Guide to the Jim Borzilleri Collection of Nantucket Airlines Material, 1979-circa 2000

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.


Collected by Air New England employee and Nantucket resident Jim Borzilleri, this collection contains flight schedules, baggage tags, promotional materials, and ephemera from airlines serving Nantucket Memorial Airport from 1979 through circa 2000.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
Jim Borzilleri Collection of Nantucket Airlines Materials
1979-circa 2000
Borzilleri, Jim
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Jim Borzilleri Collection of Nantucket Airlines Material, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Jim Borzilleri of Nantucket, Mass., in January 2019 (Acc. RL2019.1).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

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  • MS397 Nantucket Tourist Guides and Souvenir Books, 1868-2014, Nantucket Historical Association
  • 2019.0033.001 "My First Flight at Hyannis Air Service" pin, Nantucket Historical Association

Subject Headings

  • Personal Names
    • Borzilleri, Jim.
  • Corporate Names
    • Nantucket Memorial Airport
  • Topical Terms
    • Air travel -- Nantucket

Biographical Information

The Nantucket Memorial Airport (location identifier: ACK) was established in 1942 out of the union of the Nobadeer Field Service and Parker Grey airfield after they had their land deeds transferred to the Town of Nantucket. After briefly serving as a training field for pilots in the United States Navy during World War Two between 1943 and 1946, the airport grew in servicing private and commercial flights. Between 1970 and 2000, airlines that served the airport included: Air New England, Air Vermont, American Airlines, Cape Air, Cape & Islands Flight Service, Colgan Air, Continental Express, Executive Airlines, Gull Air Inc., Hyannis Air Service, Island Airlines, Northeast Airlines, and Will’s Air. In 1994, the airport served over 200,000 travelers, the majority of which flew during the summer season.

Jim Borzillleri worked at Air New England in the 1970s, during and after which he frequently travelled to Nantucket Memorial Airport. As a resident of the island, he donated his collection of airport materials to the Nantucket Historical Association in 2019.

Scope and Content

Collection contains printed materials and ephemera from multiple Nantucket airlines, including flight schedules, baggage tags, boarding passes, and informational brochures. Ephemera file includes a napkin, a postcard, and a radio station list.


Folder 1: Flight Schedules, 1980-1998.
Folder 2: Baggage Tags, undated.
Folder 3: Boarding Passes, undated.
Folder 4: Brochures, 1979-circa 2000.
Folder 5 : Ephemera, undated.
Folder 5 contains a napkin, a postcard, a radio station list.

Processing Information

Processed by Alex McGrath, January 2020.
Finding aid by Alex McGrath, January 2020.

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