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Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, R.G. 101

Accession  95-097

Listed By- Marty Olliff
Date- 8-31-95


Cubic Feet/Number of Items: 1 cubic ft

Dates: 1935 - 1977

Contents/Scope: Correspondence of  Eddie and  Adelaide Rickenbacker with their son, William Frost Rickenbacker, many of which appeared in William's book, From Father To Son; The Letters Of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker To His Son William, From Boyhood To Manhood. Topics covered range 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. 



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

 

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: Harvard Diary

Box 1

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

SERIES 1:  DOCUMENTS.  SUBSERIES: Correspondence of Adelaide to William Rickenbacker

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 Eddie to William Rickenbacker

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 Rickenbacker items held by dealer Frank Hammelbacher in 1995]



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