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The library’s photographic collection has something for everyone. Beginning with the Wright Brothers and continuing into the space age, the photo archives are an invaluable resource. The photo archive has more than 100,000 images of aircraft and the people that made them famous.
In addition to documenting historically famous aircraft, the photo archives contain numerous photographs that feature the homebuilding movement of the early 1950s in the United States. The photos, many taken at early EAA Fly-Ins, tell the story of an emerging group of people determined to design, build and fly their own aircraft.
These photographs have been donated mainly by thoughtful EAA members who want to assist the library in its mission to preserve the history of aviation for future generations. The photo archives also include the below listed special collections.
Copies of photographs from these collections can be purchased by contacting the library at 920-426-6839 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.