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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Laura Little Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10212
    Physical Description: .3 Cubic Feet The collection is housed in a 12” x 7” x 10-1/2” archival box, and contains a variety of information related to Laura Little’s participation in air races. They include newspaper clippings, race programs and miscellaneous information, and correspondence. They range from 1971 to 1984. 
 
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Laura Little was a San Diego-based pilot and a realtor at La Jolla's Century 21 Village Properties. She is originally from Northport, Maine. She earned her pilots license at age 57 and was a member of the San Diego Chapter of the 99s, serving as treasurer in 1972 and 1973. She participated in the All Women Transatlantic Air Race (also known as the Powder Puff Derby), the Airwest Air Race Classic, which replaced the AWTAR, and the Pacific Air Race, among others. She served as committee chairman for the Pacific Air Race. Ms. Little was also an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Flyers.
    Physical Description: The collection is housed in a 12” x 7” x 10-1/2” archival box, and contains a variety of information related to Laura Little’s participation in air races. They include newspaper clippings, race programs and miscellaneous information, and correspondence. They range from 1971 to 1984.

    Biographical / Historical

    Laura Little was a San Diego-based pilot and a realtor at La Jolla's Century 21 Village Properties. She is originally from Northport, Maine. She earned her pilots license at age 57 and was a member of the San Diego Chapter of the 99s, serving as treasurer in 1972 and 1973. She participated in the All Women Transatlantic Air Race (also known as the Powder Puff Derby), the Airwest Air Race Classic, which replaced the AWTAR, and the Pacific Air Race, among others. She served as committee chairman for the Pacific Air Race. Ms. Little was also an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Flyers.

    Scope and Contents

    SERIES I: Air Races SERIES II: Laura Little Personal Documents SERIES III: Ninety-Nines, San Diego Chapter SERIES IV: Newspaper Clippings SERIES V: Photographs SERIES VI: Miscellaneous

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to research, some restrictions may apply.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to the Museum in 2006.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ninety Nines, San Diego Chapter (Organization)
    Ninety-Nines (Organization)
    Powder Puff Derby
    Women in aeronautics
    Little, Laura