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    Ruth Law Collection, 1916-1918
     
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    Creator: 
    Law, Ruth
    Title: 
    Ruth Law Collection, 1916-1918
    Phy. Description: 
    1.00 cubic feet (1 flatbox)
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Ruth Law (1891-1970) was the first woman to loop the loop, the first person to fly a plane at night and a one-time holder of the Chicago - New York aerial speed record. After World War I, Law was active in the 'Ruth Law Flying Circus,' a three-plane troupe that traveled to state and county fairs. Her husband, Charles Oliver, persuaded her to retire from flying to 'home and hearth' in 1922.
    Summary: 
    This scrapbook chronicles Ruth Law's life in 1916-1918, covering mostly her aviation career but also incorporating other aspects of her life. The scrapbook contains the following types of material: photographs; newspaper clippings; correspondence; magazine articles; programs; and ribbons, including a first place ribbon won by her dog at a dog show. Six envelopes of loose photographs were integrated with the collection on 1/30/98. These envelopes contained images of Ruth Law in all stages of her life, both in aerial and studio views, as well as images of her contemporaries in aviation and of various World War I era aircraft.
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    No restrictions on access
    Subject-Topical: 
    Aeronautics
    Aeronautics -- Exhibitions
    Women in aeronautics
    Aeronautics -- Records
    Subject-Name: 
    Law, Ruth
    Ruth Law Flying Circus
    Form / Genre: 
    Scrapbooks
    Photographs
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Publications
    Repository Loc: 
    National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
    Local Number: 
    XXXX-0387
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    National Air & Space Museum ArchivesXXXX-0387Add Copy to MyList

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