Air Force Historical Research Agency
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Entrance to the United States Historical Research Agency historical collections
Parent institutionAir Force
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Coordinates32°23′07″N 86°20′39″W / 32.3854157828865°N 86.34422962945725°W / 32.3854157828865; -86.34422962945725Coordinates: 32°23′07″N 86°20′39″W / 32.3854157828865°N 86.34422962945725°W / 32.3854157828865; -86.34422962945725
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The Air Force Historical Research Agency is the repository for United States Air Force historical documents.[1] The Agency's collection begun during World War II in Washington, D.C. and moved in 1949 to Maxwell Air Force Base, the site of Air University, to provide research facilities for professional military education students, the faculty, visiting scholars, and the general public.[2]

The U.S Air Force History Office in Bolling Air Force Base Building 5681 in Washington, D.C. houses microfilm copies of archival materials in the United States Air Force Historical Research Center at Maxwell Air Force Base.[3]

Published guides of the collection include the Air Force Historical Archives Document Classification Guide (1971), Personal Papers in the USAF Historical Research Center compiled by Richard E. Morse and Thomas C. Lobenstein (1980), U.S. Air Force Oral History Catalog (1982), and the United States Air Force History: A Guide to Documentary Sources.[3]


Holdings include published and unpublished reports and oral histories on topics including:

See also


  1. ^ Catherine D. Scott, ed., Aeronautics and Space Flight Collections (1985) New York: Hayworth Press, “United States Air Force Historical Collection” Lloyd H. Cornett, Jr., contributing author
  2. ^ Dysart, Mary Dixie (2012). "The Archives at the Air Force Historical Research Agency" (PDF). Maxwell Air Force Base: Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-09-18.
  3. ^ a b c "U.S. Air Force History Office". Retrieved April 20, 2022.