Our Mission
The mission of the Arthur A. Collins Legacy Association is to collect, preserve, and interpret the legacy of Arthur Collins and the Collins Radio Company he founded.

At fifteen, Arthur maintained reliable communication - when few others could - with the 1925 McMillan expedition to northern Greenland, using radios he had designed and built, along with techniques for short wave communication he had worked out in advance with the ship's radio operator, John Reinartz, Collins gained national recognition for his feat.

Over the next four decades Collins built a Fortune 500 Company with, at its peak, over 24,000 employees, known for its extraordinary innovation in avionics and aerospace, advanced radio communication, microwave, telecommunication, and computers.
A shy man, averse to self-promotion and rarely giving interviews or public speeches, the story of Arthur Collins and his contributions to modern technology are little-known even within the electronics industry.

Moon Talk Returns
Great News!
Our documentary, "Moon Talk", has been selected by the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival as a candidate for 2019.
It will be shown Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Collins Road Theatres - 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, IA
Check out the Film Festival here.
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The Arthur A. Collins Legacy Association is committed to preserving the memory of this important innovator.