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
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
1 archive box + 1 oversize box
(0.5 linear foot).
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Collection open for research.