Our Archives Department supports the Museum's mission and assists scholars and researchers by acquiring, preserving, organizing, and describing the documentary evidence of aerospace history.
The Archives' collections span the history of flight from ancient times to the present day and include a wide range of visual and textual materials, including documents, photographs, motion picture film and video, and more than 2 million technical drawings.
The Archives staff welcomes all inquiries from members of the public — researchers, students, and hobbyists. Contact us – we'll be happy to help.
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Status: The NASM Archives Reading Rooms are closed. Future appointments are currently unavailable. Please use the Research Request form to contact the Archives. Staff has limited access to collection materials, so responses may take longer. Please hold reproduction orders until the Archives has reopened.