Introducing the Project Blue Book Archive

25 January 2005

Welcome to the Project Blue Book Archive. In brief, we have created a web-site which provides free online access to a significant portion of the National Archives Project Blue Book microfilm collection. Moreover, these documents have been rendered searchable so as to increase the utility of this material to researchers. So far we have scanned and posted approximately 10% of the NARA Blue Book microfilm collection and more content is on the way.

In addition to this online resource we are also making each roll of microfilm we process available as a series of high-resolution (400dpi) scans on CD-ROM for only $9.95- less than a sixth of the cost of the microfilm itself if ordered from the NARA. Moreover, unlike film, document scans can be enhanced with software to increase legibility and are both easy to print and easy to share via email with other researchers.

It is also important to note that each purchase you make will help fund our continuing effort to make more of these important historical documents available to researchers such as yourself.

Blue Book Archive project members include myself, Jan Aldrich, Brad Sparks, and Tom Tulien. In addition, we've had a great deal of help from many others including members of Project 1947, the Sign Historical Group, the Archives for UFO Research, News and Information Service, and CISU in Italy.

Again, I sincerely hope you will find this resource useful to you in your research. If you have any other questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us. Yours Sincerely, Rebecca Janine Wise Archivist ProjectBlue Book Archive