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Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field Photographs and Clipping

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2011-00-00-15
The Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field Photographs and Clipping is a small collection of visual and textual materials documenting the the Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field (AWPBF), circa late 1930s-1940s.

The collection includes thirteen black-and-white photographic prints of six discrete images. One image is an informal portrait of a woman pilot in her coveralls, helmet and goggles. The name on her coveralls reads "Penney." One image depicts a department store display window featuring the AWPBF. Nine prints are of two images of ten of the women pilots lined up with an eleventh woman facing them reading a document or perhaps conveying an award. In these images the women are in their coveralls and some have their helmets and goggles on their heads. One image is a formal group portrait of thirteen of the women, all wearing their flight gear. The final image depicts three women with an unidentified male pilot standing next to the cockpit of a plane. Gladys Crooks, Mildred Merrill, Mary Riddle, and Lucille Stone are among the women depicted. The other women are as of yet unidentified.

One clipping in the collection is the front page of the Seattle Sunday Times dated March 14, 1937 which consists of a full-page feature of the AWPBF with several images. The article which starts on this page concludes on another page but is not invluded with this clipping.


  • 1937-circa 1940s

Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.1 Cubic Feet (One letter-size file folder, one oversize folder)

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