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Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991) [Papers of Neta Snook Southern]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07243.004 Author/Creator: Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1916-1982 Pagination: various

Summary of Content: The earlier papers include a newspaper clipping advertising Snook's flight instruction and a short note most likely written by Neta Snook to her mother. There is correspondence regarding Snook's publication, photocopies of letters written by Amelia Earhart to various recipients, and correspondence from Lloyd Royer, a fellow pilot and friend of Snook's. In addition to the correspondence, the archive includes Snook's membership card to the Experimental Aircraft Association and a number of magazine and newspaper clippings regarding Snook, Earhart, and John Montijo.

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
Royer, Lloyd (fl. 1920-1970)
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Montijo, John

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

Subjects: Progressive EraWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryAviation

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