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: http://www.archive.org/details/sandiegoairspacemuseum

Northrop Grumman Capistrano Test Site Special Collection

This collection of materials was donated in November 2010 by Northrop Grumman Corporation Aerospace Systems and has information about the development site for the Lunar Module Descent Engine.

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Aram Parunak Personal Papers

Capt. Aram Y. "Dick" Parunak, USN (1910-2007) was a U.S. Navy pilot during WWII, who became the first pilot to land and takeoff on Greenland?s ice cap during the rescue of the crew of a crashed B-17. In...

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Pearl Harbor Dispatches Special Collection

This collection was written and compiled by Russ E. Pasewalk who was on the USS Tennessee (BB-43) in Pearl Harbor during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack by the Japanese.

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Major Oscar Perdomo Personal Papers

Major Oscar Perdomo flew a P-47 Thunderbolt with the 464th Fighter Squadron, 507th FG USAAF in the Pacific Theater, where he became the last "Ace in a Day" of WWII.

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Eugene P. Rankin Collection

Rankin earned his wings at the Naval Academy in Pensacola, FL, in 1941. He became commanding officer of a squadron of Consolidated PBY Catalina patrol aircraft in the Pacific and earned the Legion of Merit.

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