Welcome to

"CLIPPER HALL"

Pan Am Digital Exhibits & Films

by the Pan Am Historical Foundation

Welcome to Clipper Hall: Pan Am Historical Foundation Digital Library Exhibits

Clipper Hall

Film Festivals

Clipper Hall FilmFest Fall 2023 "Pan Am Presents the World"

PAN AM PRESENTS THE WORLD

FilmFest Fall 2023: Original film productions by Pan American World Airways, screened at the San Francisco Aeronautical Society gala in November 2023. A brand new production, "Staying Connected," is based on Pan Am Historical Foundation interviews with Ed Dover, author of "The Long Way Home." The video tells the story of Ed's career as a Flight Radio Officer with Pan Am, and includes historical footage and images.

  • Two Hours to Havana (1929)
  • Five Hours to Bermuda (1937)
  • Pan Am's World (1977)
  • Staying Connected (2023)
Clipper Hall Winter 2024 FilmFest, "Pan Am on the Move"

PAN AM ON THE MOVE

Winter 2024 FilmFest: Three original films by Pan American World Airways, and a fond tribute to the trailblazing transpacific M-130, "China Clipper."

  • Gateway to the Southern Americas (circa 1938)
  • Pacific Passage (2010)
  • Transpacific (1939)
  • The Pan Am Story (1977)

Clipper Hall Exhibits

CLIPPER HALL EXHIBIT: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, STORIES WITH A PAN AM CONNECTION (SUMMER 2023)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Stories of momentous beginnings, first steps taken, and foundations laid down that shaped our world. All with a Pan Am connection:

  • The Pan Am Building
  • SuperClipper
  • Advertising Pan Am
  • Pan Am 1932
  • Archival Insights
  • Pan Am Theater

(August 2023)

Check back for more Pan Am films, stories & exhibits

With the launch of Clipper Hall, the Pan Am Historical Foundation continues its mission to keep Pan Am's history both relevant and accessible to current and future generations. Our current projects include historic film preservation and new interactive exhibits about the airline.

For nearly 32 years, the Pan Am Historical Foundation has preserved and promoted the unique heritage of Pan American World Airways, Inc. and its incomparable contributions to the technology, convenience, safety and excitement of commercial aviation. As a 501(c)(3) educational foundation, it was established in 1992 by a concerned group of former Pan Am employees. After Pan Am ceased operations in 1991, the foundation's newly formed board of directors successfully raised the needed funds to acquire historical assets through the bankruptcy proceedings, subsequently placing them with appropriate organizations for professional stewardship. These repositories of the Pan Am legacy now include searchable databases at University of Miami Special Collections, HistoryMiami, Hartman Center at Duke University, SFO Museum, and Smithsonian Institution. Recently digitized unique Pan Am items from Duke, HistoryMiami, and University of Miami are shared on the Digital Public Library of America's Aviation Portal.

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