Aviation Safety and Security Archives
Address and Contact Info
The Archives is located in Robertson Aviation Safety Center II (Building 22) on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus.
Mailing Address: Aviation Safety and Security Archives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Arizona, 86301 USA
Telephone & fax: (928) 777-3949, FAX (928) 777-3934
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Hours and Usage Restrictions
Appointments are recommended. Hours may vary depending on staff availability.
There are no restrictions on who may use the archives. Unprocessed collections and confidential materials may have restrictions on access; consult archives staff for more information.
Online Catalogs and Finding Aids
Brief descriptions of the collections and a few finding aids are available on the archives website. Consult the archives staff for more information or with specific questions.
See the digital library through the Website above or at http://prcarc1.erau.edu/index.html
Finding aids are in the digital library where they exist. Some collections have inventories only or are represented by digitized items until comprehensive inventories can be finished.
The mission of this archives is to collect and make available materials relevant to aviation safety and security, including mainly the investigative files, technical reports, aircraft manuals, photographs, and other materials belonging to safety scientists and air safety investigators such as Jerry Lederer, S. Harry Robertson, R. G. Snyder, Charles O. Miller, David S. Hall, and David Haddon Holladay. Other collections include the electronic and paper documents of the former Skyrage Foundation (airline security), Flight Safety Foundation records and publications, the ISASI library, the research papers and photographs Christine Negroni used to write Deadly Departure, and the personal papers of aircraft designer and pilot Charles Mercer. Currently the archives consists of approximately 1,950 linear feet of materials, including around 50,000 photographs and several hundred videotapes, with audiotapes, films, microfiche, computer media, and other formats.
Suggestions for approaching the material: If what the researcher seeks is not available in the digital library, contact staff using the email or telephone number given for help searching and for scan on demand of materials not yet digitized.
Housing and getting by for less in the area: Directions to the campus and information about the area are available at http://www.erau.edu/pr/tours/index.html Access to Prescott is available via Highways 69 and 89, into the Prescott Regional Airport on Great Lakes Airlines (codeshare with United Airlines and Frontier Airlines) or Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines, or by shuttles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Further information is available on the Prescott City Website at http://www.cityofprescott.net/
Fellowships and Funding Opportunities
Currently no fellowships or funding opportunities are available at the Archives, although unpaid internships for school credit are welcomed.
Major Topic Areas
Aviation Safety, Accident Prevention, Air Rage, Aviation Security, International Society of Air Safety Investigators