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Mary Charles Collection - The Women Peace Officers Association of California Yearbook 1935-1936 and Official Program...

(Sarah) Mary Charles (circa 1887-1972) was a licensed pilot and advocate for women's involvement in aeronautics. She received flying instruction from U.S. Naval Reserve experts at Clover Field, in Santa Monica, California, in 1929, and earned her pilot's license in 1931. Charles participated in the 1931 Cleveland Air Race, where she finished last as a result of engine problems. She did, however, place third in the women's dead stick landing contest. In 1936, she received instruction in blind flying at Central Airport. Besides being active in the OX5 Club, the Women's International Association of Aeronautics (WIAA), the Ninety-Nines, and The Women Peace Officers Association of California, Charles was also a Captain in the Women's Air Reserve, a group of women pilots organized to fly and give medical treatment in inaccessible stricken areas.

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Mary Charles Collection - Women's Air Reserve Material

(Sarah) Mary Charles (circa 1887-1972) was a licensed pilot and advocate for women's involvement in aeronautics. She received flying instruction from U.S. Naval Reserve experts at Clover Field, in Santa Monica, California, in 1929, and earned her pilot's license in 1931. Charles participated in the 1931 Cleveland Air Race, where she finished last as a result of engine problems. She did, however, place third in the women's dead stick landing contest. In 1936, she received instruction in blind flying at Central Airport. Besides being active in the OX5 Club, the Women's International Association of Aeronautics (WIAA), the Ninety-Nines, and The Women Peace Officers Association of California, Charles was also a Captain in the Women's Air Reserve, a group of women pilots organized to fly and give medical treatment in inaccessible stricken areas.

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Mary Charles Collection - Women's Air Reserve Regulations, 2nd edition

(Sarah) Mary Charles (circa 1887-1972) was a licensed pilot and advocate for women's involvement in aeronautics. She received flying instruction from U.S. Naval Reserve experts at Clover Field, in Santa Monica, California, in 1929, and earned her pilot's license in 1931. Charles participated in the 1931 Cleveland Air Race, where she finished last as a result of engine problems. She did, however, place third in the women's dead stick landing contest. In 1936, she received instruction in blind flying at Central Airport. Besides being active in the OX5 Club, the Women's International Association of Aeronautics (WIAA), the Ninety-Nines, and The Women Peace Officers Association of California, Charles was also a Captain in the Women's Air Reserve, a group of women pilots organized to fly and give medical treatment in inaccessible stricken areas.

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Mary Henry Diary, 1858-1863

Living in the fracturing nation's capital and watching debates in Congress prior to the secession of the Southern states, Mary Henry was uniquely placed to reflect on the mood of the country. Transcribe her diaries to find out more about the path toward and the beginning phases of war.

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Mary Henry Diary, 1864-1868

Moving beyond the figurative cusp of war, Mary Henry lived at the line of secession – she could see the Confederate States of America from her home in the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. Learn more about the course of the entire Civil War and events in Washington, D.C. as you transcribe this diary.

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Mary Smith's Commonplace book concerning science and mathematics

Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book Concerning Science and Mathematics is a two volume hand-written manuscript, which dates from around 1769-1780. The manuscript is a remarkable collection of personal writings and summaries of articles concerning everything from science and math to medicine and religion.

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Mary Thayer diary

With the face of an Angel (1887), Mary Thayer posed at age 11 for her father's famous allegory of hope and spirituality. Transcribe her diary to discover more about the daughter of an artist in 1888.

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Meat Smoking; F. and B.K. Bentley, C. Smith; Dog Trot House; McGaillard, Coffee

The 1980 Folklife Festival included a program about Community Activities and Food Preservation presented by participants from rural Georgia. Throughout rural America, events known as Homecomings served as a way to pull the community together, and food played a central role in such events. Participants demonstrated and educated visitors on such food preservation techniques as canning, pickling, meat smoking, wine making, and "found food" preparation, among other topics. Help transcribe these Festival recordings to learn more about how food can create community and preserve local tradition. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. If you can identify the speakers, please do so using the format {SPEAKER NAME= "____" } if you cannot identify the speakers, please simply indicate when a different individual is speaking by inserting the "Speaker 1," "Speaker 2," etc. tags. For more information about the programs in these recordings, please look at the audio log sheets describing the content and speakers at each presentation.

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MILLER, BERNETTA

This collection of photographs, written notes, articles, photocopies of news clippings, correspondence, and biographies was used by Claudia M. Oakes to prepare the publication,�United States Women in Aviation Through World War I (Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington, D.C., 1978). She donated these materials sometime after the book's completion.

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Minnie Evans at the Archives of American Art

Minnie Evans (1892-1987) was an African American outsider artist active from the 1930s to the 1980s. She is best-known for her vision-inspired artwork, and has been variously called an outsider artist, folk artist, surrealist, and visionary artist. She met photographer Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) in 1962, and Starr became her life-long friend, advocate, and dealer in the art world. Explore Minnie Evans’ life and work through her own words in transcripts of interviews between Evans and Starr, and find out why Evans said, “My work is just as strange to me as they are to anyone else.” Help us transcribe and make the life of this artist more discoverable to everyone!

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