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Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Edith C. Finholt
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.
1 hour sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Finholt, Edith Campbell
Interviewer: Holey, George
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.6 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'