The National Association of Rocketry encourages its members to preserve NAR history. Even with our agreement and relationship with the Museum of Flight, we cannot accept just anything from our members. Neither the NAR nor the Museum of Flight can accept unsolicited material sent through the mail.
The NAR is interested in photos, slides, section newsletters, section certificates that pertain to the early history of the NAR, and even complete histories of sections, no matter when they became an official section. If you have any of these documents, please contact the NAR historian with that information.
Please provide biographical/background information, historical significance, etc. about the item(s) you wish to donate. Items offered are accepted only when donated unconditionally as gifts without restrictions, free and clear of all encumbrances. If the committee approves the donation offer, you will be contacted and provided with further instructions.
If, at some point during the donation process, it is determined that the item(s) does not meet the required criteria for the collection, the item(s) may be declined. Our Collection Policy does not allow for the NAR to dispose of or forward material to other organizations.
The NAR is not accepting any kits, plans, finished models, or launch equipment. Please understand that while we wish we could accept all offers, we have neither the storage capability nor the volunteer resources to maintain such an enormous responsibility.
As the historian starts to process the current artifacts, a PDF listing will be linked for members to peruse. Please check here to see if the NAR already has a copy before submitting an email. This PDF should be updated regularly.
If you think you have something that the NAR would like to preserve for historical purposes, please contact the NAR historian at email@example.com.