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Jacqueline Kruper Women in Aviation papers and rare books

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 187

Scope and Contents

The Jacqueline Kruper Women in Aviation papers and rare books give a glimpse into the lives of key aviatrices in the earliest years of flight, along with pioneer aviators. The ephemera includes magazine advertisements from 1943, which provide a unique look into how women aviators were portrayed during the 1940s. The papers also include Jacqueline Kruper's writings for Woman Pilot magazine, and book reviews for Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military, and H-Minerva, H-Net Reviews. Types of materials include: advertisements, articles, books, book reviews, booklets, and aviation magazines. Please see pdf finding aid for list of books.


  • 1927 - 2015
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1991 - 2009


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Jacqueline Kruper is an independent researcher and private pilot. She has written articles for Woman Pilot, and provided book reviews for the Minerva Society for the Study of Women and War: H-Net and MINERVA: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military.


3.872 Cubic Feet (43 volumes (books) and one flat box)


The papers are arranged into two series.
  1. Advertisements and Writings
  2. Books

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Jacqueline Kruper, May 29, 2015.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. The books have been cataloged and added to Purdue's Archives and Special Collections.



Jacqueline Kruper Women in Aviation papers and rare books
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2015-06-18.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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