Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon Photograph Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0013
Creators:
Kenyon, Cecil (Teddy), 1905-1985
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1970s]
bulk [ca. 1940s-1960s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.29 Cubic Feet
(1 shoebox) (11 film cans)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of both color and black and white images of Ted and Teddy Kenyon and their aviation careers. There are also a number of images of Bud and Betty Gillies. This collection also contains eleven 16mm films of Teddy Kenyon.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Cecil (Teddy) Kenyon (1905-1985) was taught to fly by her husband, Ted Kenyon, a pilot for Colonial Airlines, in 1929. Teddy received her pilot license after 10 hours of instruction. After receiving her license, Teddy became a charter member of the "99s" and in 1933 she won the National Sportswomen Flying Championship at Roosevelt Field, New York. During the late 1930s Teddy flew for the Civil Air Patrol, and became a test pilot for Grumman during World War II. In her position at Grumman she had opportunity to fly the following types of Grumman aircraft as they came off the production line: F4F Wildcats; F6F Hellcats; and TBF Avengers. Teddy received her helicopter license in 1960 and remained an active pilot well into her seventies.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donald W. MacGlashan, gift, 1999, 1999-0013, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Women in aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kenyon, Cecil (Teddy), 1905-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gillies, Bud Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/