Orly airplane crash collection
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Orly airplane crash collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Title: Orly airplane crash collection
Dates: 1962-1982
Quantity: 1.42 linear ft. (one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS488

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, itineraries, eyewitness newspaper and periodical accounts, and other items relating to the disaster and subsequent events.


Index Terms

Air France.
Aircraft accidents
Arts--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta Art Association.
Atlanta Constitution.
Georgia--Newspapers
Morris, Aubrey, 1919-2008
Obituaries.
Transportation--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Orly airplane crash collection, MSS 488, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1982


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

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MSS OS box 2.841Correspondence and miscellaneous materials, 1962-1982
Index terms:
Air France.
Aircraft accidents
Arts--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta Art Association.
Georgia--Newspapers
Morris, Aubrey, 1919-2008
Obituaries.
Transportation--Georgia
 
Newspapers, 1962