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Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, R.G. 101

Accession Number 95-97
Listed By- Marty Olliff
Date- 8-31-95


Cubic Feet/Number of Items: 1 cf

Dates: 1935-1977

Contents/Scope: Correspondence of World War I American Flying Ace and President of Eastern Air Lines Eddie Rickenbacker and his wife Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker with their son, William Frost Rickenbacker. Topics cover from the mundane running of the family ranch to William's schoolwork, to politics, to important events of the day. There is also William's handwritten diary of his Harvard years, March 1945 through November 1947. Included are collection ephemera such as wrapping paper that attest to the authenticity of the collection and an inventory and videotape of further items of interest viz. Eddie Rickenbacker for sale by a private vendor.

NOTE:  To order copies, cite by Accession number, Box Number, File Number, and Title.  For example, "95-97/1/26" refers to Bill Rickenbacker's Harvard diary.  See below.



SERIES 1:  DOCUMENTS.  Organized into subseries of correspondence between William Rickenbacker and his parents, as well as a diary William kept while at Harvard.

Eddie Rickenbacker = EVR
Adelaide Frost Rickenbacker = AFR
William Frost Rickenbacker = WFR
 

SERIES 1: DOCUMENTS.  SUBSERIES: Correspondence from WILLIAM F. RICKENBACKER to Parents
Box 1
1. Academic Year [AY] 1935-1936
2. AY 1937-1938
3. AY 1938-1939
4. AY 1939-1940
5. AY 1940-1941
6. AY 1942-1943
7. AY 1944-1945
8. AY 1945-1946
9. Undated [1942-1946]
10. Re: WFR in School
11. AY 1945-1946
12. AY 1946-1947
13. AY 1947-1948
14. AY 1948-1949
15. Calendar Year 1951
16. 1952
17. 1953
18. 1954
19. 1955
20. 1956
21. 1958
22. 1959
23. 1960 (includes radio speech made by WFR)
24. 1961-1968
25. 1970-1971


SERIES 1:  DOCUMENTS.  SUBSERIES: WFR Diary

Box 1
26. WFR diary, handwritten, March 1945 to Nov. 1946


SERIES 1:  DOCUMENTS.  SUBSERIES: Correspondence of AFR to WFR

Box 1
27. Academic Years 1944, 1951
28. Calendar Years: 1952
29. 1953
30. 1954
31. 1959
32. 1960
33. 1962
34. 1964
35. 1966-1976


SERIES 1:  DOCUMENTS.  SUBSERIES: Correspondence of EVR to WFR

Box 1
36. AY 1936-1937 and AY 1937-1938
37. AY 1938-1939
38. AY 1939-1940
39. AY 1940-1941
40. AY 1941-1942
41. AY 1942-1943
42. AY 1943-1944
43. AY 1944-1945
44. AY 1945-1946
45. AY 1946-1947
46. AY 1947-1948
47. AY 1948-1949
48. Calendar Years: 1950
49. 1951
50. 1952
51. 1953
52. 1954
53. 1955
54. 1956
55. 1958-1959
56. 1960
57. 1961
58. 1962
59. 1963
60. 1964
61. 1965
62. 1966
63. 1967
64. 1968
65. 1969
66. 1970
67. 1971
68. 1972


Collection Ephemera

Box 1
69. Paper
70. Videotape [of collection for insurance purposes]
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