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Finding aid of the Elizabeth Lippincott McQueen Papers
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Description
Photographs, correspondence, writings, clippings, and other materials, chiefly 1927-1949, relating to women in aviation, created and collected by Elizabeth L. (Mrs. Ulysses Grant) McQueen in the course of her activities as founder and honorary president of the Women's International Association of Aeronautics (WIAA) and as principal organizer of the 1929 Women's Air Derby.
Background
Elizabeth Lippincott was born in Pennington, New Jersey, on September 26, 1878, the daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Crispin Lippincott, DD, and his second wife, Deborah Diverty. She graduated from Pennington Seminary in 1898, and in March 1900 married Ulysses Grant McQueen (1864-1937), a wealthy inventor and manufacturer in New York City. The couple lived in New York City until 1928, when they moved to Beverly Hills, California. During World War I, Mrs. McQueen served in war relief work in Palestine under Field Marshal Allenby. In 1919 she founded the Jerusalem News, the first English-language newspaper in Jerusalem.
Extent
1 archive box + 1 oversize box (0.5 linear foot).
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
Collection open for research.