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Finding Aid for the Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory Collection of Material About American Aviation, 1900-1945
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Description
Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory (1872- ) was a journalist and lecturer in the field of aviation. She was a correspondent for the Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country, the New York Times, the New York Tribune and the New York Sun. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and related ephemeral materials collected by Elizabeth Gregory. The collection materials focus on pioneer men and women aviators, balloons, the Hindenburg, and the role of aviation in World War I and World War II.
Background
Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory was born in 1872; journalist and lecturer in the field of aviation; claimed to be the only woman journalist present at the historic first successful flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; correspondent for the Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country, and the New York Times, New York Tribune and New York Sun; wrote a book, Show Window of Life (1955); died in Los Angeles, 1955.Elizabeth Hiatt Gregory, dean of aviation reporters, became the first woman journalist and lecturer in the field of aviation as it began with the Wright Brothers and continued until her death in 1955. Her collection was the basis of a book she wrote in 1944 entitled Show Window of Life. Her main desire was to collect information on the firsts of aviation which was to depict as many first time events in the field as possible. Her own lectures and articles in newspapers and magazines add a personal touch to this history of aviation collection.
Extent
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.