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Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) Papers, 1853, 1928-1947
GC 1061  
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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 (1897-1937) Papers, 1853, 1928-1947
    Dates: 1853-1947
    Collection Number: GC 1061
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    Extent: .6 linear feet
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Letters, flight logs, radiograms and clippings by and about Amelia Earhart (AE).
    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 (1897-1937) Papers, 1853, 1928-1947. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Letters, flight logs, radiograms and clippings by and about Amelia Earhart (AE). There are two letters (ms) from AE to George Putnam, one about their upcoming marriage and the other expressing her belief that women must challenge themselves. Also in AE's hand is a will (1928) and two flight logs (1928, undated). A scrapbook contains photographic copies of sketches of AE, clippings, AE's handprints, and other related items. Several 1937 radiograms deal with the search for AE after her disappearance. A large portion of the collection consists of letters from AE's mother, Amy Otis Earhart, to Betty Bowers. An addendum to the collection contains information gathered after the Museum received the collection. There is correspondence regarding the plane Earhart used on her last flight, a script by Carol Sobieski entitled "AE," and four audio tapes of lectures about AE.

    Indexing Terms

    Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937