Amy Johnson - collections

The History Centre houses a number of important collections relating to Amy Johnson including:

Amy Johnson’s Personal Library
Initially part of the Johnson Bequest to Kingston High School in 1941 the collection of 250 books includes childhood reading, and copies of works presented to her by their authors. The collection was transferred to the Local Studies Library in December 1987 when the school library closed.

Amy Johnson letters to Hans Arregger
Series of 286 letters (Ref L DIAJ) written by Amy to her partner Hans written between 1922-1928. It includes Amy beginning flying lessons and a small number of letters to Amy from her father. The letters are available for viewing on microfilm only at the History Centre - but the letters have been digitised and feature on the History to Her Story website.

Other material
Souvenir Booklet from a Luncheon in Honour of Miss Amy Johnson, 1936 (Ref C DMX/83). It includes an account and photographs of the flight to Australia, a guest list and details of the meal.

Early Flying Days in Hull - The true story of Amy Johnson's tragic end (Ref C DBHM/17/1/31)

Newsreel clips of Amy Johnson in Hull, Australia, Japan and Croydon. (1930)

Reid, A. Amy Johnson, 1903-1941: A dramatized biography in stereo. Ivan Berg Associates (Audio Publishing) Ltd. 1976

Other collections 
Hull Museums hold a number of items relating to Amy Johnson including her flying jacket, photographs of her wedding to Jim Mollison on 29 July 1932 and 'The Amy Johnson Cup for Courage' (Guildhall). 
In 1959, Amy Johnson's trophies and souvenirs were given by her family to the Bridlington Corporation, and are now permanently on display at Sewerby Hall (the house Amy had opened in 1936).

A brief biography of Amy Johnson and a further reading list are also available.