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Gildred (Theodore E.) Personal Papers
SDASM.SC.10054  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Theodore E. Gildred Personal Papers
    source: Gildred, Theodore E.
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10054
    Physical Description: 0.75 Cubic Feet 2 Boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1935-2014
    Abstract: Theodore Edmonds Gildred was born on October 18, 1935, in Mexico City; the second of four children of real estate developer Theodore Gildred and Maxine Edmonds Gildred. His greatest aeronautical achievement was duplicating his father’s 1931 Goodwill Flight from San Diego, California, to Quito, Ecuador, which took place March 13, 1981 to March 31, 1981. Theodore E. Gildred, along with copilot Wally Moore, flew a 1942 Stinson Reliant. This Collection includes information related to that flight.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

    Biographical / Historical

    Theodore Edmonds Gildred was born on October 18, 1935, in Mexico City; the second of four children of real estate developer Theodore Gildred and Maxine Edmonds Gildred. His early years were spent in San Diego, California and Mexico City. He attended Francis Parker School in San Diego, followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, 1959. His post-graduate studies were taken at Sorbonne University, Paris, and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Mr. Gildred is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and German.
    As an aviator, Mr. Gildred holds an airline transport rating with more than 2,000 hours experience. His greatest aeronautical achievement was duplicating his father’s 1931 Goodwill Flight from San Diego, California, to Quito, Ecuador, which took place March 13, 1981 to March 31, 1981. Theodore E. Gildred, along with copilot Wally Moore, flew a 1942 Stinson Reliant. It was hoped that both flights would promote good will between the US and Latin America. Like his father, Theodore E. Gildred received a warm welcome upon landing in Ecuador, and donated his aircraft, Ecuador II, to the Ecuadorian government as a gesture of goodwill between the two nations.
    This collection primarily contains information on the second of the 4,200 mile flights.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this collection were donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The collection has been processed and is open for research with no restrictions.

    Related Materials

    Related SDASM Resources: Special Collection SDASM, Library Archives, Gildred, Theodore.
    Secondary Sources: SDASM A/V Archives, Audio Visual, F-0238, “Ecuador Flight: Spirit of Goodwill,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLo7v4l2toQ

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is a combination of correspondence, logbook documents, San Diego Aero-Space Museum correspondence, magazine articles, Spanish language documents, Spanish newspaper clips, currency, English newspaper clips, an audio cassette, a documentary script, government issued certificates, negatives, and several hundred photographs. The collection is in good condition.
    •With the collection were empty envelopes labeled: Gildred, Theodore, Jr., 001-041, February 9, 2007. They remain in the collection as of August 2013. •Many of the items in this collection are relevant and present in the Theodore Gildred Special Collection. •Note1: The “E” in Theodore E. Gildred stands for Edmonds, his mother’s maiden name. •Note2: Documents in the special collection refer to Theodore E. Gildred as Theodore Gildred Jr. and his father Theodore Gildred Sr. Theodore E. Gildred is his maternal family’s name, therefore his legal name does not include Jr.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ryan B-5 Brougham
    Stinson (Aircraft) AT-19 Reliant (V-77) Family
    San Diego Air and Space Museum
    Theodore , Gildred
    Gildred Foundation
    Gildred, Theodore E.