Fay Gillis Wells Research Center

Our extensive genre specific library focuses on women in air & space and includes works of fiction, biographies, autobiographies, encyclopedias and more.

The museum also houses an extensive archive collection containing thousands of women and pertains to their contributions to air & space, including the Virginia Thomas Archives Collection which alone contains hundreds of files and numerous items.

Fay Gillis Wells Research Center Hours

The Fay Gillis Wells Research Center is open by appointment only.

Research Questions

Are you working on a research project? Let us help you.
Due to the volume of requests, please contact us at least two to three weeks prior to your deadline.

Collections Manager, Katherine- kbehnke@iwasm.org

Research Requirements

All researchers are required to fill out a research form upon arrival and submit a driver's license or state I.D. to be copied for security purposes. IWASM members are exempt from submitting a form of I.D. but must bring proof of membership.

Research Fees

Email kbehnke@iwasm.org for pricing and additional information.

IWASM Remembers Dorothy Ebersbach

In 2012 the Trustees of the Dorothy E. Ebersbach Estate, Gayla Russell and Thomas Foster Aldridge, donated a gift of $100,000 to The International Women’s Air & Space Museum in memory of Dorothy E. Ebersbach, a woman of great spirit and compassion. Dorothy was not only a pilot, but a nurse and former WASP. We are truly grateful to the trustees of the Ebersbach estate and honor the memory of Dorothy Ebersbach.