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Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, R.G. No. 101

Accession Number: 96-084
Listed by: Marty Olliff
Date: 5-28-96
Revised by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: 1-15-04


Dates: 1922-1991

Size of This Accession: 1.25 cubic feet

Scope/Contents: Materials relative to the Life of Eddie Rickenbacker. Diaries, Scrapbooks, letters and pictures from President Hoover and letters from President Eisenhower (with signatures), EVR contracts for early books, 141 photographs for biography. Arranged into 3 series:  Series 1. Documents;  Series 2:  Photographs;  Series 3:  Scrapbooks.

NOTE:  To order copies, cite by Accession number, Box Number, File Number, and Title.  For example, "96-84/1/18" refers to the cover to "Captain Eddie, Book 2" photographs.  See below.



SERIES 1: DOCUMENTS--various reports, maps, condolence letters and EVR obituaries--mixed with SERIES 3: SCRAPBOOKS regarding EVR and AFR trip to Orient, 1962, and AFR trip to Peru, 1981.

Box 1

SERIES 1: DOCUMENTS. Subseries: CONDOLENCE LETTERS TO WILLIAM RICKENBACKER ON EVR'S DEATH

Box 2

SERIES 1: DOCUMENTS. Subseries: TRAVEL MAPS

Oversized Folder 1


SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS. Organized by subject.  Includes many 8x10s considered for inclusion in EVR's autobiography: EVR in World War I; the Rickenbacker Family and its individual members; Rickenbacker's businesses--motorcars and Eastern Airlines; and photographs relative to EVR and crew being lost at sea in 1942.

SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS. Subseries: "CAPTAIN EDDIE, BOOK 2"
Box 1


SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS. Subseries: RICKENBACKER FAMILY
Box 1 SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS. Subseries: EVR OFFICE
Box 1 SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS. Subseries: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B-17 CREW LOST w/ EVR IN PACIFIC (1942)
Box 1 SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS. Subseries:  PHOTOS TAKEN AFTER RESCUE, 1942
Box 1 SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS. Subseries: RICKENBACKER MOTOR COMPANY PRODUCT
Box 1 Box 2

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