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Research

Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Research Library was established to serve researchers and historians worldwide. It welcomes donations of books, manuscripts, etc. related to aviation and aerospace.

Research Library Collections Include:

Technical and historical perspectives are significantly represented by:

  • Over 15,000 book titles on aviation and aerospace
  • Over 800 periodical titles, covering ballooning, aviation, aerospace in English and foreign languages, including 19th century volumes published by L’academie Francaise
  • An extensive gathering of Lowry AFB history, including over 1,000 digitalized photographs, Lowry AFB newspapers. Personnel records/personal information is not available
  • Original military Flight/Maintenance manuals and Technical Orders for many of the aircraft stationed at Lowry
  • Retrospective airline time tables and seat magazines
  • An eclectic collection of Flight/Maintenance manuals for commercial airliners
  • An exhaustive clippings file, housing articles, advertising, miscellaneous ephemera
  • Working papers of contributors to aviation and space exploration
  • An extensive array of historical/contemporary maps/charts
  • 7 linear feet of retrospective postcards
  • Posters, calendars, aviation art
  • An extensive collection of rare NASA documents
  • Working papers and blueprints to accompany the Museum’s unique Ball-Bartoe Jetwing

Click here to access an extensive history of Lowry Air Force Base

Using the Research Library/Archives

The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Research Library/Archives is available by appointment. Colorado residency or Museum membership is not required. Research by in-person appointment, email, postal service, or telephone is welcome.

Contact us at library@wingsmuseum.org; telephone (303)360-5360  ext 119. The volunteer staff welcomes researchers and historians from around the world and is knowledgeable in many aspects of aviation, space exploration, and the history of Lowry Air Force Base. Some fees may apply and monetary donations are welcome.