Scope and Content
Title: Northrop Grumman Corporation papers
Inclusive Dates: 1911-2008
Collection Number: mssNorthrop
Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Abstract: Northrop Grumman Corporation papers contains records and materials, including photographs, correspondence, newsletters, brochures,
technical drawings, reports, papers, and published works dated chiefly from the 1930s to the 1990s.
Language of Material: The records are in English.
The two first series of the collection are open to qualified researchers by prior application through the
Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to
quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such
activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is
one, and obtaining permission rests with the researcher.
[Identification of Item], Northrop Grumman Corporation papers, The Huntington
Library, San Marino, California.
Gift of Northrop Grumman Corporation, October 2011.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase
Scope and Content
The Northrop Grumman Corporation papers document the history of Northrop Aircraft, Inc. and Northrop Corporation, as well
as its products, employees, and founder, John Knudsen Northrop.
The collection is divided into two series: Corporate Archival Records and Aircraft Division Records. The bulk of the material
is within the Archives Series, however as the Aircraft Division/Aircraft Group, specifically the Division Historian, Ira Chart,
created the archives, the series are interrelated and contain related materials.
The collection is generally arranged by subjects and format of material within. Brochures, Reports, Manuals, Correspondence
and Memoranda, etc. Organization largely dictated by types and organization of materials in collection.
The following inventory was created by Brook Engebretson in 2015 and contains more detailed information regarding the contents
of series and subseries. The series and subseries are listed, which match the current arrangement, and contain information
on topics, subjects, and dates of the material. The box and folder numbers are not included in the document, however, but
the series and subseries can be referenced with the contents list here for a general idea on where to locate the material
within the collection.
The collection is arranged in the following manner:
- Series 1. Northrop Corporation Archives
- Subseries 1. Audio and Visual, Box 1
- Subseries 2. Blueprints and Technical Drawings, Boxes 2-13
- Subseries 3. Clippings, Boxes 14-18
- Subseries 4. Contracts and Subcontracts, Boxes 19-23
- Subseries 5. Correspondence and Memoranda, Boxes 24-26
- Subseries 6. Financial Records, Boxes 27-32
- Subseries 7. Manuscript Files, Boxes 33-41
- Subseries 8. Newsletters, Boxes 42-70
- Subseries 9. Organization Charts, Box 71
- Subseries 10. Patents, Boxes 72-73
- Subseries 11. Publications, Boxes 74-82
- Subseries 12. Reference Files, Boxes 83-223
- Series 2. Aircraft Division Records
- Subseries 1. Management Club, Boxes 224-229
- Subseries 2. Public Affairs and Administration, Boxes 229-261
- Series 3. Photographs and Negatives
- This series is not processed and is not open.
Coleman, Ted, 1903-
Gasich, W. E. (Welko E.), 1922-
Jones, Thomas V., 1920-2014
Northrop, John Knudsen, 1895-1981
Stephens, Moye W., 1906-1995
Douglas Aircraft Company
Northrop Corporation -- History
Northrop Grumman Corporation -- Archives
Aeronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Aerospace engineering -- United States
Aerospace industries -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Drone aircraft -- United States -- History
Jet planes, Military
F-5 (Jet fighter plane)
F-20 (Jet fighter plane)
Hornet (Jet fighter plane)
F-20 (Jet fighter plane)
Blueprints (reprographic copies) -- California
Brochures -- California
Business records -- California
Contracts -- California
Letters (correspondence) -- California
Memorandums -- California
Newsletters -- California
Photographs -- California
Reports -- California
Technical drawings -- California