After 99 years in business, the
Alden design firm closed in 2008
and the plans were donated to the
Hart Nautical Collection of MIT
Museum. Most of the collection was
cataloged and scanned by the Alden
holding company under the
direction of Niels Helleberg, a
designer at Alden since 1971.
Helleberg continued providing
design and print services until
closing his office in January
In preparation for the move to a new museum facility the MIT Museum is temporarily closed. We regret that we will not be able to provide additional in-person or digital access to the Alden plan archive until Summer 2022. While we are excited about our new home, we understand that this presents serious difficulties to boat owners and researchers alike; there is no other way to pack and safely relocate this wonderful collection in its new home without this closure. We thank you for your patience and understanding.