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Fabulous Finds Friday: Emily Howell Warner papers

Fabulous Finds Friday: Emily Howell Warner papers

Welcome to Fabulous Finds Friday! This week's fabulous find are the papers of pilot Emily Howell Warner (-M2080).

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Emily at her home, where she talked to me about her impressive career in aviation and showed me her numerous honors and awards.

Emily developed a passion to fly after taking flying lessons as a teenager, and, in 1973, she became the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a major U.S. airline (Frontier). Three years later, she also became the first woman to receive her captain’s wings. In 1986, Emily commanded the first all-female flight crew, and in 2001 she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

The collection contains correspondence, programs, clippings, photographs related to her career as a pilot, and material pertaining to her induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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