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David Haddon Holladay papers, 1934-1999


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Holladay, David Haddon.
Title: David Haddon Holladay papers
Inclusive Dates: 1934-1999
Quantity: 512.9 linear feet
Abstract:David Holladay was an aviation safety consultant and accident investigator. After retiring from the Air Force, he became head of the safety curriculum in the aerospace department at the University of Southern California. The Holladay Papers contain accident investigation case files; reference and research files; display boards used in testimony on aircraft accidents; manuals for various aircraft; and other binders of reference material (FAA publications, etc.).
Identification: MS-002
Language: Material in English
Repository: Aviation Safety and Security Archives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, Arizona 86301-3720
Phone: 928-777-3949

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the professional library and accident investigation case files of David Haddon Holladay. Holladay created the collection in the course of his work as a consultant and accident investigator in his company Aviation Accident Prevention, Inc. (also known as Aviaction), as well as in his roles as a professor at University of Southern California and as a consultant with the International Center for Aviation Safety.

The collection includes over 5,000 aircraft investigation case files, including reports, depositions, court records, and photographs. Also included in the collection are reference files, teaching materials, and manuals and specifications for aircraft, engines, and other aircraft components.


Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Related Material

Holladay's collection of Miscellaneous Aircraft Crash Residue Exemplar Exhibits (i.e., aircraft parts from accident investigations, labeled for use as instructional examples) was separated from the Holladay papers. These items are now part of the teaching collection for aviation accident investigation courses in the Behavioral and Safety Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item title or description]. David Haddon Holladay papers (MS-002). Aviation Safety and Security Archives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

The David Haddon Holladay papers were donated to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus, by Carol R. Holladay and Craig DeRousse in 1999. Archives accession number 1999.001.

Other Finding Aid

An index for Holladay's accident investigation case files, as well as a listing of the aircraft and engine manuals contained in the collection, is available in the Archives.