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The Bates and Harvey Mudd Aeronautics Heritage Library (familiarly known as the Bates Aeronautical Library) documents and celebrates the rich aviation heritage of Southern California and of Harvey Mudd College in particular. The Library originated with the Bates Aeronautics Program, a 2-year program for undergraduates, which was developed and taught by Olympic swimmer and aviation pioneer Iris Cummings Critchell and her husband, Howard Critchell, also a distinguished aviator.

The Library collects in the areas of Harvey Mudd College history and aviation history, both in general and with specific reference to the development of the aviation industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties prior to 1990. As one of the libraries of the Claremont Colleges, the Bates and Harvey Mudd Aeronautics Heritage Library welcomes serious academic, student, and community researchers.

List of relevant collections