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Bieke Gils is a Belgian national who attended the University of Windsor from 2007-2009, pursuing a Master's Degree in Human Kinetics. As part of her requirements she completed a thesis on women pilots in the United States aviation sport and industry between 1920 and 1940. Her primary sources were the Smithsonian Institution and the National Air and Space Museum Archives. Ms. Gils is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Identifier

NASM.2010.0038

Date

bulk 2009

Provenance

Bieke Gils, Gift, 2010

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Masters theses

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a 8.5 x 11 x 1 inch bound volume Master's thesis entitled "Pioneers of Flight: an Analysis of Gender Issues in United States Civilian (Sport) and Commercial Aviation 1920-1940" by Bieke Gils, in fulfillment of a Master's Degree of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Genre/Form

Masters theses

Rights

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Topics Aeronautics
Sex discrimination
Women air pilots

Citation

Bieke Gils Thesis "Pioneers of Flight: an Analysis of Gender Issues in United States Civilian (Sport) and Commercial Aviation 1920-1940", Accession 2010-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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