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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum collects a wide range of artifacts that document the history of Intrepid as a U.S. naval vessel from 1943 to 1974. Our deep and rich collection of historical artifacts and archives allows the Museum to share the extraordinary history of Intrepid and the ship’s crew with our current and future visitors.

In addition to collections specifically related to Intrepid, we maintain artifacts and archives associated with the Museum’s other major artifacts: the submarine Growler, the space shuttle Enterprise, and the supersonic airliner Concorde.

The Intrepid Museum actively uses its collections for a variety of purposes. While some historic objects may be placed on display in our long-term or temporary exhibits, others may be used in our education collection to help us educate students. Other items, such as photographs or archival documents, support the Museum’s research efforts.

Our collections and exhibitions staff is always interested in expanding upon its artifact and archives collections with items that represent all periods of Intrepid’s history. Some of the types of materials that we are seeking include:
  • Diaries and log books
  • Letters
  • Uniforms and patches
  • Flight suits, helmets and flight gear
  • Medals
  • Photographs
  • Certificates
  • Souvenirs
  • Training materials
  • Ship's newspapers and memos
  • Posters and cartoons
  • Film footage
  • Ship's equipment
  • World War II home front memorabilia
Ace Case Image
Aviator Flight Book


If you have items you would like to donate to the collections, please complete the following form and one of our staff will respond to your inquiry:
 
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For more information about our collections policies, please click here to review the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Collections Program. If you have any questions about our policies or would like more information about donating to the collections, please send an email to collections@intrepidmuseum.org.