Skip to main content

United Airlines 50th Anniversary Celebration (Boise, Idaho) collection

Identifier: MS 0707


The collection contains newspaper and magazine articles, United Airlines press releases, correspondence, miscellaneous notes, and photographs documenting the 50th anniversary events in Boise.


  • 1926 - 1976


Historical Note

The Boise Chamber of Commerce Aviation Committee planned the Boise celebration of the 50th anniversay of United Airlines. Activities included the re-enactment of the flight of a Swallow aircraft from Pasco, Washington to Boise and on to Elko, Nevada. The original flight in 1926 by Varney Airlines, a United predecessor company, marked the dawn of commercial air transportation in America.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 document box.)

Language of Materials



Folder 1: Magazine and newspaper articles; "Friendly Times," United Airlines, April and May 1976 Folder 2: Press releases - United Airlines Folder 3: Correspondence Folder 4: Miscellaneous - Agenda, passenger list, program, notes Folder 5: Photographs

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Idaho State Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise ID 83712
(208) 334-2620