Thunderbird Archives


The Thunderbird School of Global Management Archives is the official home for historical documents, photographs, papers, reports, publications, oral histories, memorabilia, and other objects related to the School’s 75-year history as a leading institution for international business. The archival collections and staff support information needs for the entire ASU community and are open to the public, including scholarly researchers, historians, and genealogists.

We also maintain collections related to Thunderbird Field No. 1, operated by Southwest Airways (no relation to Southwest Airlines). The historic World War II airfield was the home for the School from 1946-2018.

Many of Thunderbirds historic materials have been digitized and are available online, see the collections below. In addition, there are historic promotional videos on YouTube and photographs on Flickr.

Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker

Assistant Archivist