Skip to main content

Letters to Zelda Gould from Amy Otis Earhart, January 14, 1939 - January 10, 1950

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 79, Series 1

Scope and Contents

Included are seventy letters and three clippings from The Centerville Crusader. There is a listing available of the exact dates of the correspondence. Ask an archivist for the internal inventory.

Additional items were found among the letters, and include a Beeman's pepsin gum wrapper in the July 26, 1943 letter. The December 19, 1943 letter includes a clipping of a poem. The April 5, 1944 letter includes clippings; newspaper photo of Mrs. Earhart and an article, "Amelia Earhart taken to Japan, report," by Eugene Burns. October 22, 1944 letter includes clipping, "New York Writer Seeks Earhart Facts." A Christmas card is in the December 20, 1944 letter. The November 28, 1945 letter includes the clipping, "Japanese Official Denies Amelia Earhart Is Alive." The February 2, 1947 letter includes four clippings and a program from the American Legion – Amelia Earhart Post No. 678, banquet honoring Mrs. Amy Otis Earhart on the occasion of the unveiling of the Amelia Earhart portrait, presented by the Valley Times, October 24, 1946. There is just an envelope, no letter for the October 16, 1949 correspondence. The last letter is dated January 10, 1950.


  • January 14, 1939 - January 10, 1950

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box )


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States