The Flight Safety Foundation’s Jerry Lederer Aviation Safety Library is now part of the Aviation Safety and Security Archives at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Lederer Library is named in honor of Jerome “Jerry” Lederer (1902-2004), founder and long-time director of the Flight Safety Foundation, in recognition of Lederer's life-long devotion to and leadership in improving flight safety.

The FSF Lederer Library contains:

  • The Jerome Lederer Papers, documenting the life and career of the “father of aviation safety.”
  • Records and publications documenting the Flight Safety Foundation's work to improve global aviation safety.
  • An extensive library of books and reports on aviation safety topics.

Through the relocation of the FSF Lederer Library, the rich resources collected by the Flight Safety Foundation and Jerry Lederer have been joined with the extensive holdings of the Archives to form an even more robust resource for aviation safety research.


The Flight Safety Foundation Jerry Lederer Aviation Safety Library is available to FSF members as well as members of the Embry-Riddle community, safety scientists and investigators, aviation safety personnel, academic researchers and others interested in aviation safety and the history of aviation.

Resources may be used on-site in the Aviation Safety and Security Archives on Embry-Riddle's Prescott, Arizona, campus. Remote reference services are also available. Contact the Archives for more information.

For more information about the Flight Safety Foundation, visit the Foundation's website.

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Aviation Safety and Security Archives
Robertson Aviation Safety Center II (Building 22)
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, Arizona 86301