The Digital Collection

The Bell Helicopter Records Collection contains a selection of images from a much larger collection of Bell Helicopter materials available in tangible form in the UNT Libraries' Special Collections.

The Physical Collection

The Bell Helicopter Records document seventy-one years of Bell Helicopter Textron's corporate history. The collection includes manuscript materials such as corporate memos, correspondence, planning documents, reports, studies, site paers, and spec sheets; photographs of various aircraft, noteworthy public figures, and production facilities in Hurst, TX, Amarillo, TX, Buffalo, NY, and Mirabel, QC, Canada; and film recordings for promotional, engineering, and training purposes. Major highlights include the UH-1, or Huey, series of helicopter, the Vietnam War, the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, and commercial aircraft including the Bell 47, the first helicopter certified for civilian use; the Bell 222 twin-engine light helicopter; the Bell 206 family, including the JetRanger and LongRanger models; and Bell 400 TwinRanger.

For more information about the physical collection, see the finding aid.

At a Glance

Cite This Collection

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Bell Helicopter Records in UNT Digital Library. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed April 13, 2024.

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