Archives and Special Collections
Repositories with aviation and aerospace holdings. Please send suggestions for additional entries to email@example.com.
Holdings include the Cass S. Hough Aeronautical Collection.
The Aviation and Aerospace Collection contains materials on the history of both military and commercial aviation. Among the holdings are the papers of Eddie Rickenbacker and University Aviation Association records.
The Jim Mahle Memorial Aviation Collection contains material on military, commercial, and private aviation.
Holdings include the Michael Anderson Collection on Aviation History.
Air transportation collections include Ercoupe Owners Club records and papers of Milton Hersberger, operator of Island Air Service.
Aviation related materials in Special Collections include photographs, early aviation printed material, Willis Carl Jackson and Holden C. Richardson Aviation Papers, Utah aviation history files, interviews from the Western Aviation Oral History project, and other collections.
The Research Center and Archives contain books, magazines, technical manuals, videos, and research files on military history with a focus on American airpower, particularly during World War II.
Collections include the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Collection; a related digital collection on the air meet is also available.
The Library and Archives is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the role aviation played in Canadian history as well as Canada's contributions to the development of aviation worldwide. The collection includes books, periodicals, technical manuals, research photographs, corporate and personal archival collections, as well as the Austro-Hungarian Aero-Technical Society of Vienna collection.
Holdings include the James Carruthers Memorial Aviation Collection.
Personal papers and manuscripts include the papers of Hugh deHaven.
Holdings in the Local History Room include the Wright Brothers Collection.
This repository on Embry-Riddle's Prescott (AZ) campus holds records and papers of safety scientists, accident investigators, and organizations involved in aviation safety and security, as well as safety and security-related published materials.
Located at the Daytona Beach (FL) campus, the University Archives document the history of Embry-Riddle.
Under "Teacher Resources," select "Research Library" for information about the Library and Archives collections.
Areas of special focus in the William A. Schoneberger Research Library include airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aviation pioneers, and Los Angeles International Airport.
The archives' collections document Southern workers and their unions, including the Association of Flight Attendants, Eastern Airlines, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Union, as well as individuals involved in these organizations and in labor actions in the aviation/aerospace industry.
Holdings include the James Blackmon Aviation Collection of aviation books and images.
Numerous aviation-related collections are held by the Manuscript Division and Prints and Photographs Division. Additional collections may be found in other divisions, including the Science, Technology, and Business Division (L'Aerophile collection) and the Microform Reading Room (Europaische Beitrage zur Geschichte des Weltkrieges II, 1939-1945: Luftkrieg/European contributions to the history of World War II, 1939-1945: air war).
Archival holdings include material related to Boeing and to the United States Army Air Service's "Round the World Flight" in 1924.
The Archives Division holds approximately twelve hundred collections including personal and professional papers of individuals, corporate and organizational records, and artificial collections. These collections include visual, textual, and audio documentary materials on the history of flight from ancient times to the present, and many emphasize technical aspects of aircraft and propulsion systems.
Holdings include manuscripts, books and technical manuals, photographs, oral recollections, and subject files primarily focusing on the development of U.S. Naval Aviation from 1911 to the present.
Holdings include photographs (including Early Birds of Aviation, Ninety-Nines, WWII aviation, and Charles Lindbergh), papers related to aviation businesses and aviation history in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, and aviation ephemera.
A repository holding publications, archival collections, and technical specifications of aircraft. The collection focus is aviation/aerospace with an emphasis on aerospace vehicles, events, and individuals associated with the geographical area of San Diego, California.
The Aviation History Collection focuses on design, manufacturing, and marketing of airplanes from 1930 to 1950.
Aviation related collections include TWA related collections, Leonard McMullin papers, U.S. Pilots Association records, and Cantwell Aircraft Company records.
The Syracuse University Archives has established a special archives on the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster to bring together and make available materials about the disaster and to provide a place to memorialize the victims.
Collections include the Jeana Yeager Aviation Collection.
Holdings include Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) Archives, Whirly-Girls International, and archives of other aviation organizations that support and encourage women in the field of aviation. Some items have been digitized and are available online.
Archives and Special Collections holds the Aircraft Engine Historical Society collection, as well as papers of aeronautical engineers.
Aviation collections include the records of Pan Am World Airways, Inc., as well as records and papers from other organizations and individuals, for the most part associated with Pan Am.
The Western History Collections holds records and original materials on aviation and air transport in the United States and Latin America.
Rare books collections include the Hallett Cole Zeppelin Collection and Lighter-than-Air Library.
Collections include the Guinn Collection of Military Aviation and History.
Manuscript collections include Eastern Air Lines records relating to operations in South Carolina, John K. Montgomery (Tri-American Aviation Company) papers, Martin C. Dexter papers, and papers of aviators and flight instructors.
In the list of collections, browse to titles that start with "USC Library of Aeronautical History..."
The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection includes materials related to early military aviation in the Southwest.
The History of Aviation Collection is the official repository for Civil Air Transport and Air America and also holds numerous other collections on aviation history including the Charles E. Rosendahl Lighter-than-Air Collection and archival collections related to the history of Chance Vought.
Special Collections include the Aviation-Early Flight Photograph Collection, Dean R. Brimhall papers, Alberta Hunt Nicholson papers, and other aviation related collections.
The Paul Deschenes papers contain photographs and information about the different types, including specific makes/models, of aircraft from the earliest days of U.S. aviation through the 1970s.
Holdings include the Beatrice Hitchins Collection of Aviation History.
Collections include the papers of aviation historian George Hardie.
Collections include the George Hardie Aviation and Aerospace History Collection. Selections from the Hardie Collection may be viewed on-line in the Special Collections Department's digital collections.
See their Guide to Transportation History Resources for information on aviation and aerospace related collections; additional collections may also be available.
The Special Collections department includes the Archives of American Aerospace Exploration.
The Reuther Library preserves the documentary and visual heritage of the American labor movement, related reform movements, and individual participants. The library's holdings include records, publications, and other materials related to organizations such as the Airline Pilots Association and Associated Flight Attendants, as well as papers of individuals involved with these organizations, individuals who have studied air transportation labor issues, and journalists who covered labor issues in the aviation industry.
The West Virginia and Regional History Collection includes papers of aviators and others involved with aviation.
Collections include papers and photographs from Army and Air Force personnel, including pilots, a tail gunner, a photographer, and an aircraft mechanic, primarily World War II (1940s) but also World War I (1917).
Aviation related collections include the TRW, Inc. (Thompson Ramo Wooldridge) records, Myron T. Herrick papers, Clifford Henderson papers, Air Foundation Records, aviation history vertical file, and other collections.
Collections include the records of Mission Aviation Fellowship, the John R. Wells mission aviation history collection, and oral histories and personal papers related to mission aviation.
In addition to the Wright Brothers Collection, the Special Collections Department holds numerous collections from individuals, organizations, and companies, as well as aviation ephemera. Guides to the aviation history collections and aerospace medicine and human factors collections are available.
Manuscripts and Archives holds a number of aviation related collections, including the papers of Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
This list of archives and special collections with aviation-related holdings is a work in progress. Please send suggestions for additional entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.