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Charles Lindbergh—New York to Paris Flight Navigation Charts
On February 28, 1927, Charles Lindbergh placed the order for his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, with Ryan Airlines of San Diego, California. He delivered the order in person and remained in San Diego while the plane was being built, and, in his own words,
Charts donated to the American Geographical Society
The charts referenced in the above account were donated to the American Geographical Society by Mr. Lindbergh in about 1939. The donated charts are as follows:
Access to the AGS Library
The AGS Library is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is located on the third floor of the east wing of the Golda Meir Library on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, at 2311 E. Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Parking is usually available in the UWM Union parking structure which is entered on Kenwood Blvd at Prospect Ave.
The Library is open to the general public; however, most materials are non-circulating. A large format photo copier is available for public use. Staff members are available to discuss other photographic and scanning options should they be required. Requests for information may be made by telephone or fax, or by mail or e-mail to the addresses below. Please note that the use of rare material is governed by special procedures.
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* Lindbergh, Charles A. "We," by Charles A. Lindbergh; the famous flier's own story of his life and his transatlantic flight, together with his views on the future of aviation, with a foreword by Myron T. Herrick. New York, London: G. P. Putnam's sons, 1927. p. 201-202.