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Amelia Earhart (1898-1937) Collection, 1928-1937, 1945
P-037  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Amelia Earhart (1898-1937) Collection, 1928-1937, 1945
    Dates: 1918-1945
    Collection Number: P-037
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    Extent: 1.2 linear feet (Boxes: letter, 5 x 7, 1 ov)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: The Amelia Earhart Collection is comprised of six boxes and one oversized box of black and white prints of Amelia Earhart, her family and friends and other various photographs relating to both her flights and aviation in general. ca. 1918, 1928-1937, ca. 1945
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Amelia Earhart (1898-1937) Collection, 1928-1937, 1945. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Amelia Earhart Collection is comprised of six boxes and one oversized box of black and white prints of Amelia Earhart, her family and friends and other various photographs relating to both her flights and aviation in general. ca. 1918, 1928-1937, ca. 1945 The earliest photographs of Amelia Earhart from this collection date from circa 1918. The bulk of the photographs, however, date from 1928-1937. These include portrait photographs of Amelia Earhart, her husband George Palmer Putnam, her navigator Fred Noonan and friend Paul Mantz. There are photographs of Orville Wright, Charles A. Lindbergh, President Herbert Hoover, Lady Astor and film star Helen Hayes. The Amelia Earhart Collection also includes many photographs of the Friendship and Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega and Lockheed Electra planes. The latest photographs, those of Amelia Earhart's mother, Amy Otis Earhart, date from circa 1945. Finally, this print collection includes reproductions of two letters written by Amelia Earhart to George Palmer Putnam, U.S. Coastguard radio messages concerning the disappearance of the Lockheed Electra in 1937 and a copy of Amelia Earhart's will, written before her Transatlantic flight in 1928. See General Collection 1061 Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) Papers for the originals of these reproductions, as well as numerous other papers relating to Amelia Earhart.

    Indexing Terms

    Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937