The Aerospace Bristol collection embraces objects and archives relating to the Bristol Aeroplane Company, its predecessor and successor companies (the ‘Bristol family’ of companies) and its workforce.
Aerospace Bristol houses the substantial company archive which dates from 1910. The companies represented in the archives include the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, Bristol Aeroplane Company and British Aircraft Corporation.
The archive includes minute books, account books, sales ledgers, annual reports, photographs, glass plate negatives, drawings, film and ephemera. There are also books and journals supporting the collection. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of the material we hold. Many of our catalogue descriptions are available to search on The National Archives Discovery catalogue and more will be added as cataloguing progresses
Accessing the archive and library
The archives are now open to all for research purposes, by appointment only. Please contact email@example.com to book.
Please note that we don’t have staff records, but you are still welcome to contact us as we may be able to look in other sources to see if we have anything for your relative.
The engine side of the story of the Bristol family of companies is with The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Bristol Branch and is available by appointment.
The Sir George White papers are held by Bristol Archives.
Donations of archives and library material
If you have some archive or library material you are kindly thinking of offering to us, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the material, as are we unable to accept donations of archives or books without prior arrangement.
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