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Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum’s Research Library was established to serve researchers and historians around the world. Its all-volunteer staff specializes in providing and locating unique or uncommon materials and sources related to the history of aviation, rocketry and space exploration.


Technical and historical perspectives are significantly represented by:

  • Over 10,000 book titles on aviation and aerospace.
  • Over 700 periodicals covering ballooning, aviation, astronomy, aerospace in English and several foreign languages, including  19th Century- volumes published by l’Acade’mie francaise.
  • Original Flight/Maintenance manuals for many of the airplanes stationed at the Lowry Air Force Base.
  • Technical Orders/Manuals.
  • Retrospective airline timetables.
  • Commercial airline seat magazines.
  • An eclectic collection of Flight/Maintenance manuals for commercial airliners.
  • An exhaustive clippings file, housing articles, advertising, miscellaneous related ephemera.
  • Working papers of contributors to aviation and space exploration.
  • An extensive array of historical and contemporary maps/charts.
  • Airline schedules, seat magazines.
  • Over 500 VHS/DVDs.
  • 7 linear feet of retrospective post cards.
  • Access to the Museum’s substantial avionics resource.
  • Posters, calendars, aviation art.
  • Working papers and blueprints to accompany the Museum’s one-of-a-kind Ball-Bartoe Jetwing.
  • The Museum’s vast historical photograph collection depicting the history of Lowry AFB, military aircraft, local aviation history.

Using the Research Library

The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Research Library/Archives is available by appointment to researchers and visitors. Colorado residency or Museum membership is not required. Please talk to an on-site library specialist for a full list of rules and regulations.

To make arrangements, please email us at Library@WingsMuseum.org or call us at 303.360.5360 X119. Off-site researchers and visitors need not make an appointment, but are welcome to contact us for research assistance.