archival collection

 

The Archives has many collections of documents devoted to particular subjects, organizations or persons.  We are currently working on cataloging, creating finding guides and digitizaing our special collections.  Here is a list of most of our special collections, which includes basic information on them.  Also, details on many of our special collections are listed below.

We also have a variety of archival documents, which soon will be searchable on the Library Catalog.  In the meantime, partial indexes are avaiable here:

The Library and Archives has digitized several of our rare books, including important publications from Consolidated/Convair Aircraft and Ryan Aeronautical. These books are searchable and can be found at: http://www.archive.org/details/sandiegoairspacemuseum

90th Bomb Group Special Collection

Formed in early 1942, the 90th Bombardment Group, part of the Fifth Air Force of the United States Army Air forces, operated the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber in the Southwest Pacific Theater,...

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Walter J. Addems Personal Papers

Walter Addems was an Early Bird who devoted much of his life to aviation. He was a barnstormer, mail pilot, Director of Flight Operations, and built a replica Nieuport XI in his 60s, flying it to SDASM...

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Air France Menus Special Collection

This collection contains menus for flights from Paris to Los Angeles and Buenos Aires to Paris. They feature food, artwork, commemorations to the storming of the Bastille, and models of different of aircraft.

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Airline Luggage Labels Collection

The collection contains various airline luggage labels and related stickers and baggage tags from international airlines representing North and South America, Australia, Asia and Europe.

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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...

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