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Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Papers

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Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

Charles A. Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan. He became an American hero after flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1929 he married Anne Morrow, and together they spent many years under close public scrutiny. Eventually the pressures of fame, including the kidnapping and murder of their first son, led the Lindberghs to move to England. They returned to the United States as World War II approached. Around this time Lindbergh adopted controversial and quite public political opinions. Though not in support of either Nazi-ism or Hitler, he did promote a more isolationist American policy. However, after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh changed his mind and assisted the United States Air Force in the South Pacific. Although his public image never recovered from the controversy surrounding World War II, he remains a cultural icon. He passed away on August 26, 1974.

Biography of Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born on June 22, 1906, in New Jersey. Although shy and quiet as a youth, Anne Lindbergh attracted the attentions of Charles A. Lindbergh and married him. He taught her how to fly, and she eventually got a pilot's license and became his co-pilot. After living in England for a while, Anne moved back to America and, after her husband's death, published some of her diaries. She passed away on February 7, 2001.

The collection consists of manuscripts of Charles A. Lindbergh's A Letter to Americans and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's The Wave of the Future, A Confession of Faith (1940), with related correspondence.

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: American National Biography.

Gift of the Lindberghs.

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Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of the papers related to Charles Lindbergh's A Letter to Americans (published in Collier's, 1941).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by genre of material.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Physical Description

3 boxes

early autograph ms. drafts, 1940 December-1941 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

autograph ms, signed, 41 pp., dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

typed outline and drafts with autograph corrections, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Collier's magazine, 1941 March 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

Alabama - Massachusetts, dates not examined. 19 folders.
Physical Description

19 folders

Michigan - Wisconsin, dates not examined. 26 folders.
Physical Description

26 folders

fan mail, unsorted, dates not examined. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

newspaper clippings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of the papers related to Anne Morrow Lindbergh's The Wave of the Future (published by Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1940).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by genre of material.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Physical Description

3 boxes

early notes, AMss, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

drafts, TMss, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

drafts, TMss, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

drafts, TMss & AMss, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

galleys, covers & misc. pages, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reader's Digest condensation, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

reviews & misc. papers, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

newspaper clippings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 signed copies of the published book, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

letters received of special interest and from friends, and family, unsorted, dates not examined. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

(includes letters by Pearl S. Buck, W. H. Auden, Selden Rodman, Knute Hill, Philip C. Jessup, Avery Brundage, Corliss Lamont, and others)

Physical Description

2 folders

fan mail, unsorted, dates not examined. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

fan mail, unsorted, dates not examined. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Henry, Barklie, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS: March 1, 1958, and carbon copies of 2 letters (Feb. 20, 1958 and March 15, 1958) from Hanry to Lindbergh.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wheelock, John Hall, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS to Wheelock, Aug. 4, 1950, and a typed presentation list of the "Spirit of St. Louis".

Physical Description

1 folder

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