Archival Collections


The Smithsonian is closed due to a federal government shutdown. The National Air and Space Museum Archives will be closed and unable to respond to emails or phone calls until further notice.

Our archival collections span the history of flight and include a wide range of visual and textual materials, including documents; photographs; motion picture film and video; and more than two million technical drawings. Below you will find a selection of our archival holdings that have been made available online. For more information about accessing our archival collections, please consult our Archives Department's reference services.

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