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Jeannette Piccard papers +?

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-M95

Scope and Contents

The Jeannette Piccard papers consist of correspondence, writings by Picard, and writings of others, regarding her personal, religious, and aeronautical life.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

The Jeannette Piccard Papers are the physical property of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to authors' heirs and assigns.

Extent

5 boxes

Language

English

Overview

Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, BMC class of 1918, was the first woman licensed to pilot a balloon in the United States, and the first woman to enter the stratosphere (with a flight that reached 57, 559 feet). She served as a consultant and lecturer for NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center from 1964-1970. At the age of 79 Piccard was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, one of the “Philadelphia Eleven”- the first ordained female priests. The material in this collection consists of correspondence, writings by Picard, and writings of others, regarding her personal, religious, and aeronautical life.

Custodial History

Donor: Ruth Elizabeth Piccard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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