Love Field, Dallas, Texas

Special Collections Department

Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Second Saturday of the month:
9 AM - 1 PM or by appointment

For More Information contact us at:
Phone: 972-883-2570
Email: [email protected]
Eugene McDermott Library,
Special Collections
800 West Campbell Road,
Richardson, TX 75083-0643

The History of Aviation Collection

The CAT/Air America Archive

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 collections.

The Chance Vought Archive

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.

The General Aviation Collection

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 George H. Williams, Jr. World War I Aviation Library

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 Ed Ferko and George H. Williams, Jr., but several other smaller collections are present as well.

The James H. Doolittle 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.

Twirly Birds Archive

Official Repository of Twirly Birds International Organization.

The Vice Admiral Charles E. Rosendahl Lighter-Than-Air Collection

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.

Treasures @ UT Dallas

From the Treasures @ UT Dallas you will be able to search the History of Aviation Collection's digitized images.

The Air-Log

The Air-Log is the newsletter of The History of Aviation Collection. Published quarterly, the Air-Log 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 Air-Log are available in .pdf format for download.