Mary Billy Cline Quinn Collection
Digitized Content

Collection ID:
Quinn, Mary Billy Cline, 1902 (date of birth)
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
2 folders
This collection documents the flying career of Mary Billy Cline Quinn.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following types of material: aviator licenses, correspondence, pilot's logs, certificates, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

The two folders in this collection are arranged by format. Folder 1 includes paper materials; folder 2, photographs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mary Billy Cline Quinn was born May 5, 1902, in Erie, Kansas. She studied law at the University of Kansas and graduated from the Kansas State Teachers College before making her career in aviation. She held Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)/National Aeronautic Association (NAA) license #7580 and transport pilot license #12647, as well as sporting and foreign licenses. On July 2, 1930, Quinn set a brief world altitude record for a woman in a light plane, reaching 17,500 feet.

Processing Information
Collection was processed in 2003. Encoded by Amanda Buel, 2019.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Beth Q. Vaughn, Gift, October 2002, NASM.2003.0002

The Aeronautics Department holds several artifacts relating to this collection:
  • A20030022000 - Jacket, Flying, Civilian
  • A20030023000 - Helmet, Cap, Flying, Civilian
  • A20030024000 - Gloves, Flying, Civilian
  • A20030025000 - Boots, Flying, Civilian
  • A20030026000 - Goggles, Flying Civilian
  • A20030027000 - Bracelet, Civilian
  • A20030028000 - Letter Opener, Civilian

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.
Preferred Citation
Mary Billy Cline Quinn Collection, Acc. NASM.2003.0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151