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Gould, Zelda


Historical Information

Zelda Gould was a friend (through letters) of Amy Otis Earhart. There are seventy-five letters that Gould received from Earhart, with the first one posted with a three-cent stamp from 127 Traincroft, in Medford, Massachusetts, written in longhand and dated January 14, 1930. It was delivered to Gould who was living in Kokomo, Indiana at the time, teaching at a Business College.

The first two letters were from Massachusetts, and the rest were from California, where Earhart moved to be closer to the west coast, for possible news of her missing daughter, Amelia. The last letter Gould received from Mrs. Earhart is dated January 10, 1959 from Berkeley, California. The full collection of letters and accompanying photographs received by Gould from Mrs. Earhart over the years were donated to Purdue in 1992.


"From the Earhart Letters," The Centerville Crusader, Vol. 26, No. 20, pp. 1-2, July 15, 1992.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Zelda Gould collection of Amy Otis Earhart correspondence and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 79
Scope and Contents The Zelda Gould collection of Amy Otis Earhart correspondence and photographs documents the thoughts and feelings Amelia Earhart's mother, Amy Otis Earhart, was experiencing after the disappearance of her daughter, and then coming to terms with her fate. Topics also include World War II and the events following the war, politics and elections, current events of the era, hobbies, personal concerns, thank-you notes, among other topics. There are some newspaper clippings about Amelia...
Dates: 1930 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1949