Technical and scale drawings
  • Technical and scale drawings
  • Aircraft technical manuals
  • Aircraft technical manuals
  • Captured German & Japanese air technical documents
  • Captured German & Japanese air technical documents
  • Technical reference files
  • Technical reference files
  • Film Archives
  • Film Archives
  • Photo Archives
  • Photo Archives
  • Audio collections
  • Audio collections
  • Aircraft history cards
  • Aircraft history cards
  • Our Film Archives has catalogued a collection of more than 20,000 motion picture titles. This collection documents the history of aerospace flight from the Wright brothers to the space shuttle. 

    Highlighted Collection:

    We Saw It Happen
    A 1953 documentary from United Aircraft celebrating the 50th anniversary of flight. The Film Archives includes a copy of the finished film along with interview and stock footage out takes.

    Interviewees include:
    Wellwood E. Beall
    Lawrence D. "Larry" Bell
    William Boeing
    William Bridgeman
    Frank Caldwell
    Clarence Chamberlin
    James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle (General)
    Donald W. Douglas
    Ira C. Eaker (General)
    Oliver P. Echols (General)
    Earl Findley (Aviation Journalist)
    Benjamin D. Foulois (General)
    Robert Gross
    Carrie Grunbach
    Sam Herron
    Leonard S. "Luke" Hobbs
    H. Mansfield Horner 

    Jerome Hunsaker (Dr.)
    Alvin M. "Tex" Johnston
    James H. "Dutch" Kindleberger
    Frank P. Lahm
    Glenn L. Martin
    Thomas DeWitt Milling
    Mundy I. Peale
    Dewitt C. Ramsey (Admiral)
    Frederick B. Rentschler
    Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker
    Igor Sikorsky
    Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz (General)
    Charlie Taylor (Wright Brothers Mechanic)
    John H. Towers (Admiral)
    Roscoe Turner
    Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager

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