Please Note:

In an effort to be cautious amid COVID-19 and in compliance with orders issued by our state government, the Dahlberg Research Center & Harl V. Brackin Memorial Library are closed until further notice. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with reference inquiries at this time. We are also not accepting artifact donations in-person or by mail. However, we encourage you to continue to submit your requests and inquiries using the forms on our site during the closure and we will respond as soon as we are able. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.


The Museum of Flight’s collection is considered one of the best air and space museum collections in the world. It includes over 150 aircraft, over 25,000 small objects (classified as anything smaller than an aircraft), over 90,000 books and periodicals, over 18,000 aircraft manuals and other technical documents, and nearly 5,000 cubic feet of archival materials, including over a million images.

We have a number of online resources available to explore our collection materials. For library materials, including books, periodicals and manuals, see our . For archival materials, such as historical documents, photographs, technical drawings, personal papers, and printed ephemera, see our Archives Research Portal. For digitized materials, see our Digital Collections website. We offer both in-person and remote research assistance via our Research Center.

If you’re interested in donating materials or artifacts to the collection, please see our Donation page.