Query: *
Amelia Earhart Around-the-World Flight Correspondence File [W.T. Miller]
Creators:
Miller, W. T.
Dates:
bulk 1936 - 1940, 1970
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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. This collection consists of a file of correspondence, telegrams, official Coast Guard dispatches from the USS Itasca, newspaper and reports relating to the planning of Amelia Earhart's 1937 flight and the naval search for her after her disappearance.