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TIGHAR is the The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting responsible aviation archaeology and historic preservation. TIGHAR's mission is to compile and verify reports of rare and historic aircraft surviving in remote areas. They also conduct investigations and recovery expeditions in co-operation with museums and collections worldwide. One of their key expeditions being the search for Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan and her lost Electra plane.

TIGHARS’s mission statement also states that they serve "as a voice for integrity, responsibility, and professionalism in the field of aviation historic preservation.


TIGHAR. Accessed June 25, 2020.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Collection of Amelia Earhart related materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 188
Scope and Contents The Collection of Amelia Earhart related materials consists of items collected by the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections over the years as a supplement to the George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers. There are numerous articles about Earhart, including information about her relationship with Purdue University and activities held in her honor. The collection also contains firsthand accounts of encounters with Earhart written by those who knew her while she was...
Dates: 1928 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1990