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Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Papers
Manuscripts Division
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6 boxes and 2.3 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-6


Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh were a famous twentieth-century aviation couple. The papers consist of manuscripts of Charles's A Letter to Americans and Anne's The Wave of the Future, A Confession of Faith, with related correspondence.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscripts of Charles A. Lindbergh's A Letter to Americans and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's The Wave of the Future, A Confession of Faith (1940), with related correspondence.


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

Charles A. Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan. He became an American hero after flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1929 he married Anne Morrow, and together they spent many years under close public scrutiny. Eventually the pressures of fame, including the kidnapping and murder of their first son, led the Lindberghs to move to England. They returned to the United States as World War II approached. Around this time Lindbergh adopted controversial and quite public political opinions. Though not in support of either Nazi-ism or Hitler, he did promote a more isolationist American policy. However, after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh changed his mind and assisted the United States Air Force in the South Pacific. Although his public image never recovered from the controversy surrounding World War II, he remains a cultural icon. He passed away on August 26, 1974.

Biography of Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh was born on June 22, 1906, in New Jersey. Although shy and quiet as a youth, Anne Lindbergh attracted the attentions of Charles A. Lindbergh and married him. He taught her how to fly, and she eventually got a pilot's license and became his co-pilot. After living in England for a while, Anne moved back to America and, after her husband's death, published some of her diaries. She passed away on February 7, 2001.

Collection History


Gift of the Lindberghs.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-6

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The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: American National Biography.

Subject Terms:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Drafts (preliminary versions) -- 20th century.
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001.