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    • Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount

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    • Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Under the direction of the School's first president, retired Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount, the School opened its doors on Oct. 6, 1946 as American Institute for Foreign Trade. Yount, former head of the Army Air Training Command, had been...
    • Entrance Sign to American Institute for Foreign Trade Campus

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Schools--Arizona--Glendale; Thunderbird Field I
    • The American Institute for Foreign Trade opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1946, just six months after its founders acquired Thunderbird Field I, the deactivated Army Air Forces Training Base. Because the school received the property from the War Assets...
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade Founding Administrators

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Dunne, Finley Peter; Patterson, John; Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Three men who developed the American Institute for Foreign Trade in 1946-47 are shown in this photo (l-r). 1) John Patterson was former Director of the School of Public Affairs of American University and Chief, Division of Inter-American...
    • General "Hap" Arnold, who authorized civilian training bases for World War II.

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    • Arnold, General "Hap"; Generals American 1930-1950; military; World War II; Thunderbird Field I
    • General "Hap" Arnold, who authorized civilian training bases for World War II, knew the U.S. would need more air training bases if this country were to enter the war. Congress, however, disagreed and would only authorize the expansion of one...
    • Thunderbird Foreign Language Class

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    • Spanish language study and teaching; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I.
    • In 1946 Arizona's mild climate attracted students from 45 of the 48 U.S. States who enjoyed occasional foreign language classes held outdoors. Here Carmen Madrigal helps students with their Spanish pronunciation in the shade of a pepper tree.
    • First Library at Thunderbird Campus

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    • Library; American Institute for Foreign Trade; hangar; Thunderbird Field I
    • The first Thunderbird Library was located in a hangar on the east edge of the campus. Librarian Dorothy Burge tells of begging for books from many sources, especially the faculty.
    • Thunderbird Activity Center

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    • American Graduate School of International Management; buildings; hangars; Thunderbird Field; Thunderbird School of Global Management
    • One former Thunderbird Field hangar was transformed in 1982 to become the Thunderbird Activity Center (TAC) on the Thunderbird School of Global Management Campus. The building that once housed the famous Stearman aircraft was used as a parking...
    • Entrance, The American Institute for Foreign Trade

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I; World War II;
    • Founder's Hall, at the entrance to the AIFT Campus, was the original administration building during World War II when Thunderbird Field I was an Army Air Forces training base. After the base was converted to a school, the building housed the...
    • Thunderbird Air Control Tower, Modern Version

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    • Aircraft control tower; American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird; Thunderbird Field;
    • The Thunderbird Tower Building remains the centerpiece of the Thunderbird Campus long after the airbase had been converted to a school. This photo is taken from the garden in front of the Tower Building and features a wrought iron Thunderbird art...
    • AIFT Rodeo Parade Float

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Parades & processions 1930 - 1990; Parade floats; Rodeo;
    • American Insitute for Foreign Trade students display their Latin American influence on a float in the annual Rodeo Parade in Phoenix.
    • Crossing the Equator Party

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    • Parades; Equator; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Neptune;
    • A traditional pre-commencement ceremony at the American Institute for Foreign Trade was an equatorial party at which all the students are indoctrinated -- dunked--prior to their crossing the equator in pursuit of foreign trade careers. In the...
    • First Graduating Class

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    • Graduation Ceremonies; American Institute for Foreign Trade;
    • The first graduating class at American Institute for Foreign Trade numbered 234 students from 45 U.S. states. Most of the early graduates were men studying under the postwar financial aid program for veterans of World War II, known as the G.I....
    • Walter Bimson

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    • Bimson, Walter;
    • Walter Bimson was the speaker at the first AIFT graduation in June, 1947. Bimson, head of the local Valley National Bank, was influential in finding funding and local support for the new school and served on its Board of Directors.
    • Faculty Building at AIFT

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I;
    • When the former airbase was converted into a school of management, its aircraft control tower became the faculty building for the school.
    • Luke Air Force Base

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    • Aircraft; Luke Air Force Base
    • Luke Air Force Base was also a major wartime airbase in western Maricopa County. Construction of the base started in March, 1941, just before Thunderbird Field, and it became the biggest training base in the Army Air Corps. Although placed on the...
    • Cadet George Byrne

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    • Pilots and pilotage; World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Luke Field; airbases; Byrne, George;
    • George Byrne,a cadet from Iowa, trained first at Thunderbird Field and then received his wings at Luke Field in May 1942. Byrne married a local girl, Ruth Sparks, and after a career in the air force, retired in Glendale.
    • Sign to Southwest Airways

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    • Airports; Southwest Airways;
    • A sign with a Thunderbird logo stands in front of the Glendale Lumber Company pointing to the Glendale Airport and Southwest Airways, location of Thunderbird Field I.
    • AIFT Women's Club

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    • Women--1960-1970
    • In 1966, the Women's Club at the American Institute for Foreign Trade was composed of wives of the students. They were enrolled in special classes designed to help them adapt to the foreign cultures in the countries where their husbands would be...
    • An Outdoor Classroom

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    • Languages
    • Language classes were often held outdoors as seen in this 1948 photo.

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