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Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991) Archive of Neta Snook [Southern] [Decimalized .01- .08]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07243 Author/Creator: Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1917-1982 Pagination: 13 items

Summary of Content: The archive includes a letter written by Amelia Earhart, two personal diaries, a signed copy of Snook Southern's book "I Taught Amelia to Fly", photographs, airplane blueprints, personal papers.

Background Information: Anita (Neta) Snook Southern was Amelia Earhart's flight instructor from 1920 to about 1922. She began flying in 1917 and attended the Curtiss School of Aviation in New Port News, Va in 1918. After ...the school closed due to flying restrictions during WW I, Snook moved West to Southern California where she worked as a flight instructor and taught Amelia Earhart.See More

People: Southern, Neta Snook, 1896-1991
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Underwood, John, fl. 1920-1930
Neely, Charles (fl. 1970-1980)

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryAviation

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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