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St. Paul School

Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents note:
Subject/Sitter: Elder, Ruth (Miss)
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.3: Black and white negatives in freezer storage arranged by client
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.3: Black and white negatives in freezer storage arranged by client / 4.3: Black and white negatives in freezer storage arranged by client
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-03-ref1921

Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins)

Creator:
Perkins, Mabel.  Search this
Names:
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Elder, Ruth  Search this
Johnson, Amy  Search this
Nichols, Ruth.  Search this
Piccard, Jeanette.  Search this
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Autograph albums
Date:
bulk 1920s-1940s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two 4 by 4 inch leather bound autograph books, and includes autographs from the following aviators: Lady Heath, Clarence Chamberlain, Roger Williams, Howard Hughes, Elinor Smith, Frank Hawks, George Haldeman, Edith Keating, Horace B. Wild, Marchesa Theodora Marconi, Noble Estey, Laura Ingalls, Casey Jones, W. N. Lancaster, Amelia Earhart, Orville Wright, Charles Holman, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, James Mollison, Amy [Johnson] Mollison, Jimmie Mattern, Charles Kingsford-Smith, Arthur Goebel, Ruth Elder, Clema Granger, Lincoln Ellsworth, Berndt Balchen, Clyde Pangborn, Roscoe Turner, Jimmy Doolittle, Benjamin Foulois, Hap Arnold, Dick Konter, Richard Byrd, Ryotaro Kumakawa, Frank Miller, K. McGinnis, Dick Merrill, Igor Sikorsky, Charles E. Rosendahl, Eddie Rickenbacker, Italo Balbo, P.F. M. Fellowes, Ernie Smith, C. C. Mosely, Ruth Nichols, Lee Ya-Ching, and Jeanette Piccard. News clippings and small photographs of the specific aviator are sometimes placed on the page adjoining the autograph. The books also include two event ribbons, one from the Minneapolis Airport Dedication, September 19, 1930, and one from the Aero Club of Minneapolis Field Day, June 12, 1921.
Biographical / Historical:
Mabel Vernet Perkins (circa 1880 - circa 1950) was born in California to William and Sarah Perkins. Shortly after Perkins' birth, her family moved to Minnesota where her father was a successful businessman. By 1920 Mabel Perkins was attending aviation events and become a member of the Aero Club of Minneapolis. During the 1920s through the early 1940s, Perkins collected aviator autographs, mostly from fairs and barnstorming events in the Midwest. She also collected autographs in Miami in 1933, at the New York Word's Fair in 1939, and in Los Angeles and Riverside, California
Provenance:
Grey Marie Dutton, Gift, 2009
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autograph albums
Citation:
Aviator Autograph Books (Mabel Perkins), Accession 2010-0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0007

Louise Thaden Photograph Collection

Creator:
Thaden, Louise (McPhetridge), 1905-1979  Search this
Names:
Barnes, Florence Lowe "Pancho"  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Elder, Ruth  Search this
Noyes, Blanche Wilcox.  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((2 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Video recordings
Date:
bulk 1928-1973
Scope and Contents:
EThis collection consists of 48 copy photographs with copy negatives, mostly from the 1930s, of Thaden. Subjects included in the prints are as follows: her fellow woman pilots, including Amelia Earhart, Blanche Noyes, Ruth Elder, and Florence Barnes; her Beech C17R Staggerwing, Beech Travel Air, and a Porterfield Model 35 aircraft; and a few photographs of her family. The collection also includes a citation and a copy of the portrait painted for Thaden's investiture into the International Aerospace Hall of Fame at the San Diego Aerospace Museum, as well as a video tape of her induction.
Biographical / Historical:
Louise McPhetridge Thaden (1905-1979) distinguished herself as a pilot who set a number of speed and endurance records in the early years of aviation. In December 1928 she set a new altitude record of 20,260 feet. Three months later she set a new US women's endurance record, remaining aloft in a Travel Air 3000 for 22 hours, 3 minutes. In the 1929 National Women's Air Derby she flew a Travel Air B-4000 to a first-place victory, then set a refueling duration record (with Frances Marsalis) at 196 hours, a light plane speed record (100 km), and a new east-west speed record. In 1936 she became the first woman to win the Bendix Trophy, flying a Wright-powered Beech C17R Staggerwing. Thaden was a founder and charter member of the Ninety-Nines (VP, 1931-33), and later was closely associated with the Civil Air Patrol and Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS; member, 1959-61).
Provenance:
Patricia Thaden Webb, Gift, 1989
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Video recordings
Citation:
Louise Thaden Photograph Collection, Accession 1989-0132, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0132
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0132

Elder, Ruth

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref21979

Elder, Ruth

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CE, Folder 122500-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Elder, Ruth
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref21980

Elder, Ruth

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CE, Folder 122500-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C: Biographies: Individuals / Elder, Ruth
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref21983

Ruth Elder

Depicted:
Elder, Ruth  Search this
Physical Description:
glass plate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 5 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Glass Plate Negative
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number:
PG.67.88.05597
Catalog number:
67.88.05597
Maker number:
72569
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1e16-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_890128

Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history / Keith O'Brien

Author:
O'Brien, Keith 1973-  Search this
Subject:
Klingensmith, Florence Gunderson 1904-1933  Search this
Elder, Ruth 1902-1977  Search this
Earhart, Amelia 1897-1937  Search this
Nichols, Ruth 1901-1960  Search this
Thaden, Louise McPhetridge 1905-1979  Search this
Bendix Trophy Race (1936)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Biographies
Sports writing
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Airplane racing  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Air shows--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104037

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