Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins)

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0007
Creators:
Perkins, Mabel.
Dates:
bulk 1920s-1940s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.06 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two 4 by 4 inch leather bound autograph books, and includes autographs from the following aviators: Lady Heath, Clarence Chamberlain, Roger Williams, Howard Hughes, Elinor Smith, Frank Hawks, George Haldeman, Edith Keating, Horace B. Wild, Marchesa Theodora Marconi, Noble Estey, Laura Ingalls, Casey Jones, W. N. Lancaster, Amelia Earhart, Orville Wright, Charles Holman, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, James Mollison, Amy [Johnson] Mollison, Jimmie Mattern, Charles Kingsford-Smith, Arthur Goebel, Ruth Elder, Clema Granger, Lincoln Ellsworth, Berndt Balchen, Clyde Pangborn, Roscoe Turner, Jimmy Doolittle, Benjamin Foulois, Hap Arnold, Dick Konter, Richard Byrd, Ryotaro Kumakawa, Frank Miller, K. McGinnis, Dick Merrill, Igor Sikorsky, Charles E. Rosendahl, Eddie Rickenbacker, Italo Balbo, P.F. M. Fellowes, Ernie Smith, C. C. Mosely, Ruth Nichols, Lee Ya-Ching, and Jeanette Piccard. News clippings and small photographs of the specific aviator are sometimes placed on the page adjoining the autograph. The books also include two event ribbons, one from the Minneapolis Airport Dedication, September 19, 1930, and one from the Aero Club of Minneapolis Field Day, June 12, 1921.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mabel Vernet Perkins (circa 1880 - circa 1950) was born in California to William and Sarah Perkins. Shortly after Perkins' birth, her family moved to Minnesota where her father was a successful businessman. By 1920 Mabel Perkins was attending aviation events and become a member of the Aero Club of Minneapolis. During the 1920s through the early 1940s, Perkins collected aviator autographs, mostly from fairs and barnstorming events in the Midwest. She also collected autographs in Miami in 1933, at the New York Word's Fair in 1939, and in Los Angeles and Riverside, California

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Grey Marie Dutton, Gift, 2009

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins), Accession 2010-0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autograph albums Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ya-Ching, Lee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piccard, Jeanette. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elder, Ruth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nichols, Ruth. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Amy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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