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Clippings and Updates, 2005

 File — Folder: 6
Identifier: Folder 6

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Purdue Air Race Classic Team papers (1994-2005; 1 cubic feet) document the Purdue Air Race Classic teams’ involvement in the race.  The papers feature Purdue Air Race Classic team photographs, clippings, correspondence, general race information; including participant lists and race results, Purdue team updates provided throughout the races and Air Race Classic programs which document Purdue’s involvement in the races from 1994 – 2005.  Some of the miscellaneous materials include a pamphlet from the “Round the World Air Race,” which features Margaret Ringenberg, a flyer announcing Putnam County Flying Service, “Pam’s Place,” and correspondence, photographs, and press material from Sheila von Geyso to Professor Mary Ann Eiff and Dr. Gary Eiff, in regards to bronze bust of aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, created by von Geyso, upon Earhart’s 100th anniversary, September 15, 1995.  There are also obituaries for Amelia Earhart’s mechanic, Ruckins McKneely Jr. and Earhart’s sister, Grace Muriel Earhart Morrissey.  The papers also contain numerous clippings about the tragic plane crash that occurred at the Purdue Airport in September 1997, which killed Purdue Air Race Classic team member, Julie Swengel, fellow student, Anthony Kinkade and their instructor, Jeremy Sanborn.  Included are Sanborn’s and Swengel’s memorial booklets. The materials were provided by Mary Ann Eiff, Purdue assistant professor of Aviation Technology and faculty adviser for Purdue Women in Aviation.  The papers are organized into 7 series and each is in chronological order:


  • 1997 - 1998 and 2004 – 2005

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1.00 Cubic Feet

From the Collection: 2 mss boxes other_unmapped


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States