• Diagram of a Horse

      Rungeling, Dorothy (1940s)
      A diagram of a horse, labelled and illustrated by Dorothy Rungeling.
    • Dorothy Rungeling in Sixth All Women's International Air Race, 1953

      1953-05-15
      A newspaper clipping from The Globe and Mail, 15 May 1953, that reads: "In Florida Flight - Twenty-one planes are expected to participate in the Welland, Ont., to New Smyrna Beach, Fla., June 11. First definite Canadian entry is Mrs. Dorothy Rungeling of Fenwick, Ont. (right), who will be accompanied by Mrs. Beverly Belfry of St. Catharines (left)."
    • Grand Bahama Club Flying Citation, 1958

      Grand Bahama Club (1958-08-19)
      A Citation from the Grand Bahama Club that reads, "This Citation is awarded to Dorothy Rungeling for having flown a single engine plane across the waters of the Gulf Stream to Grand Bahama Island. In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 19th day of August 1958."
    • Horsemanship Notes

      Rungeling, Dorothy (1940s)
      Notes or an essay from Dorothy Rungeling's time in horsemanship classes in the 1940s. The notes/essay is three pages in length and is focused on the "head and neck" of a horse. She mentions the "schooling" of a horse, much like people. The horse must be taught the way to use his head and neck in the judging ring. She focuses on the horses use of it's neck and head for balance much like we use our arms, for example, "Did you ever try walking the rails on a railroad track or try walking on any narrow board? You would automatically put your arms out if you felt unbalanced. Your arms would be your balancer and the horse's head and neck are his".
    • Letter - Adrienne Clarkson to Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling, 2003

      Clarkson, Adrienne (2003-06-25)
      A letter from Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson, to Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling. This correspondence is in response to a letter Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling had sent to Adrienne Clarkson. In the letter, Clarkson thanks Wetherald Rungeling for a copy her book "It's Fun to Grow Old!" and mentions "it was wonderful to hear you speak about your experiences as a pilot at the Order of Canada ceremony. I can assure you that you have had as great an impact on others (myself included) as we have had on you."
    • Letter - Jean Chretien to Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling, 2003

      Chretien, Jean (2003-04-11)
      A letter from Prime Minister Jean Chretien to Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling, in congratulations of her appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada.
    • Letter - Mayor Armour L.McCrae to The Ninety-Nines, Inc.,

      McCrae, Armour L. (1954-04-09)
      A letter written by Mayor of Welland, Armour L. McCrae, to The Ninety-Nines (International Organization of Women Pilots), recommending Mrs. Dorothy Rungeling for the Amelia Earhart Scholarship. The letter reads: "Dear Madam: I am taking this opportunity of writing to you to support the name of Mrs. D. Rungeling for the Amelia Earhart Scholarship. Mrs. Rungeling has brought considerable fame to our city through her activities in the air and has placed second and fifth in recent All Womens Air Races. Perhaps, however, her most outstanding feats have been performed through her support of flying through the medium of our Flying Club. Towards this end, she regularly contributes through her column in the newspaper and was rewarded last year by receiving a National Trophy for her efforts. It would not be out of the way to say that Mrs. Rungeling has meant the difference between our City giving up this Airport or continuing. Her splendid personal triumph and her daily advocacy of flying has made our people flying conscious and we feel that we owe her a debt of gratitude for this fine work. Trusting this communication is in order, I am Yours very truly, Armour L. McCrae, Mayor.
    • Letter - Premier Leslie M. Frost to Dorothy Rungeling, 1955

      Frost, Leslie M. (1955-06-01)
      A letter from Premier Leslie M. Frost to Dorothy Rungeling wishing her the best in her upcoming All-Woman International Air Race from Washington, D.C. to Havana, Cuba. Mrs. Rungeling is the only Canadian entered in the race. Premier Frost also mentions that Mrs. Rungeling will likely have the chance to meet President Batista of Cuba.
    • Menu - Dinner on the occasion of the Investiture of the Order of Canada

      2003
      A menu from the dinner of the Investiture of the Order of Canada.
    • The Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony Program (Selection of Pages)

      2003
      A selection of pages from the program for the Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony in 2003 when Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling was a recipient.
    • The Pelican - Official Line-Up of All Women's International Air Race

      1953-06-11
      A listing of the pilots competing in the All Women's International Air Race, 1953.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling and Governor-General's Silver Cup, 1953

      1953
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling with the Silver Cup, the caption reads "Dorothy Rungeling, Canadian woman flier, holds Governor-General's Silver Cup, which she won, as well as a cheque for $500 for winning the Governor-General's Race at the National Air Show held in Toronto last September."
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling and others at Airplane Hangar

      n.d.
      A photograph of five men and Dorothy Rungeling standing at the entrance of an airplane hangar.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling in Car

      1948
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling sitting in a car parked beside a plane. There is a boy in the car next to her, likely her son Barry. According to her story in Air Facts (reprinted in Bozeman Daily Chronicle), this may be the day back in 1948 when she first went up in an airplane, According to the story, she was with her husband and son taking photographs for ads for their car dealership when she was persuaded by her son to take a turn in the airplane.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling Receives 4th Place Trophy T.A.R. 1956

      1956
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling receiving her 4th place trophy along with the other winners of the 1956 T.A.R. San Mateo, California to Flint, Michigan Air Race.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling with Airplane sponsored by Thompson Products, 1952

      Titley, Bert (1952)
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling in front of her airplane sponsored by Thompson Products in the 1952 All Women's International Air Race from St. Augustine, Florida to Welland, Ontario.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling with Husband Charlie and Son Barry, 1953

      1953
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling with husband Charlie and son Barry with the winning trophy of the Governor General's Cup Air Race, Toronoto, 1953.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling with Plane

      1956
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling in front of a plane with the Mack Trucks and Buses logo. This photograph is from her personal scrapbooks, the page is labelled "1956 International Air Race Hamilton to Havana".
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling with Plane (Pacer 125), 1954

      1954
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling in front of a plane (likely the second plane she owned). This photograph later appeared in the Canadian general interest magazine "Saturday Night". Mrs. Rungeling was featured in the "Canadian Personalities" section for her latest accomplishment, receiving her commercial pilot's licence.
    • Photograph - Dorothy Rungeling's Fifth Plane

      1956
      A photograph of Dorothy Rungeling inside her fifth and last plane (as written in her scrapbook). The airplane is described as a 1956 Beech Bonanza, 4 seat, retractable gear, 225 Continental engine.