Collection UWLA - University of West London Archive/Heathrow Archive

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UWLA

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University of West London Archive/Heathrow Archive

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  • 1930 - 2018 (Creation)

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Approximately 800 items

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About 950 items in three series. The collection originates from British Airports Authority (BAA) which was established in 1966 and disbanded in 2006. BAA controlled several airports across the South East and Scotland, including Heathrow. Prior to BAA London Airport was managed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The archive consists of documents and artifacts relating to the history of Heathrow Airport and aviation from approximately the 1930's to 2018. The Airport originated as London Airport in 1946. The first permanent terminals were completed in 1955 followed by numerous additional terminals and buildings in later years. The collection contains memorabilia and documents relating to London Airport, individual airlines and aviation in general. It consists of a range of different types of documents including photos, leaflets, brochures and publications. Photos, leaflets and brochures relating to Gatwick Airport are also included within the collection.

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