The disposition of the papers and photographs of Wilbur and Orville
Wright was left unclear after Orville's death on January 30, 1948.
Library of Congress
In May of 1949, Library of Congress representatives examined the
Wright brothers' material and removed 303 glass-plate negatives of
photographs documenting the Brothers' aeronautical achievements. All
of these glass-plate photographs have been digitized by the Library
of Congress and are available on this site.
The Frank Coffyn Collection
The Frank Coffyn Collection is part of the Research Library collection at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, New York. It is actually the contents of a scrapbook kept by Coffyn of his early days as an aviator. When it was discovered, most of the images had come away from their original paste mounts and were in no recognizable order.
These images have been sorted and categorized in this Collection; the effort to identify these images is currently underway.
Wright State University
On December 19, 1975, Wright State University was awarded the
remaining printed, holographic, and photographic material, and other
memorabilia that was not selected by the Library of Congress. This
material constitutes the bulk of the Wright Brothers Collection at the Paul Laurence
Dunbar Library at Wright State University. These images have been
digitized by Wright State University and the OhioLINK Digital Media
Center, and are searchable by date, keyword or location. Total Collection
History of Flight
The History of Flight image collection is comprised of all the
images contained in the History of Flight essays, which can be
accessed on our web site at History of Flight .
Great Images in NASA
GRIN is a collection of over a thousand images of significant
historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes.
This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the
general public looking for high-quality photographs. Please note
that downloading these image files may take some time, although
searching and browsing should be relatively quick.