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USC Library of Aeronautical History George T. Cussen collection on aviation
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  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: USC Library of Aeronautical History George T. Cussen collection on aviation
    Creator: Cussen, George T.
    Identifier/Call Number: 0053
    Identifier/Call Number: 389
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet 2 boxes
    Date (inclusive): circa 1918-1963
    Abstract: The collection consists of Cussen's personal scrapbook pages, books and photographs pertaining to the commercial aeronautic industry from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a collection of World War I & II war effort posters and maps. George Cussen worked the Santa Fe Railway for eight years before a brief stint at Maddux Air Lines in 1929. From 1932 to 1940, he worked for Transcontinental & Western Airlines as a traffic manager, alternating between Los Angeles and San Francisco operations. During the 1940s, he worked for American Airlines, was the operations officer for the 302nd Transportation wing during WWII, and was appointed the Director of Traffic for TACA Airways' American and Carribbean region in 1946. Throughout the 1950s, he was the vice president and head sales executive for the Flying Tiger Line.
    Language of Material: English .

    Biographical / Historical

    After leaving law school in the 1920s, George Cussen worked in the transportation industry for the next several decades. He worked for the Santa Fe Railway for eight years before a brief stint at Maddux Air Lines in 1929. From 1932 to 1940, he worked for Transcontinental & Western Airlines as a traffic manager, alternating between Los Angeles and San Francisco operations. During the 1940s, he worked for American Airlines, was the operations officer for the 302nd Transportation wing during WWII, and was appointed the Director of Traffic for TACA Airways' American and Carribbean region in 1946. Throughout the 1950s, he was the vice president and head sales executive for the Flying Tiger Line.
    Starting in 1963, Cussen was among the aeronautic industry personnel who supported USC Library's campaign to established a library of aeronautical history. His donation was one among the large collections of air transport papers the library obtained through this effort.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of Cussen's personal scrapbook pages, books and photographs pertaining to the commercial aeronautic industry from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a collection of World War I & II war effort posters and maps.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    CONDITIONS GOVERNING USE All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], USC Library of Aeronautical History George T. Cussen collection on aviation, Collection no. 0053, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aeronautics -- History -- Archival resources
    Aeronautics, Commercial -- Freight -- Archival resources
    Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States -- History -- Archival resources
    Aeronautics, Military -- Archival resources
    Air charter contracts -- Archival resources
    Transcontinental flights -- Archival resources
    Transportation -- Archival resources
    World War, 1914-1918 -- United States -- Archival resources
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Archival resources
    United States -- History -- Archival resources
    Books
    Correspondence
    Ephemera
    Photographs
    Posters
    Reports
    Scrapbooks
    Cussen, George T. -- Archives
    Flying Tiger Line -- Archives
    Los Angeles International Airport -- Archives
    Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc -- Archives
    Trans World Airlines -- Archives