archival collection


The Archives has many collections of documents devoted to particular subjects, organizations or persons.  We are currently working on cataloging, creating finding guides and digitizaing our special collections.  Here is a list of most of our special collections, which includes basic information on them.  Also, details on many of our special collections are listed below.

We also have a variety of archival documents, which soon will be searchable on the Library Catalog.  In the meantime, partial indexes are avaiable here:

The Library and Archives has digitized several of our rare books, including important publications from Consolidated/Convair Aircraft and Ryan Aeronautical. These books are searchable and can be found at:

James Burr Hickman Personal Papers

James Hickman was an early military pilot, enlisting in the Army Air Corps during WWI and died in an airplane accident in German after the war?s end in 1919. Much of the collection consists of his family?s...

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Charles A. Hill Collection

Charles A. Hill served in the Spanish American War and World War I, where he was stationed in France. There he was a commandant of student flying officers and took part in raids until injured in a crash.

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Hoffman-Russell Parachute Co. Corporate Records

The Hoffman-Russell Parachute Company was founded by J.M. Russell and Major Edward L. Hoffman. Both designed the first parachute at McCook Flying Field, which was adopted by the Army Air Corps.

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Mark Irwin Photograph Collection

Mark Irwin worked for Convair as the Chief of the Film and Video Group from 1944 to 1977, during one of the most innovative and productive times periods of the company's existence.

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Parker Jackson Special Collection

Parker H. Jackson was the biographer Richard S. Requa, the master architect of the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935.

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