The Museum of Flight Archives contains over 5,000 cubic feet of paper-based and photographic materials that document the entire evolution of manned flight from the Wright Brothers, to modern jet travel, to space exploration.

The Archive Collection is comprised of an estimated 4 million images, including photographic prints, film and glass plate negatives, slides, and transparencies. Our paper-based materials include maps, charts, drawings, blueprints, log books and diaries, manuscripts, research and technical documentation, correspondence and philately, and airline ephemera such as tickets, timetables, brochures and luggage tags.

Our archives catalog is not currently online, though we plan to have it available in the future.

To find out more information about individual collections in our Archives, please contact us by calling 206-764-5874 or emailing or by exploring the finding aids available.

Finding Aids

View Captain Hamilton Coolidge Collection Finding Aid

View George S. Schairer Engineering Collection Finding Aid

View Harold W. Zipp Collection Finding Aid

View John and Alan Blum Collection Finding Aid

View Joseph F. Wehner Collection Finding Aid