General Mitchell Field

Title: General Mitchell Field

Call Number: Mss-1327

Inclusive Dates: 1937 – 1953

Bulk: 2.4 cu. ft.

Location: GV, Sh. 007
OS LG “M”
OS SM “M”

Abstract:
The collection consists of correspondence and documents pertaining to the operation, business and entertainment aspects of Mitchell Field.  Miscellaneous financial documents comprise the second box, which has a sampling of each document originally donated.  Also included are items that were removed from the cornerstone of General Mitchell Field Terminal.

Historical Note:
Originally named Hamilton Field, it was purchased from propeller manufacturer Thomas F. Hamilton in 1926.  It was renamed Milwaukee County Airport on January 7, 1927 as improvements to the property began.  It was then renamed General Mitchell Field on March 17, 1941 in honor of Alexander Mitchell’s grandson, General Billy Mitchell.

Administrative Note:
The collection was processed in 1993 by Steve Daily.  It was reprocessed in 2006 by Mike Reuter.  Material was added to the collection in 2011 and processed by Amanda Wynne.

Contents Box # Folder #
Historical Information 1 1
Mitchell Field Operations Reports 1 2
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Operations 1 3
Correspondence, Airport Travel Insurance Counter 1 4
Correspondence, Airport Rent-A-Car 1 5
Airport Restaurant 1 6
Oil & Gas Concessions 1 7
Curtiss Wright Airport 1 8
Airline Lease Documents 1 9
Flight Schedules 1 10
Snow Removal 1 11
Land Leases 1 12
Correspondence, Airport Visit 1 13
Miscellaneous 1 14
Ledger, Accounts Receivable, 1944 1 15
Ledger, Accounts Receivable, 1945 1 16-17
Ledger, Accounts Receivable, 1946 1 18-20
Reports, Gas & Oil Stock, 1949 1 21
Reports, Gas &Oil Stock, 1944-1945 1 21A
Reports, Daily Airport, 1949 1 22-24
Recapitulation of Charge Sales (sampling only) 2 25
Recapitulation of Cash Sales (sampling only) 2 26
Miscellaneous Receipts 2 27
Miscellaneous Time Sheets 2 28
Charge Sale Invoices, 1948 2 29
Six flight authorization ledgers, 1943-1948 2 Loose
Items removed from cornerstone of Mitchell Field Terminal:

–          October 2, 1938, editions of Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee News-Sentinel

–          10 schedules of various airlines, 1938

–          Rules and Regulations of the Milwaukee County Airport, 1937

–          Aug. 2, 1938, County Board of Supervisors Proceedings

–          Milwaukee County Airport Register, 1938

–          2 Milwaukee County Airport Daily Logs, 1938

3 Loose
OVERSIZE ITEMS LOCATION
3 Colored blueprints of the administration building of General Mitchell Field OS SM “M”
Hertz advertising Poster, 1952 OS LG “M”

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