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Collection Reference Number GLC07243.002
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Neta Snook, Amelia Earhart's flight instructor 
Title Diary of Neta Snook Southern
Date ca. 1917-1920
Author Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991)  
Document Type Diary
Content Description The bulk of the diary documents Snook's experiences as a pilot between 1917 and 1920 when she was a student at the Davenport and Curtiss Schools of Aviation. Includes various formulas and notations on engineering and aerodynamics. In addition, there are recipes, a class schedule, and poems included in the diary.
Subjects Progressive Era  Poetry  Woman Author  Women's History  Aviation  Soldier's Diary  
People Southern, Neta Snook (1896-1991)  
Place written s.l.
Theme Women in American History; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Anita (Neta) Snook Southern was Amelia Earhart's flight instructor from 1920 to about 1922. She began flying in 1917 and attended the Curtiss School of Aviation in New Port News, Va in 1918. After the school closed due to flying restrictions during WW I, Snook moved West to Southern California where she worked as a flight instructor and taught Amelia Earhart.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945