Women in Aeronautics
The Amelia Earhart Biographical File contains several items related to the life and aviation career of Amelia Earhart. Materials include newspaper clippings, ephemera, and biographical documents about Earhart prepared by various people and organizations.
The Bertha Boeing Application for Home-Canning Sugar Allowance is a small collection consisting of an "Application for Home-Canning Sugar Allowance" for 60 pounds of sugar from Bertha Boeing on behalf of William Boeing and William Boeing, Jr., dated July 22, 1944. A no. 37 sugar war ration stamp is applied next to each family member's name. The application is signed by Bertha Boeing.
The Carol (Nicholson) Lewis Collection is one box and one oversized folder of materials related to the Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) career of Carol (Nicholson) Lewis. The collection includes official documents, photographs, correspondence, clippings, and WASP ephemera. A small amount of correspondence and ephemera concerning her marriage are also included in the collection.
The Catherine Wingfield Flight Attendant Collection is a small collection comprised of materials relating to Wingfield’s career as a flight attendant for American Airlines in the late 1930s. The collection includes a photographic print of Wingfield in uniform, two logbooks from her routes as a flight attendant, and four privately shot films containing scenes of American Airlines cross-country flights, home movies, and other travel footage.
The Dora Jean (Dougherty) Strother WASP Photographs Collection is a small collection consisting of two photographs of Women Air Service Pilots at Elgin Air Force Base with the B-29 "Ladybird" before a B-29 demonstration tour in 1944.
The Dorothy (Hester) Stenzel Collection contains scrapbooks, manuscripts and photographs documenting Stenzel's career as one of the first female stunt pilots. The materials primarily date from 1929-1933, the height of Stenzel's fame.
The Floyd R. Daniel Boeing Collection is comprised of materials relating to Daniel’s 26-year career as photographer and videographer at the Boeing Company. The collection's audiovisual materials include a film of the Associated Women Pilots of Boeing Field (AWPBF) at Boeing Field, Washington, circa July 1940
The Iva and Homer Metz Space Collection documents the careers of both Iva Metz and Homer Metz. This collection, which dates from 1928 to 2003, consists of certificates, membership cards, pilot rating book, flight logs, photographs, cacheted covers, and assorted documents related to the Apollo and Skylab programs. The collection records the early days of Iva and Homer’s flight careers and gives insight to their involvement in the space industry.
The Jean (Taylor) Howard WASP Collection contains a black-and-white digital photographic print and a pilot's logbook related to the World War II military service of Jean (Taylor) Howard. The 5x7" print depicts Howard standing in front of an obscured front-facing Piper J-3. She is dressed as a civilian. There is no contextual information on the photograph.
The Katherine Duffy Ashe Kla Ha Ya Flight Collection consists of five black-and-white 6x8" photographs and four newspaper clippings relating to the 1914 flight of Katherine Duffy Ashe and pilot T. T. Maroney in a Curtiss Model D 1912 Pusher at the Kla Ha Ya Days festival in Snohomish, Washington.
The Margery Watson World War II Photographs is a small collection comprised of a series of photographs either taken or gathered by Margery Watson while she was employed at North American Aviation in Inglewood, California as a draftsperson between 1943-1945. The photographs are primarily small black-and-white snapshots that document NAA personnel adding a Merlin engine and performing engine tests on the prototype P-51 nicknamed "Baby" for United States Army Air Force ground crews.
The Martha L. (Smith) Bullock Collection is a small collection of items associated with Bullock's time as a Women Air Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. The collection includes one folder of photographs and one folder of textual materials. The photographs, all black-and-white, are comprised of four (4) portraits of Bullock with planes and one image of a B-26 in flight over Dodge City, Kansas. The textual items include clippings documenting her flying career after World War II, certification of her veteran status, and her Emblem of Civilian Service.
The Mary M. Oldehoff Flight Nurse Log is comprised of a single logbook for 1944 that documents Oldehoff's experience as a flight nurse during World War II.
The Mary "Pat" (Hiller) Call WASP Collection consists of materials relating to Call’s service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) from 1942-1944. Materials are arranged alphabetically and span from 1939-2019 (bulk 1943-1980).
The Minnie M. Boyd Collection on The Ninety-Nines primarily relates to the Eastern Washington Chapter and the Northwest Section of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., although other chapters and sections are included to a lesser extent, from the 1950s-1990s.
The Museum of Flight Oral History Collection chronicles the personal stories of individuals in the fields of aviation and aerospace, from pilots and engineers to executives. This collection, which dates from 2013 to present, consists of digital video recordings and transcripts, which illustrate these individuals’ experiences, relationship with aviation, and advice for those interested in the field. Women featured in the collection include Captain Anne Simpon, astronauts Wendy Lawrence and Soyeon Yi, and others.
The Norah O'Neill Papers highlights the 1973-2005 flight career of aviation pioneer and pilot Norah O'Neill. The collection includes three (3) pilot log books for 1973-1976, eight (8) photographs depicting Norah in her pilot uniform and casual dress, serials and newsletters from professional organizations such as the Ninety-Nines, and a few job-related documents, such as two (2) commendation letters from supervisors and an e-mail related to sexual harassment that O'Neill experienced from a male pilot. Additionally, there are a few book reviews for her memoir, Flying Tigress.
The Nordhoff and Dunnam Families Collection contains papers, photographs, and assorted ephemera spanning 1916-2012 and relating to Arthur Nordhoff (World War I pilot); his wife, Thelma Miller Nordhoff (Signal Corps); their daughter, Nancy Nordhoff Dunnam (WASP); and her husband James Joseph Dunnam (World War II Battalion Commander). The collection is organized by family member.
The Signed Group Portrait of African American "Rosie the Riveters" consists of a single black-and-white group portrait of eight (8) female African American Boeing assembly workers. It is likely the women worked at the Boeing Renton facility, circa 1940s.
The Thelma Irene McGraw Papers focuses on McGraw's career as a flight attendant with United Airlines from 1942-1952. The collection includes 69 black-and-white photographs, textual materials of her time as a UAL stewardess, personal papers, and a small number of clippings.