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Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.: Aviator & International Superstar: Primary Sources: Archives & Records


Charles Lindbergh in the living room of his restored boyhood home on the occasion of his visit to Minnesota

Charles A. Lindbergh and Family Papers.

The papers of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. (b. 1902, d. 1974), begin in 1913 with a few items from grammar school. His correspondence begins in 1920 and describes such activities as managing the Lindbergh family farm in Little Falls, Minnesota, and family properties in Florida. The bulk of his papers relate to his life as a student at the University of Wisconsin (1921-1922), his early interest in aviation (1921-1923), and correspondence concerning his flight across the Atlantic ocean, much of it to his mother, Evangeline Lodge Land Lindbergh.
MNHS call number:  Digital finding aid


We, by Charles A. Lindbergh.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.
The famous flier's own story of his life and his transatlantic flight, together with his views on the future of aviation.
MNHS call number: TL540.A5 A3 1927

The Spirit of St. Louis, by Charles A. Lindbergh.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1993.
MNHS call number: TL 540 .L5 A85 1993, also available for purchase

Film & Audio

The Dedication of Lindbergh State Park Interpretive Center: speech by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., motion picture, 15 min.
September 30, 1973..
This film documents the ceremony held on the front porch of the Lindbergh House on the grounds of Lindbergh State Park near Little Falls, Minnesota. The speech by Charles A. Lindbergh is preceded by an introduction by Minnesota Historical Society director, Russell W. Fridley, and remarks by Minnesota Historical Society President Neil Mattson, Eva Lindbergh Spaeth and author Bruce Larson. Lindbergh's address centers on the value of parks and their preservation. 
MNHS call number: Film C-82.

Dedication of the Lindbergh State Park Interpretive Center, sound recording.
September 30, 1973.
Recording includes speeches by various people, including Charles Lindbergh, addressing the new interpretive center, the Lindbergh House, Lindbergh State Park, and the value of parks and their preservation. Reel 1 includes excerpts of introductions and preliminary speeches, and complete Lindbergh address. Reel 2 is the complete program, recorded live.
MNHS call number: Audiotape 196.

Lindbergh 1927, motion picture, 7 min. 30 sec.
[United States]: 1927?
Newsreel footage showing the  Spirit of St. Louis take off from New York, landing and welcome in Paris, visits to Belgium and England, Lindbergh's return to Washington, D.C. aboard the cruiser Memphis, President Coolidge awarding the Distinguished Flying Cross, and parades in New York City. Includes brief clips of the pilots and crashes that preceded Lindbergh's flight.
MNHS call number: Film G-33.


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