The primary mission of the Janz Vander Veer Research Center/Library is to support the Museum's Education, Exhibit and Restoration programs. In addition, it serves as a resource to the general public for historical and technical aeroscience related information. (Example: A student with a term paper assignment, a model builder, a media reporter or an author doing research.)
The Library contents are made up of a broad collection of books, brochures, photographs, technical manuals, periodicals, scrapbooks, artwork and audiovisual items. It's content is particularly strong in the Pioneer, World War I, "Golden Era" and World War II periods (1910 - 1950).
The Attil Pasquini Collection has over 2100 photographs that can be searched using our PastPerfect software database. The Frank Coffyn Collection is a gift from the estate of Kingsland Adams Coffyn by the Green family to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. The collection contains about 200 photos of Wright Flyers aircraft taken by Frank who worked for the Wright Brothers.
The Rick Allen Collection has added many books and a large amount of research materials to the Library catalog.
Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 Noon
Arrangements for research may be made by contacting the Library office:
(518) 377-2191, ext 20.
*At ESAM's Annual Dinner on October 12, 2010, the Empire State Aerosciences Museum's Research Center/Library was named the Jansz Vander Veer Research Center in honor of Jack Vander Veer for his long and dedicated service to ESAM.