Library's Film Digitization Project
The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Library & Archives houses several thousand rare films documenting local, national and international aerospace history. The collection is one of the most unique collections in the world and includes several hundred 16mm films from local companies such as Ryan Aeronautical, Convair/General Dynamics and Pacific Southwest Airlines. In an effort to preserve the information for future generations, the Library & Archives plans to digitize the film. Once completed, it will be made available for the public to view on youtube.com. To begin the project, the Museum is raising $15,000 to purchase a scanning system and associated equipment. This is a giant step in supporting the Museum’s mission by preserving and making available this valuable historic gem. To learn how you can help, please contact the Head Archivist, Katrina Pescador at 619-234-8291 x123.
Below is a 1935 California Pacific International Exposition promotional video created by Ford Motors, just one of the films from the Museum's collections: