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Special Collections & Archives


The inventory to the Wright Brothers Collection is divided into seven sections for ease of use.

Part I:

Technical Library

The Technical Library contains an extensive list of the books and published materials in the collection which came from the Wright family's own technical and personal library.

Part II:


The Manuscript section includes personal and family papers, financial records, diaries, genealogical files, letters, and other documents.

Part III:


This is a listing of the photographs in the collection. To view the actual images in a searchable database, please use CORE Scholar.

Part IV:


This section contains a variety of photograph albums documenting the Wright family as well as the development of the airplane.

Part V:

Phonograph Records and Film

This section includes several recordings and films.

Part VI:

Awards and Certificates

This section documents the variety of awards, certificates, and other materials presented to the Wright Brothers.

Part VII:


The final section includes detailed descriptions of the medals awarded to the Wright Brothers.