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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1898-1990

Creator:  Evelyn Greenblatt Howren

Summary/Abstract:  Evelyn Greenblatt Howren was a Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II and is recognized in her field as a life-long aviatrix. Souvenir book from the Spanish American War, 1898; and records from Evelyn Howren’s career as an aviatrix. 

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 99, Evelyn Greenblatt Howren Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Arrangement:  All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Evelyn G. Howren was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from The Westminster Schools in 1934 and then attended Vanderbilt. She took up flying in 1939 and began her formal flying career in June of 1940 when she started taking flight instruction at what was then called Candler Field, now Atlanta Hartsfield International. She received her private rating and joined the first all-women’s squadron of newly formed Civil Air Patrol in 1941. In June of 1942, she became one of the first class of eight women Air Traffic Controller trainees and was one of only three who were pilots. In November of 1942, she became one of only thrity members of the first class of Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASPs). After the war, she returned to civilian life and became a flight instructor. She was one of the organizers of the Women’s Aero Club of Atlanta in 1947. She finally retired permanently in 1983, but still continued to fly and have all the currently flight qualifications and ratings.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Evelyn Greenblatt Howren Papers will gain insight into women in aviation during World War II and much of the 20th century. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder. 

Collection Inventory 

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Alpha Omega Fraternity – Alpha Delta Chapter

1934

 

2

Anniversary of Sam and Bess Greenblatt

1958

 

3

Application for Federal Employment

1945

 

4

Atlanta Conservatory of Music – program

1926

 

5

Biography

Undated

 

6

British Air Transport Auxiliary

1042

 

7

Camp Civitania

1928

 

8

Certificates

1929-1950

 

9

Correspondence – personal

1943

 

10

Dixie Airways

Undated

 

11

Flightways, Inc.

1947-1948

 

12

Laurel Falls Camp for Girls

1931

 

13

Licenses, membership cards, receipts

1941-1958

 

14

Miscellany

Undated

 

15

Newspaper clippings

1931-1990

 

16

Rich’s

1939

 

17

Spanish American War – souvenir book and roster

1898-1899

 

18

The Temple – Sisterhood directories

1961-1964

 

19

The Temple – Sunday School Class minutes

1930

 

20

Travel – trip abroad

1935

 

21

Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASPs)

1943

 

22

Women’s Air Service Pilots (WASPs)

1944-1984

 

23

Women Flyers of America, Inc.

1941

 

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