Jack D. Pickett papers, 1950s-2006

Overview of the Collection

Pickett, Jack D.
Jack D. Pickett papers
1950s-2006 (inclusive)
2.8 cubic feet (4 boxes) + 4 folders.
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Jack D. Pickett was a UFO researcher and an expert on experimental aircraft. A native of Cooper, Wyoming, Pickett served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and later became a publisher. Between the 1980s and 2000s, Pickett did extensive research on UFO sightings. He argued that alleged UFO's were actually experimental aircraft flown by the military. In the process of doing his research, he became an expert on experimental and unconventional military aircraft. Pickett was the author of the article "Flying Saucers-For Real", which was published in Search Magazine in 1982.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains materials pertaining to Pickett's research on UFO sightings and experimental military aircraft. Consists largely of Pickett's research files, which contain clippings, correspondence, photocopies of government documents, and photographs. Also contains audio-visual materials including a CD-ROM, an audio cassette tape, a CD, and several video tapes. Collection also holds a model of a U.S. Air Force disk plane.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Preservation Note

System Requirements

UFO research -- audio cassette tape.

UFO research -- reel to reel audio tapes.

UFO research -- videocassette -- vhs.

UFO research -- compact disc.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Jack D. Pickett at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Military aircraft -- United States.
  • Research aircraft -- United States.
  • Unidentified flying objects.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Audiotapes.
  • Compact disks.
  • Videotapes.