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Aircraft Engine Historical Society Collection

Identifier: MC-19
The Collection includes documents, 16mm film and 35mm film clips donated by AEHS Members, as well as 33 documents donated by George Martin and 100 documents donated by Saverio Morea. The AEHS collection includes subjects on aviation training, aircraft research and design publications, aircraft component service manuals, aircraft operating manuals, aircraft engines, reference books, standards and publications.


  • 1911 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.


72 Linear Feet (91 boxes + 81 binders + 9 oversize.)

Biographical / Historical

The Aircraft Engine Historical Society, Inc. (AEHS) was organized in July of 2001 by a small group interested in preserving the rich history of all engines used in aerial propulsion, including rocket engines. The organizers hoped to achieve this goal by bringing together aircraft engine authors, collectors, operators, researchers, and enthusiasts with a single non-profit organization. Since that time, the AEHS quarterly journal, “Torque Meter,” has been read by tens of thousands, and the AEHS web site has been visited by millions of people from around the world.

The four main objectives of the AEHS are promoting and fostering the appreciation of the people, art, and science associated with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use; educating students, historians, enthusiasts and the public about the history of aircraft engines; obtaining, archiving, and disseminating historical material related to aircraft engine development, manufacture and use; and encouraging the restoration and the public display of historical aircraft engines.

The AEHS is heavily involved in the identification and cataloging of new source material on the history of aircraft engine development, manufacture and use. In addition to its own growing archive, the AEHS has developed online catalogs of historically significant documents at the U.S. National Archives and of historically significant engines in museums and collections. The Aircraft Engine Historical Society, Inc. headquarters is located at 4608 Charles DR NW, Huntsville, Alabama, 35816, USA.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Aircraft Engine Historical Society, 2005.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Kim McCutcheon, Anne Coleman, David Hanning
2006, (revised 2018)
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America