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Harl V. Brackin Library & Archives

**Photo Archives Closed**

As of March 18th, The Museum of Flight Archives is closed to all archival research requests until at least June 2nd due to staffing changes and an ongoing reorganization project in our archives facility. During this closure, the Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library and the Research Center Reading Room will remain open to the public. Any research requests received prior to March 17th will be fulfilled in the coming weeks, however any requests received after March 17th will not be addressed until the reopening in June. We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

If you have any questions regarding this closure, please contact our Research Center at or 206-764-5874.

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A researcher in the Harl V. Brackin Library

The Museum of Flight's Library and Archives exists to supports the mission of The Museum of Flight by acquiring and preserving documentary materials of air and space flight. These materials include a wide range of visual and textual resources, many emphasizing the technical aspects of air- and spacecraft and their propulsion systems.

The Archives holds approximately 100 special collections, from taped interviews of the B-29 bomber crewmembers that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, to specific photographic collections, to the extensive libraries of such aviation greats as Jeppesen, Champlin, and Hatfield.

The many treasures are available to visitors, researchers, scholars, Museum program participants, and teachers. The Library is located on the Museum's main campus. 

If you would like to contact Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn regarding a potential donation, please leave a message at 206.764.5738.


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 enter through the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery, go past the Admissions Desk and exit through the west side access doors.

Entrances for both the Library and Archives and the Dahlberg Center are located on the north side of the building from the Museum's west parking lot.