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Libraries

Hear Amelia Earhart speak about the impact of technology on women’s lives…

Purdue University Libraries - Amelia Earhart: The Aviator, The Advocate, and The Icon Online Exhibit

Purdue University Libraries - George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers

Library of Congress - Amelia Earhart: An Overview of Prints and Photographs

Library of Congress American Memory Collection, Amelia Earhart Speech

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Organizations

Learn about significant achievements in flight during the past 100 years…

National Geographic

The Real Amelia Earhart

Where is Amelia Earhart? Three Theories

NASA

Great Images in NASA

Celebrating a Century of Flight

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Re-Navigation Research

Waitt Institute for Discovery, Nutter and Associates, LLC

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Media

Listen to Amelia Earhart’s life story…

Videos

Discovery Channel: Finding Amelia

ABC News: Amelia Earhart’s Last Days - Did She Live as a Castaway?

A&E Television Networks, Biography.com: Amelia Earhart

CBS News: The Lost Journey of Amelia Earhart

PBS: Online NewsHour

The Amelia Earhart Library and Film Festival

Amelia Earhart Videos

Periodicals/Magazines

Popular Science Magazine (September 1928)

LIFE Magazine (July 19, 1937)

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Educational

Kids of all ages are sure to love learning more about Amelia Earhart with these fun sites…

Teachers

National First Ladies Library

A&E Television Networks, Biography.com

International Reading Association: Amelia Earhart Classroom Activity

Students

The Library of Congress

PBS: Voyage of the Odyssey

Scholastic, Inc.: Women Who Changed History and The Flight of Amelia Earhart

Federal Aviation Administration, Fascinating Facts

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Current

The mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance and her legacy continue today…

2010

December

Vancouver Sun: Experts Off Mark in Search for Earhart’s Plane, Psychic Says

Pacific Daily News: Bones Might Help Solve Earhart Mystery

Discovery News: Amelia Earhart’s Finger Bone Recovered?

Air Race Classic, Inc. 2011 Race Dates Announced

June

Discovery News: Signs of Amelia Earhart’s Final Days?

NASA: Earhart Crosses the Atlantic

Purdue University Libraries:  THE AVIATOR, THE ADVOCATE AND THE ICON Online Exhibit

January

TCPalm.com: Harbor Branch part of hush-hush search for Amelia Earhart’s plane

2009

NASA: Astronauts to Fly Amelia Earhart Watch, Scarf

Air & Space magazine: Amelia’s Astronaut Connection

2008

General Dynamics: USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6)

2007

American Heritage: Amelia Earhart vs. the Atlantic Ocean

Invention and Technology magazine: Searching for Amelia Earhart

Harriet Quimby: A New Kind of Ship for Amelia

Smithsonian magazine: The Flight Stuff

Air & Space magazine: Think You Know Amelia?

Air & Space magazine: An American Obsession

2006

American Heritage People: Amelia Earhart, From Sea to Shining Sea

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Site Endnotes

Historical references and citations used in compiling information for the Web site…

  1. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. (1997) Amelia, p. 234.
  2. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “United States Coast Guard History“. Accessed August 1, 2009.
  3. Long, Elgen M. and Long, Marie K. (1999) Amelia Earhart, The Mystery Solved, p. 234.
  4. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. (1997) Amelia, p. 238-9.
  5. Nutter and Associates, LLC for the Waitt Institute. “Re-Navigation Research”. Accessed August 1, 2009.
  6. Original copy provided by Burson-Marsteller Public Relations and Communications. 2006.
  7. Purdue University Libraries, George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers. “Amelia Earhart Biographical Sketch” Accessed December 28, 2010.
  8. Purdue University Libraries, George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers. “Amelia Earhart Biographical Sketch” Accessed December 28, 2010.
  9. Original copy provided by Burson-Marsteller Public Relations and Communications. 2006.
  10. Original copy provided by Burson-Marsteller Public Relations and Communications. 2006.
  11. Nutter and Associates, LLC for the Waitt Institute. “Re-Navigation Research“. Accessed August 1, 2009.
  12. United States Coast Guard. “Coast Guard History“. Accessed August 2, 2009.
  13. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. (1997) Amelia, p. 241.
  14. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. (1997) Amelia, pp. 254-255.
  15. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. (1997) Amelia, p. 257
  16. The Institute for Aviation History - The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), “The Earhart Project”. Accessed December 28, 2010.
  17. Nutter and Associates, LLC for the Waitt Institute. “Re-Navigation Research“. Accessed August 1, 2009.
  18. Nutter and Associates, LLC for the Waitt Institute. “Re-Navigation Research“. Accessed August 1, 2009.
  19. The Institute for Aviation History - The International Group for Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), “The Earhart Project,  TIGHAR Earhart Project Expeditions”. Accessed November 15, 2009.
  20. The Institute for Aviation History - The International Group for Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), “The Earhart Project, Niku VI First Report”. Accessed December 28, 2010.
  21. The Institute for Aviation History - The International Group for Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), “The Earhart Project, Niku 7″. Accessed December 28, 2010.
  22. The Institute for Aviation History - The International Group for Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), “The Earhart Project, The Race to Find Amelia”. Accessed November 15, 2009.
  23. Nauticos, LLC, “Nauticos Company History”. Accessed December 28, 2010.
  24. Nauticos, LLC, “Nauticos Makes Progress on the Amelia Earhart Search” (Press Release). Accessed November 15, 2009.
  25. Long, Elgen M. “The ‘Long’ Search for Amelia Earhart”. Accessed August 1, 2009.
  26. Nauticos, LLC, “News - Second Deep Sea Search for Amelia Earhart”. Accessed December 28, 2010.
  27. Long, Elgen M., “The ‘Long’ Search for Amelia Earhart”. Accessed August 1, 2009.
  28. The Institute for Aviation History - The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), “The Earhart Project, The TIGHAR (Gardner Island) Hypothesis”. Accessed December 28, 2010.
  29. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. (1997) Amelia, pp. 266-283.
  30. Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V. (1997) Amelia, p. 275.
  31. Encyclopedia Smithsonian, “The Titanic”. Accessed August 3, 2009.
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Research Endnotes

Citations from Research Report

  1. Randall S. Jacobson, Ph. D., The World Flight, First Attempt, Oakland to Honolulu (TIGHAR.ORG, 2006).
  2. Ibid.
  3. Elgen M. and Marie K. Long, Amelia Earhart — The Mystery Solved (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999) 56.
  4. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight (Rahway, N.J: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937) 58.
  5. Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and W.C. Nelson, Lockheed Report 487 Range Study of Lockheed Electra Bimotor Airplane (California, Lockheed Aircraft Company - June 1936).
  6. Kelley Johnson, Telegrams - Electra flight test data and World Flight performance recommendations (Western Union 11 March 1937).
  7. Ric Gillespie, Finding Amelia: Luke Field Inventory, CD-ROM (Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2006).
  8. Fred C. Meier, Department of Agriculture.
  9. Elgen M. and Marie K. Long, Amelia Earhart — The Mystery Solved (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999) 165.
  10. Eric Chater, Letter to friend Mr. M.E. Griffin, Placer Management Limited (New Guinea: /LP 25 July, 1937).
  11. J. A. Collopy, Report to Civil Aviation Board (Salamaua: 28 August, 1937).
  12. Eric Chater, Letter to friend Mr. M.E. Griffin, Placer Management Limited (New Guinea: /LP 25 July, 1937).
  13. Roy Nesbit, Missing Believed Killed (Gloucestershire U.K: Sutton Publishing Limited, 2002) 26.
  14. ComHawSec Fleet Base Pearl Harbor messages, (Hawaii: Headquarters, 1-2 July, 1937).
  15. Chater, Letter to Mr. M. E. Griffin, 6-7.
  16. FN letter from Dakar, Senegal, French West Africa, June 9, 1937 to Eugene Pallette, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
  17. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight, 128
  18. Kelley Johnson, Telegrams for Electra flight test data and World Flight performance recommendations (Western Union 11 March 1937).
  19. Amelia Earhart, Telegram to George Putnam (Purdue Collection), JUN 16, 1937.
  20. George Putnam, Telegram to Amelia Earhart (Purdue Collection), JUN 16, 1937.
  21. T. D. Knilm, Bandoeng Inspection Report Lockheed Electra Reg.Markings NR 16020 (Purdue Collection), June 23, 1937.
  22. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight, 211.
  23. Ibid.
  24. Fred Noonan, Letters to Helen Day (Self published June 1937).
  25. J. A. Collopy, Report to Civil Aviation Board (Salamaua: 28 August, 1937).
  26. Ibid.
  27. Cambridge Instrument Company, LTD, 13 Grosvenor Place, London.
  28. J. A. Collopy, Report to Civil Aviation Board (Salamaua: 28 August, 1937).
  29. Elgen Long, Amelia Earhart The Mystery Solved, 130.
  30. T. D. Knilm, Bandoeng Inspection Report Lockheed Electra Reg.Markings NR 16020 (Purdue Collection), June 23, 1937.
  31. ComHawSec Fleet Base Pearl Harbor messages, (Hawaii: Headquarters, 1-2 July, 1937).
  32. Itasca, Message logs.
  33. Eric Chater, Letter to Mr. M. E. Griffin, 8.
  34. Randall S. Jacobson, Ph.D., The Final Flight - Part 2, (TIGHAR.org).
  35. Laurence Safford, Amelia’s Flight Into Yesterday, 195.
  36. Elgen Long, Amelia Earhart - The Mystery Solved, 18.
  37. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight.
  38. F. E. C. Culick, Analysis of Amelia Earhart’s Final Flight (Consulting Report).
  39. Elgen Long, Amelia Earhart - The Mystery Solved, 250.
  40. Linda Finch, No Limits, (San Antonio: World Flight, Inc., 1996) 113.
  41. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight.
  42. Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and W.C. Nelson, Lockheed Report 487 Range Study of Lockheed Electra Bimotor Airplane (California, Lockheed Aircraft Company - June 1936).
  43. Kelley Johnson, Telegrams - Electra flight test data and World Flight performance recommendations (Western Union 11 March 1937).
  44. Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and W.C. Nelson, Lockheed Report 487 Range Study of Lockheed Electra.
  45. Kelley Johnson, Telegrams - Electra flight test data and World Flight performance recommendations.
  46. Ann Pellegreno, World Flight - The Earhart Trail (Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1971) 60, 177.
  47. Elgen Long, Amelia Earhart - The Mystery Solved, 194.
  48. Ibid. 7
  49. Kelley Johnson, Telegrams - Electra flight test data and World Flight performance recommendations.
  50. Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and W.C. Nelson, Lockheed Report 487 Range Study of Lockheed Electra. 8
  51. Long used overall averages for analysis.
  52. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight.
  53. Ann Pellegreno, World Flight - The Earhart Trail.
  54. Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and W.C. Nelson, Lockheed Report 487 Range Study of Lockheed Electra.
  55. AIAA Aerospace Design Engineering Guide, AIAA, September 2003.
  56. Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and W.C. Nelson, Lockheed Report 487 Range Study of Lockheed Electra.
  57. Eric Chater, Letter to Mr. M. E. Griffin
  58. J. A. Collopy, Report to Civil Aviation Board (Salamaua: 28 August, 1937).
  59. Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson and W.C. Nelson, Lockheed Report 487 Range Study of Lockheed Electra.
  60. Ibid.
  61. Ibid.
  62. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight.
  63. ibid. 131.
  64. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight.
  65. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight, 63.
  66. AE estimated 20 mph headwind for the first half of this Natal-St. Louis flight segment.
  67. Eric Chater, Letter to Mr. M. E. Griffin.
  68. Cruise Report 24 July, 1937 CDR Warner Thompson, Commanding Officer, Itasca (TIGHAR).
  69. Eric Chater, Letter to Mr. M. E. Griffin.
  70. Elgen Long, Amelia Earhart - The Mystery Solved, 20.
  71. Laurance Safford, Amelia’s Flight Into Yesterday, (McLean, Virginia: Paladwr Press, 2003) 31-33.
  72. “Fatigue, alcohol and performance impairment,” Dawson and Reid, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia, 17 July 1997
  73. Purdue University, George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers
  74. Eric Chater, Letter to Mr. M. E. Griffin, 3.
  75. Amelia Earhart, Last Flight, 133.