Logbook. 1940 


    Box Folder
Books   2 2

Pilot Logbook. 1940-1941 


    Box Folder
Books   2 3

Pilot Logbook. 1940-1941 


    Box Folder
Books   2 4

Pilot Logbook. 1941 


    Box Folder
Books   2 5

Pilot Logbook. 1941-1942 


    Box Folder
Books   2 6

Pilot Logbook. 1941-1944 


    Box Folder
Books   2 7

Pilot Logbook. 1942-1965 


    Box Folder
Books   2 8

Pilot Logbook. 1944-1964 


    Box Folder
Books   2 9

Pilot Logbook. 1944-1945 


    Box Folder
Books   2 10

Pilot Logbook. 1945 


    Box Folder
Books   2 11

Pilot Logbook. 1950 


    Box Folder
Books   2 12

Pilot Logbook. 1951-1952 


    Box Folder
Books   2 13

Pilot Logbook. 1954-1958 


    Box Folder
Books   2 14

Pilot Logbook. 1965-1967 


    Box Folder
Books   2 15

Pilot Logbook. 1967-1975 


    Box Folder
Books   2 16

Pilot Logbook. 1975-2000 


    Box Folder
Books   2 17

Pilot Logbook. 1981-1985 


    Box Folder
Books   2 18

Subseries 3. Military Records 

Military Records and Documents. 1943-1967 


    Box Folder
Text   1 5

Military Flight Records. 1942-1945   Individual flight records during WWII.


    Box Folder
Text   1 6

Miscellaneous Military Records. 1951-1961   Air Force and Air Force Reserve documents and correspondence.


    Box Folder
Text   1 7

2688th Air Reserve Center. 1955-1961   Reserve orders from the Austin Air Reserve Center.


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

Texas A&M University Civilian Pilot Training Program. 1940-1941   Certificates and newspaper clippings pertaining to the University's CPT Program during WWII.


    Box Folder
Text   1 9

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Series II. Clothing and Uniforms 

Jacket, Flight. 1979-1999   Blue jacket of synthetic material with zipper closure to which Experimental Avaiation Association, Air Transport Command, and Volabamus-Volamus patches are affixed on the front and sleeves.


    Box Object
Realia   7 1

Belt, Davis Airlines. Undated   2" leather belt with a metal Davis Airlines buckle bearing the airline's fox logo.


    Box Object
Realia   8 1

Cap, Garrison. Undated   United States Air Force captain's garrison cap.


    Box Object
Realia   8 2

Hat, Airline Captain. Undated   Round black and gold airline captain's hat (without hat badge.)


    Box Object
Realia   8 3

Hat, United States Air Force Officer. Undated   Round U.S.A.F. officer's hat with hat badge.


    Box Object
Realia   8 4

Helmet, Flying. Undated   Leather flying helmet with goggles.


    Box Object
Realia   8 5

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Series III. Davis Airlines 

Subseries 1. Documents 

Awards and Honors. 1972   National Air Transportation Conferences, Inc., Safe Service Award.


    Box Folder
Text   6 2

Corporate Records. 1966-1979   Contents from a notebook (which was discarded) retained in original order and including: trademark registration, certificate of incorporation, articles of incorporation, minutes and by-laws, certificates, and stock transfer ledger.


    Box Folder
Text   1 10

Correspondence. 1952-1996   Miscellaneous business correspondence.


    Box Folder
Text   1 11

Ephemera. 1968-1976   Davis Airline items including flight schedules, bag labels, matchbook covers, ticket jackets, advertising materials, and a Davis Airlines airplane General Information card.


    Box Folder
Ephemera   1 12

Flight Statistics, 1977. 1977   Davis Airlines financial statistics for 1977 (removed from original binder which was discarded.)


    Box Folder
Text   3 1

History. 1968-1975   Fact sheet and typed histories of Davis Airlines.


    Box Folder
Text   3 2

Local Passenger Tariff No. 1. 1976 November 5   Fares, rules, and charges applicable to the transportation of passengers and baggage between points in The State of Texas as served by Davis Airlines, Inc. (removed from original binder which was discarded.)


    Box Folder
Text   3 3

Memoranda. 1976-1977   Operational memos issued from 12/08/1976 through 12/17/1977 (removed from original binder which was discarded.)


    Box Folder
Text   3 4

Personnel Rosters. Undated   Three lists of employees including names, position titles, and telephone numbers.


    Box Folder
Text   3 5

Stationery and Forms. Undated   Unused specimens of Davis Airlines forms, stationery, and envelopes.


    Box Folder
Text   3 6

Stock Certificates and Financials. 1966-1978   Stock certificates issued to Guy A. Davis and Davis Airlines, Inc. U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return for 1978.


    Box Folder
Text   3 7

Subseries 2. Scrapbooks 

Scrapbook. 1965-1966   5DAC-3-8-PC1 and 5DAC-3-8-PC2 Piper Cherokee Six in flight, 5DAC-3-8-PB3 Piper Cherokee Six starboard front storage compartment, 5DAC-3-8-PC4 unidentified aerial photograph, 5DAC-3-8-SC5 Davis Airlines Cessna 402 N60A on ramp, and related printed materials.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 8

Scrapbook. 1967-1968   5DAC-3-9-PB1through 5DAC-3-9-PB8 Trans Texas Airways Convair 240, 5DAC-3-9-PB9 through 5DAC-3-9-PB11 and 5DAC-3-9-PC12 through 5DAC-3-9-PC14 unidentified, 5DAC-3-9-SC15 Cessna 402, 5DAC-3-9-PB16 Beechcraft, 5DAC-3-9-PB17 through 5DAC-3-9-PB20 Davis counter in Houston, 5DAC-3-9-PB21 artist's concept for unidentified airport, 5DAC-3-9-PB22 Davis at Southwest Airmotive sales counter, and related printed materials.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 9

Scrapbook. 1969-1970   5DAC-3-10-PB1 through 5DAC-3-10-PB5 opening of Davis Airlines counter in American Airlines terminal (airport unidentified), 5DAC-3-10-PB6 through 5DAC-3-10-PB8 Davis Airlines personnel with aircraft on ramp, 5DAC-3-10-PB9 Davis Airlines aircraft N24DA on ramp, and related printed materials.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 10

Scrapbook. 1971-1972   Newspaper articles (various sources), correspondence, and related documents.


    Box Folder
Text   3 11

Scrapbook. 1973-1974   5DAC-3-12-PC1 Davis Airlines office personnel, and related newspaper articles (various sources), correspondence, and documents.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 12

Scrapbook. 1975-1976   Newspaper articles (various sources) and related documents.


    Box Folder
Text   3 13

Scrapbook. 1977-1978   Newspaper articles (various sources).


    Box Folder
Text   3 14

Scrapbook. 1966-1979   5DAC-3-6-PB1 through 5DAC-3-6-PC38 Davis Airlines aircraft, personnel, and operations with additional materials pertaining to the airline.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 3

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Series IV. Equipment and Instruments 

American Airlines Navigational Computer. 1946 June   Circular multiple scales affixed one over another to enable flight and navigational calculations.


    Box Object
Realia   9 1

Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer Model G. Undated   Scroll-type navigational scale with two adjustment knobs and a hinged cover into which a notebook for calculations and navigational note entries is affixed. An I.C.A.N. calibration scale is affixed to the top of the closed cover. A pencil holder and two leg straps are affixed to the exterior of the computer.


    Box Object
Realia   9 2

DuPont-Sangamo Avigator. Circa 1962   Rectangular navigational instrument with which to calculate actual and estimated time of arrival using groundspeed, distance, and position scale indicators which are adjusted by three wheels inset into the instrument on the right side of the scales.


    Box Object
Realia   9 3

DuPont-Sangamo Avigator Handbook. 1962 June 4   Handbook for the DuPont-Sangamo Avigator, a precision clock-driven ground-speed computer with distance, flight time, continuous position, and ATA/ETA indications.


    Box Object
Realia   9 4

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Series V. Images 

Subseries 1. 35mm Slides 

Davis Airlines. Undated   5DAC-3-15-SC1 and 5DAC-3-15-SC2 Davis aircraft N50K, 5DAC-3-15-SC3 through 5DAC-3-15-SC6 Davis aircraft N6DA, 5DAC-3-15-SC7 through 5DAC-3-15-SC10 Davis aircraft N7DA, 5DAC-3-15-SC11 through 5DAC-3-15-SC24 Easter Seals flights, 5DAC-3-15-SC25 through 5DAC-3-15-SC41 Davis Airlines ground operations, 5DAC-3-15-SC42 through 5DAC-3-15-SC61 Davis Airlines in-flight and cabin, 5DAC-3-15-SC62 through 5DAC-3-15-SC78 Davis Airlines personnel, and 5DAC-3-15-SC79 through 5DAC-3-15-SC94 other commuter airline aircraft and unidentified.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 15

Subseries 2. Photographs 

5th Ferry Group Aircraft. 1943-1944   5DAC-3-16-PB1 through 5DAC-3-16-PB14 Bell P-39, 5DAC-3-16-PB15 and 5DAC-3-16-PB16 Curtiss P-40, and 5DAC-3-16-PB17 through 5DAC-3-16-PB20 North American P-51.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 16

Aircraft and Miscellaneous. Undated   5DAC-3-17-PB1 and 5DAC-3-17-PB2 Ryan PT-22, 5DAC-3-17-PB3 unidentified aircraft, 5DAC-3-17-PC4 through 5DAC-3-17-PC9 Douglas DC-3 N514X, 5DAC-3-17-PC10 unidentified aircraft, and 5DAC-3-17-PC11 aerial photograph of Kyle Field, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 17

Davis Airlines. 1966-1977   5DAC-3-18-PC1 through 5DAC-3-18-PC19 Davis Airlines aircraft, 5DAC-3-18-PC20 through 5DAC-3-18-PC47 Davis Airlines operations and personnel, 5DAC-3-18-PB48 through 5DAC-3-18-PB50 Guy Davis with Piper Cherokee Six, 5DAC-3-18-PB51 through 5DAC-3-18-PB109 contact sheet photographs of Davis Airlines operations, aircraft, and Guy Davis at his desk, and 5DAC-3-18-NB110 through 5DAC-3-18-NB133 Davis Airlines operations and aircraft.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   3 18

Guy A. Davis. 1945-2000   5DAC-4-1-PB1 through 5DAC-4-1-PB5 Guy Davis in military uniform, 5DAC-4-1-PB6 through 5DAC-4-1-PC11 Guy Davis in airline and civilian attire, and 5DAC-4-1-PB12 and 5DAC-4-1-PB13 unidentified.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   4 1

Texas A&M Civilian Pilot Training Program. 1940   5DAC-4-2-PB1 through 5DAC-4-2-PB5 Guy Davis with aircraft and personnel of the Civilian Pilot Training Program.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   4 2

WWII Pacific Theater. 1943-1945   5DAC-4-3-PB1 through 5DAC-4-3-PB15 Davis, aircraft, and personnel in the Pacific Theater.


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   4 3

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Series VI. Manuscripts 

Guy A. Davis. 1990-1991   Brief stories penned by Guy Davis depicting various experiences and encounters during his flying career, some of which were written at the request of members of the Confederate Air Force (undated.)


    Box Folder
Text   4 4

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Series VII. Maps and Charts 

Subseries 1. Foriegn Locations 

Fiji Islands to The Philippine Islands. Undated   WWII era map.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 5

New Guinea and Papau. Undated   WWII era map.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 5

Australian Aeronautical Maps. 1943-1944   Australian Aeronautical Map A-7 (October 1943) and Australian Aeronautical Map NC-4 (July 1944.)


    Box Folder
Maps   4 5

Subseries 2. Planning Charts 

United States Planning Chart. 1966 April 25   IFR/VFR Low Altitude Planning Chart.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 6

United States Planning Chart, Jepco. 1956 April 3   Jepco U.S. Planning Charts 21-22.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 7

Subseries 3. Sectional Aeronautical Charts 

Austin, Texas. 1967 November 9   U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey chart.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 8

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. 1997 March 27   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 8

Houston, Texas. 1999 March 25   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 8

San Antonio, Texas. 1966 January 6   U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey chart.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 8

San Antonio, Texas. 1999 May 20   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 8

Subseries 4. World Aeronautical Charts 

Central United States. 1998 July 16   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart CG-20.


    Box Folder
Maps   4 9

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Series VIII. Memorabilia 

Badges, Name. Undated   Envelope containing four name badges for Guy and May Bell Davis.


    Box Object
Realia   10 1

Business Cards and Holders. Undated   Envelope containing business cards and baggage label card holders.


    Box Object
Realia   10 2

Cards, Association Memberships. Undated   Envelope containing Davis' Employee Number 1 identification card and other professional and aviation association membership cards.


    Box Object
Realia   10 3

Corporate Seal, Davis Airlines. Undated   Box containing the two piece Davis Airlines Corporate Seal.


    Box Object
Realia   10 4

Pen, Davis Airlines. Undated   Red Davis Airlines ballpoint pen with silver band and pocket clip.


    Box Object
Realia   10 5

Pilot Wings, Davis Airlines. Undated   Plastic box containing two Davis Airlines pilot wings bearing the airline's fox logo.


    Box Object
Realia   10 6

Stamp, Rubber, Davis Airlines. Undated   Rectangular rubber stamp with handle for Davis Airlines, Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas.


    Box Object
Realia   10 7

Stamp, Rubber, Davis Airlines. Undated   Rectangular Davis Airlines rubber stamp with handle.


    Box Object
Realia   10 8

Sign, Wall, Davis Airlines. Undated   Rectangular metal red and white sign, "Davis Airlines Employees Only."


    Box Object
Realia   10 9

Sign, Desk, Guy A. Davis. Undated   Triangular wood desk name sign for Guy A. Davis.


    Box Object
Realia   10 10

Sign, Davis Airlines. Undated   Envelope containing 6 assorted Davis Airlines name and destination wall and counter signs.


    Box Object
Realia   10 11

Diaries, Pocket. 1966   Envelope containing two Guy Davis pocket diaries.


    Box Object
Realia   11 1

Dollar Bill. Undated   Guy Davis' "short snorter" dollar bill in plastic sleeve.


    Box Object
Realia   11 2

Flag, United States. Undated   United States desk flag without base.


    Box Object
Realia   11 3

Insignia and Name Badges. Undated   Envelope containing badges, tie bars, and other items bearing association membership and airplane images.


    Box Object
Realia   11 4

Japanese Airplane Data Plate. Undated   Small metal dataplate in Japanese language.


    Box Object
Realia   11 5

License Plate, Automobile. Undated   "Fly Guy."


    Box Object
Realia   11 6

Medal, United States, Asia-Pacific. Circa 1945   WWII military award.


    Box Object
Realia   11 7

Medal, United States, Victory. Circa 1945   Miniature WWII military award.


    Box Object
Realia   11 8

Military Uniform Insignia. Undated   Box containing insignia for a United States military uniform.


    Box Object
Realia   11 9

Military Uniform Ribbons and Bars. Undated   Box containing ribbons and bars for a United States military uniform.


    Box Object
Realia   11 10

Notebook, Pocket. Undated   Six-ring pocket notebook with handwritten notes and inserts.


    Box Object
Realia   11 11

Patch, Jacket, Air Transport Command. Circa 1942   Round 4 3/4" leather United States Army Air Force Air Transport Command jacket patch.


    Box Object
Realia   11 12

Patch, Shoulder, Uniform. Undated   Envelope containing two cloth shoulder patches: Army Air Force and Air Mobility Command.


    Box Object
Realia   11 13

Shoulder Boards, Uniform. Undated   Envelope containing 4 four-stripe airline captain's shoulder boards.


    Box Object
Realia   11 14

Tie, Bolo, Blue Max Society. Undated   Bolo tie with the Blue Max Society Award logo on the tie slide.


    Box Object
Realia   11 15

Watch, Brietling. Undated   Wrist watch.


    Box Object
Realia   11 16

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Series IX. Publications 

Subseries 1. Booklets 

Annual Enplanement Data. 1970-1978   Annual operating statistics for Texas Aeronautics Commission Certified Carriers.


    Box Folder
Text   4 10

Certification of Commuter Air Carriers. 1977 June 17   Comments of the Commuter Airline Association of America, Inc., before the Civil Aeronautics Board in the matter of advanced notice of proposed rulemaking.


    Box Folder
Text   4 11

Daedalian Handbook, The. 1990 April 1   Member's handbook depicting the organization's history, current administration, educational and charitable foundation, and award winners.


    Box Folder
Text   4 12

Texas Commuters. 1977 May 15   Articles prepared by the Texas Aeronautics Commission depicting the commuter airlines serving Texas communities.


    Box Folder
Text   4 13

Subseries 2. Brochures 

Cessna Aircraft. Circa 1956   Company advertising brochure depicting Cessna models 170, 172, 182, and 310.


    Box Folder
Text   4 14

Piper Tri-Pacer. 1956 October 1   Piper Aircraft Corporation price list for the Piper Tri-Pacer.


    Box Folder
Text   4 15

Subseries 3. Manuals 

Bell P-39 Q-1. 1975   Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions.


    Box Folder
Text   4 16

Cross Country Flight Course. 1941 June 5   Civilian Pilot Training Reference Manual for Cross Country Flight Course.


    Box Folder
Text   4 17

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Undated   Pilot's Manual for Curtiss P-40 Warhawk.


    Box Folder
Text   4 18

Davis Airlines. 1969-1977   Copy number 1 of the Davis Airlines Operations Manual.


    Box Folder
Text   4 19

Douglas C-54 Skymaster. 1945 January 15    Pilot Training Manual, Army Air Force Manual No. 50-14.


    Box Folder
Text   4 20

Instrument Flying. 1951 January   Instrument Flying Techniques and Procedures, Air Force Manual 51-37.


    Box Folder
Text   5 1

Instrument Flying Technical Orders. 1943-1945   Four Air Force technical orders: "Instrument Flying Ground Trainer" (T.O. 30-100C-1), "Instrument Flying Techniques in Weather" (T.O 30-100D-1), "Instrument Flying, Advanced" (T.O. 30-100B-2), and "Instructors' Syllabus, Basic" (T.O. 30-100C-2).


    Box Folder
Text   5 2

Rio Airways, Inc. Circa 1977   Rio Airways, Inc., Operations Manual.


    Box Folder
Text   5 3

Subseries 4. Newsletters 

Various. 1970-1975   Newsletters from primarily Texas based aviation-related organizations.


    Box Folder
Text   5 4

Subseries 5. Newspapers 

Various. 1967-2001   Newspaper advertisements and articles pertaining to Davis Airlines from various Texas communities served by the airline.


    Box Folder
Text   5 5

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1968 January 26   Women's Section 2.


    Box Folder
Text   12 1

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1969 January 24   Sections 1 and 2 depicting the U.S.S. Pueblo incident.


    Box Folder
Text   12 2

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1969 January 26   Section 1 and comics depicting action in Vietnam.


    Box Folder
Text   12 3

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1969 June 1   Sections A, B, and comics depicting action in Vietnam.


    Box Folder
Text   12 4

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1969 July 21   Sections A and B depicting the Apollo 11 liftoff from the moon.


    Box Folder
Text   12 5

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1969 July 22   Section A depicting the return to earth of Apollo 11.


    Box Folder
Text   12 6

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1969 July 24   Section A depicting the return landing of Apollo 11.


    Box Folder
Text   12 7

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1969 July 27   Sections A and B depicting the Apollo 11 welcome home ceremonies.


    Box Folder
Text   12 8

Bryan Daily Eagle. 1977 July 3   Supplement, "America's Free Enterprise System."


    Box Folder
Text   12 9

The Dallas Morning News. 1969 July 21   Sections A through D depicting Apollo 11 moon exploration.


    Box Folder
Text   12 10

The Dallas Morning News. 1969 July 22   Sections A and D depicting the Apollo 11 Columbia-Eagle docking.


    Box Folder
Text   12 11

The Dallas Morning News. 1969 July 23   Sections A through D depicting the return to earth of Apollo 11.


    Box Folder
Text   12 12

The Dallas Morning News. 1969 July 24   Sections A through E depicting the Apollo 11 splashdown.


    Box Folder
Text   12 13

The Dallas Morning News. 1969 July 27   Sections A through E depicting Apollo 11 homecoming ceremonies.


    Box Folder
Text   12 14

The Dallas Morning News. 1969 August 13   "One Giant Leap" supplement depicting the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.


    Box Folder
Text   12 15

The Dallas Morning News. 1972 April 30   Sunday magazine depicting commuter airlines ("The Mini Hoppers").


    Box Folder
Text   12 16

The Pictorial Press. 1974 January 17   Feature article depicting the 8th anniversary celebration of Davis Airlines.


    Box Folder
Text   12 17

Subseries 6. Periodicals 

Piper Pilot. 1967   November-December issue of the Piper Aircraft Corporation publication featuring a story on Davis Airlines, "Commuter Airline...Cherokee SIX Style."


    Box Folder
Text   5 6

Texas Parade. 1969 November   Periodical featuring Texas history with feature article "Wings Over Texas."


    Box Folder
Text   5 7

The Vintage Airplane. 1979 November   Experimental Aircraft Association Antique Classic Division publication with "Parade of Flight" photograph of Guy Davis' 1946 Fairchild 24W.


    Box Folder
Text   5 8

Subseries 7. Programs 

American Society of Animal Science. 1976 August   68th annual meeting program from Texas A&M University.


    Box Folder
Text   5 9

Lonestar 500. 1972 June 25   Program for the NASCAR Grand National Stock Cars held at the Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas, containing an advertisement for Davis Airlines.


    Box Folder
Text   5 10

Subseries 8. Reports 

City of College Station Annual Report. 1968   Annual report depicting a photograph of Guy Davis standing with one of his Davis Airlines aircraft.


    Box Folder
Text   5 11

Commuter Airlines Annual Report. 1976 October   "Time for Commuters" including information on Davis Airlines and a photograph depicting a Davis Airlines Easter Seals Flight.


    Box Folder
Text   5 12

Commuter Airlines Annual Report. 1977 October   "1977...A TIME for Commuters" including information on Davis Airlines.


    Box Folder
Text   5 13

The Commuter Airline Industry Annual Report. 1973   Report depicting commuter airline aircraft types, service areas, and operational information.


    Box Folder
Text   5 14

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Series X. Wall Signage 

Object

Davis Airlines. Undated   17 3/4" diameter round plastic Davis Airlines sign with the airline's fox logo.

1

Davis Airlines. Undated.   36" diameter round plastic Davis Airlines sign with the airline's fox logo.

2

Davis Airlines. Undated   Rectangular 35 3/4" x 83 1/4" Davis Airlines sign with a starboard side profile of one of the airline's airplanes.

3

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