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"United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985" Research Materials, 1944-1994 (bulk [ca. 1940s, 1980s])


Collection Item Summary:

The collection consists of a variety of different types of material compiled during the author's research for the book. Included are: various types of correspondence; photographs; newspapers and other publications; photocopies of book chapters and magazine and newspaper articles; working notes belonging to the author; reports (official and personal); interview transcripts; and approximately 600 bibliographic note cards. Also included are 10 cassettes containing interviews with the following aviators: Ann Carl, Toby Felker, Nancy Fitzroy, Margaret Hoffman, Jean Ross Howard, Lt. Beth Hubert, Lt. Col. Yvonne C. Pateman, Janet Rassmussen, Lynn Rippelmeyer, and Mary F. Silitch.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Flight attendants
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Women in aeronautics
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Aeronautics
  • Women air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives


Douglas, Deborah G


  • Felker, Toby
  • Carl, Ann
  • Fitzroy, Nancy
  • Hoffman, Margaret
  • Hubert, Beth
  • Howard, Jean Ross
  • Pateman, Yvonne C
  • Rassmussen, Janet
  • Rippelmeyer, Lynn
  • Silitch, Mary F

Physical description

2.18 cubic feet (2 records center boxes)


  • 1944
  • 1944-1994
  • bulk ca 1940s 1980s


"United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985," by Deborah G. Douglas, was published in 1991 as part of the Smithsonian Institution Press series on women in the aviation industry. The publication documents the stories of women involved in all aspects of aviation during this time period, from pilots and engineers, to aircraft industry personnel and flight attendants.


  • Audio cassettes
  • Collection descriptions
  • Transcripts
  • Reports
  • Notes
  • Articles
  • Newspapers
  • Publications
  • Photographs
  • Correspondence

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