WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections houses correspondence, business and financial records, photographs, printed material and other records belonging to Clyde Pangborn, donated by his brother Percy Pangborn in 1962. The collection is extensive and most of it must be viewed at the holdings but some of it can be examined at WSU Libraries Digital Collections.


Here is a video of former WSU archivist Mary Avery discussing the Pangborn Papers⁠—originally from KWSU-TV’s Mosaic series in 1967⁠—now available on WSU Libraries’ Films YouTube channel:



Here is a slideshow of some of the digitized photos from the collection, as well as photos from additional sources.


Original Paramount newsreel clips showing Pangborn’s landing, subsequent celebrations, and reactions and reflections of the flight can also be viewed (below)
or at the WSU Libraries’ Films YouTube Channel.



Other resources

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center has a permanent exhibit commemorating the flight and even a virtual tour online.

Pangborn exhibit at the Wenatchee Valley Museum


A replica of Pangborn’s original plane Miss Veedol was built and The Spirit of Wenatchee organization sponsors an active history of the Pangborn’s accomplishment (


Finally, the original plane’s history can also be researched at its Wikipedia page.


Read the article “Our “Pacific Lindbergh.”

Witness to flight history: Otto Ross’s story