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Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1897-1937

Biographical Note

Amelia Mary Earhart (1897-1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

During an around-the-world flight attempt in 1937 she and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. Earhart, Noonan, and her plane were never found, though searches continue to present day. Earhart was declared legally dead on January 5, 1939.

Citation

https://www.ameliaearhart.com/biography/

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - E

 Sub-Group
Scope and Contents Individuals whose names start with E: Eagleston, Glenn T. [WWII U.S. ace pilot] "Aces' Aircraft: Lt. Col. Glenn T. Eagleston," Aero Album, Fall 1968 Eaker, Ira C. [U.S. Air Force pilot] Folder 1:Obituary, Eugene Register-Guard, August 7, 1987"Eaker's Pan-American Mission," Air Force Magazine, September...

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

Minnie M. Boyd Collection on The Ninety-Nines

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-03-28
Abstract Minnie M. Boyd (1910-1998) was born in Four Lakes, Washington and was an avid aviator. This collection contains correspondence, organizational records, membership directories, photographs, clippings, printed materials, and ephemera related to the Ninety-Nines, Inc.,and gathered by Minnie M. Boyd during her time as a member.

Dorothy (Hester) Stenzel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-09-26
Abstract Dorothy (Hester) Stenzel (1910-1991) was born in Ardenwald, Oregon and learned to fly in the late 1920s. Stenzel then gained fame for stunt flying and broke several records through the mid-1930s. The collection contains seven (7) scrapbooks and assorted textual materials and photographs that document Stenzel's career as one of the first female stunt pilots.

Jeanette R. (Rogowski) Witzkowski World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-11-27
Contents of the Collection The Jeanette R. (Rogowski) Witzkowski World War II Collection relates to the World War II-era experience of Jeanette Witzkowski, who served as a pilot and air traffic controller during World War II. It includes primarily textual materials and a small amount of photographic prints, with the bulk of the material falling within 1935-1947. Textual materials include Civial Aeronuatics Administration (CAA) air traffic control instructional documents and aircraft clearance forms and incoming...

Ted Young Aviation lithograph collection

 Collection — Box: Small Collections oversize materials 2019-, oversize: folder
Identifier: 2019-00-00-1
Contents of the Collection The Ted Young Aviation lithograph collection is comprised of eighteen (18) 11x14" color lithographs of assorted aircraft and aviators, created in 1974-circa 1990s. Identified aircraft include the Wright Military Flyer, "The Spirit of St. Louis", and Lockheed Vega "Winnie May." Identified personalities include Amelia Earhart, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Wilbur and Orvile Wright, General Jimmy Doolittle, Robert H. Goddard, Neil Armstrong, and John Glenn. Many of the lithographs, specifically those...

Simpson, Anne, 2016 January 13

 File
Interview Summary Retired airline captain and Museum of Flight Trustee Anne Simpson is interviewed about her 37-year career in the commercial airline industry. She discusses her experiences as a pilot for Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, where she flew the Boeing 727, Airbus A320, and Boeing 747-400. She also discusses her status as one of the first women pilots to be hired by a major American airline and describes challenges and accomplishments from her career. The interview concludes with an overview of...

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