Our Work

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.


Collections Overview

A listing of a significant number of the collections and papers in which the Friends has played a role in acquiring, cataloguing, and digitizing.


Featured Collections

Expanded presentations featuring a sampling of photos and documents.

 

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
Erwin Beardslee
The 37th Aero Squadron
 
Charles Dolan
Lafayette Escadrille
Jimmy Doolittle
Tokyo Raiders
Leroy Gover
RAF Eagle Squadrons
Alexander Jefferson
Tuskeegee Airman
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 Architectural
Design Team

Oral Histories

 
     
USAFA 1954-2004
50th Anniversary Oral History
The Heritage of USAFA
Interview with Walter A. Netsch, Director of Architectural
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
The Centennial of Powered Flight Exhibit Essay: U. S. Air Force at 75: A Thumbnail History Essay: The Air Force and It's Academy

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, with the Astronaut database currently in development.

The graduate database is currently in the process of being migrated from legacy software to a more modern, user accessible interface. Until complete, data will be unavailable. Please check back frequently as this process continues.

 

War Memorial
Prisoners of War

The Jabara Award

Astronauts Graduate Awards