Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0041
Creators:
Talley, Manila Davis.
Dates:
bulk 1917-1967
bulk 1929-1942
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:
This collection consists of a scrapbook relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings, membership cards, programs, photographs, and pilot's licenses, mostly relating to Manila Davis Talley and her aviation career. The focus of the collection is on the years 1929-42, and focuses on Talley's career as a salesperson for Curtis-Wright, and her association with the 99s and the Betsy Ross Corps. Also included is the scrapbook is information on the Women's National Air Races, the Women's National Air Meets, and on Talley's work with the Civil Air Patrol. The scrapbook also includes clippings and other items related to Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle and General Balbo.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement, just one item.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Manila Davis Talley (1898-1973) soloed in October 1929 and received her pilot's license in April of 1930. She joined Curtis-Wright Corporation as a saleswoman in late 1929 or early 1930. Talley joined the 99s (international association of female pilots) in 1930 and was a founding member of Betsy Ross Corps, a private 1930s female auxiliary/reserve for the Army Air Corps. Talley was the third woman to go through Air Force War College, in December 1966.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Estate of Manila Davis Talley, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0041

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Manila Davis Talley Scrapbook, NASM.XXXX.0041, 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
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Women air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Civil Air Patrol Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Corporate 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/