International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM)

Interviews conducted by staff at International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM) in Cleveland, Ohio. This collection of interviews exemplifies the diversity of women's aviation history preserved at the International Women's Air & Space Museum. From Women Air Force Service Pilots to Powder Puff Derby Pilots to the first women to work in Air Traffic Control and Mission Control; each of these women have a unique story framed by their contributions to air & space. The collection of these interviews is an ongoing process.


Mariane Dyson worked on Mission Control at NASA during shuttle missions. She discusses the details of her job and her experiences working as a woman at NASA in a male dominated field.

Dawn Mulson Full became a pilot with the Civilian Pilot Training program during World War II. Dawn was friends with influential female pilots Caro Bayley Bosca and Florence Boswell. She became an air traffic controller after going through training.…

Mary Shilmiller worked as a Rosie the Riveter at Firestone in Akron during summers. She spent 50 years as a teacher, with most of her career spent teaching special education in Euclid. Her brother was a pilot.

Edna Paul was a pioneer aviatrix during the golden age of flight, first flying as a teenager in the late 1920s and continued into the 1940s. Originally from St. Louis, she frequented nearby airfields and attended the infamous National Air Races. Paul…

Toni Mullee is the executive director of the International Women's Air and Space Museum. Mullee shares the history of the museum and her experiences as executive director there.