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    • American Business Enlightenment Award

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    • 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...
    • 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

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    • 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.
    • Carmen "Tica" Madrigal

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    • Languages; Boller, Carmen Madrigal
    • Alumnus Charles White , class of 1953, sends this photo and writes: "My Spanish teacher in 1953 was Carmen Madrigal (de Bohler). But she was knownn as "Tica" because she was from Costa Rica. She taught "from the heart." She was thrilled when her...
    • 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...
    • Berger Erickson

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    • Erickson, Berger
    • Berger Erickson had been an officer of AIFT since its founding in 1946, first as business manager and later as Vice President for Business Affairs. He was named to the position of Executive Vice President in 1961. Known as "Mr. Thunderbird," he...
    • AIFT President Dr. Art Peterson

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    • 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...
    • Oral History interview with President Arthur Peterson

    • Peterson, Dr. Arthur
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade (Thunderbird School of Global Management).
    • Dr. Peterson was President of the American Institue for Foreign Trade from 1966-1969. In this interview he reflects on his first impressions of the campus, the students, Board of Directors and faculty. Dr. Peterson also discusses how, during his...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • E Award Procession

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Awards;
    • Frank C. Brophy, former AIFT Board Member (left) along with Arizona Senator Carl Hayden (right) lead the procession for the November 8, 1965 presentation of the E Award granted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Behind Hayden is Governor Paul...
    • East Apartments Groundbreaking

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    • American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Frank Snell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AIFT, turns the first shovel of earth to break ground for the new East Apartments and lounge on June 28, 1966. Thunderbird President Art Peterson (right) looks on. The units marked the first major...
    • Bob and Kax Herberger

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    • Herberger, G. Robert; Herberger,Katherine
    • G. Robert "Bob" and Katherine "Kax" Herberger pose during the American Management Association World Conference on the occasion of the new alliance between the AMA and AIFT. Bob Herberger was a member of the Thunderbird Board of Directors. Both he...
    • 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...
    • Miss Universe Visits AIFT

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    • Rombin, Hellevi; Miss Universe Pageant; Erickson, Berger
    • Jack Butefish '56, Mabel Erickson, Hellevi Rombin (Miss Universe of 1955 from Sweden), and Berger Erickson, pose for a photo during the young woman's visit to the Thunderbird campus.
    • Memories About William Lytle Schurz, an oral history.

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    • Thunderbird School of Global Management; Glendale (Ariz.); American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Oral History interview about Dr. William Lytle Schurz, diplomat, author, teacher and scholar. He served as President of the American Institute for Foreign Trade or AIFT (now the Thunderbird School of Global Management) from July, 1949 to June,...

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