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Testimonies and Statements, E.S. Gorrell

Collection Creator:
Gorrell, Edgar S. (Edgar Staley), 1891-1945  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1936-1939
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Edgar S. Gorrell Collection, Acc. XXXX-0057, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Edgar S. Gorrell Collection
Edgar S. Gorrell Collection / Series 1: GENERAL
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0057-ref55
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Helen Richey Pilot Log and Collection [Suskalo]

Creator:
Richey, Helen, 1909-1947  Search this
Names:
Bendix Air Races  Search this
Central Airlines  Search this
Great Britain. Air Transport Authority  Search this
United States. Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
United States. Bureau of Air Commerce. National Air Marking Program  Search this
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)  Search this
Richey, Helen, 1909-1947  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (2 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Logs (records)
Date:
1933-1944
Summary:
This collection consists of Helen Richey's pilot log for 1944-1945, newspaper clippings covering the period from 1933 to 1944 and seven photographs of Ms. RIchey.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Helen Richey's pilot log for 1944-1945, newspaper clippings covering the period from 1933 to 1944 and seven photographs of Ms. Richey.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Richey (1909 - 1947) was an aviation pioneer who made headlines as a stunt pilot, a racing champion, a holder of speed and altitude records, a flight instructor, an Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) and Womens Air Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII, the first women to pilot a commercial airliner on a regular scheduled run, and as the first woman to ever fly the United States mail. In April of 1930, Richey enrolled as a student pilot at Bettis Field's Curtiss-Wright flying school and on June 28, 1930, she earned her pilot's license. In December 1930, Richey was granted a limited commercial pilot's license bythe Department of Commerce. During the 1930s, Richey set a number of records and placed in several races, including as a co-pilot to Amelia Earhart in the 1936 Bendix Race. In 1934 Richey applied for a pilot's job with Central Airlines. She was hired and flew Central's route between Washington and Detroit. However, the Bureau of Air Commerce warned Centeral management to keep her on the ground in bad weather and the pilot's union rejected her application for membership. Due to these restrictions, Richey resigned from Central in October 1935. The Bureau of Air Commerce then offered Helen a new job as an air marking pilot for the government. She stayed with the air marking service until 1937 when the job was completed. In 1940 Richey was the first woman to earn an instructor's license and she was appointed an instructor for air cadets at Pittsburgh - Butler Airport. In 1942, she joined the American wing of the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), where she ferried aicraft and needed materials thoughout the British Isles. Richey headed the ATA's American Group from 1942 until April 1943, when she returned to the States and joined the WASPs. Unable to find aviation employment after the WASPs disbanded in 1944, she committed suicide in 1947.
Provenance:
Gene Suskalo, Gift, 1998, NASM.1999.0006
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:
Women air pilots  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airports  Search this
Airports -- Location  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Logs (records)
Citation:
Helen Richey Pilot Log and Collection [Suskalo], NASM.1999.0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0006
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0006
Online Media:

Aeronautic radio

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 43 p. illus., diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1937
Topic:
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL693 .U5X 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_610038

The federal airways system ..

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 25 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1936
Topic:
Airways  Search this
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Meteorological services  Search this
Call number:
TL726.2 .A34X 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548605

[Technical reports on tests at the Philadelphia radio range, the Z marker, the needs of the aviation industry, a four course ultra high frequency radio range, a budget justification, and the method of functioning of the division]

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
<6> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1937
1937-
Topic:
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Aids to air navigation  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Planning  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U51672
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475923

Civil air regulations / U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Air Commerce

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 27 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1937
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
TL521.3 .C582
TL521.3.C582
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_336828

Aeronautical bulletin ... State series ..

Author:
United States Army Air Corps  Search this
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
527 nos. in 1 v. maps. 19 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1923
Call number:
TL521.3 .A25
TL521.3.A25
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_367375

Aeronautic radio

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 43 p. illus., diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1937
Topic:
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
629.U
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_298537

Descriptions of airports and landing fields in the United States

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
United States Department of Commerce Aeronautics Branch  Search this
Physical description:
25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1931
Topic:
Airports  Search this
Call number:
TL726.2 .U51d
TL726.2.U51d
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113376

Civil aircraft accidents and casualties

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1932
Topic:
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Aeronautics--Statistics  Search this
Call number:
TL553.5 .U51 1932
TL553.5.U51 1932
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_158736

The federal airways system ..

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. illus., maps, tab. 23-25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1930
1936
1930-1936
Topic:
Airways  Search this
Call number:
TL726.2 .A34X
TL726.2.A34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159331

Aviation training ..

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. illus., tables. 23-26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1928
1935
[1928]-35
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
TL521 .U506
TL521.U506
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_165169

The Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce; its history, activities and organization, by Laurence F. Schmeckebier

Author:
Schmeckebier, Laurence Frederick  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
x, 147 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1930
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL521 .S34
TL521.S34
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_12983

The Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce; its history, activities, and organization. Washington, Brookings Institution, 1930

Author:
Schmeckebier, Laurence Frederick 1877-1959  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
x, 147 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1974
1930
1974]
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL521 .S3 1974X
TL521.S3 1974X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34743

Report of Committee on airport traffic control. February 15, 1933

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce Committee on airport traffic control  Search this
Blee, Harry Harmon 1887-  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 49 p. incl. illus., tables, diagr. fold. facsim. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
Topic:
Airports  Search this
Call number:
TL726.2 .A5 1933X
TL726.2.A5 1933X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_55303

Air commerce bulletin

Author:
United States Department of Commerce Aeronautics Branch  Search this
United States Civil Aeronautics Authority  Search this
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
11 v. maps, part fold., tables, diagr. 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1929
1939
1929-1939
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Call number:
HE9803.A1 A29
HE9803.A1A29
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_63659

State aeronautical legislation digest and uniform state laws. (Revised to January 1, 1939) October 1, 1939

Author:
United States Civil Aeronautics Authority  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 105 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Topic:
Aeronautics--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
HE9925.U6 A5 1939X
HE9925.U6A5 1939X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67328

Report of Committee on airport zoning and eminent domain. December 18, 1930

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce Committee on Airport Zoning and Eminent Domain  Search this
Blee, Harry Harmon 1887-  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 14 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1931
Topic:
Airports  Search this
Call number:
TL726.2 .A5 1930aX
TL726.2.A5 1930aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67873

General airway information. September 1, 1931- [September 1, 1932]

Author:
United States Bureau of Air Commerce  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., maps, tables, diagrs. 23-24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1931
1931-32
Topic:
Airways  Search this
Call number:
TL726.2 .U51
TL726.2.U51
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67875

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