Please feel free to make suggestions.

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Houses the LTA Society Collection. Impressive.

Canada 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


United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Libraries

Has a number of books about LTA, from early to contemporary. Browse their online public catalog: PILOT.

Gimbel Aeronautical Library
Houses an amazing array of items pertaining to the history of flight.

University of Akron Libraries: Archival Services

Dr. Karl Arnstein Papers
In 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.

University of Texas at Dallas Library: Special Collections

LTA Collection
> 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.

University of Oregon Libraries: Special Collections

The Cole Zeppelin Collection & LTA Library
Housed 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.

Wichita State University Libraries

The Golden Age of Great Passenger Ships: The Collection of Harold G. Dick. Outstanding site!

Last update: 10 May 2005