Archives and publications
Jet Age Museum’s document and photographic archive houses many treasures. As well as the Russell Adams Collection - a remarkable resource for the study of British aviation developments in the 1950s and early 60s - there are early Gloster and Dowty company documents, factory drawings, unpublished memoirs, the papers of a former chief designer and the log book of a former chief test pilot, together with many more photographs.
We are fortunate to have the services of two distinguished aviation authors and historians, Tony Buttler and Phil Butler, as our archivists.
Drawing on these archives, the museum’s publications have helped to make the collection accessible to a wider public even while the museum is closed to visitors.
Publications to date are:
“Jet Pioneers: Gloster and the Birth of the Jet Age” by Tim Kershaw. Sutton Publishing in association with Jet Age Museum, 2004.
“Jet Age Photographer: The Aviation Photography of Russell Adams” by Tim Kershaw. Sutton Publishing in
association with Jet Age Museum, 2005