Subject: Introduction of the newly-established National UFO Historical Records Center
(a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization)
Who: An assemblage of the leading U.S. UFO/UAP Historians and Archivists led
by David Marler that includes: Jan Aldrich, Rod Dyke, Barry Greenwood, Dr. Mark
Rodeghier, Rob Swiatek, and others.
What: The establishment of the largest historical archive dedicated to the
preservation and centralization of UFO/UAP information in the United States.
Where: Physical archive to be based in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area
Why: Our mission is to collect, preserve, and provide historical UFO materials to the general public and interested
parties. With the accumulated data, we hope to assist with serious research endeavors and aid in an accurate
chronicling of UFO/UAP history for present and future generations regardless of belief or non-belief in the subject.
Context: In recent years, there have been successive U.S. government disclosures acknowledging the UFO/UAP subject as a genuine phenomenon. Subsequently, multiple U.S. military, intelligence, and scientific agencies have started adopting programs to study the subject such as NASA and the AIAA. In addition, within the civilian sector, there has been an influx of new researchers into this field of inquiry. Many academics and scientists are included in this group.
However, most of these parties do not have access to the vast array of historical materials and data sets in the hands of civilian U.S. UFO/UAP historians and researchers.
In conjunction with this new-found respectability regarding the UFO/UAP subject is the growing need to create more space for these historic materials. Individual U.S. researchers and historians have amassed large collections of data over the decades. These have been home-based archives scattered throughout the country. The National UFO Historical Records Center has been created to gather and centralize this historical UFO data in the United States into a singular freestanding facility. With the physical holdings residing in the Albuquerque area, these will be made available to those who visit in-person while efforts will be underway to actively digitize these materials for global accessibility.
A vast array of UFO files and collections are already destined to be added to the growing inventory during the course of the next 1-2 years. Currently, the collection consists of materials from over 25 countries derived from 70+ U.S. and foreign individuals. Some of the largest U.S. collections serve as the cornerstone for this center. This includes diverse
materials from The Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS). We are also interested in anyone wanting to donate historical UFO/UAP materials to us.
Efforts are underway to acquire a building to house this national treasure and make it readily accessible to researchers,
academics, and the general public. Funding and donations will be vital to making this vision a reality. Thus, the creation of this non-profit organization to facilitate achieving that goal.
We look forward to working collaboratively with similar free-standing worldwide UFO/UAP archives and those within the university setting. Together, we can preserve the history and, perhaps, gain insights into the mystery.
National UFO Historical Records Center
P.O. Box 15541