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Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection

Identifier: H008-63

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, negatives, brochures, advertisements, press kits, and some manufacturer’s records. The range spans from aircraft built in the United States, Europe, and Asia and cover both military and civilian airplanes. The Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection is housed in seventy-two boxes of various size totaling 72.8 linear ft.


  • Creation: 1903 - 2006

Language of Materials

Collection is in English, French, Russian, and German.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.


72.8 Linear Feet (Sixty-eight record center boxes, three photo album boxes (18.0x13.0x5.0), and one non-standard box (22.5x15.0x2.5).)


This collection contains materials related to aircraft built in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Series Description

The archivist kept the original organization intact without any further arrangement.

The Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection is organized alphabetically by manufacturer's name.

Provenance Statement

The Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection is an artificial collection composed of materials that were pulled from various collections and orphan collections. Most materials removed from the collections has notations stating from which collection they were removed.

Additional Sources

Additional information can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following collections:

Annual Report Collection, the Roger C. Cripliver Collection, the Vought Aircraft Company Collection, theAl Mooney Papers, the J. Russel Clark Collection, and other collections.

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

01 = CAT/Air American Archives

02 = Doolittle Archives

03 = Lighter than Air Archives

04 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

05 = History of Aviation Archives

06 = University Archives

07 = HAC Stacks

08 = WPRL Stacks

09 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 05AMC-B01-F01-PB001

05 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

AMC = Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection

B01 = Box Number

F01 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

C = Color

001 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

Note to the Researcher

Photographs are either housed on polypropylene sleeves or are interleaved with acid-free paper.


Guide to the Aircraft Manufacturer's Collection
Under Revision
Paul A. Oelkrug, CA, 1 July 2006. Arranged and processed by John Luckadoo and George Smith.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
1st Revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2009-12-07. 2nd Revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2014-08-26. 3rd Revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2014-10-10. 4th Revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2018-12-10. 5th Revision by Bob Curry. 2020-02-11.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-12-10: 4th revision was a migration to ArchivesSpace by Patrizia Nava, CA.
  • 2020-02-11: 5th revision was an update of the container list by Bob Curry.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

3020 Waterview Pkwy
Suite 11.206
Richardson Texas 75080 US