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This collection documents the life and career of Hungarian-born Sandor “Alex” Kvassay, who became well-known as an international marketer of Beech and Learjet aircraft. After leaving his native Hungary in 1948 due to the growing threat of Communism, Kvassay served in the US Army before becoming involved in aviation. The correspondence, images, company press releases, magazine columns, and scrapbooks in this collection represent Kvassay’s career, associates, and travels around the world in support of his work. Also included are images of World War II-era Hungary and Nazi Germany, as well as a narrative written by Kvassay’s brother Jeno, which recounts his time as a political prisoner in Hungary during the 1950s.


Charles Gates, Jr., George H. Payne, and Alex Kvassay with the President's E Award flag.

  Finding Aid to Sandor "Alex" Kvassay Papers

 
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