United States Women In Aviation Through World War I Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0424
Creators:
Oakes, Claudia M.
Dates:
circa 1909-1978
bulk 1904-1920
Languages:
English
English
Physical Description:
0.74 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:
This collection consists of research material used by National Air and Space Curator Claudia Oakes to prepare the publication
United States Women in Aviation through World War I
(Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The material in this collection consists of photographs, photocopies of news clippings, correspondence, and biographies of the women who participated in the aviation field, not only in the United States but throughout the world, from 1880 through World War I. The women highlighted include: Ada Acosta, Ruth Law, Helene Dutrieu, Julia Clark, Alys McKey Bryant, Tiny Broadwick, Bernetta Miller, Matilde Moisant, Mary "Carlotta" Myers, Bessica Raiche, Harriet Quimby, Blanche Stuart Scott, Neta Snook, and Katherine and Marjorie Stinson.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged accordingly:
Series I: Photographs
Series II: Claudia Oakes' Notes
Series III: Subject Files
The first group of materials contains photographs of the women who participated in the aviation field, not only in the United States but throughout the world, from 1880 through World War I. Most photographs are identified by subject (pilot or aircraft name), date, captions, and, whenever possible, by Smithsonian's negative numbers.
The second group of materials includes the author's written notes and correspondence.
The third group of documents provides valuable biographical information about specific aviatrixes. These files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This collection of photographs, written notes, articles, photocopies of news clippings, correspondence, and biographies was used by Claudia M. Oakes to prepare the publication,
United States Women in Aviation Through World War I
(Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington, D.C., 1978). She donated these materials sometime after the book's completion.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Roberto Aponte, 1994.
Encoded by Amanda Buel, 2015.
Author
Roberto Aponte
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Claudia M. Oakes, transfer, 1989

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
United States Women In Aviation Through World War I Collection, Acc. XXXX-0424, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women in aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark, Julia. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dutrieu, Helene. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stinson, Marjorie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stinson, Katherine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raiche, Bessica. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quimby, Harriet, 1875-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snook, Neta Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moisant, Matilde, 1887-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Law, Ruth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Myers, Mary, "Carlotta Queen of the Air" 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/