Flight Archives at Purdue University
Purdue Aeronautics Corporation
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Purdue University. Class of 1943
Purdue University. Department of Aviation Technology
Purdue University. Midwest Program on Airborne Television Instruction
Purdue University. School of Engineering
United Air Lines
Artifacts (Object genre)
Clippings (Information artifacts)
Manuals (instructional materials)
The Jerome Goldman papers (1937-2005; 19.45 cubic feet) document Goldman’s career as a Purdue University student in Aeronautical Engineering, his service in the United States Army Air Corp and his work afterwards as a pilot for United Air Lines, along with his key role in establishing Purdue Aeronautics Corporation and Purdue Air Lines as chief pilot, director of operations, and later vice president for operations and maintenance. Also included are papers from his work with International Learning Systems, the Federal Aviation Administration, and consultant work.
The bulk of the papers include flight manuals and other technical manuals some of which Goldman played a role in writing. There are some papers concerning the Midwest Program on Airborne Television Instruction (MPATI) that was conducted out of Purdue Aeronautics Incorporated, and information about the Playboy plane, “Big Bunny” that was maintained by Purdue Airlines. There are numerous photographs from Goldman’s service in the United States Army Air Corps, and from his days at Purdue as a student and staff member of Purdue Aeronautics and Purdue Airlines.
Types of materials include: administrative records, artifacts, certificates, clippings, correspondence, financial papers, notes, reports and textbooks from college classes, flight manuals, technical and training manuals, flight log books, papers, photographs, reports, slides, slide rules, WW II and Purdue memorabilia, model airplanes, and a headset used at the Purdue Airport.
The papers are organized into 13 series.
Series 1: Education, 1937-1990
Series 2: United States Army Air Corps, 1944-1948
Series 3: United Air Lines, Inc. 1948-1953
Series 4: Purdue Aeronautics Corporation, 1942-1972
Series 5: Purdue Airlines Incorporated, 1967-1980
Series 6: International Learning Systems (ILS), and Zantop International Airlines, 1976-1979
Series 7: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 1980-1994
Series 8: Consulting Work, Resume/Credentials, Purdue Correspondence/Airport History, and Miscellaneous Items from Later Years, 1949-2014
Series 9: Handbooks and Manuals, 1949-2005
Series 10: Log Books, 1942-1993
Series 11: Clippings and Newsletters, 1955-2012
Series 12: Photographs and Slides, circa 1920s-2004
Series 13: Artifacts, circa 1939-2010