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:

Brigadier General James Raymond Alfonte Collection

Brigadier General Alfonte had a long military career and this collection contains material related to his association with aviation starting with his assignment to Rockwell Field in 1916, through his re-assignment...

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George B. Arnold Collection

George B. Arnold was the VP and general manager of Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company in China, where he was sent in 1937 to build the factory. He served as an associate with Curtiss-Wright in Buffalo...

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American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) Collection

The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) - known famously as the Flying Tigers - was a group of volunteer US pilots, serving in China before and during WWII and led by Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault

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Charles Babb Collection

Charles H Babb was a man who played a very significant role in the history of Southern California Aviation. The Museum is the honored recipient of papers, patents, and photos from his estate.

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Philip Babcock Personal Papers

Philip Babcock served in the 88th Aero Squadron during World War I, doubling as the group's unofficial historian. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star Citation for his achievements.

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