Finding Technical Reports - NACA


National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)

The University of Arizona Libraries have microfiche copies of most technical reports issued by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) from 1915 through mid-1958. There is some overlap in print coverage for NACA technical reports, either due to duplicate print copies or between reports issued by both the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and/or the Government Printing Office (GPO).

NACA reports available through the library can be found in the following formats:

Format Locations
Online (Full-text) NASA Technical Report Server (select NACA under Collection to limit searches to NACA reports from 1915-1958)
Print Copies of reports received in print format can be found by searching the library catalog [Hint: Most print reports are located near the compact shelving on the 5th floor of the Science Library and are arranged by SuDoc number at Y3.N21/5: ]
Microfiche Located in the NACA/NASA microfiche cabinets in the Science Library Current Periodicals Room. NACA microfiche should be organized by N-accession numbers.

(For information on reports issued in mid-1958 or later, see NASA.) 

Answering the following questions will guide you to finding NACA/NASA technical reports in the UA Libraries.

For reports issued from 1915-1958, if you have a NACA/NASA accession number (e.g., N45-023775) for the technical report:

  1. Use the report accession number to locate the technical report in the microfiche collection.
  2. The NASA and NACA microfiche collections are located in the cabinets labeled NACA/NASA located in the Science-Engineering Library Current Periodicals and Microfiche room on the ground floor of the Science-Engineering Library.

If you don't have a NACA accession number for a report (1915 to mid-1958):

  1. In order to locate your document, you'll need to find the accession number issued by NACA or NASA. The issuing agency and supporting resources to find the accession number are determined by the date of the document for which you are looking. The following guide should help:
Dates Agency
1915 to mid-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)


Last modified: December 15, 2015