MC 398; M-129
Earhart, Amy Otis, 1869-1962. Papers of Amy Otis Earhart, 1884-1987: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 398; M-129
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Earhart, Amy Otis, 1869-1962
Title: Papers of Amy Otis Earhart, 1884-1987
Quantity: 4.17 linear feet (10 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 3 folio+ folders, 6 oversize folders, 1 photograph
folder, 1 folio photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, etc., of Amy Otis Earhart, mother of aviator
Accession number: 83-M69
The papers of Amy Otis Earhart were given to the Schlesinger Library by Muriel (Earhart) Morrissey, via Jean Backus and Elgen and Marie Long, in March 1983. The papers were processed
and microfilmed with funds provided by Joan R. Challinor.
Processed: April 1990
By: Katherine Kraft
Access. Unrestricted. Originals are closed; use microfilm M-129.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Amy Otis Earhart is held by the President
and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers
in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
The papers of Amelia Earhart and related collections were selected for microfilming
in order to provide copies to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space
Museum, and because they are frequently requested by researchers.
The film was proofread by the processor and corrections made where necessary. These
corrections may disrupt the sequence of frame numbers.
Blank pages have not been filmed. However, blank frames are interspersed between the
separate, fragmentary groups of notes in #4 to aid the proofreader and researchers.
Dates and/or other information have been written on some items by a number of people.
In organizing the material, the processor left undated material that was grouped with
dated items where it was. All dates and other information added by the processor are
in square brackets.
The pages of many items were numbered to aid the filmer, proofreaders, and researchers.
These numbers are in square brackets.
Some of the material in the collection was difficult to film due to such problems
as flimsy paper with text showing through, faded or smudged writing, faint pencil
notations, or folded clippings discolored from glue or adhesive tape. The film was
carefully produced to insure that these items are as legible as possible.
Letters from Muriel Earhart Morrissey to Amy Otis Earhart (#30-44) are closed during
Muriel Earhart Morrissey's lifetime; they have been filmed separately.
In some letters the text on the two inside pages was written in two different directions,
and in some the final lines of text and the signature are on page one. In these cases
letters were filmed as they appear; pages were not turned and first pages were not
Some enclosures referred to in letters are missing.
Letters of one or more pages with either the salutation or the signature missing,
as well as portions of letters, articles, or clippings, have been marked as fragments
Both sides of postcards were filmed.
The versos of envelopes were filmed only if they contain a return address or notes.
Some scrapbook pages had to be filmed more than once because of folded and/or multiple-paged
items, such as Christmas cards, clippings, or programs.
With the exception of Amy Otis Earhart's scrapbook (#177f+), clippings (#174o-183)
have been mounted by the processor for filming.
Many clippings from newspapers already on microfilm (according to Newspapers in Microform, United States, Library of Congress, 1973), were discarded after filming.
All photographs were microfilmed with the collection. They are also available on the
microfilm of the Schlesinger Library photograph collection (M-54).
Some magazines, books, and other multiple-paged items were not filmed in their entirety,
but only the pertinent page(s), with the title page where necessary to establish name
and date of publication.
After filming, periodicals were removed to the Schlesinger Library periodical collection.
Copies of this microfilm edition of the Amelia Earhart collections (M-129) may be
borrowed on interlibrary loan from the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, 10
Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
For a list of the contents of the Amelia Earhart Microfilm, see the inventory that
follows. When requesting microfilmed material, please use the microfilm number (M-129)
and the reel number.
Folders #1-18: M-129, Reel 3
Folders #19-29: M-129, Reel 4
Folders #30-44: M-129, Reel 12
Folders #45-59: M-129, Reel 4
Folders #60-74: M-129, Reel 5
Folders #75-89: M-129, Reel 6
Folders #90-114: M-129, Reel 7
Folders #115-131: M-129, Reel 8
Folders #132-150: M-129, Reel 9
Folders #151-173: M-129, Reel 10
Folders #174o-183: M-129, Reel 11
Amy Otis Earhart Papers, 1884-1987; item description, dates. MC 398, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
For additional papers about Amy Otis Earhart and Amelia Earhart in the Schlesinger
Library, see additional Amy Otis Earhart Papers (A/E11)
, the Amelia Earhart Collection (A-129)
, Amelia Earhart videotapes (Vt-54)
, and the Clarence Strong Williams Papers (A/W722)
. Purdue University also has a substantial body of Amelia Earhart papers.
Amy Otis was born in 1869, the second of six surviving children of Alfred Gideon and
Amelia J. (Harres) Otis. Alfred Otis was a Kansas state judge and politician; he later
became a U.S. District Court judge, and was chief warden of the Trinity Episcopal
Church in Atchison, where the Otis family lived. Amelia Otis was the granddaughter
of Gebhard Harres, a German settler well known for his work in the Lutheran Church.
In 1895, after several years of courtship, Amy Otis married Edwin Stanton Earhart,
a poor, young lawyer who had yet to prove himself truly worthy to the Otises' satisfaction.
The Earharts moved to Kansas City, where they lived for the next ten years, during
which they had two daughters: Amelia Mary (1897) and Grace Muriel (1899). Amelia,
nicknamed "Millie," and Muriel, called "Pidge," spent most of each year with their
Otis grandparents in Atchison. Their parents moved to Des Moines in 1907, when Edwin
Stanton Earhart found legal work with the Rock Island Railroad; the girls remained
in Atchison until September 1909. The following ten years were marked by a series
of moves as poverty, brought on by financial mismanagement and Edwin Stanton Earhart's
developing alcoholism, made life increasingly difficult. In 1915 the Earharts separated
and Amy Otis Earhart moved to Chicago with her daughters. Reuniting in Kansas City
in 1916, the Earharts moved to Los Angeles; they were finally divorced in 1924.
Muriel was by then a teacher in Medford, Massachusetts; Amy Otis Earhart joined her
there, while Amelia was a social worker at Denison House, a Boston settlement. In
1929, Muriel married Albert Morrissey; they had two children, David and Amy. In 1937,
Amy Otis Earhart moved to North Hollywood to live with Amelia and her husband of six
years, George Palmer Putnam; she remained in California for nine years, clinging to
the hope that Amelia Earhart would return after her disappearance in July 1937. In
1946 Amy Otis Earhart rejoined Muriel's family in Medford, but returned to Berkeley
in July 1949 to await Amelia Earhart's reappearance. One year later she moved back
to Medford, where she died on October 29, 1962.
Although sources differ as to the exact dates of the various Earhart relocations,
they offer rich insights into family life and relationships. The numerous Amelia Earhart
biographies include Mary S. Lovell's The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989), Doris L. Rich's Amelia Earhart: A Biography (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), and two by Muriel Earhart
Morrissey (Courage is the Price: The Biography of Amelia Earhart, Wichita, Kan.: McCormick-Armstrong Publishing Division, 1963; and, with Carol L.
Osborne, Amelia, My Courageous Sister: Biography of Amelia Earhart, Santa Clara, California: Osborne Publisher, 1987). Jean Backus has edited a collection
of Amelia Earhart's letters, based on this collection before it was received by the
Schlesinger Library (Letters from Amelia: An Intimate Portrait of Amelia Earhart, Boston: Beacon Press, 1982).
The collection is arranged in three series:
- I. Photographs and family papers
- II. Correspondence
- III. Amelia Earhart miscellany
This collection had been used extensively for research both before and after its arrival
at the Schlesinger Library, and was given a preliminary sorting by SL staff assistants
in 1983; Amy Otis Earhart's original order, if any, was no longer apparent when final
Most of the papers in this collection are letters to Amy Otis Earhart from relatives
(including Amelia Earhart, George Palmer Putnam, and Muriel Earhart Morrissey), friends,
and Amelia Earhart fans, while the rest consists of clippings, a few photographs,
and some memorabilia. With the exception of Amelia Earhart's early letters (1901-1928),
and a few other items, the collection is chronologically focused on the period 1928-1937,
when Amelia Earhart's aviation career was at its height, and 1937-1941, the years
immediately following her disappearance; the location of Amy Otis Earhart papers for
1941-1962 is unknown. Respect, admiration, and love for Amelia Earhart are reflected
in many of the letters; several writers mention keeping scrapbooks of clippings about
her, and many letters comment upon the importance of Amelia Earhart's courage, integrity,
honesty, and femininity as qualities for other women to be proud of, and to emulate.
Amy Otis Earhart was a prolific correspondent, often writing between ten and forty
letters per day. Unfortunately, this collection contains only a few copies of her
letters (most are in #26-27), described by her correspondents as thoughtful and richly
descriptive. Amelia Earhart and George Palmer Putnam frequently passed letters from
others on to Amy Otis Earhart; these are scattered throughout the correspondence.
Series I, Photographs and family papers (#1-5), contains a few photographs of Amy
Otis Earhart and of Amelia Earhart; visiting cards, wedding invitations, certificates,
etc., of the Otis family (ca.1897-1939, n.d.); notes and questionnaire responses about
Amelia Earhart and Earhart family life by Amy Otis Earhart and Muriel Earhart Morrissey;
and papers by and about Edwin Stanton Earhart.
Series II, Correspondence (#6-150), is divided into three subseries:
Subseries A, Correspondence from Amelia Earhart, George Palmer Putnam and Muriel Earhart
Morrissey (#6-45), contains numerous letters to Amy Otis Earhart, many discussing
family news and problems. Amelia Earhart's letters fall into two groupings: 1901-1920
and 1928-1937. Amelia Earhart and her mother were together much of the time during
the gap. Many of the early letters describe Amelia Earhart's doings while attending
the Ogontz School (Greenfield, Pennsylvania) and war work as a volunteer nurse in
Canada; many of the later ones offer her mother advice on what clothes to wear, when
and where to vacation, how to spend the money Amelia Earhart is sending her, and so
forth. The letters have been published, though not in their entirety, by Jean Backus.
Jean Backus assigned dates to Amelia Earhart's letters, probably using the original
envelopes, most of which are no longer in the collection. Amelia Earhart noted only
the day of the week; using these days, the years provided by Jean Backus, and a perpetual
calendar, the processor found that Jean Backus's dates are often those of the postmarks,
many of which vary by several days from the dates on which the letters were written.
Discrepancies are noted on individual letters, with the processor's dates given first
and Jean Backus's second: e.g., [10/11/1935, published as 10/12/1935, Jean Backus].
Where the processor was unable to determine exact dates, letters were filmed in their
published order; postmark dates are preceded by the initials "pm".
Most of George Palmer Putnam's letters were written after Amelia Earhart's disappearance
and concern Amy Otis Earhart's financial support, various schemes for a search for
Amelia Earhart, movie rights for Amelia Earhart's life, the administration of Amelia
Earhart's estate, and other such practical, external topics. There is little discussion
of George Palmer Putnam's own personal life or his feelings. Included in this section
are one folder each of letters to Amy Otis Earhart from George Palmer Putnam's longtime
secretary, Josephine (Berger) Greer, and from his third wife, Jean-Marie Consigny
Muriel Earhart Morrissey's letters are closed to research during her lifetime. Topics
discussed include her marriage and children, financial situation, attempts to run
a private school for young children, importance of Amy Otis Earhart in her life, and
Subseries B, Correspondence, arranged alphabetically (#46-150), contains a folder
for each writer of three or more letters. Amy Otis Earhart established long-distance
friendships with many erstwhile strangers who wrote to offer sympathy when Amelia
Earhart disappeared; she also maintained contacts with relatives, former friends and
neighbors, and Amelia Earhart's friends. Most of the correspondence about the difficulties
of organizing various searches for Amelia Earhart is also here (see especially #48,
93, 142-149). Physical problems of aging, including impaired hearing, broken bones,
and illness are discussed by elderly friends and relatives. The relationship of the
writer to Amy Otis Earhart has been noted in brackets, where known; the designation
"friend" has been assigned to friends of long standing, but not to new correspondents.
Subseries C, Correspondence, arranged chronologically (#151-165), contains no more
than two letters from each correspondent, and is divided into three groups: 1) letters
from family, friends, former neighbors, etc., offering congratulations, family news,
condolences on Amelia Earhart's disappearance, etc.; 2) letters from the general public
conveying congratulations; condolences; requests for information on Amelia Earhart,
favors, souvenirs, etc.; tributes to Amelia Earhart, especially in verse; and genealogical
questions; 3) letters from psychics, spiritualists, and other clairvoyants claiming
knowledge of Amelia Earhart (circumstances of her demise, or of her continuing life
on various islands or reefs) through visions, dreams, mediums, Ouija boards, etc.
For more extensive correspondence with particularly persistent psychics with whom
Amy Otis Earhart apparently corresponded, see #71-74, 103, 126.
Series III, Amelia Earhart miscellany (#166f+-185f), contains a few writings by and
lecture itineraries of Amelia Earhart; a small collection of memorabilia (awards,
programs, brochures, sheet music, etc.); notes on radio broadcasts during the search
for Amelia Earhart; and clippings. The clippings have been integrated with those from
the Amelia Earhart Papers, A-129, mounted where necessary, and filmed chronologically
within various categories (e.g., Amelia Earhart; women and aviation; etc.). Most are
about Amelia Earhart, with a few about Amy Otis Earhart, Muriel Earhart Morrissey,
and others. The scrapbook (#177f+) kept by Amy Otis Earhart as a record of Amelia
Earhart's last flight and the search for her was dismantled for preservation and filming.
An Index of Selected Correspondents follows the inventory and, with a few exceptions,
lists friends and family represented in Series IIC. Researchers should use this index
in conjunction with the names in Series IIB.
With a few exceptions, the following correspondents have been selected from Series
IIC. In general, they were relatives or friends of Amelia Earhart or Amy Otis Earhart,
or colleagues of Amelia Earhart.
See Series IIB for additional listings of correspondents by name.
- Baldwin, Rosa Lee 163
- Beale, Lois (Parker) 151
- Behney, Katherine McDaniel 151
- Beitzel, Louise P. 152, 154
- Beverly Breakfast Club 65
- Blair, Ethel (Ingalls) 153
- Boies, Gertrude (Shulze) 151
- Brashay, Mary 151, 152
- Briggs, Flora Zoll 153
- Cain, Ria 153
- Carruthers, John F.B. 48
- Conant, Evalyn N. 155
- Davidson, Lena 150
- Davis, Muriel (Ingalls) 15
- Dorn, J. George 152
- Earhart, Gertrude 154
- Foster, Martha (Henschke) 152
- Fox, Ruth Parker 153
- Furman, Bettymay 122
- Gillette, Elvira Otis 151
- Gregory, Stella 154
- Hart, Ruth Harvey 151
- Helmsen, Christine (Vogler) 151
- Hendrickson, Mae (Walker) 16
- Hicks, Cuthbert 48
- Holbert, Virginia Nelligan 13
- Holland, Mary 151
- Ingalls, Laura 153
- Ingalls, Lucy 153
- Isaacson, Harriet 122
- Jenkins, Burriss 152
- Johnson, Capt. Irving 148
- Jones, Garfield 146
- "Leland" 152
- Mainwaring, Esther M. 155
- Mann, Clinton L. 151
- Martin, Mrs. J.P. 154
- Mauch(?), Grace 154
- McKelvy, Nell (Cain) 152
- McMenamy, Walter B. 48
- McQueen, Elizabeth L. 140
- Mother Tusch 155
- Nicholson, Mary 122
- Noland, Barney 155
- Otis, Lois Macy 153
- Otis, Charles A. 151
- Park, Anne 13
- Pecht, Anna H. Judd 151
- Platt, Lulu (Park) 153
- Prieger, Margaret (Young) 155
- Putnam, David and Nilla 155
- Putnam, George Palmer 151
- Randall, Gertrude 155
- Read, May E. 150
- Reed, Ione 153
- Regular Veterans Womans' Asso. 163
- Richards, Ada L. 155
- Richey, Helen 154
- Robbins, Eva 65
- Roosevelt, Eleanor 154
- Settle, Faith 151, 152
- Shank, Lu Lu 122
- Shaw, Florence 150
- Sherrod, Mary Lou 154
- Sinclair, Agnes J. 152, 155
- Smith, Lucille 150
- Surdam, Arthur 155
- Tanner, Margo Bain 122
- Thomas, Fred and Elstrude 154
- Thorpe, Lois Cantrell 140
- Turney, Eleanor 122
- Tusch, Mother see Mother Tusch
- Wallace, Julia Etta 154
- Wallace, Caroline O. 151
- Walton, Sarah 152
- Wightman, Mrs. E.J. 151
- Wuerth, Estella 150
- Wuerth, Emma V. 48, 150
- Young, Gwladys 155
- Box 1: Folders 1-21
- Box 2: Folders 22-36
- Box 3: Folders 37-54
- Box 4: Folders 55-72
- Box 5: Folders 73-89
- Box 6: Folders 90-103
- Box 7: Folders 104-125
- Box 8: Folders 126-145
- Box 9: Folders 146-160
- Box 10: Folders 161-183
- Series I. PHOTOGRAPHS AND FAMILY PAPERS
- 1. Photographs. Amy Otis Earhart, n.d.; Amy Otis Earhart and Amelia Earhart, 1993; Amelia
Earhart and builder on site in California, n.d.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 2f. Photographs. 3 photographs probably taken by Amelia Earhart, n.d.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 3. Visiting cards, wedding invitations, later copy of Amy Otis Earhart's marriage certificate,
1887-1916, 1934, 1939, n.d.
- 4. "Background material by Mrs. E and Muriel": Interview questions re: Amelia Earhart
(unidentified interviewer) and responses (incomplete) by Amy Otis Earhart, typescript,
n.d.; Notes by Amy Otis Earhart on Amelia Earhart's upbringing and family life, manuscript
and typescript, n.d.; Family information by Muriel Earhart Morrissey, typescript,
n.d.; Miscellaneous lists by Amy Otis Earhart re: her papers, etc.
- 5. Edwin Stanton Earhart: Chrysotomos Literary Society: minutes by Edwin Stanton Earhart,
2/28/1884, manuscript; autograph letter, signed to Amy Otis Earhart, 4/19/1930; autograph
letter, signed to "Mill" [Amelia Earhart], 6/27/1930; typed letter, signed from Dr.
C. M. Hensley to Muriel Earhart Morrissey re: Edwin Stanton Earhart's health, 9/3/1930.
- Series II. CORRESPONDENCE
- Subseries A. Amelia Earhart, George Palmer Putnam, Muriel Earhart Morrissey
- 6. List of letters from Amelia Earhart and George Palmer Putnam, annotated by Jean Backus
- 7. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, 1901-1914 (scattered). Includes letter to grandmother,
and autograph letter, signed to Ginger [Virginia] Park.
- 8. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart. Letters written while attending Ogontz School,
including school receipts, 1916 - August 1917. Includes Amelia Earhart calling card;
autograph note, signed from Abby A. Sutherland, principal. Also, from Camp Gray [Lake
Michigan] and Chicago.
- 9. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart. Letters written while attending Ogontz School,
including school receipts, October 1917 - February 19, 1918
- 10. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, February 21, 1918 - April 24, 1920, n.d. From
Toronto and New York City.
- 11. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, August 1928 - May 1930
- 12. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, June-December 1930, n.d.
- 13. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, 1931 - March 1932. Includes photograph of Park
family and Amelia Earhart.
- 14. April-December 1932. Includes 2 autograph letters, signed to Amelia Earhart from fans,
one a woman who knew her as a child, with Amelia Earhart response (carbon copy)
- 15. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, 1933-1934
- 16. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, 1935, n.d.
- 17. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, 1936
- 18. Amelia Earhart to Amy Otis Earhart, 1937. Includes typed letter, signed to Muriel
Earhart Morrissey, and undated notes.
- 19. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1932, 1935-1936
- 20. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1937. Includes letter to Benigna
Green and notices of court hearings.
- 21. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1938. Also to Muriel Earhart Morrissey,
E.H. Dimity, Mrs. F.H. Wallace.
- 22. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1939
- 23. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1940, n.d. Includes carbon copy to
E.H. Dimity, cc. to Muriel Earhart Morrissey with her autograph note, signed reply.
- 24. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1941-1942. Includes autograph letter,
signed from Amy Otis Earhart.
- 25. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, Others to George Palmer Putnam, ca.1937-1938:
condolences, request for information
- 26. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart. Amy Otis Earhart, George Palmer Putnam,
William C. Hollister re: film rights to Amelia Earhart's life, February-April 7, 1941
- 27. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart. Amy Otis Earhart, George Palmer Putnam,
William C. Hollister re: film rights to Amelia Earhart's life, April 8 - May 1941,
- 28. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart. From Josephine (Berger) Greer, George
Palmer Putnam's secretary, to Amy Otis Earhart, 1935-1941, n.d.
- 29. George Palmer Putnam et al. to Amy Otis Earhart. From Jean-Marie Consigny Putnam,
George Palmer Putnam's third wife, to Amy Otis Earhart, 1941, n.d. Includes autograph
letter, signed from Anita Consigny, Jean-Marie Consigny Putnam's mother.
- 30. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, 1936. Includes Muriel Earhart Morrissey's 1929 wedding invitation;
Grace Church Day School leaflet, n.d.; 2 poems, n.d.
- 31. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, March-August 1937
- 32. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, September-December 1937
- 33. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, January-July 1938. Includes photograph of David.
- 34. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, March-May 1939
- 35. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, June-August 1939, n.d.
- 36. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, September-December 1939
- 37. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, January-May 1940
- 38. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, June-August1940
- 39. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, September-December 1940
- 40. Muriel Earhart Morrissey, January-March 1941
- 41. Muriel Earhart Morrissey undated letters no longer in their original envelopes, April-July
1941. Probable dates and chronological sequence provided by processor.
- 42. Muriel Earhart Morrissey undated letters no longer in their original envelopes, August-September
1941. Probable dates and chronological sequence provided by processor.
- 43. Muriel Earhart Morrissey undated letters no longer in their original envelopes, October-November
1941. Probable dates and chronological sequence provided by processor.
- 44. Muriel Earhart Morrissey undated letters no longer in their original envelopes, December
1941 - January 1942, n.d. Probable dates and chronological sequence provided by processor.
- 45. Correspondence, n.d., from Amy and David
- Subseries B. Correspondence, Alphabetical
- 46. "Ace" [from Edinburgh], 1937
- 47. Ackley, Fannie [poet], 1938-1939
- 48. Amelia Earhart Foundation, 1937-1940, n.d. Also unidentified notes, clippings, published
re: search for Amelia Earhart.
See also #93, 142-149.
- 49. Balis, Betty [Mrs. Otis Wanton Balis, relative], 1936-1937
- 50. Balis, Betty [Mrs. Otis Wanton Balis, relative], 1938-1941, n.d.
- 51. Balis, Mark Edwin [nephew], 1930-1937, n.d. Includes autograph letter, signed to Anna
- 52. Balsey, Miriam and Clyde Balsey [friends], 1938-1941
- 53. Barton, Clara Ethel,1935-1938
- 54. Baumann, Sarah [Tredwell?, friend], 1939-1940
- 55. Beardsley, Alice [psychic], 1940
- 56. Dr. Irene Behnke [re: Amelia Earhart Memorial Civic Club], 1939
- 57. Dr. Irene Behnke [re: Amelia Earhart Memorial Civic Club], 1940
- 58. Dr. Irene Behnke [re: Amelia Earhart Memorial Civic Club], January-April 1941
- 59. Dr. Irene Behnke [re: Amelia Earhart Memorial Civic Club], June 1941 - 1943, n.d.
- 60. Bennett, Dora C. [Challis?, relative?], 1938
- 61. Bennett, Dora C. [Challis?, relative?], 1939
- 62. Bennett, Dora C. [Challis?, relative?], 1940. Includes autograph letter, signed from
Dora C. Bennett's daughter Mary.
- 63. Bennett, Dora C. [Challis?, relative?], 1941, n.d.
- 64. Berkeley Women's City Club, 1939-1941
- 65. Beverly Hills Club for the Hard of Hearing [Eva Robbins],1939
- 66. Blundell, Maud E. Bawatt,1937, n.d.
- 67. Bode, Louise [teenage Amelia Earhart admirer] and mother Mabel, 1937-1938
- 68. Bode, Louise [teenage Amelia Earhart admirer] and mother Mabel, 1939-1942
- 69. Bowers, Betty Mae [friend], 1938-1939
- 70. Bowers, Betty Mae [friend], 1940-1941 [re: work as machinist in California Vega aircraft
- 71. Bronson, Maude [psychic], May-June 1939
- 72. Bronson, Maude [psychic], July-December 1939
- 73. Bronson, Maude [psychic], 1940. Includes photograph.
- 74. Bronson, Maude [psychic], 1941
- 75. Brooks, Agnes and Marie Brown [teenage Amelia Earhart admirers], 1938-1941. Includes
poems re: Amelia Earhart by Agnes Brooks's brother Donald.
- 76. Buranelli, Felicity [Medal-of-the-Month Club], 1941, n.d. Includes publicity booklets,
Amy Otis Earhart notes on Amelia Earhart.
- 77. Burt, Ruth U. [niece], 1939
- 78. Cain, Cora [friend], 1937-1940
- 79. Challis, Lucinda [Amelia Earhart's cousin Lucy or "Tootie"], 1937-1941, n.d. Includes
autograph letter, signed to Amelia Earhart, n.d.
- 80. Challis, Rilla [Lucy's mother], 1933, 1935-1939
- 81. Chapman, Emily [friend], 1937
- 82. Clemans, Eoma, 1938. Includes school paper re: Amelia Earhart.
- 83. Cochran, Jacqueline [friend], 1937, 1941, n.d.
- 84. Darrow, Louise (de Schweinitz) [Amelia Earhart's Columbia University roommate], 1937,
1939. Includes PHOTOGRAPH.
- 85. De Carie, Margot [Amelia Earhart's assistant], 1937 - July 1939
- 86. De Carie, Margot [Amelia Earhart's assistant], August-December 1939, n.d. Includes
cc. from Palmer Bevis to J.F.B. Carruthers; also copy of George Palmer Putnam letter
- 87. De Carie, Margot [Amelia Earhart's assistant], 1940-1941. Includes autograph letter,
signed from Cullette Rhodes.
- 88. Dekker, Amelia (Challis) [relative], 1935-1936
- 89. Dekker, Amelia (Challis) [relative], 1937, n.d.
- 90. DeLaney, Anna L. [sister-in-law], from Lima, Peru, 1930-1937
- 91. DeLaney, Anna L. [sister-in-law], from Lima, Peru, 1938-1939
- 92. DeLaney, Anna L. [sister-in-law], from Lima, Peru, 1941-1942, n.d. Includes photograph.
- 93. Dimity, Elmer H. and Ethel [Directors, Amelia Earhart Foundation], 1937-1941, n.d.
See also #48, 142-149.
- 94. Earhart, [Mrs.] Amelia [Amy Otis Earhart's Atchison schoolmate], 1937-1941
- 95. Frantz, Harry and Kathleen, 1938-1940
- 96. Gompertz, Alice [friend], 1940-1941, most n.d.
- 97. [Gompertz?], Ruth [daughter of Alice?], 1940-1941, n.d.
- 98. Gould, Zelda, 1939 - April 1940
- 99. Gould, Zelda, May 1940 - December 1941, n.d.
- 100. Green, Benigna,1937-1938. Includes carbon copy to E.H. Dimity.
- 101. Halperin, Mary,1940-1941, n.d.
- 102. Handy, Elizabeth Green, and husband Edward [friends], 1938-1942
- 103. Hedlick, Erna M. [psychic],1940-1941
- 104. Hoffstater, Alfaretta M. [re: Amelia Earhart search], 1940. Also autograph note, signed
from Captain Sam Thompson, n.d.
- 105. Hopkins, John Henry (Reverend) [officiated at Amy Otis Earhart's wedding], 1937-1941
- 106. Kaley, Fannie, 1940-1941
- 107. Kennedy, Odie [friend], 1928, 1937, 1939. Includes photograph of house.
- 108. Klepper, Melissa (Campbell) [friend], 1935, 1937-1938
- 109. Liepsner, Bert S. [cousin], 1937
- 110. Lindsay, Frances [young daughter of Muriel Earhart Morrissey's deceased friend Anne],
- 111. Loveland, Catherine Pollock [friend], 1939
- 112. Mabie, Janet [friend, re: controversy over her biographical work for George Palmer
Putnam's Soaring Wings], 1939-1941
- 113. McFarland, Elisabeth,1938-1940, n.d.
- 114. Mantz, A. Paul [Amelia Earhart's business partner] and wife Terry, 1938-1941
- 115. Miller, Mildred M. [Amelia Earhart fan], 1937 - February1939. Includes photograph.
- 116. Miller, Mildred M. [Amelia Earhart fan], April-December 1939. Includes photographs.
- 117. Miller, Mildred M. [Amelia Earhart fan], 1940
- 118. Miller, Mildred M. [Amelia Earhart fan], 1941, n.d.
- 119. "Miriam" [friend from Roslindale, Massachusetts], 1937-1938, n.d.
- 120. Morse, Nancy (Balis) [niece], 1937-1940
- 121. National Geographic [re: membership], 1936-1940. Includes certificate, 1937.
- 122. The Ninety-Nines, 1937-1941
- 123. Noyes, Blanche, 1937, 1941 [friend]
- 124. O'Neal, Margaret K., 1937
- 125. Page, Charlotte ("Lottie"), 1937-1940
- 126. Palmer, Harriet [psychic],1941
- 127. Peters, William, 1937-1941
- 128. Reider, Leila Grace [friend], 1940-1941, n.d.
- 129. Shedd, Caroline and Elizabeth (Shedd) Michaels [cousins], 1935-1941
- 130. Shirley, M.H. and Eva J. Shirley, 1937-1939. Includes photograph.
- 131. Shutt, Edna [friend], 1935, 1937, n.d. Includes autograph letter, signed to Amelia
- 132. Silverstone, Helen [cousin], 1937, 1939
- 133. Southern, Anita ("Neta" Snook) [Amelia Earhart's flying instructor and friend], 1937,
- 134. Spencer, Mary B. [friend], 1932-1938
- 135. Tredwell, Lillie H. [friend], 1939-1940
- 136. Wentworth, Alice [friend], 1940-1941
- 137. White, Mary [friend], 1889, 1934, 1937-1941. Includes 1889 autograph letter, signed
from Mary Guthrie [White?] to Theodore Otis.
- 138. Williams, Bess (Mills) [friend], 1931-1932, 1937
- 139. Wilmer, Edith June,1939-1941. Includes 2 issues of Edith June Wilmer's aviation newsletter,
The Frozen North.
- 140. Women's International Association of Aeronautics, 1938-1940. Includes honorary membership
- 141. Wood, Evelyn, 1937-1938, n.d.
- 142. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, 1935, 1937
- 143. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, 1938, n.d.
- 144. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, January-July 1939
- 145. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, August-September
- 146. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, October-December
- 147. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, January-April 1940
- 148. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, May-December 1940.
Includes Captain Irving Johnson letter (copy) to Bess Young.
- 149. Young, Bess. Includes letters written jointly with Adelaide Young, 1941
- 150. Zonta International [various clubs], 1937-1941, n.d. Also Amy Otis Earhart notes,
- Subseries C. Correspondence, Chronological
- 151. Relatives, friends, former neighbors, etc. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1928, 1931-1932, 1935
- April 1937
- 152. Relatives, friends, former neighbors, etc. to Amy Otis Earhart, July 1937. Includes
Amy Otis Earhart letter to Juanita Miller (returned undelivered).
- 153. Relatives, friends, former neighbors, etc. to Amy Otis Earhart, August-December 1937
- 154. Relatives, friends, former neighbors, etc. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1938-1939. Includes
photograph, n.d.; bill.
- 155. Relatives, friends, former neighbors, etc. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1940-1941, 1949, n.d.
Includes photograph, clippings, notes.
- 156. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, 1928, 1932-1933
- 157. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, January 1935 - June 1937
- 158. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, July 8 - August 1937
- 159. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, September-December 1937
- 160. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, 1938. Includes photograph.
- 161. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, 1939. Includes handbook of Philomathian Literary
Club (Houston, Texas),1938-1939.
- 162. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, 1940
- 163. Amelia Earhart fans to Amy Otis Earhart, 1941, n.d. Includes Amy Otis Earhart draft
note, n.d., and photographs.
- 164. Psychics, spiritualists, et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1937-1939
- 165. Psychics, spiritualists, et al. to Amy Otis Earhart, 1940-1941
- Series III. AMELIA EARHART MISCELLANY
- 166f+. Writings by Amelia Earhart, 1928, 1935, 1937: Clippings of articles, 1928, 1937; "Questionnaire
for Women Students, 1934-1935,"Purdue University, blank, mimeo; "Are American Women
Holding Aviation Back?" in Liberty, 2/13/1937.
- 167. Amelia Earhart's lecture itineraries, 1930-1936, typescript.
- 168. Awards, programs: Telegram re: Columbia [CBS] Medal for Distinguished Contribution
to Radio Art, 1932; Invitation from Mayor James Curley (Boston) to luncheon in honor
of Amelia Earhart, 6/29/1932; Resolution by City of Medford (Massachusetts) Board
of Aldermen honoring Amelia Earhart's Pacific flight, 2/14/1935, and draft of Amy
Otis Earhart's note of thanks; Invitation and signed program for Amelia Earhart Memorial
dedication ceremonies, Smithsonian National Air Museum, 10/7/1949; Amy Otis Earhart
notes, clipping re: establishment of Amelia Earhart Foundation by Thiel College, n.d.
- 169. Sheet music, "Lady Lindy," and letter from composers Harry Wills and Joe Vento (England),
- 170. Notes of radio broadcasts during search for Amelia Earhart: "Margot [de Carie] sat
at phone during all broadcasts and took them down for me [Amy Otis Earhart]," July
1-14, 1937. Also typescript notes of 7/20, 7/25.
- 171. Notes of radio broadcasts during search for Amelia Earhart: "Margot [de Carie] sat
at phone during all broadcasts and took them down for me [Amy Otis Earhart]," n.d.
- 172. Notes of radio broadcasts during search for Amelia Earhart: "Margot [de Carie] sat
at phone during all broadcasts and took them down for me [Amy Otis Earhart]." Fragments
- 173. Memorabilia and advertisements: Advertising brochure for Amelia Earhart luggage, 1933;
Clipping re: stamps for Mexican flight,  Round-the-World envelopes for first
and second take-offs, 1937; Advertising card for Amelia Earhart "Time Savers" stationery,
n.d.; Blank stationery with Amelia Earhart imprint; Ads for products designed by or
for Amelia Earhart, n.d.
- 174o. Clippings re: Amelia Earhart, 1928-1934
- 175o. Clippings re: Amelia Earhart, 1935-1936
- 176o. Clippings re: Amelia Earhart, January-June 1937
- 177f+. Clippings re: Amelia Earhart. Scrapbook of last flight and search for Amelia Earhart,
6/5/1937 - 1/5/1939
- 178o. Clippings re: Amelia Earhart, 7/3/1937 - 1939
- 179o. Clippings re: Amelia Earhart, 1940-1978, 1987
- 180f+. Clippings re: Amelia Earhart, n.d.
- 181. Clippings. Verse eulogies for Amelia Earhart, n.d.
- 182o. Clippings. Re: women and aviation, 1935-1941, n.d.
- 183. Clippings. Re: friends of Amy Otis Earhart, and others, 1938-1976 (scattered), n.d.
- 184. Photographs removed from #13, 33, 73, 84, 92, 107, 115-116, 130, 154-155, 160, 163.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 185f. Clippings removed from #174o-180f+.
Materials filmed with #174o-180f+.
Kansas--Social life and customs--20th century
Lima (Peru)--Politics and government
Mothers and daughters
Parent and child
Women in aeronautics
World War, 1914-1918--War work--Canada
Dimity, Elmer H.
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Earhart, Edwin Stanton
Morrissey, Muriel Earhart
Putnam, George Palmer, 1887-1950
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962