Auburn University supports academic programs in aviation engineering, aviation management, and the history of technology, particularly the history of flight. Consequently, Special Collections & Archives has developed manuscript and archival holdings related to aviation and aerospace. These include materials on the history of both military and commercial aviation, such as papers of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, a World War I ace who later served as president of Eastern Airlines. The aviation and aerospace collection includes correspondence, still pictures, and some motion pictures.

Aviation History On-Line Index

Collection Highlights