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    • 25,000th graduate

    • Unknown
    • Arthur, John;
    • John Arthur, Dean of Admissions announces Pamela Barit as the school's 25,000th graduate in 1987.
    • "The Thunderbird" Staff 1947-48

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    • Students;American Institute for Foreign Trade;
    • "The Thunderbird" school newspaper staff at American Institute for Foreign Trade in 1947-48 consisted of (from left) Walt Leonard, languages editor; Ed Boyle, sports editor; Earl Tunnell, pictorial editor; Lloyd Clark, editor; Bob Cheroske...
    • A Language Class

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    • American Graduate School of International Management; Valdivieso, Jorge
    • 1985 A Spanish language class is being taught by Professor Jorge Valdivieso in 1985. The rooms in the two side wings of the Snell Learning Center were designed for Thunderbird language classes, which were limited to 8 or 10 students in order to...
    • A New Name for Thunderbird

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    • American Graduate School of International Management
    • 1973, December 1. Dr. William Voris admires the sign declaring the new name of the School. On December 1, 1973, The name was changed from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management to American Graduate School of International...
    • Addition to the Tower Building

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    • Buildings; American Institute for Foreign Trade;
    • The new rear wing of the Tower Building, shown at the bottom of the photo, was completed early in 1960, thanks to an alumni fund-raising effort. The building contained two faculty offices, eight listening rooms, and for the first time in AIFT...
    • Aerial Photo, 1957

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Schools; Airbases; War Assets Administration;
    • On March 14, 1957, the School took full title to the property formerly known as Thunderbird Field. The property had been deeded to the School by the War Assets Administration on the condition that, "for a period of ten years….said premises shall...
    • Aerial Photo, 1983

    • Rupp Aerial Photography
    • American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird Field;
    • This 1983 aerial photo shows the Thunderbird Campus looking southeast. The photo also shows the encroaching development of housing on the former cotton fields adjacent to the School.
    • Aerial View of Thunderbird Field I

    • Swope, John
    • Thunderbird Field I; Air Forces; Air bases; World War II; Arizona--Glendale; Sheets, Millard;
    • Thunderbird Field I was a World War II air training base initially built with private funds by Southwest Airways. Planning began in November 1940, construction started Jan. 2, 1941, and operations began on March 22. Well-known artist Millard...
    • Aerial View, Thunderbird Campus, 2002

    • Rupp Aerial Photo
    • aerial photography;Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
    • This 2002 aerial photo of the Thunderbird Campus shows the additions to the physical plant under President Herberger, including the southeast quadrant World Business Building complex (1992), Residence Halls A and B around the swimming pool, the...
    • AIFT Coffee Shop

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • The Thunderbird Coffee Shop in the 1960s reflected the international culture of the school with posters from many countries lining the walls.
    • AIFT Nursery

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • About 50 percent of the students at Thunderbird in 1958 were married men, some of whom were accompanied by their wives and children. The School provided a nursery for the children while the parents were in class, and some of those children,...
    • AIFT President Arthur Peterson with His Private Plane

    • Unknown
    • Peterson, Arthur; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird School of Global Management
    • AIFT President Art Peterson was a skilled pilot who often flew his private plane onto the Thunderbird Campus directly to his on-campus residence.
    • AIFT President Dr. Art Peterson

    • Unknown
    • Peterson, Dr. Arthur
    • Dr. Arthur L. Peterson was elected to be President of the American Institute for Foreign Trade at a meeting of the Institute's Board of Directors on April 20, 1966. Peterson came to Thunderbird from the position of director of the Ben A. Arneson...
    • 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.
    • AIFT Students

    • Rockwell, Charles
    • Students 1940-1950; South America commerce; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I;
    • Because of its proximity to Mexico and Latin America, the early years of Thunderbird (American Institute for Foreign Trade) focused on doing business in that region of the world. Portuguese and Spanish were the only languages taught, and most...
    • AIFT Women's Club

    • Unknown
    • 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...
    • Aircraft Maintenance Workers

    • Markow, Robert
    • Thunderbird Field I; Aircraft; World War II;
    • In the tradition of Tillie the Toiler, a female figure representing the women who worked in American industry while the men served in World War II, a number of women worked alongside the men in maintaining the aircraft at Thunderbird Field.
    • Alvin Marks

    • Unknown
    • Business Education; American Management Association
    • In 1966, two academic faculty chairs were created: The American Management Association created the AMA Chair of International Management on Oct. 14, 1966, naming Prof. Alvin M. Marks to the chair. The Citibank Chair of International Finance was...
    • American Business Enlightenment Award

    • Unknown
    • Business; Airlines; Awards;
    • 1961. James O. B. Phillips, President of Braniff Airlines in Brazil, received the American Buisness Enlightenment Award in 1961. Dr. Jonas H. Mayer, Vice President of American Linen Supply Company established the American Business Enlightenment...
    • 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...

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