The Office of Air Force History possesses microfilm
copies of archival materials in the United States Air Force Historical
Research Center (Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112-6678),
which number some 500,000 documents relating to the history of
United States military aviation from the time of the Civil War.
A microfilm catalog provides access to the
microfilm collection by subject and country. Published guides
include the Air Force Historical Archives Document Classification
Guide (1971); Personal Papers in the USAF Historical Research
Center, compl. Richard E. Morse and Thomas C. Lobenstein (1980);
U.S. Air Force Oral History Catalog (1982); and United
States Air Force History: A Guide to Documentary Sources.
The collections include published and unpublished reports and oral histories on a variety of topics, including the following:
BALCHEN, COL. BERNT. Collection of correspondence, memos, and articles on polar regions.
BEST, BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM N. Air Force oral history program interview No. 717.
GEOPHYSICS IN CONNECTION WITH THE "INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN," 1964-65.
GERMAN METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE, WORLD WAR II.
Report on its organization, duties, and responsibilities to the
400TH AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS GROUP. History, 1963-73.
AIR WEATHER SERVICE. History, 1945-46.
For meteorologists, a major consequence of World War II was the development of a world weather network utilizing new equipment and techniques.
AIR WEATHER SERVICE. History, 1966-67.
A Defense Environmental Services Study Group was created by Deputy Secretary of Defense, Cyrus Vance to review the whole spectrum of environmental services and R&D within the Department of Defense.
ARMY AIR FORCES TRAINING COMMAND.
History of the weather training program, 1939-1945.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER MODIFICATION.
AF History Narrative.
EASTERN TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND.
The contract meteorology schools, a report on the somewhat unique experiment adopted to train Air Force Weather Officers. 1944.
FIFTH AIR FORCE.
History of participation in Project GRAYBACK, 1955.
METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM.
STUDY OF METEOROLOGY AFFECTING ALMOST EVERY PHASE OF AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, 1961.
THIRTEENTH AIR FORCE.
History of participation in Project 119-L, which provided for a world wide meteorological survey between 1 Nov. 1955 and 1 April 1956.
LEMAY, GEN CURTIS.
Correspondence on meteorology.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS DURING MILITARY OPERATIONS. 1942-present.
METEOROLOGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR POLAR ICE PACK STATION.
METEOROLOGICAL SOUNDING SYSTEM.
AF Global Weather Central.
Aerial photography of Western Europe, etc. 1945.
METEOROLOGISTS TO THE BALLOON CORPS.
National Association of American Balloon Corps Veterans.