Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edith C. Finholt

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Titles Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edith C. Finholt
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Edith Campbell Finholt was an early woman pilot in Minnesota. She was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and got her training in Wahpeton, North Dakota before moving to Minneapolis. She worked for DePonti Aviation and was active in several pilots' organizations including the Ninety-Nines and Minnesota Aeronautics Commission. Her husband was a pilot for Northwest. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life in St. Cloud, Wahpeton and Minneapolis. Education at Minnesota School of Business. Pilot instruction in 1935 and license in 1936. Types of aircraft she flew. Non-flying jobs she had in aviation. Work with the Ninety-Nines air marking Minnesota (placing arrows on building tops to indicate north). Her husband's career at Northwest. Her current family life. People she has known over the years. Student life as a woman at Wahpeton Pilot's School.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Finholt, Edith Campbell
Interviewer: Holey, George
Dates Creation: 05/01/1980
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.6 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'


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