The Nellie Zabel Willhite Collection, available at the Center for Western Studies, contains correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and other material regarding South Dakota's first woman pilot. The papers of Nellie Zabel Willhite are an excellent source of information regarding her days as a pilot, as well as early flying in general. Nellie was deaf and attended the South Dakota School for the deaf where she met Dr. L. C. Mead, the superintendent of the State Hospital at Yankton. She spent her summers with the Mead family and so some of Dr. Mead's papers are also included in this collection. Note that the dimension measurement does not include the mircofilm from this collection.
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