Please feel free to make suggestions.
Houses the LTA
Society Collection. Impressive.
Aviation Museum Library
Located at Rockcliffe in Ottawa, Ontario, has a substantial
library with a surprising number of books, files, and periodicals
devoted to lighter-than-air. There is more information on
German airships than I would have expected; apparently the
library purchased a collection from the estate of a German
collector. The library collection may not warrant a special
trip for the airship enthusiast, but it is definitely worth
the stop if you happen to be in Ottawa anyways.
For those who are also interested in heavier-than-air aircraft,
the museum is large and fabulous and worth the trip, though
it lacks any permanent LTA displays of significance. (There
have been substantial temporary LTA exhibits in the past).
Kansas State University Libraries
Harold G. Dick
Air Force Academy (USAFA) Libraries
Has a number of books about LTA, from early to contemporary.
Browse their online public catalog: PILOT.
Houses an amazing array of items pertaining to the
history of flight.
Akron Libraries: Archival Services
Karl Arnstein Papers
1924, Arnstein immigrated to the USA as head of a group
of engineers brought to the newly formed Goodyear-Zeppelin
subsidiary of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for the
purpose of building rigid airships at the recommendation
of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics.
of Texas at Dallas Library: Special Collections
Admiral Charles Emery Rosendahl Collection
Douglas Robinson Collection
An entire room dedicated
to airship documentation, including lots of photographs.
One writer said he spent about 40 hours just glancing
over it all.
The collection is part of their History
of Aviation Collection.
Oregon Libraries: Special Collections
The Cole Zeppelin Collection & LTA
in Special Collections and University Archives at the University
of Oregon Libraries, the collection consists mostly of books,
but there are a few models and ephemera as well.
State University Libraries
The Golden Age of Great Passenger Ships: The Collection
of Harold G. Dick. Outstanding site!