The purpose of this email is to introduce you to the Blue Book Archive. In brief, we have created a web-site which provides free online access to the National Archives 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. To see the results of our efforts thus far please visit our web- site at

I hope you find it interesting and useful!

In addition to this online resource we are also making each roll of microfilm we process available as high-resolution (400dpi) scans on CD-ROM in PDF format for only $9.95- less than a third 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also important to note that each purchase you make will help fund our continuing effort to make more of these important historical documents available to researchers such as yourself.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 would like to be informed whenever new microfilm or other documents are added to the archive please register with us at or just respond to this email stating your desire to be added to our mailing list. If you have any other questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me by replying to this email.

Yours Sincerely,

William M. Wise
Archivist, Blue Book Archive

William M. Wise
President, Digital Elite Inc.
230 S Blake Road
Norfolk, VA 23505

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