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Jane Haselden Papers
ca. 1922-1980, (bulk 1922-1942)
Transylvania University Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40508 USA
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[Identification of item], Jane Haselden Papers, ca. 1922-1980, (bulk 1922-1942), MSC 38,Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.
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Jane Haselden graduated from Transylvania University in 1926, earned advanced degrees from Columbia University and the University of Kentucky, and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She taught French at Centre College, Murray State University, Transylvania, and the University of Kentucky. At Murray and Transylvania she also served as Dean of Women, and as Assistant Dean of Women at Kentucky. She retired from the University of Kentucky in 1973. Haselden was involved in civil aviation in Kentucky. She obtained her pilot's license in 1941. While at Murray State she was involved in the establishment of the Civil Pilots Training Corp. She was a member of the committee which drafted Kentucky's civil aviation regulations.
These are the personal papers and photographs of Jane Haselden. Included are letters written by Haselden to her mother during the period that she attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky (1922-1924). A personal travel log documents Haselden's cruise to Europe aboard the S.S. LANCASTRIA, during which she visited Spain, Portugal, and North Africa (1925). Also present are photographs of a trip to Mexico. Later photographs show Haselden and friends including Mayrell Johnson, who as a naval aviator, was the first woman to receive flight orders from the United States Navy. Also present is Haselden's pilot flight record and logbook (1940-1942).
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