Preserving Our Aerospace Heritage

Preserving Our Aerospace Heritage

In 2013, the Museum received a CLIR Hidden Collections grant for $119,700 to create finding guides for 186 of our most important personal and corporate special collections. The objective of this project is to improve both Museum and public access to these unique collections. In all, approximately 2,000 linear feet of these collections will be examined, finding guides created, then made accessible to the public through various online platforms. Researchers from commonly used websites, such as YouTube and Flickr.com, will be directed to the Museum’s webpage and our online catalog (AeroCat). They will then be able search a comprehensive catalog listing, including the newly developed special collection finding guides. These finding guides will also be listed in two free public cataloging programs to further raise awareness of the importance of our collection, the Online Archive of California (OAC) and the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC). This work began in February 2013 and will be completed in January 2015. To view completed finding guides go to:

http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/collections/collection_index.php?id=5

 

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