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[Women's Air Reserve Material]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2adf7512d-f602-481a-8658-269e141d3bcf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref10
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[Women's Air Reserve Regulations, 2nd edition]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Extent:
3 Copies (derivative objects)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Copies (derivative objects)
Date:
circa 1931-1933
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg268fa89f0-841b-4832-8994-3a9a72892620
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref9
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[Photographs of the Women's Air Reserve Aerial Ambulance]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1932-1934
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29c269353-3fd4-46ba-adac-d4add163d410
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref11

[Aviator's Certificates. National Aeronatic Association (NAA) and Women's Air Reserve]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1932
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg260d31ec9-3ae3-43a3-8eda-9ce49a09edb1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref8
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Sleeve, Pioneer Instrument Co., Mary Charles, Civilian

Manufacturer:
Pioneer Instrument Co.  Search this
Materials:
Paper
Ink
Graphite Pencil
Dimensions:
3-D (Paper Sleeve): 11.3 × 11.3 × 0.3cm (4 7/16 × 4 7/16 × 1/8 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose
Date:
c. 1920-1939
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20090129000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c03a656a-2f29-4d46-ab69-c92c22938a17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20090129000
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Mary Charles Collection

Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Names:
National Air Races  Search this
Ninety-Nines (Organization)  Search this
OX5 Aviation Pioneers.  Search this
Women's Air Reserve  Search this
Women's National Air Corps  Search this
Charles, Mary  Search this
Extent:
1.41 Cubic feet (1 letter-size document box; 2 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Date:
1931-1966
bulk 1932-1936
Summary:
The Mary Charles Collection consists of documents, photographs, and scrapbooks collected/assembled by (Sarah) Mary Charles between 1931 and 1966. The collection showcases Charles' activity as a liscensed pilot. The bulk of the collection covers the span between 1931 and 1936.
Scope and Contents:
This collection, encompassing the years of 1931-1966, includes Women's National Air Corps material, Mary Charles' pilot certificates, OX5 Club material, Women's Air Reserve material, autographed photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to women in aviation, as well as three scrapbooks covering the 1931 National Air Races in Cleveland.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Mary Charles Collection is a small collection and, as such, it has no distinct series groupings. Box 1 is arranged in strict chronological order; boxes 2 and 3 are arranged to accomodate a safe fit of the materials in the containers. Titles appearing in brackets [ ] are the archivist's.
Biographical / Historical:
(Sarah) Mary Charles (circa 1887-1972) was a licensed pilot and advocate for women's involvement in aeronautics. She received flying instruction from U.S. Naval Reserve experts at Clover Field, in Santa Monica, California, in 1929, and earned her pilot's license in 1931. Charles participated in the 1931 Cleveland Air Race, where she finished last as a result of engine problems. She did, however, place third in the women's dead stick landing contest.

In 1936, she received instruction in blind flying at Central Airport. Besides being active in the OX5 Club, the Women's International Association of Aeronautics (WIAA), the Ninety-Nines, and The Women Peace Officers Association of California, Charles was also a Captain in the Women's Air Reserve, a group of women pilots organized to fly and give medical treatment in inaccessible stricken areas.
Provenance:
Mary Charles, gift, 1966, XXXX-0011.
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 in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0011
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg212e1283a-d0a4-45a1-9dbc-d80ccab4ab88
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011
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["Peace by Preparedness - 1935" Women's National Air Corps]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27acbe207-23d4-4d4c-b24d-9873e5841117
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref12
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["My Flying Experience" (Diary)]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1934
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg230336d8e-95ce-47b7-8008-c9da112a7eab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref13
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[The Women Peace Officers Association of California Yearbook 1935-1936 and Official Program 1936 Convention. Santa Monica, Oct. 15, 16, 17]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
1936
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26d725762-f586-48c8-b69b-19aee572a55c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref14
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[Supervisory Training Conference Report. 55th Sub-Depot Army Air Base Lemoore, Calif.]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1942
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28d93f946-a7ea-4bf7-935f-95a76873940c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref15
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[Poem "...With a Friend"]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
March 25, 1944
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg275df4367-b000-4932-b45e-d5b0155109b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref16
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[Downie, Don. "Fabulous 'Pancho' Barnes." Flying (March 1949): 36-38, 58-60.]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
March 1949
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c5432ef0-25f7-4dcd-9cbc-ed6f81c43fae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref17
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[OX5 Club of America Roster and Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 6)]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1965
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27f5d9c41-5705-4918-b677-12092e3a8bbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref19
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["Red Mountain Views" - Drawings and Poems]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
January 1934
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2fe13ddde-66de-4576-8588-d78818b851dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref20
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1931 National Air Races. Cleveland. Official Program. Mary Charles -- Participant. U.S. Air Pilot #17050

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23f9d3772-2214-4fab-825d-c10a1c2283dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref22
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[Scrap Book - "Capt. Mary Charles"]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1966
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:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2fae53444-b490-42f7-b194-e2275e17213c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref25
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Women's Air Reserve Regulations

Creator:
Women's Air Reserve  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Date:
1932
Summary:
The Women's Air Reserve was an organization formed circa 1932, based along the lines of the United States Army Air Corps, with the objective to train female pilots in practical mechanics and flying so that they would be qualified for military or civic service in the United States in the event of emergency. This collection consists of the first edition booklet of the Women's Air Reserve Regulations.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the first edition booklet of the Women's Air Reserve Regulations. The booklet has a dark red cardstock cover, measures approximately 5.5 by 8.5 inches, and is signed on the cover by Louise Thaden. A page tucked inside the front cover is a typewritten list of the Women's Air Reserves national officers as well as the officers of Squadron Number 1.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Women's Air Reserve was an organization formed circa 1932, based along the lines of the United States Army Air Corps, with the objective to train female pilots in practical mechanics and flying so that they would be qualified for military or civic service in the United States in the event of emergency. The group consisted of the following national officers: Commanding General, Florence "Pancho" Barnes; Executive Officer, LaVelle Sweeley; Finance Officer, Valentine Sprague; Commanding General's Personal Adjutant, Anona Hansen; Women's Air Reserve Adjutant, Eileen Curley. Squadron Number 1, Ninth Corps Area consisted of the following officers: Alice Jane Kelly, Sylvia Deems, Yolanda Spirito, Gertrude Chapman, Yvonne Haase, Estelle Sherman Bronish, Bee Selck, Margaret Murphy, Viola Neill, Melba Gerby, Elizabeth K. Inwood, Patricia Ann Willis, Ruth Mertens, Peggy Edna Gilliland, Vi Netta Sloan, Evelyn "Bobbie" Trout, and Dorothea Wilson Handschiegel.
Provenance:
Unknown, material found in collection, NASM.XXXX.0861.
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 air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Citation:
Women's Air Reserve Regulations, NASM.XXXX.0861, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0861
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25d974560-c9f5-46a2-8c35-89419b7983c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0861
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