- The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers The online presentation of The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress, comprising about 10,121 library items or approximately 49,084 digital images, documents the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright and highlights their pioneering work, which led to the world's first powered, controlled and sustained flight. Included in the collection are correspondence, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, drawings, printed matter, and other documents, as well as the Wrights' collection of glass-plate photographic negatives.
- (1897-1928) Wright Brothers Negatives Browse 303 glass plate negatives, mostly taken by the Wright brothers, that document their new flying machines, laboratory, engines, models, experimental planes, runways, flights, accidents, family portraits, buildings and landscapes.
- (1900) Letter, Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute concerning the Wright brothers' aviation experiments (May 13, 1900 letter)
- (1900) View of the 1900 Wright glider before installation of forward horizontal control surface, flying as a kite, tipped forward (photograph)
- (1901) Glider being flown as a kite, Wilbur at left side, Orville at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (photograph)
- (1902) Side view of Dan Tate, left, and Wilbur, right, flying the 1902 glider as a kite (photograph)
- (1903) First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, 10:35 a.m.; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (December 17, 1903 photograph)
- (1903) Telegram from Orville Wright to Bishop Milton Wright announcing the first successful powered flight (December 17, 1903 telegram)
- (1909) Wilbur Wright examining canoe attachment to aeroplane before 1st flight over water (photograph)