|Repository:||Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Title:||Orly airplane crash collection|
|Quantity:||1.42 linear ft. (one oversize box)|
The Atlanta Art Association sponsored a museum tour of Europe in 1962. Soon after takeoff on June 3, 1962 the Boeing 707 crashed and 130 passengers died including 106 Atlantans. Many of those who died on the flight had strong ties to the arts and cultural organizations. To honor the victims of the crash the Atlanta Arts Association became the Atlanta Arts Alliance which today includes the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre, the 14th Street Playhouse, and the Atlanta College of Art.
Aubrey Morris was WSB TV and radio correspondent at the time of the Orly Airport crash. He accompanied Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. and associate city attorney Edwin L. Sterne to Paris for the events which followed and presented a memorial documentary on May 30, 1982.
This collection contains correspondence, itineraries, eyewitness newspaper and periodical accounts, and other items relating to the disaster and subsequent events.
Orly airplane crash collection, MSS 488, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.
This collection is open for research.
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
|MSS OS box 2.84||1||Correspondence and miscellaneous materials, 1962-1982|
|Atlanta Art Association.|
|Morris, Aubrey, 1919-2008|