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 Interview, 14 February 2012
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 Interview, 21 July 2010
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. She worked as an air traffic controller throughout the war and quit after she was married in 1947. Dawn only flew for a short time and participated in only one air race. Dawn is still a member of the 99s and wears a bracelet that her father created…
Mary Shilmiller Interview, 2010
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 Rudolph Paul Interview, 17 August 2011
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 discusses the circumstances surrounding her time as a pilot; focusing on her early years as a teenager, a record-setting altitude flight, an anniversary flight made after her 100th birthday, and the sentiment of her family and friends concerning her…