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Lindbergh (Charles) Personal Papers
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Box 1 of 3

 

Series I: Assorted Paraphernalia

 

Folder 1 – Spirit of St. Louis Builders Papers I

Physical Description: These folders contain news articles, newspapers and clips, and newsletters about the rapid construction of the Spirit of St. Louis. Papers in here range from the 1920s to the 2000s.
 

Folder 2 – Spirit of St. Louis Builders Papers II

Physical Description: These folders contain news articles, newspapers and clips, and newsletters about the rapid construction of the Spirit of St. Louis. Papers in here range from the 1920s to the 2000s.
 

Folder 3 – U.S. Tour (Guggenheim) July 20 – October 23, 1927

Physical Description: This folder contains a variety of papers, articles, pictures, and a scanned national geographic article regarding Lindbergh’s tour throughout the United States.
 

Folder 4 – San Diego Reception, September 21, 1927

Physical Description: This folder contains many receipts, correspondence, newspapers and clips, billing statements, and scanned newspaper articles regarding the organization of Lindbergh’s arrival, and the invitation of many important people.
 

Folder 5 – Lindbergh Gliders

Physical Description: This folder contains a few papers and newspaper articles about Lindbergh’s newfound fascination with gliders.
 

Folder 6 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Children

Physical Description: The majority of this folder contains information about Anne Morrow Lindbergh. There are newspaper articles, a photocopy of her marriage certificate, magazine articles, and newsletters about Lindbergh’s family and Anne Morrow’s aviation history
 

Folder 7 – Lindbergh Controversy – German Family

Physical Description: This folder contains mostly website articles, but also magazine and newspaper articles about Lindbergh’s second family in Germany, and the reunion between the American and German families.
 

Folder 8 – Medals and Awards (paper)

Physical Description: This folder contains a few articles – mostly scanned – about the awards and medals Lindbergh received for his heroic flight, for his pioneering drive in the aeronautical field (Daniel Guggenheim Medal), and the Medal of Honor he received.
 

Folder 9 – Memorials & Sculptures

Physical Description: This folder contains newspaper articles, newsletters, and a few pictures of Lindbergh’s memorial site in Hawaii. Additionally, there is correspondence, and papers from the sculptors of Lindbergh’s busts and statues. There is also a catalog listing for hundreds of Lindbergh souvenirs, a packet of Ed Leiser’s research from the Denver Public Library, and the Charles Lindbergh Bookend Project.
 

Folder 10 – Lindbergh Goggles

Physical Description: This folder contains a news release regarding the discovery of Lindbergh’s missing goggles, a photocopied check to the International Aerospace Hall of Fame, a check from the International Aerospace Hall of Fame to Michael Jancel in France, and several correspondences between Retired Col. E.F. Cary, Jr. and Mr. Everett Cassagneres and Michael Jancel.
 

Folder 11 – Lindbergh House

Physical Description: This folder contains postcards, brochures, magazine articles, and newspaper articles about the Lindbergh’s childhood home.
 

Folder 12 – Lindbergh Shipping Crate

Physical Description: This folder contains a few magazine and newspaper articles concerning Lindbergh’s shipping crate when he crossed the Atlantic by boat with his disassembled Spirit of St. Louis. The shipping crate is now a museum dedicated to Lindbergh in Maine
 

Folder 13 – Maps

Physical Description: This folder contains a map of Lindbergh’s Atlantic Flight with the weather fronts, a generic map of Minnesota, and several photocopied magazine articles with maps in them.
 

Folder 14 – Periodicals/Magazines

Physical Description: This folder contains many magazines with articles about Lindbergh. Magazines included are the Journal of San Diego History, Time magazine, The National Geographic Magazine, Air Power, Lindbergh, and air line pilot.
 

Folder 15 – Lindbergh Music, Poetry, Theater, etc.

Physical Description: This folder contains several poems about Lindbergh, as well as musical scores and scripts.
 

Folder 16 – Lindbergh Movies

Physical Description: The entirety of the contents in this folder came from Gary Fisk, an aviation historian. He provided a list of movie reviews and articles about the Spirit of St. Louis. There are also articles on Jasper the fly, who was Lindbergh’s (the actor) entertainer and companion during the trans-Atlantic flight in the movie Spirit of St. Louis.
 

Folder 17 – Lindbergh Bibliography & Indices

Physical Description: This folder contains a Lindbergh publication list, an index to the memorabilia of Charles Lindbergh and The Spirit, an LA Times review of Lindbergh, a NY times bibliography index from January to March, 1927, and more.
 

Folder 18 – Thomas Sefton San Diego Trust & Savings Bank Papers

Physical Description: This folder contains an assortment of documents including newspapers, correspondence, pamphlets, news articles, forms and receipts, and inventories of items that the San Diego Aerospace Museum loaned to the San Diego Trust & Savings Bank.
 

Folder 19 – Lindbergh Fund Foundation

Physical Description: This folder contains newsletters, memos, financial accounts, and articles about the Lindbergh Fund Foundation. The Foundation was created to give grants to people who would follow Charles Lindbergh’s goals of advancing technology while preserving the environment.
 

Folder 20 – Lindbergh Donations

Physical Description: This folder contains a few small donations. It includes newspaper articles, a story, newspaper clippings, and a Lindbergh article in an Aviation Stories and Mechanics magazine
 

Folder 21 – Unique Papers

Physical Description: This folder contains unusual Lindbergh items that can be somewhat humorous. There is a scrapbook filled with newspapers, a model airplane catalog, correspondence from Ret. Col. E. F. Carey Jr. to Charles Lindbergh and Anne M. Lindbergh, a newspaper clip stating that a couple named their child “One Long Hop,” an entry form and letter of Noel Davis stating that Lindbergh is no competition for him, a telegram from Mary Pickford, and more.
 

Folder 22 – Miscellaneous

Physical Description: This folder contains random documents, mostly scanned photographs and articles. There is an article in French, and two booklets with a leather sample, and articles that are indirectly related to Lindbergh.
 

Box 2 of 3

 

Series II: Biographical Papers

Physical Description: The following folders in Box 2 all contain a variety of articles that range from 1925 to today (2014). The majority of the papers are newspaper articles, but there are also newsletters, magazine articles, periodicals, and correspondence.
 

Folder 1 – Biographical Papers, Pre-May, 1927

 

Folder 2 – Biographical Papers, May, 1927

 

Folder 3 – Biographical Papers, June, 1927

 

Folder 4 – Biographical Papers, July – October, 1927

 

Folder 5 – Biographical Papers, 1928 – 1929

 

Folder 6 – Biographical Papers, 1930s

 

Folder 7 – Lindbergh Kidnapping, 1932

 

Folder 8 – Biographical Papers, 1940s

 

Folder 9 – Biographical Papers, 1950s

 

Folder 10 – Biographical Papers, 1960s

 

Folder 11 – Biographical Papers, 1970s I

 

Folder 12 – Biographical Papers, 1970s II

 

Folder 13 – Lindbergh’s Death, August 26-December, 1974

 

Folder 14 – 50th Anniversary, January – December, 1974 I

 

Folder 15 – 50th Anniversary, January – December, 1974 II

 

Folder 16 – Biographical Papers, 1980s

 

Folder 17 – 60th Anniversary, May 20-21, 1987

 

Folder 18 – Biographical Papers, 1990s

 

Folder 19 – Biographical Papers, “Following Lindbergh’s Footsteps” Friendship Flight, 1997

 

Folder 20 – Biographical Papers, 2000s

 

Folder 21 – Biographical Papers, Unknown Publishing Date

 

Box 3 of 3

 

Series III: Envelopes and Postcards

 

Folder 1 – Envelopes/Air Mail

Physical Description: This folder contains over a hundred envelopes and post cards with either ink stamps or postage stamps of anything related to Lindbergh or the Spirit of St. Louis.
 

Series IV: Photographs and Negatives

 

Folder 2 – Photographs/Negatives of Charles Lindbergh’s Arrival to San Diego

Physical Description: This folder contains fifteen negatives and eight photographs of the Lindbergh parade and Lindbergh in person.
 

Folder 3 – Miscellaneous Photographs & Letters

Physical Description: This folder contains a few cover sheets of photographs on a film roll, two articles from the Associated Press, and letters with information regarding to Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow.
 

Folder 4 – Photographs I

Physical Description: This folder contains two negatives, and dozens of photographs. The subjects of these photographs vary from group pictures to souvenirs, statues, Lindbergh’s Goggles, Lindbergh’s grave, and an anniversary event.
 

Folder 5 – Photographs II

Physical Description: This folder contains dozens of photographs of a dinner event, Lindbergh’s statue and bust, and a few Lindbergh drawings and sketches.
 

Folder 6 – Memorials & Sculptures, Lindbergh Postcard “America in the Air” Book, Miscellaneous Photographs

Physical Description: This folder contains many photographs from the Memorials & Sculptures folder, including the Lindbergh statues and busts, as well as many Lindbergh Post cards, the Spirit of St. Louis, and Lindbergh himself.
 

Folder 7 – Duplicate Photographs

Physical Description: Dups
 

Oversized Materials

Physical Description: There are seven oversized papers – 5 papers from a magazine (back to back papers in one sleeve), one blue drawing from a magazine from a souvenir booklet, and the cover of a digest with Lindbergh’s face on it - in the Oversized Material Special Collection. It is stored in OMSC_00001.