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Finding Aid for the Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory Collection of Material About American Aviation, 1900-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Subjects

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory Collection of Material About American Aviation,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1945
    Collection number: 313
    Creator: Gregory, Elizabeth Hiatt, b. 1872
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory (1872- ) was a journalist and lecturer in the field of aviation. She was a correspondent for the Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country, the New York Times, the New York Tribune and the New York Sun. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and related ephemeral materials collected by Elizabeth Gregory. The collection materials focus on pioneer men and women aviators, balloons, the Hindenburg, and the role of aviation in World War I and World War II.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory Collection of Material About American Aviation (Collection 313). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470670 

    Biography

    Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory was born in 1872; journalist and lecturer in the field of aviation; claimed to be the only woman journalist present at the historic first successful flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; correspondent for the Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country, and the New York Times, New York Tribune and New York Sun; wrote a book, Show Window of Life (1955); died in Los Angeles, 1955.

    Biographical Narrative

    Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory, dean of aviation reporters, became the first woman journalist and lecturer in the field of aviation as it began with the Wright Brothers and continued until her death in 1955. Her collection was the basis of a book she wrote in 1944 entitled Show Window of Life. Her main desire was to collect information on the firsts of aviation which was to depict as many first time events in the field as possible. Her own lectures and articles in newspapers and magazines add a personal touch to this history of aviation collection.
    The material listed in this register consists of correspondence, official and private photographs, photocopies, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, and lecture notes.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and related ephemeral materials collected by aviation journalist and lecturer Elizabeth Gregory. The collection materials focus on pioneer men and women aviators, balloons, the Hindenburg, and the role of aviation in World War I and World War II. Pioneer aviators mentioned in the collection include Orville and Wilbur Wright, Harriet Quimby, Amelia Earhart, and Glenn Hammond Curtiss.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Collection arranged alphabetically by subject.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gregory, Elizabeth Hiatt, b. 1872--Archives.
    Women journalists--United States--Archival resources.
    Air pilots.
    Aeronautics--History.
    Online resources.

    Name Index

    Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-
    Ovington, Earle, 1879-1936
    Balwin, Thomas Scott, 1860-1923
    Martin, Glenn L., 1886-1955
    Post, Augustus, 1873-
    Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930
    Hammer, William Joseph, 1858-1934
    Mars, J.C. 1876-
    Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
    Hughes, Howard Robard, 1905-
    Linbergh, Charles Augustus, 1902-
    Post, Wiley, 1900-1935
    Kingsford-Smith, Sir Charles, d. 1935
    Turner, Roscoe, 1895-
    Da Vinci, Leonardo, 1452-1519 see also Leonardo Da Vinci
    Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens, 1840-1916
    Stringfellow, John, 1799-1883
    Lilienthal, Otto, 1848-1896
    Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910
    Langley, Samuel Pierpont, 1834-1906
    Paulhan, Louis, 1883-
    Morriss, Percy George Brockhurst 1884-
    Allen, James, 1906-
    Chambers, Washington Irving, 1856-1934
    Collings, Kenneth Brown, 1898-1941
    Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-
    Beachey, Lincoln, 1887-1915
    Winslow, Alam, 1895-
    Cochran, Jacqueline--orphan, no record of birth
    Earhart, Amelia, 1898-1937
    McQueen, Elizabeth (Lippincott),
    Moisant, Matilde, 1888-1912
    Miller, Bernetta, 1886-
    Nichols, Ruth R. 1901-
    Quimby, Harriet, 1884-1912
    Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-
    Wright, Orville, 1871-1948
    Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912
    Selfridge, Thomas E. d. 1909
    Brookins, Walter R., 1888-

    Subjects

    Aeronautics--History
    Aeroplanes, Company
    Air mail service--U.S.
    Aeroplane facing
    Air-ships
    Clipper-ships
    Aeronautics--Flights
    Air pilots
    Aeroplanes--Models
    Aeronautics, Military
    European War, 1914-1918--aerial operations
    World War, 1939-1945--aerial operations
    Parachutes
    Aeroplanes, Private
    Aeroplanes, Military
    Women in Aeronautics
    Aeronautics--U.S.