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Draper (Birdie) Personal Papers
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Box 1 of 2

 

Folder 1 – Minn Aviation History, 1993

 

Folder 2 – “My First Jump” by Birdie Draper

 

Folder 3 – Correspondence

 

Folder 4 – Newspaper Article on Frakes

 

Folder 5 – Aviation Related Newspaper Clips

 

Folder 6 – Newspaper Articles on Women

 

Folder 7 – Pioneer Parachute Club, Parts Catalog

 

Folder 8 – (Scanned) Jump Loop, 1937-1940

 

Folder 9 – “The Interesting Story of Parachutes”

 

Folder 10 – “Parachutes,” by J. Floyd Smith

 

Folder 11 – Irvin Manuals & Brochures

 

Folder 12 – Manual for all Models

 

Folder 13 – Study Outline for Primary Ground Instruction

 

Folder 14 – Primary Ground Study Manual, 1939

 

Folder 15 – Parachute Tech Regulation Booklet

 

Folder 16 – Miscellaneous

 

Folder 17 – The Rip Cord Club

 

Folder 18 - Photographs

Physical Description: 1. Eleven photographs of Stub tutoring Birdie – from medical exam, to spilling and folding a parachute. 2. Birdie in uniform by car. 3. Birdie and Frakes (with her story in the newspaper). 4. Birdie, Frakes, and Stub looking at photographs. 5. Dynamite Crash. 6. Frakes Portrait. 7. Birdie and Jack. 8. Four photographs of Frake’s plane crashes. 9. Jumpers after landing. 10. Crew gathering with group signature. 11. Frakes and plane. 12. Frakes, Birdie, car, and dogs. 13. Shadow (roller derby) signed. 14. Birdie crashing into a brick wall, 1938. 15. Birdie chuted up, St. Clair, Minn., 1939. 16. Birdie in uniform next to a car – Wold Chamberlain, 1938. 17. Two photographs of the Minneapolis Aquatennial, July 1940. 18. Birdie’s first jump, 1937. 19. Birdie’s 13th practice jump. 20. Birdie in uniform in front of the brick wall she crashed, 1938. 21. Miscellaneous thrill show. 22. Birdie practicing jumping, St. Clair, 1939. 23. Birdie, plane, and child. 24. Two group photographs with names. 25. Birdie in uniform standing next to a Taylor Cub, 1938. 26. Two photographs of Birdie in 1939, one with Frakes and the plane, one without Frakes (plane crash she didn’t make with Frakes). 27. “Reckless” Rex Murphy, the Thunderbolt test driver. 28. Three photographs of Chuck Doyle and his planes.
 

Folder 19 – Parachute Log (1)

 

Folder 20 – Parachute Log (2)

 

Folder 21 – Parachute Log (3), 1939

 

Box 2 of 2

 

Poster of the First Annual Parachute Circus at Camp Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA, featuring Miss Birdie Draper. Sunday, October 19, 1941.

 

Painted rally poster – do not open.

 

Scraper Board scrapbook (unbound). It consists of twenty double sided pages (24 inches long), and contains newspaper articles and clips, a map, a logo, and magazines.