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Women with Wings exhibition takes off

Women with Wings exhibition takes off
Posted by DPLA on March 18, 2015 in Featured, News & Blog and tagged .

March is Women’s History Month and the sky’s the limit with our new exhibition, “Women With Wings: American Aviatrixes.” The exhibition spotlights the groundbreaking and courageous women who took to the skies as barnstormers and record breakers in the 1910s and 1920s, daredeviled their way across the US in the 1930s, and supported the American military in WWII in the 1940s, inspiring generations of women pilots and astronauts along the way.

The exhibition was created by students Megan DeArmond, Diana Moronta, and Laurin Paradise as part of Professor Debbie Rabina’s course “Information Services and Sources” in the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute. It highlights the rich collections held by institutions throughout the US including the Boston Public Library, California Historical Society, Missouri History Museum, National Archives and Records Administration, The New York Public Library, The Portal to Texas History, and more.

 

Check out the exhibition.

 

“Blanche Stuart Scott at the controls of her plane,” 1912. Courtesy of the California Historical Society via the University of Southern California Libraries.

“Blanche Stuart Scott at the controls of her plane,” 1912. Courtesy of the California Historical Society via the University of Southern California Libraries.

 

 

Featured image credit: Women pilots of the All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race,” 1929. Courtesy of St. Louis University via the Missouri Hub.


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