University of Texas at Dallas

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The Eugene McDermott Library's Special Collections and Archives Division at the University of Texas at Dallas presents a selection of The History of Aviation Collection. The Collection features several collections related to different aspects of Aviation: The James H. Doolittle Collection contains the post war papers and memorabilia of the famed aviator, including the Congressional Medal of Honor he received for leading a 1942 air raid on Tokyo; The Civil Air Transport/Air America Collection relates the history of several airlines operated by the Central Intelligence Agency in the Far East during the Cold War period; The Vice Admiral Charles E. Rosendahl Collection illuminates the history of lighter-that air aircraft including the Hindenburg and the United States Navy's operation of airships.


The George H. Williams World War I Library features an extensive collection of photographs and documents on World War I aviation that are especially focused on the Central Powers (Germany and its allies); The Twirlybirds archive collects material on the early days of helicopter aviation; The Chance Vought Archive includes corporate records documenting the long tenure of a Texas based aircraft manufacturer; Finally the General Aviation Collection focuses on other areas of aviation history, with a special emphasis on aviation's impact on Texas.

Visit the Special Collections website for more information.


Patrizia Nava



The University of Texas at Dallas
McDermott Library
Special Collections Department MC 33
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021


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