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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Genevieve Haugen papers
    creator: Haugen, Genevieve
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1967
    Physical Description: 2.6 Linear Feet (5 document boxes, 1 flatbox, 1 shoebox)
    Date (inclusive): 1890s-2010
    Date (bulk): 1930-1949
    Abstract: Consists primarily of writings, correspondence, and photographs of the aviator and writer Genevieve Haugen.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Genevieve Haugen papers (Collection 1967). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7994194 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Haugen's niece, Karla Andersdatter.


    Genevieve Haugen (born Juno Lenore Genevieve Haugen, January 29, 1911 in Everett, WA) was an aviator, writer, and screenwriter in Los Angeles. She received her pilot's license in 1932 at the age of 20. In 1935 she published Women with Wings, a novel about women aviators, which was later adapted for the screen as the 20th Century Fox film Tail Spin (1939). Haugen served as a technical advisor for the film. She was a member of the Ninety-Nines organization of women pilots and participated in numerous aviation events in Los Angeles in the 1930s. In addition, she published magazine articles about aviation and served with the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. In the 1940s, Haugen wrote several screenplays while married to her third husband the film director Max Nosseck. She continued to write into the 1950s, mostly short stories, while working as a secretary in Los Angeles.
    Haugen was married four times, to Ed Gessler (dates unknown), pianist Ervin Nyiregyhazi (1937-1937), film director Max Nosseck (1940-1948), and Jack W. Wright (1951-1952). She died on or near March 28, 1968, in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    This collection primarily contains writings, correspondence, and photographs relating to the aviator and writer Genevieve Haugen. Haugen's writing career is documented by drafts of screenplays, novels, and short stories, as well as by several published articles and stories, and copies of Women with Wings: A Novel of the Modern Day Aviatrix (1935). Photographs in this collection depict Haugen's life in aviation in Los Angeles in the 1930s, friends and family, and her 1947 trip to Europe with husband Max Nosseck. The collection also contains a small amount of legal and financial records, artwork, clippings, and ephemera. Artifacts include Haugen's flight goggles and her flight logbook.
    Much of the material in this collection was annotated after Haugen's death by her sister, Daphne Bates. Some of the information for these often-detailed notes was apparently taken from Haugen's diaries, which are not in the collection. Many dates for items in this collection were also supplied by Bates.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Correspondence
    • Series 2. Writings
    • Series 3. Photographs
    • Series 4. Legal and financial records
    • Series 5. Artifacts and artwork
    • Series 6. Clippings and ephemera

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aeronautics -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
    Women air pilots.
    Authors, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archives.
    Women screenwriters -- California -- Archives.
    Screenwriters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archives.
    Nosseck, Max
    Ninety-nines (Organization)