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    • President's "E" Certificate for Export Service

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    • Certificates; Awards
    • The President's "E" Certificate for Export Service was presented to The American Institute for Foreign Trade "for an outstanding contribution to the Export Expansion Program of the United States of America." The citation reads, "The American...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. William Lytle Schurz

    • Rockwell, Charles
    • Schurz, William Lytle; Galleons history; National Geographic magazine; Latin America; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I
    • Dr. William Lytle Schurz, noted Latin American scholar and Director of the Department of Area Studies at the American Institute for Foreign Trade, visits with student Charles Rockwell. Schurz was one of the most highly respected faculty in the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Thunderbird Campus, 1946

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Aerial view of the Thunderbird Campus in 1946 after it became American Institute for Foreign Trade. The dormitories formed the border of the diamond-shaped quadrangle, which held the two swimming pools. the Dining Hall was at the top of the...
    • Dancers at AIFT

    • Rockwell, Charles
    • Latin America; South America commerce; Dancing; American Insitute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I
    • Students at American Institute for Foreign Trade not only learned how to do business in a foreign country, but they also learned the culture of Latin American countries. Friday night folk dances were part of the cultural aspect of a Thunderbird...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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....
    • Faculty Tea at Thunderbird

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Noronha, Senorha Maria Leopoldina;
    • In the 1950s, a "tea" was the proper way to welcome new faculty to the American Institute for Foreign Trade. Second from right is Spanish and Portuguese professor, La Senhorita Maria Leopoldina de Noronha.
    • "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...
    • Thunderbird Field Hangar with planes

    • Swope, John
    • Thunderbird Field I; World War II; Hangars 1930-1950; Aircraft 1940-1950; Stearman aircraft; Arizona--Glendale; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
    • This photo shows one of the four World War II hangars at Thunderbird Field I. The airbase was developed by Leland Hayward and John Connolly under their private company, Southwest Airways. The arrangement was promulgated by General "Hap" Arnold,...
    • The Start of the China Program

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    • American Graduate School of International Management
    • 1980 Dr. William Voris shakes hands with the Chinese representative of the Beijing Institute for Foreign Trade upon the occasion of the Thunderbird's agreement for a cooperative program with the Chinese university October 3, 1980. The Chinese...
    • Thunderbird Field Aircraft Hangar

    • Swope, John
    • Hangars 1930-1950; Thunderbird Field I; American Institute for Foreign Trade; American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management; U. S. Army Air Forces
    • One of the aircraft hangars at Thunderbird Field is shown here reflected in a pool of water, another stellar John Swope photo. The biwing aircraft are Stearman trainers. At the top center of the hangar is the logo of the four airbases of the Army...
    • The Continents Sculpture

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    • Sculpture; Annja
    • This 15 ft. tall sculpture, "The Continents" by French artist Annja, was dedicated on the lawn of the International Business Information Center (IBIC) Nov. 3, 2000. The project, funded by the Thunderbird Class of 1960, represents the 135 countries...
    • 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.

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