|The Life and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2006):
Author, Aviator, and Environmentalist
In commemoration of the 100th birthday of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the Manuscripts and Archives Department at the Yale University Library will hold a public program of talks by author Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Margaret Eiluned Morgan, daughter of Constance Morrow Morgan, Anne Morrow Lindbergh's sister. The talks will also mark the opening of the first-ever exhibit of the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Papers. Reeve Lindbergh will speak on Anne Morrow Lindbergh: An Intimate View, while the focus of Margaret Eiluned Morgan's talk will be Anne Morrow Lindbergh: The Writer and the Writing. Judith Schiff, Chief Research Archivist in Manuscripts and Archives and advisor to Mrs. Lindbergh in the preservation of these priceless documents, will also present a slide show of highlights from the Lindbergh Papers at Yale, and guide visitors through the exhibit.
Manuscripts and Archives is the principal repository for the Anne Morrow and Charles A. Lindbergh Papers, the former consisting of over 300 archival boxes of her letters, diaries, writings, photographs, and memorabilia. Most of the contents of the letters and diaries have not been published and will provide researchers and editors with continuing opportunities for discovery, analysis, and future publication. The exhibit will present highlights of her papers, including letters by Amelia Earhart, Lady Bird Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, Virginia Woolf, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vita Sackville-West, Igor Sikorsky, Stephen Spender, and Thornton Wilder. Also featured are photographs taken by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on the Pacific and Atlantic Survey Flights for Pan American Airlines. Many of these were published in her extended article in National Geographic, "Flying Around the North Atlantic." On these and other flights, Anne Morrow Lindbergh served as co-pilot, navigator, radio operator, and aerial photographer. Also included will be selections from her manuscript diaries, poetry, essays, and books including North to the Orient, Listen! the Wind, The Unicorn and other poems, 1935-1955, and the enduring classic Gift from the Sea, recently re-published in a special 50th anniversary edition.
Reeve Lindbergh is the author of two family memoirs, No More Words and Under a Wing; two novels, Moving To The Country and The Names Of The Mountains; and View From The Air, a poem presenting Charles Lindbergh's love of earth and sky, illustrated by photographs taken on her father's last flights by nature and landscape photographer Richard W. Brown. She has also authored an illustrated book of essays and a number of children's books. She has written the foreword to a number of books including Return to the Sea, Flying Free, and five editions of children’s poetry anthology books, which celebrate the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Shell Coast Poetry Festival in Lee County, Florida.
Margaret Eiluned Morgan is the niece of Anne Morrow and Charles A. Lindbergh. An economist, Morgan is founder and chairman of the EarthShine Institute, an organization based in Florida that presents educational and cultural programs that further the shared vision of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.