Special Collections

AP Keith Personal Papers

Alexander Perkins Keith patented an airplane in 1870. The collection includes material related to the patent. Some of the material in this collection is believed to be the oldest in the Museum's possession.


Aram Parunak Personal Papers

Capt. Aram Y. "Dick" Parunak, USN (1910-2007) was a U.S. Navy pilot during WWII, who became the first pilot to land and takeoff on Greenland?s ice cap during the rescue of the crew of a crashed B-17. In just over a month, Parunak was pilot for four such rescues.


Army Air Corps Air Mail Accidents Feb - April 1934

From February to June 1, 1934, the Army Air Corps delivered the nation's mail. Crashes and casualties marred the Army Air Corps Mail Operation (AACMO), but encouraged the Corp to rebuild itself prior to WWII.


Arthur C. Bussy Personal Papers

The collection contains items reflecting Mr. Bussy's career in aviation as a pilot, air race contestant, barnstormer, and test pilot for several aviation companies.


Autograph Collection

The Autograph collection contains hundreds of photos and documents signed by famous aviation related personalities.


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