The Anderson Aeronautical Historical collection consists of materials related to the history of aeronautics acquired by Benjamin M. Anderson, cofounder of Anderson-Greenwood and Company, in the course of his life. The materials online here form a representative sampling of the collection.

The larger physical collection contains printed materials, such as pilot manuals, mechanic notes, research reports, and commercial brochures, as well as photos, postcards, scrapbooks, and other materials. The main focus of the collection is on European areonautics with British flight the main focus within that, although aeronautics within the United States is also well represented. Materials related to the two World Wars and passenger flight are also represented. See the full descriptive finding aid to the physical collection.

Recent Submissions

  • Miles M.1 Satyr airplane and Miles M.2 Hawk prototype airplane 

    (1932)
    Photograph of prototype of a British racing plane and a single-seat aerobatic plane produced by Miles Aircraft from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection. The Anderson materials include developments in ...
  • Miles M.2 Hawk prototype airplane 

    (1933)
    Photograph of prototype of a British racing plane produced by Miles Aircraft from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection. The Anderson materials include developments in the history of flight, primarily ...
  • Miles Gemini 1A airplane 

    (1945)
    Photograph of British plane produced by Miles Aircraft from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection. The Anderson materials include developments in the history of flight, primarily focused on the history ...
  • Hawk Speed Six airplane (G-ADGP) 

    (1936)
    Photograph of a single-seat British racing plane produced by Miles Aircraft from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection. The Anderson materials include developments in the history of flight, primarily ...
  • Miles Single Engine Fighter Aircraft- M 20/2 manual 

    (1941)
    Technical manual for a World War II era British fighter plane from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection. The Anderson materials include developments in the history of flight, primarily focused on the ...
  • Charles Lindbergh with Blossom and F.G. Miles in front of a M.12 Mohawk airplane 

    (1937)
    Photograph of Charles Lindbergh and British aircraft designer F. G. Miles and his wife, Blossom, in front of an M.12 Mohawk plane produced by Miles Aircraft from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection. ...
  • Tommy Rose and the Hawk Speed Six airplane 

    (1936)
    Photograph of Tommy Rose, World War I flying ace, and British racing plane produced by Miles Aircraft from the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection. The Anderson materials include developments in the history ...