Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, RG 101

Finding Aid: Accession 97-001

Listed by: Marty Olliff -- April 4, 1997


Date Span: 1913-1973

Size of Collection: 18 cubic feet

Scope / Content: 26 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; 4 miscellaneous oversized graphics items; 1 box of microfilm copies of the materials from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institute.

NOTE: Because of their size (each scrapbook measures ca. 24" x 36"), this material cannot be photocopied. Photocopies of the microfilm is available, as are copies of the microfilm itself.



SERIES 3: SCRAPBOOKS. Rickenbacker used various clipping services to gather notices of his name in newspapers throughout the United States. He collected 26 scrapbooks of such clippings, 1913-1973. There are many other scrapbooks in this series put together by Rickenbacker, Mrs. Rickenbacker, and their friends.

Series 3: Scrapbooks. Subseries: Newspaper Clippings

Box 1:

  1. 1913--1919

Box 2:

  1. 1936--1940, "Inclusive"

Box 3:

  1. 1920--1935

Box 4:

  1. 1941--November 1942
  2. November--December 1942

Box 5:

  1. "Headlines--Pacific Mission, Loss and Rescue, October 24--November 14, 1942"

Box 6:

  1. January 1--February 9, 1943
  2. February 9--March 7, 1943

Box 7:

  1. March 7--April 29, 1943
  2. April 29, 1943--February 22, 1944

Box 8:

  1. [some] 1943, February--December 1944
  2. January--September 1945

Box 9:

  1. October 1945--December 1946
  2. January--December 1947

Box 10:

  1. January--December 1948
  2. January 1949--May 1050

Box 11:

  1. June 1950--June 1956
  2. September 1956--December 1961

Box 12:

  1. December 23, 1961--May 3, 1963
  2. May 1963--June 1964

Box 13:

  1. July 1964--September 1966
  2. October 1966--October 1967

Box 14:

  1. 1968--1973
  2. Obituary Clippings and Letters, July 1973

Box 15:

  1. 1967--1969
  2. Premier of "Captain Eddie," June--July 1945; "Rickenbacker: An Autobiography"

Series 3: Scrapbooks. Subseries: Miscellaneous

Box 15:

  1. Leather-bound photograph album commemorating EVR's 77th birthday, October 8, 1967

Box 16:

  1. Photographs by William Dunn Studios of Eastern Air Lines plane crash in Atlanta, Georgia
  2. United Aircraft and Transport, First Annual Report to Stockholders, 1929
  3. Central Airlines, Annual Report, 1965

Series 3: Scrapbooks. Subseries: Microfilm

Box 17:

  1. Microfilm copies of material listed above.