Kenneth H. Dahlberg Center for Military Aviation History

Library & Collections Notice:

The Library is in the process of rehousing and cataloging its extensive Manuals Collection. This collection includes aircraft, engine, accessory, and operation manuals. During the duration of the project, access to the Manuals Collection will be restricted. We anticipate the project to be completed in November 2016.


Please contact Head Librarian Meredith Lowe Prather at or 206-768-7160 if you have questions about the project.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America Grant MA-31-14-0212-14. For more information about the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Museums for America Grant, please visit IMLS at



About the Kenneth H. Dahlberg Center for Military Aviation History

If you have questions about research or donations, please contact us at 206.764.5874 or

Kenneth H. Dahlberg, a World War II fighter ace and member of the American Fighter Aces Association, generously contributed financial assistance to the center’s development. The Center’s military library and archives holds many unique collections including materials from the American Fighter Aces Association, American Volunteer Group, the Champlin Fighter Museum as well as the expansive Norm Taylor and A.J. Bibbee photograph collections.

The Museum of Flight’s Library and Archives is part of the main campus and very conveniently located just a minute off Interstate 5, and only 10 minutes south of downtown Seattle. If using public transportation the Library and Archives is on King County Metro Bus Route #124.

1. Take exit #158 from I-5.
2. Merge right onto S. Boeing Access Road.
3. Turn right at the first stoplight (E. Marginal Way S.)
4. The Museum is on the right, 1/2 mile. Parking is free.
5. Enter the Museum and follow the signs to the T. Evans Wyckoff Memorial Bridge.
6. Cross the bridge and follow the signs to the Harl V. Brackin Library and Archives. The entrance is under the blue awning.

Dahlberg Aviation Center

Monday to Friday
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


9303 East Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108