The collection falls into four categories:
● A large collection of Space Program and Navy papers related to his service as an astronaut, Commander of Naval Space Command, NASA Administrator, and his career after leaving NASA
● A collection of books about aviation and space history which mention him
● A collection of photographs and artwork generated during Admiral Truly’s years as a pilot and astronaut.
● A collection of artifacts including models, a desk set, and a 3-star Vice Admirals’s flag that flew on Shuttle.
● A collection of digitized photos