Our Work

The Graduate Heritage Projects

The Friends of The Academy Library has made a commitment to being a premiere Academy organization in recording and preserving the heritage of Air Force Academy graduates. The project’s continuing goal is to assemble all the available material dealing with the adult lives of these Air Force Academy graduates and any future graduates who have distinguished themselves in a manner which could be used as role models for future Academy graduates and other members of the Air Force. To date, four databases have been established for that purpose. The Astronaut database is currently in development.

 

War Memorial
Southeast Asia
War Memorial
Other Conflicts
Prisoners of War

The Jabara Award

Astronauts
 
       
Graduate Awards
 

Collections

The Clark Special Collections of the Library contains a significant body of personal papers donated to the Academy by Air Force officers and civilians who were instrumental in the development of American air power. The Friends often plays a crucial role in the acquisition, processing, cataloguing, and/or digitization of many of these collections.

 

The Genesis of Flight
The Aeronautical History
Collection of Colonel
Richard Gimbel
Stalag Luft III A. P. Clark
Stalag Luft III
Wally Steck
Stalag Luft III
RAF Eagle Squadrons
 
Wilson Edwards
RAF Eagle Squadrons
Leroy Gover
RAF Eagle Squadrons
Erwin Beardslee
The 37th Aero Squadron
Charles Dolan
Lafayette Escadrille
Jimmy Doolittle
Tokyo Raiders
 
Alexander Jefferson
Tuskeegee Airman
Lawrence S. Kuter
World War II
Pat Pateman
Women's Airforce Service Pilots
Lance Sijan
The Medal of Honor
Reade Tilley
RAF Eagle Squadrons,
WW II Ace, Berlin Airlift
 
     
Leigh Wade
Round-the-World Flight
UAS      
 

Books

 
The Genesis of Flight
The Aeronautical History
Collection of Colonel
Richard Gimbel
Falconry at the USAF Academy
The Story of the Cadets'
Unique Performing Mascot
Air Force Academy Heritage
The Early Years
Hubert R. Harmon
Airman, Officer, Father of the
Air Force Academy
USAFA 50th Anniversary Oral Histories
 
       
A History of the
Permanent Professors
of the USAF Academy
 

Videos

 
 
What Ought We Be
The Story of Falconry at the
United States Air Force Academy
Expect Great Things
The First Fifty Years
of the Air Force Academy
Evade
Evasion Experiences of American Aircrews in World War II
The Heritage of USAFA
Interview with Walter A. Netsch, Director of Arch. Design Team
 

Oral Histories

 
     
USAFA 1954-2004
50th Anniversary Oral History
The Heritage of USAFA
Interview with Walter A. Netsch, Director of Arch. Design Team
 

Other Projects

 
Clark Firearm Collection RAF Eagle Squadron Exhibit Benjamin C. Steele
Exhibit
Stalag Luft III
Exhibit
History of the Academy Exhibit
 
       
Southeast Asia POW Exhibit