Collection Focus


The Flight and Space Exploration Archives seeks to collect original, rare, and unique materials that relate to the history of flight and space exploration and, in particular, materials that reveal the impact Purdue University’s teaching and research has had on aeronautics and astronautics. The Archives seeks the papers of individuals such as pilots, astronauts, engineers, researchers, and others whose careers and accomplishments have made contributions to the fields of flight and space exploration. Specifically, papers may include correspondence, manuals, maps and blueprints, memorabilia, notebooks, photographs, reports, research notes, speeches and lectures, log books, training materials, scrapbooks, and audiovisual materials.


If you have materials related to our collecting focus and would like to learn more about donating your papers, please contact:

Tracy Grimm, Barron Hilton Archivist for Flight and Space Exploration
phone: 765-496-2941
Purdue Archives and Special Collections
504 West State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907