John G. Alden Naval Architects Collection Website


After 99 years in business, the Alden naval architecture design firm closed in 2008 and its 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 transferred the database and website he created to the MIT Museum, which maintains it as a valuable resource of this prolific and influential company.