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Doris Hurt Powers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 2
Scope and Contents The Doris Hurt Powers papers (1942 – 2008; 2 cubic feet) documents the student, aviation, and business activities of Doris Hurt Powers. Powers’ experience as a woman breaking into the male-dominated fields of engineering and aeronautics is well documented through autobiographical speeches and her memoir Nothing but Blue Skies. One strength of the collection are the speeches delivered by Powers that address the particular challenges and opportunities encountered...
Dates: 1945-2011; Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2009

Amelia Earhart at Purdue papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 450
Scope and Contents The Amelia Earhart at Purdue papers document Amelia Earhart's arrival at Purdue University, her time there, and the efforts to memorialize Earhart after her disappearance. Types of materials include correspondence, ephemera, administrative reports, photographs, publicity materials, and speeches.
Dates: 1935 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1937

Collection of Amelia Earhart related materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 188
Scope and Contents The Collection of Amelia Earhart related materials consists of items collected by the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections over the years as a supplement to the George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers. There are numerous articles about Earhart, including information about her relationship with Purdue University and activities held in her honor. The collection also contains firsthand accounts of encounters with Earhart written by those who knew her while she was...
Dates: 1928 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1990

Faith Wayne Pearson papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 258
Abstract This collection includes clippings and articles pertaining to Pearson’s aviation activities while at Purdue, as well as her involvement in the Purdue engineering program, with the debate team, the WBAA campus radio station, Alpha Chi Omega, her acquaintanceship with Dr. Lillian Gilbreth,  and her employment in the campus bookstore. The collection also includes one photograph of Pearson, circa 1995, a speech she composed detailing some highlights of her life and career, and a copy of her...
Dates: 1940-2000; Other: Majority of material found in 1940s; Other: Date acquired: 06/04/2012

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

Clifford W. Henderson Collection on the National Air Races

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 308
Scope and Contents Clifford Henderson Collection on the National Air Races consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of the 1928 National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition, two autograph albums with comments and signatures of attendees from the 1929 and 1932 National Air Race competitions, and one photo album of the photographs from the 1929 races. Many of the notable pilots of the 1920s and 1930s are included in the collection, such as Pancho Barnes, Vincent Bendix, Amelia Earhart, Roscoe Turner, Elvy...
Dates: 1928 - 1936

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...
Dates: 1927 - 2015; Other: Majority of material found within 1991 - 2009

Zoe Dell Nutter papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 81
Scope and Contents This collection contains aviation-related serial publications, copies of photographs, National Aviation Hall of Fame programs, and clippings pertaining to the life of aviatrix Zoe Dell Nutter.
Dates: 1965 - 2010

Toni Mayo papers and research files for "Defining Flight"

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 181
Abstract Documentation and research notes from twenty personal narratives of Huntington County, Indiana pilots and aviatrixes who flew during the early to mid-twentieth century. The research notes from oral histories were used by Toni Mayo in the compilation of her master’s thesis and book, Defining Flight.
Dates: 1911-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1998-2001; Other: Date acquired: 05/11/2013

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