Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection,
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2011.12.01
SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Language of Material:
0.77 linear feet;
Date (inclusive): 1936-1941
The Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection contains photographic negatives and prints of aerial images of San Francisco,
Santa Clara Valley and Monterey Bay communities. Towns, prominent buildings and landmarks in Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco
are represented. Of these, some of the structures of note include the Lick Observatory, Agnew State Mental Hospital – East
Area, Alum Rock Natatorium, Spartan Stadium and the bridges of San Francisco.
Vault 2, Room 272, Bay 6, Shelf 3
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions
also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
Wings of History Collection Aerial Photographic Collection (1936-1941), MSS-2011-12-01, San José State University Library
Special Collections & Archives.
Collection processed by Milton Solórzano. Finding aid encoded in Archivist Toolkit. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.
The Wings of History Museum of San Martin, California began as the Northern California Antique Aircraft Association in 1962.
A local flight club, the NCAAA organized a local fly-in which has in 30 years become the Watsonville Fly-in and Air Show.
Proceeds from the fly-in were used to purchase the land and build facilities for what is now the Wings of History Musuem.
Citation: 'About the Museum,' Wings of History Musuem website, accessed 2/6/13, http://www.wingsofhistory.org/index.php/the-museum/about-the-museum
Scope and Content of Collection
The Wings of History Aerial Photographic Collection, 1936-1941 contains photographic negatives and prints of aerial images
of San Francisco, Santa Clara Valley and Monterey Bay communities. Towns, prominent buildings and landmarks in Santa Clara
Valley and San Francisco are typical targets, and of note are prominent institutional structures such as the Lick Observatory,
Agnew State Mental Hospital – East Area, Alum Rock Natatorium, Spartan Stadium, Golden Gate Exposition and the bridges of
This single series collection is arranged chronologically: Series I, Title Aerial photography of San Francisco and Monterey
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Wings of History Museum.
Agnews State Hospital (San Jose, Calif.)
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)—1930-1940
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Monterey County (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Aerial photographs
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)
San Jose State University (Calif.)
Santa Clara County (Calif.)