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Lindbergh picture collection

Call Number: MS 325B
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographic prints, negatives, art prints, drawings, paintings, silhouettes, postcards, and motion picture film created or collected by Charles Augustus Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The collection primarily documents the life and interests of Charles Augustus Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, including childhoods, aviation and writing careers, expeditions and travels, and families. The bulk of the pictures document Charles Augustus Lindbergh’s career in aviation, including his airmail service, barnstorming, historic solo transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis, and post flight interest in him by the media. The collection also provides researchers some of the earliest aerial views of the Southwest United States, Mexico and Latin America, Canada, Japan, China, and North Atlantic regions taken by the Lindberghs during their scientific aerial explorations and travels; documentation of the aviation industry including pioneers, early airplanes, air fields, and the use of aviation in the military, particularly during World War II. Additional photographs depict various immediate and extended Lindbergh, Land, Lodge, and Morrow relations as well as friends and acquaintances.

The collection includes pictures from various sources. In addition to photographs taken by or for Charles Augustus Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the collection includes photographs and art work handed down through their families, copies of photographs from the press and from libraries and archive collections, as well as photographs and artwork sent to the Lindberghs by members of the public. Due to the difficulty of identifying negatives and the existence of multiple copies, there is some duplication across series and folders.

Conditions Governing Access

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Photographs in box 102 are restricted pending preservation treatment and reformatting.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Charles Augustus Lindbergh was transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact Copyright has been assigned to Reeve Morrow Lindbergh by Anne Morrow Lindbergh for materials Anne Morrow Lindbergh authored or otherwise produced. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Augustus Lindbergh and his estate; and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1941-1988; gift of Hugo Visconti, 1999.


The collection is arranged in eight series: Series I. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, 1902-1974. Series II. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, circa 1906-1977. Series III. Charles Augustus Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh family, 1930-circa 1979. Series IV. Lindbergh/Land/Lodge families, circa 1940-1978. Series V. Morrow/Cutter family, circa 1873-1979. Series VI. Friends, acquaintances, and others, circa 1870-1979. Series VII. Topical, 1880-1983, undated. Series VIII. Graphic art and postcards, 1893-circa 1970s; IX. Motion picture film, Circa 1932-1962; and Oversize.

Circa 1840-1983
73.75 Linear Feet (102 boxes)
Related Names
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001
Language of Materials