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"She'll try any death-defying stunt in the air..." [Newspaper clipping]

"She'll try any death-defying stunt in the air..." [Newspaper clipping]

Newspaper clipping, "She'll try any death-defying stunt in the air, but boys frighten new champ of girl pilots," from The NEA Service (Cleveland,…

[Letter to Helen Hester from Dorothy Hester regarding stunt flying, circa 1931]

[Letter to Helen Hester from Dorothy Hester regarding stunt flying, circa 1931]

Letter to Helen Hester from Dorothy Hester, circa 1931. Discusses Dorothy's stunt flying and the death of a fellow barnstormer. Two handwritten pages.

Train with Rankin [Booklet]

Train with Rankin [Booklet]

Promotional booklet titled "Train with Rankin," issued by the Rankin School of Flying of Portland, Oregon, circa 1920s. Provides information about the…