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"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, Ohio), May 28, 1931. Article describes Dorothy Hester's flying career, including her upcoming…

[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]
Promotional booklet titled "Train with Rankin," issued by the Rankin School of Flying of Portland, Oregon, circa 1920s. Provides information about the flight training programs offered by the school. 18 pages.

Consolidated schedules and fares for air passengers via commercial air transport lines [Flight schedule, 1929]
Flight schedule titled "Consolidated schedules and fares for air passengers via commercial air transport lines," issued by the American Air Transport Association, revised February 21, 1929. Includes flight and fare information for domestic and…

[Cirrus 3002 logbook #2, October 1932-September 1933]
Aircraft engine maintenance logbook for the American Cirrus engine (serial number 3002) used in Dorothy Hester's Great Lakes Model 2T-1A aircraft (NC315Y), October 1932-September 1933.

[Cirrus 3002 Logbook #1, May 1931-October 1932]
Aircraft engine maintenance logbook for the American Cirrus engine (serial number 3002) used in Dorothy Hester's Great Lakes Model 2T-1A aircraft (NC315Y), May 1931-October 1932.

[NC315Y logbook #2, January 1933-June 1933]
Aircraft maintenance logbook for Dorothy Hester's Great Lakes Model 2T-1A (NC315Y) aircraft, January 1933-June 1933.

[NC315Y logbook #1, February 1932-December 1932]
Aircraft maintenance logbook for Dorothy Hester's Great Lakes Model 2T-1A aircraft (NC315Y), February 1932-December 1932. Includes a note from Tex Rankin on the inside cover that certifies that this book replaced one lost on or around February 20,…

[Aerial view of mountain range]
Oblique aerial photograph of an unidentified mountain range, circa 1931.Caption on adjacent album page: "The Races are ended, the work is done. / The birdmen take to the air, one by one. / Some to the North--the East and South they go, / But this one…

[Two photos of Dorothy Hester]
Composite photograph made from two photos of Dorothy Hester in the cockpit of her Great Lakes (1929) Model 2T-1A aircraft at the National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio, 1931.Caption on adjacent album page: "Two portrait studies of Dorothy Hester after…
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