Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, RG 101

Finding Aid: Accession 00-081

Listed by: Anthony Donaldson -- January 2001

Date Span: 1909-1970

Size of Collection: 10 file folders

Biographical Sketch: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker earned fame as an American Flying Ace in World War I. During his lifetime he was involved in several business ventures including serving as a partner in an automobile manufacturing company and as the owner of Eastern Airlines.

Scope / Content: Includes correspondence, brochures, incorporation papers and other company documents for the Columbus Buggy Company and the Rickenbacker Motor Company.

Box 1:

  1. Automobile Brochures 1909, 1910, 1913, 1922, 1923
  2. Correspondence, 1921
  3. Rickenbacker Motor Company Incorporation Papers, 1921
  4. Correspondence, 1923
  5. Proposal To Combine Automobile Companies, 1924
  6. Rickenbacker Motor Company Memorandums, 1924
  7. Statement Of Current Condition And Future Goals Of The Rickenbacker Motor Company, Circa. 1925
  8. Affidavit Of Byron F. Everitt Concerning The Rickenbacker Motor Company, 1925
  9. Rickenbacker Motor Company History, 1969, 1970
  10. "Fundamental Facts Of A Good Car Company" (No Date)