Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collection consists of copies of materials found in several collections in the FDR Library holdings. These materials include correspondence between Amelia Earhart and Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt; memoranda, news clippings, and other material pertaining to Earhart and her activities in aviation; correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Earhart's husband, publisher George Putnam; and diplomatic communications concerning Japanese efforts to help locate Earhart after her disappearance in 1937. Also included is a register of the FDR Library collections which contain the originals from which these copies were made.
Collection Historical Note
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) was a pioneering American aviator and noted author. In 1932 she became the second person and the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937, while attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while flying from New Guinea to Howland Island. As her fame grew, she met and befriended a number of important people, included Eleanor Roosevelt, with whom she frequently corresponded.
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George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers. For more information please see http://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/aearhart/.
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