Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI)

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0005
Dates:
2019-2020
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.97 Cubic feet
2 letter document boxes.
Repository:
This collection consists of interviews and related documents for each of the military pilots selected for The Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following digital assets: video, audio, photographs, and pdf files for each of the women interviewed by the The Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI). There is also a folder for each interviewee which contains a printed copy of the transcript and other related documentation.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arrangement by interviewee.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI) was conceived by former National Air and Space Museum Verville Fellow, Lieutenant Colonel Monica Smith (Retired) in July 2018. Fifteen veteran women aviators participate in MWAOHI: five participants from the United States Air Force, five from the United States Army, four from the United States Navy, two from the United States Coast Guard (both also flew in the Army), and one from the United States Marine Corps. Five are among the first military women to earn wings, seven are combat aircraft and/or combat zone aviators, and three are flag officers. The interviewees are as follows: Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio (Retired; Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Deal; Lieutenant Commander Tammy Duckworth (Retired); Lieutenant Colonel Connie Engel (Retired); Lieutenant General Stayce Harris (Retired); Major General Jeannie Leavitt; Colonel Abigail Linnington (Retired); Colonel Nicole Malachowski (Retired); Captain Patricia McFetridge (Retired); Commander Claudia McKnight (Retired); Colonel Sally Murply (Retired); Captain Joellen Oslund (Retired); Lieutenant Commander Tammie Shults; Lieutenant General Jacqueline Van Ovost; and Captain Lucy Young (Retired). Additionally, a sixteenth interview of Colonel Kim "K. C." Campbell was conducted in January of 2020 by NASM curator Michael Hankins.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.
Author
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2020.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Monica Smith for NASM, Transfer, 2020, NASM.2020.0005

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI), NASM.2020.0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women and the military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral history Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transcripts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recording Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duckworth, Tammy, 1968- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shults, Tammie Jo, 1961- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Malachowski, Nicole M. E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Custodio, Olga E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deal, Sarah M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engel, Connie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harris, Stayce D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leavitt, Jeannie Marie Flynn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Linnington, Abigail Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McFetridge, Patricia A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McKnight, Claudia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murphy , Sally Dale Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oslund, Joellen M. Drag Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Ovost, Jacqueline Desiree Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Young, Lucy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Kim Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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/