South Australian Aviation Museum
SAAM Library
SAAM members and bona fide researchers can access the archival & reference collections.
Phone: (08) 82401230 or email: to arrange a visit.
For information on SAAM membership, click here.
Books Books
documents Historic Documents
logbook Log Books
photos Photos
manuals Technical Manuals
The library's collection contains:
  • Aviation books: approximately 3,500
  • Aviation magazines: approximately 63 publications (including Aircraft 1922–2004, The Aeroplane 1936–1964)
  • Memorabilia: eight four-drawer filing cabinets of civil and military aviation
  • Technical handbooks: approximately 1,000 on subjects such as air frames, engines, operations manuals, etc.
  • DVDs and VHS Tapes: approximately 700 in total
  • A photographic collection (civil and military): transparencies, prints, negatives and digital photographs (extensive) – approximately 30,000
  • Oral history interviews: tapes and CDs
  • Aviation newspaper clippings: 1946–1975 and from 2005 to date
  • Aviators' Log Books: a collection of 30
  • David Freeman (Aviation Historian)
  • Collection: photographs (15,000), negatives, transparencies and memorabilia
  • Raymond Deane OAM: aviation newspaper collection 1929–1938
  • Roy Gropler Collection: memorabilia, photographs and pilot log book
  • Erich Sommer Collection (ex-Luftwaffe): memorabilia and correspondence
  • Royal Aero Club of South Australia: Minute Books 1926–1980
  • Ansett Transport Industries Ltd Annual Reports: 1958–1979.
The library is prepared to accept aviation books, magazines, memorabilia and log books, so please contact the librarian if you require further details.

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