University of Notre Dame

C.R. Smith Papers


Origination : Smith, C. R. (Cyrus Rowlett), 1899-
Extent : 2.5 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information

Papers were collected by Lee Tavis, C.R. Smith Professor of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame, 1976- .

Restricted by contract.

Preferred Citation

C.R. Smith Papers (TVS), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Smith and Lee Tavis, 1970s; annual reports of Aviation Corporation (AVOCO), 1930-1935, and American Airlines, 1966-1975; a financial analysis of American Airlines and its predecessor companies by Smith, 1920s-1975; copies of correspondence and advertising memos of Smith, 1948-1956; articles and clippings about Smith, 1940s-1970s; photocopies of the Aircraft Yearbook, 1926-1932; transcripts and audio tapes of interviews of Smith by Tavis, 1970s; a book-length manuscript of material collected by Tavis concerning Smith; and printed matter about the history of aviation, 1963-1979.


President of American Airlines, 1934-1968; U. S. Secretary of Commerce, 1968-1969; and Chairman of the Board of American Airlines, 1973-1974.


Airlines -- United States.
Aircraft industry -- United States.
Aeronautics -- United States.
Smith, C. R. (Cyrus Rowlett), 1899-
American Airlines, Inc.

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