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Gordon (Louis E.) Personal Papers
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Box 01

 

Folder 01 – TWA Documents (Trans World Airlines/Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc.)

Physical Description: 1. Letter, L.M. Reed to L.E. Gordon, June 23, 1941. 2. Letter, William Maxfield to L.E. Gordon, April 13, 1942. 3. Letter, William Maxfield to L.E. Gordon, June 2 1942. 4. Letter, J.H. Poole to L.E. Gordon, October 30, 1942. 5. Memo, J.H. Poole to All Maintenance Employees, July 12, 1943. 6. Department of Commerce Air Carrie Division Bulletin No. 4, November 5, 1942; Letter, S.L. Ovrevik to H.F. Blackburn, September 4, 1943; Letter of Designation, Louis Edward Gordon as Air Carrier Aircraft Inspection Representative, October 14, 1943. 7. Memo, J.H. Poole to All Maintenance Employees, January 3, 1944. 8. Memo, M.E. Culbertson to L.E. Gordon, April 30, 1945. 9. Letter, Jack Frye to Louis E. Gordon, June 13, 1946. 10. Letter, Paul E. Richter to Louis E. Gordon, June 19, 1946. 11. Letter, Otis F. Bryan to Louis E. Gordon, June 19, 1946. 12. Letter, C.H. Engel to L.K. Hoffine, April 2, 1948. 13. Letter, S.L. Higginbottom to Louis E. Gordon, June 13, 1961. 14. Letter, Charles Miller to L.E. Gordon, June 21 1961.
 

Folder 02 – Letters of Reference for Louis Edward Gordon

Physical Description: 1. A.E. Patton, February 2, 1932. 2. Abram W. Skidmore, October 15, 1936. 3. W.K. Vanderbilt, August 11, 1937. 4. E.E. Brossard, November 4, 1938. 5. Stratton Coyner, March 8, 1939. 6. A. E. Theis, March 8, 1939. 7. H.G. Silleck, March 8, 1939. 8. F. Pirmann, March 14, 1939. 9. Owen B. Jones, March 16, 1939. 10. Arthur L. Caperton, March 18, 1939. 11. L.A. Swirbul, August 1, 1939. 12. Harold D. Swank, May 22, 1941. 13. F.T. Jaques, May 14, 1942.
 

Folder 03 – General Correspondence & Contracts

Physical Description: 1. Contract copy, re: Transatlantic Flight, May 18, 1928; Letter, R.E. Byrd to Louis E. Gordon, May 19, 1928; Letter, George Palmer Putnam to Louis Gordon, July 4, 1928. 2. 5 Telegrams, Various Sources, 1928. 3. Employment Contract, April 18, 1929. 4. Letter, William R. Enyart to Louis Gordon, January 25, 1932; Letter, Clarence M. Young to Louis Gordon, April 27, 1932; Letter, E.E. Aldrin to Louis Gordon, May 2, 1932. 5. Telegram, Balbo to Gordon Louis, May 24, 1932. 6. Telegram, Lew and Dean to Mildred Stachel, March 24, 1934.
 

Folder 04 – Newspaper Clippings

Physical Description: 1. News Pictorial, “‘Lady Lindy,’ First Woman to Fly Across Atlantic,” June 20, 1928 –No. 2302. 2. “Conquerers of Atlantic Honor Air Pioneer: Stultz and Gordon Lay Wreath on Grave of Sir John Alcock.” 3. “Aviators Follow Dr. Johnson.” 4. Photos from Rotogravure section. 5. “Gordon Resigned Airport Position.” 6. “Lou Gordon Resigned at Le Roy Airport.” 7. “Slim Gordon, Miss Earhart’s Ex-Mechanic, Wins Divorce.” 8. “Amelia Earhart’s Pilot Gets Divorce.” 9. “Divorce Breaks Match Made by Amelia’s Flight.” 10. “Flier’s Romance in Divorce Court: Amelia Earhart’s Trans-Sea Flight Mechanic Sues Brookline Girl He Wooed from Air.” 11. “‘The Fun of It’” Her Own Story –By Amelia Earhart,” Daily Times, Chicago, June 22, 1932, (Partial). 12. “Wings Over far Lands Yield Thrills for Today’s Adventures,”, John Cameron Swayze, September 12, 1937, (2 copies). 13. Photo of Amelia Earhart, Wilmer Stultz, Louis Gordon, Mayor McKee, Commander Richard E Byrd, Newark Sunday News. 14. “Gives Version of Earhart’s Atlantic Hop.” 15. “About Town,” June 25, 1953. 16. “About Town,” Landon Laird, March 2, 1955. 17. “Thrills of Earhart’s Atlantic Flight Were Shared by a Kanas Citizen,” Frank C. Whitsitt, June 23, 1963, (2 copies).
 

Folder 05 –Passports

Physical Description: 1. Louis E. Gordon, June 25, 1928. 2. Louis Edward Gordon, November 9, 1936. 3. Louis Edward Gordon, October 26, 1942. 4. Mildred Roberts Gordon, January 2, 1946.
 

Folder 06 –Travel Documents, Identification Cards

Physical Description: 1. I.D. Argentina, June 8, 1929. 2. Chicago Aero Commission, I.D. 3. Pasa Air Transport Command, Parnamirim Field, Natal, Brazil. 4. ACCRA Aerodrome Permit, Airfield pass, Blank. 5. Airport (Airfield) Pasa, Ciampino Italy. 6. Copy of Birth Certificate; Copy of Court Order Change of Name
 

Folder 07 –Miscellaneous

Physical Description: 1. Toast list and Menu, Luncheon for “Friendship” Crew, Women’s Committee of the Air League of the British Empire, June 25, 1928. 2. Radio Script, “Chrysler Hour Routine,” July 11, 1928. 3. Publicity Leaflet, “The Friendship,” Le Roy, New York. 4. Souvenir Program of the Donald Woodward Airport (Copy). 5. Booklet, “Convegno Internazionale Degli Aviatori Trasoceanici.” 6. Design for Unit Insignia, 20th Bombardment Squadron. 7. Obituary and Prayer Card, Louis E. Gordon, January 11, 1964.