Archives Research Request

Starting August 1, the Archives Technical Reference Files will not be available for research, in person or by email request. The collection will be relocating from the Museum location in Washington, DC, to our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. We anticipate reopening access to the Technical Reference Files at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Fall 2018.

The Archives Reading Room at the Udvar-Hazy Center will remain open by appointment, Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Permissions and reference services will continue, but expect delays due to the move.

Many of your questions may be answered by visiting our FAQ.

The Archives Division reference desk answers requests in the order in which they are received. Please allow 2-3 weeks for a reply. Replies are sent via postal mail.

Please limit aircraft requests to three models or serial numbers. For more in-depth topics, we may ask that you plan a visit to the Archives.

If you are interested in donating materials to the Archive, please see our donation FAQ before submitting a donation form.

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