Obtaining Reproductions

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.

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Technical Drawings

A 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. For drawings not listed below, please contact the reference desk for a custom search printout.

Learn more about the Drawings Collections.

Archival Film

Because 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.

Learn about the Archival Film collection

Photography

The National Air and Space Museum Archives has over 3 million photographs in the collection. Thousands of digitized images are available to search and download online.  

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.

Materials from the collection of the National Air and Space Museum or from National Air and Space Museum's website are subject to the Smithsonian Institution's Terms of Use.  Smithsonian Institution photographs, drawings, film, audio recordings or other materials may not be reproduced, resold, or commercially used without specific written permission from the Smithsonian Institution.

Learn about the Photography collection

Technical Manuals

Photocopies 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.

Learn about the Technical Manuals collection

Captured German & Japanese Documents

Because 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.

Learn more about the Captured German & Japanese Documents collection

Aircraft History Cards

We 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.

Learn more about the Aircraft History Card collection

Audio Collections

Please contact our reference desk to request reproductions of audio collections.

Learn more about the Audio collection