The Harold W. Zipp Collection is the personal collection of engineer Harold W. Zipp, who worked for the Boeing Company in both Wichita and Seattle for over forty years. He served as chief engineer during World War II and was later promoted to an executive role. His collection contains photographs, logbooks and diaries, newspaper clippings and other paper materials, including illustrations, engineering drawings, brochures, membership certificates, speech transcripts, and business and personal correspondence.
The bulk of the collection is from his tenure in Wichita before his transfer to Boeing in Seattle in 1952. His diaries from the 1940s include both details from his professional and personal life. Of special note are his discussions of aircraft and their development, notable cross country flights, airplane crashes, and issues relating to the atomic bomb.