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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • The Thunderbird Air Forces Logo

    • Swope, John
    • Hangars 1930-1950; World War II; Thunderbirds--U.S. Air Force;
    • In 1953, the former hangars still had the old Air Force Thunderbird logo on the rooftop. At that time, the Air Force was looking for a name for its new air demonstration flight team. As the team flew over those hangars toward their home at Luke...
    • 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.
    • Chinese pilots at Thunderbird Field

    • Markow, Robert
    • Thunderbird Field I;Pilots and pilotage--Chinese;World War II;
    • Shown here with an American officer are three Chinese officers who were among the many Chinese, known as "free Chinese," who were trained at Thunderbird Field.
    • Falcon Field

    • Markow, Robert
    • World War II; Falcon Field; Southwest Airways; Pilots and pilotage--British; Thunderbird Field II
    • Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona, developed and operated by Southwest Airways, was briefly known as Thunderbird Field II, but was named Falcon Field because it trained most of the British pilots of World War II
    • Chinese pilot in aircraft

    • Markow, Robert
    • Pilots and pilotage--Chinese;Thunderbird Field I;World War II;
    • A pilot is shown in one of the training planes at Thunderbird Field I. Hundreds of Chinese pilots who served under Chang Kai-shek's army, were trained at Thunderbird Field.
    • Flag Parade

    • Robert Markow
    • World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Flags--1940-1950
    • Flags line the road to the administration building of Thunderbird Field I while cadets stand at attention. The flags symbolize the 26 countries from which cadets came to Thunderbird Field I to train.
    • 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...
    • Serving Tea

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    • Women--1940-1950
    • Senorita Maria Leopoldina de Noronha (2nd from right) joined other women faculty, faculty wives, and students' wives for tea at the American Institute for Foreign Trade. In spring 1951, 10 women were enrolled; 4 were veterans of WWII, two had...
    • Edward Juliber

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    • Juliber, Edward
    • Ed Juliber became the 3rd President of Thunderbird in 1952, following the resignation of William Schurz, who left the presidency to return to teaching and writing. Juliber served as president for only a year and a half from January 1, 1952 to June...
    • Tea with Mrs. Schurz

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    • Women--1940-1950
    • Mrs. Schurz, 2nd from left, welcomes new faculty wives at tea in the 1940s. Mrs. Howard Tessen, wife of the Language Department head, is 3rd from left.
    • Professor Christian Larsen

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    • Larsen, Christian
    • Professor Christian Larsen chats with Mr. Alfred Johnson, executive vice president of S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., and newly appointed member of the AIFT Board of Directors. Professor Larsen occupies the S. C. Johnson sponsored professorial chair of...
    • Edwin Coleman

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    • Coleman, Edwin H.; American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Professor Edwin H. Coleman created the Thunderbird advertising course, popularly called "Interad," in which teams of students develop a marketing and advertising plan for a product overseas. The plans are then judged by prominent advertising...
    • Library Reading Room

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    • American Graduate School of International Management; Libraries--1960-1970
    • 1971 The reading room in the Barton Kyle Yount Library held magazines and newspapers from all over the world in many languages.
    • Campus Mall, 1987

    • Kent Sievers
    • American Graduate School of International Management
    • 1987 - The 40th anniversary marked the transformation of the center of the Thunderbird Campus from an expanse of asphalt to a beautifully landscaped mall with the Erickson Alumni Pavilion (top of photo) as its centerpiece.
    • Mavis Voris

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    • American Graduate School of International Management; Voris, Mavis
    • 1985 Mavis Voris, wife of Thunderbird President William Voris, in her balloon race hat, admires a carved chest donated by an alumnus for the annual Balloon Race silent auction, one of her favorite projects. Each year, prior to the Thunderbird Hot...

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