Permission Requests and Collectibles
The Lindbergh Foundation does not purchase or appraise any type of Lindbergh memorabilia. While we can accept donations, we would prefer that these types of gifts be given to museums or other institutions where the general public can benefit from your generosity. The following is a partial list of resources available to assist you in learning about the history and potential value of Lindbergh items. The Foundation cannot provide assistance beyond what is listed here.Lindbergh Collectors Society
- A group of people of all ages, who admire the accomplishment of Charles Lindbergh and the "Spirit of St. Louis" airplane and collect the treasured pieces of this historical event.Missouri Historical Society
- A Spirit of St. Louis reproduction is on exhibit at the museum. Charles donated many of the gifts he received after the flight to the Missouri Historical Society, many of which are on display. Charles spent time as an airmail pilot in St. Louis before the flight and received funding from the St. Louis backers to build the Spirit.CharlesLindbergh.com
- This is a comprehensive website covering all aspects of Charles' life.eBay
- The world's largest online auction site where many Lindbergh items are featured.
Advertising & Endorsements
The Lindbergh family has a fixed policy that does not permit the use of the name or likeness of Charles A. Lindbergh or Anne Morrow Lindbergh for advertising or other commercial purposes.
The Spirit of St. Louis airplane is the property of the National Air and Space Museum. They should be contacted directly to request permission to use the Spirit.
All other requests must be sent in writing to the Lindbergh Foundation. Please write or e-mail:The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310
Anoka, MN 55303-2200
Writings & Quotations
The Lindbergh Foundation does not own the rights to any of the writings of Charles A. Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Anne Spencer Lindbergh, or Reeve Lindbergh. The following are the publishers of their many books. The Foundation cannot provide assistance in securing permissions beyond the information provided here. As a general rule, you may use up to 250 words of text from a book without permission from the publisher or author as long as you cite the publisher, the author, the book title, page numbers, the copyright year and the place of publication where the text is taken from (example: "p. 125, North to the Orient, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, New York, Harcourt Brace and Company, 1935"). This rule does not apply to poetry.
Charles A. Lindbergh:
Yale University Library
Of Flight and Life
The Spirit of St. Louis
Autobiography of Values
The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Boyhood on the Upper Mississippi
Anne Morrow Lindbergh:
Bring Me a Unicorn
Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead
Locked Rooms and Open Doors
The Flower and the Nettle
War Within and Without
North to the Orient
The Steep Ascent
The Wave of the Future
Listen, The Wind
Gift from the Sea -- (Questions regarding reprinting quotes from this book should be addressed to Altie Karper,
The Unicorn and Other Poems
Anne Spencer Lindbergh:
Travel Far, Pay No Fare
Little, Brown & Company
Nick of Time
Three Lives to Live
The People of Pineapple Place
The Prisoner of Pineapple Place
The Worry Week
Next Time, Take Care
The Hunky-Dory Diary
Harper & Row
The Shadow on the Dial
David R. Godine Publishing
Simon & Schuster
No More Words
Under a Wing
The Names of the Mountains
Moving to the Country
View from the Air
The Awful Aardvarks Shop for School
The Awful Aardvarks Go to School
If I'd Known Then What I Know Now
My Little Grandmother Often Forgets
My Hippie Grandmother
On Morning Wings
Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman
Every Tiny Grain of Sand
The Circle of Days
What Is the Sun?
View from the Kingdom
North Country Spring
Dial Books for Young Readers
There's a COW in the Road!
The Day the Goose Got Loose
The Midnight Farm
Little, Brown & Company
The Lindbergh Foundation does not own the rights to any photographs of Charles A. Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the Spirit of St. Louis airplane or the Lockheed Sirius airplane. The following is a partial list of resources that may have photos or other items available for various purposes. The Foundation cannot provide assistance in securing permissions for the use of any photographs beyond what is provided here.
Yale University Library - The personal papers of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh are stored here. Please note there is restricted access to this collection.
National Air and Space Museum - The Spirit of St. Louis and the Lockheed Sirius (Tingmissartoq) airplanes are on permanent exhibit.
Missouri Historical Society - A Spirit of St. Louis reproduction is on exhibit at the museum. Charles donated many of the gifts he received after the flight to the Missouri Historical Society, many of which are on display. Charles spent time as an airmail pilot in St. Louis before the flight and received funding from the St. Louis backers to build the Spirit.
Minnesota Historical Society - Items from Charles' childhood years in Little Falls are housed here as well as Lindbergh family genealogy information. Please note there is restricted access to this collection.
Lindbergh Historic Site - The house where Charles grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota as well as an interpretive center and museum, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.
San Diego Aerospace Museum - Located near where the Spirit of St. Louis airplane was built, many Ryan Airlines photographs are located there, and own the only known flying replica of the Spirit of St. Louis.
Orbital Air/Donald A. Hall Aviation Foundation - Owns many exclusive, personal photos of Charles Lindbergh and Donald Hall, the chief engineer at Ryan Airlines who designed modifications to the plane that became the Spirit of St. Louis. Many construction photos of the Spirit.
Earth Shine Institute - A supporting organization of the Lindbergh Foundation that supports young scientists in work that address a nature/technology balance as well as an annual poetry festival that celebrates the writings of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Cradle of Aviation - The Curtiss JN-4 Jenny airplane and a Spirit of St. Louis reproduction are on exhibit. This museum celebrates Long Island's aviation heritage.
CharlesLindbergh.com - This is a comprehensive website on all aspects of Charles' life.
Corbis - A worldwide stock photography company that owns the rights to many photos of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Please note that fees will apply in most cases.
AP Photo Archive - An archive of photographs owned by the Associated Press. Please note that fees will apply in most cases.
Foto Search - A worldwide stock photography company. Please note that fees will apply.
Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs on-line catalog. Fees may apply.