Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991) Archive of Neta Snook [Southern]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07243
Author/Creator: Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991)
Place Written: [various places]
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.
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
Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties
Background: 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.
LOC Search Terms: Air pilots--American, 1910-1920., Air pilots--American, 1910-1920--Diaries., Air pilots--1910-1920--Photographs., Curtiss aircraft.Order Image