Amelia Earhart Letter to Joel Schaffer

Collection ID:
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
bulk 1929
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This item is a letter sent to Joel Schaffer in 1929 by Amelia Earhart. The cover letter is typed, but signed by Amelia Earhart. The packet includes a typed listing of books, compiled by New York University Professor Alexander Klemin for the Guggenheim Foundation, on the subject of aeronautics.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) in 1928 was the first woman to fly (as a passenger) across the Atlantic, and in 1932 the first woman (and second person, after Charles Lindbergh) to fly solo and nonstop across that ocean. She flew many record flights, published several books and accomplished much for women in aviation before attempting on June 1, 1937, an around-the-world flight from Miami, Florida in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra. She and navigator Frederick J. Noonan were flying from Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island when they disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. A exhaustive sea and air search, ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt, was unsuccessful in locating Earhart and Noonan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Teri Jensen-Brosh and Jean Roblyer, Gift, 2012

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation
Amelia Earhart Letter to Joel Schaffer, Accession 2013-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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