Reproductions of most of the Museum's archival material can be obtained for a fee. For more information on pricing, see our reproduction & shipping rates.
Technical DrawingsA signed Document Use and Indemnification Agreement is requred before reproductions of Technical Drawings may be released. Lists and order forms are only available for the drawing collections listed below. For drawings not listed below, please contact the reference desk for a custom search printout. To order a reproduction of a technical drawing from one of the following collections, please submit the appropriate form:
- Drawings on Paper — Prepared Sets
- Peter Westburg Scale View Aircraft Drawings
- Nicholas Van de Grift Karstens Aircraft Drawings
- 1903 Wright Flyer Drawings
- Waco Aircraft Company Drawings
- Fairchild Model 24 Drawings
- U.S. Navy Recognition Model Plans
Archival FilmBecause many of these films are one-of-a-kind, the Museum cannot lend or rent films from the collection. The Museum can arrange to have films or tapes copied for a fee. Reproduction work will start within 72 hours after we receive a formal order. Turnaround time is 25 working days (about five weeks) from the time we receive your order. A signed Stock Footage Agreement is requred before reproductions of archival film may be released. Learn more about our research and pricing fees.
PhotographyTo order specific photographs, please fill out this Photograph Fulfillment form and submit it to the Smithsonian Institution Archives:
Capital Gallery, Suite 3000
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 507
Washington DC 20013-7012
If you are unable to find the photograph you are looking for on our website, it is possible that it has not yet been digitized. Please contact the reference desk so that we can assist you.
Technical ManualsPhotocopies of specific Aircraft Technical Manuals may be ordered based on the information provided in an Archives Custom Search Printout. To request a custom search printout, please contact our reference desk.
Captured German & Japanese DocumentsBecause of the large number of requests we receive and the limited number of staff available to fill these requests, we can only provide a TOTAL of 50 pages of printed documents (and/or 30 reels of microfilm) per request, and we can only accommodate one request per month. Subsequent orders may be sent for additional paper pages or reels of microfilm if desired. Please allow eight weeks for delivery of duplicate microfilm. To order reproductions, contact our reference desk.
Aircraft History CardsWe can provide copies of history cards for up to three specific aircraft by military serial number (AF serial number or Navy Bureau of Aeronautics number). To order aircraft history cards for specific aircraft, please contact our reference desk. Duplicates of complete rolls of Aircraft History Card microfilm are also available. To order complete rolls, please submit the Aircraft History Card Microfilm order form.
Audio CollectionsPlease contact our reference desk to request reproductions of audio collections.