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Ethyl Y. Dale Airman's World Annotated Book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1982-02-11-A
The Ethyl Y. Dale Airman's World Annotated Book is a small collection consisting of one book that Dale used as a travel diary from 1932-1969. The book is a copy of Airman's World published by William Morrow in New York in 1933.

Dale recorded all the flights she took throughout the pages of the book. She noted, around the margins of the pages, the origins and destinations of her flights, occassionally recorded the date, and then she had the flight crews, including pilots and flight attendants (stewardesses), sign the pages. Because the earliest entries date to 1932 but the book was published in 1933, some of the entries may heve been entered retrospectively. Many of her flights originated in Seattle, Washington at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but many other locations are also recorded, especially cities on the west coast of the United States but also a few international locations. Not every flight entry includes the name of the airline flown, but among those recorded are Northwest Airlines, Pan American World Airways, United Airlines, and Western Airlines, among others. A few pieces of printed ephemera from various airlines and some photographs and clippings are affixed to some of the pages as well. Dale also underlined and made notes on some of the passages of text in the book.


  • 1932-1969


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.2 Cubic Feet (1 2-inch letter size document box)

Guide to the Ethyl Y. Dale Airman's WorldAnnotated Book
Completed - Level 1
Nicole Davis
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1st edition

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Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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