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Newsletters and Clippings, 1928 - 2009

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 188, Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series includes Amelia Earhart Society newsletters and various journal issues that feature Earhart. There is also an extensive collection of articles pertaining to Earhart's connection to Purdue. It appears that these were gathered by Keith Dowden, Helen Schroyer and Katie Markee, former heads of Purdue Archives and Special Collections. There are some articles about other famous aviatrices.

Some of the items include front-page news stories featuring Earhart and other famous aviatrices, from 1929 - 1937. One paper is devoted to American aviation pioneer, Ruth Nichols. Other items include advertisements featuring Earhart, and Earhart luggage, and a copy of the purchase agreement for her Lockheed Electra from 1936. Also included are articles about Earhart from more recent times, which feature Purdue events and speculation on her disappearance.


  • 1928 - 2009

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


1.60 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box, one legal-size full-width manuscript box, and one flat box)


The series is comprised of three sub-series.
  1. Newsletter, Amelia Earhart Society and miscellaneous clippings
  2. Clippings, Purdue Connection - Earhart and Purdue
  3. Oversized newspapers, advertisements and Lockheed Electra purchase agreement

Physical Access Information

Some of the copies are old and of poor quality.

Processing Information

The items in Box 10 are oversized and are grouped together and placed into a flat archival box for preservation purposes.

When originally processed, Box 10 was its own series. Further processing advisement recommended placement in Series 1. Hence reason for Box 10 being out of order.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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