Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Second Saturday of the month:
9 AM - 1 PM or by appointment
Eugene McDermott Library,
800 West Campbell Road,
Richardson, TX 75083-0643
Paul Oelkrug CA,
Coordinator for Special Collections
The History of Aviation Collection
The University of Texas at Dallas History of Aviation Collection contains approximately 2,500,000 items. The department holds over 200 private donated collections.
The History of Aviation Collection is the official repository for Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America. The archive has considerable material about the operations of both airlines. The collection also includes a memorial commemorating the personnel who gave their lives while serving with CAT and Air America. Additional information on the CAT Association and the Air America Association can be found here along with a guide to the collection.
The History of Aviation Collection is home to the personal papers of General James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle. In addition to documents, photographs, and books, several of General Doolittle's personal effects are on display including his Medal of Honor.
World War I materials located in the History of Aviation Collection range from squadron lists and combat reports to pictures of pilots and their aircraft. The collection is primarily composed of the collections of A.E. Ferko and George H. Williams, but several other smaller collections are present as well.
This collection is primarily the papers of Vice Admiral Charles E. Rosendahl, who was in charge of the United States Navy's Airship program. It also contains several smaller collections as well. From blimps to zeppelins, the collection includes detailed information on lighter-than-air transport.
The General Aviation Collection covers all aspects of aviation not included in one of the major collections. It holds several hundred individual collections ranging from aviation pioneer Ormer Locklear to Braniff International.
The History of Aviation Collection has material on the history of LTV/Chance Vought from its origins to the 1980s. LTV/Chance Vought played an important part in the development of the aerospace industry in Texas. The History of Aviation Collection has a small online exhibit of historic LTV/Chance Vought photographs.
From the Treasures @ UTD you will be able to search the History of Aviation Collection's digitized images.
The History of Aviation Collection maintains more then 10,000 aviation volumes. All volumes are searchable in the McDermott Library Catalog.
The Air Log is the newsletter of The History of Aviation Collection. Published quarterly, the Airlog provides news about developments at the HAC and previews of upcoming lectures and programs. The current issue, as well as all back issues of the Airlog are available in .pdf format for download from this web page.
Established in 1992, the George W. Jalonick III and Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series has expanded to become a yearly event that allows The History of Aviation Collection to showcase some of the most prominent and fascinating figures in the field of aviation history. Held in the summer, these lectures are free and open to all interested members of the public. Details of the Jalonick lecture will be available in early Spring. We have made available at this website all of the previous Jalonick Lectures for you to download.