Dear Ms. Wheeler,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the Records of the Civil Aeronautics Board (Record Group 197) for the 1930s and were unable to locate files relating to licensing individual pilots. Records of this type would have been disposed of by the Civil Aeronautics Board and its predecessor agencies after their initial administrative use.
We searched online and located two articles by the Martin County Historical Society mentioning Mrs. Cora Fuller. One is entitled A Minnesota First – A Martin County Connection and the other is entitled Aviation in Martin County’s History. Please contact the Martin County Historical Society for more information. The Minnesota Historical Society may also be able to assist you.
In regards to your question about other barrier breaking women in early aviation, some of the many resources on this topic include the following. Please note that some of the books are available only as previews. You will need to search libraries and retailers to find a complete copy or, in the case of some of the books on the Internet Archive, create an account to borrow the digital book. We also suggest contacting your local libraries for additional recommendations.
- Women Aviators : 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys by Karen Bush Gibson
- The Roaring 20: The First Cross-Country Air Race for Women by Margaret Whitman Blair
- Women Aviators by Yount, Lisa
- Straight on Till Morning: the Biography of Beryl Markham by Mary S. Lovell
- West with the Night by Markham, Beryl
- "America’s First Women Aviators"
- “5 Early Influential U.S. Female Aviators to Know”
- “Female Aviators That Changed History”
- Brown, Willa Beatrice, 1906-1992 (National Archives Catalog Person Authority Record)
- Category: Female aviators (Wikipedia)
We hope this information is helpful! Best of luck to your daughter’s National History Day research project!