Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, RG 101

Administrative Information

Size of Collection: 25.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Collection arranged into 8 series, described here.

Accession Numbers in Collection: 00-036; 00-041; 00-081; 95-097; 96-066; 96-084; 97-001; 97-054; 97-063; 99-047.

Scope and Content: Collection documents the lives of the Rickenbacker family, particularly Eddie Vernon Rickenbacker. Contains scrapbooks and newspaper clippings, photographs, sound recordings, 16 mm motion pictures, correspondence, diaries, legal documents in original and copies, condolence letters upon Eddie's death, maps, declassified reports to Army Air Force in World War II, other various reports of travels, affidavits taken by movie studio regarding loss of Eddie at sea, publications by and about Rickenbackers, material relative to Eastern Air Lines.

Source of Acquisition: Nancy Rickenbacker and National Air and Space Museum.

Access: Open

Note: Many items in the collection are available digitally through the Auburn University Digital Library.