Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Reese Air Force Base:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1940-1997 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Reese Air Force Base (Tex.)
Title: Reese Air Force Base (Tex.) Records,
Dates: 1940-1997 and undated
Abstract: Records documenting the activities of Reese Air Force Base, which was situated on 2000 acres and located 10 miles west of Lubbock, Texas.
Collection # S 1258.1
Quantity: 19 boxes (19 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Situated on 2000 acres and located 10 miles west of Lubbock, Texas, Reese Air Force Base was named after 1st Lt. Augustus F. Reese, Jr., a pilot from Shallowater, Texas, who was killed in a bombing raid in Italy on May 14, 1943. It was previously known as the Air Corps Advanced Flying School and the Lubbock Army Air Field. On September 1, 1949, the name was changed to Reese Air Force Base. The base's history extends from 1941-1997 and after 56 years of training pilots the base was forced to close due to federal budget cuts on military expenses.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of Reese Air Force Base at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/search.html


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publications and books, files from the Public Affairs office and Historian's office and scrapbook material from the Officers Wives' Club pertaining to Reese Air Force Base as a military base in Lubbock, Texas, for 56 years. The bulk of the collection consists of wing histories and public affairs materials.


 

The collection is organized into the following ten series: Closure and Reuse, Environment, Fact Books and Environment, Historian's Office Files, Memorabilia, News Clipping Files, Public Relations, Publications, Scrapbooks, and Wing Histories.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Air Force
United States. Army Air Forces
United States. Army--Aviation
United States. Army Air Forces. Flying Training Command
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)--History
Lubbock Army Air Field (Tex.)
Reese Air Force Base (Tex.)
Reese Air Force Base (Tex.)--History
Reese Air Force Base (Tex.)--Officials and employees
Subjects
Air bases--Texas
Air pilots, Military--Texas
Air pilots, Military--Training of--Texas
Aeronautics, Military--Texas
Flight training--Texas
Military bases--Texas
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Robert Keyes Papers, 1940-1947
  • Delton Richardson oral history interview [sound recording], 1982
  • Billy Jay Wright oral history interview [sound recording], 1982

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reese Air Force Base Records, 1940-1997 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
97-0179-B; 97-0184-B; 97-0238-B; 97-0254-B; and 97-0262-B

Gifts, 1987-1988

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, July, 2000


Additional Sources

Wings over America: Lubbock Army Air Field, Army Air Forces Training Command. Baton Rouge, La.: Army and Navy Pub. Co. of Louisiana, 1943.


Collection Inventory

 

Closure and Reuse

box folder
1 1 Class 97 Information, 1997
2 Flag Flowing, 1996
3 Game Plan, undated
4 Inactivation Banquet Script, 1997
5 Newsclippings, 1997
6 Plan Draft, 1996
7 Program Plan, 1996
8 Restoration Advisory Board Meetings, 1997



 

Environment

box folder
1 9 Administrative Order on Consent, 1993
10 Environmental Impact Analysis Progress, 1980
11 Installation Restoration Program, 1986
12 Installation Restoration Program, 1987
13 Installation Restoration Program, 1988
box folder
2 1 Installation Restoration Program, 1988
2 Installation Restoration Program Deposition, 1994-1996
3 Opportunities Exposition, 1996
4 St. Louis Symposium, 1994



 

Fact Books and Environment

box folder
2 5 AETC Public Affairs Workshop, 1995
6 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone, 1976
7 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Meeting, 1994
8 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Report, 1976
9 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Report, 1986
10 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Revalidation, 1990
11 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study, 1992
12 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study, 1994
13 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study Citizen's Brochure, 1992
box folder
3 1 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study Citizen's Brochure, 1994
2 Air Show, 1995
3 Air Technology Network, undated
4 Airport Height Hazard and Land Use Zoning in Texas, 1982
5 Community Relations in Superfund Handbook, 1983
6 Community Relations in Superfund Handbook, 1992
7 Defence Environmental Network and Information Exchange, undated
8 Environmental Assessment, 1992
9 Environmental Compliance Assessment and Management Program, 1991
10 Environmental Impact Statements, 1976
11 Environmental Quality Award, 1985
12 Installation Restoration Program, 1984
13 Installation Restoration Program Management Guidance, 1985
14 Installation Restoration Program Workshop, 1985
15 Interim Report of the Federal Facilities Environmental Committee, 1993
16 Media Training Program, 1991
17 Public Affairs and Editor's Course, 1991
box folder
4 1 Public Affairs Environmental Guidance, 1989
2 Public Affairs Environmental Surveys, 1994
3 Restoration Advisory Board Workshop Guidebook, 1994
4 Towards the 21st Century, 1988
5 21st Century Vision, 1990
6 Various Issues, 1993



 

Historian's Office Files

box folder
4 7 A-76 Aircraft Study, 1986
8 AAF WAC Detachment, 1944
9 Afterwar Base History, 1953-1994
10 Aid Society Annual Report, 1996
11 Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964
12 Airman, 1993
13 American Aviation, Inc., Project, 1959
14 Aviation Cadet Department, 1942-1944
15 Base Closure, 1989
16 Base History Dates, undated
17 Calendar of Events, 1992-1997
18 Captain Gordon Treadaway's Speech, 1965
19 Commanders List, 1964
20 Comments on Video and Revision, 1994
21 Computer Print-Outs and Call Slips, 1987
22 Copies for Filmmaker, 1995
23 Corps of Engineers, 1935-1945
24 Correspondence, 1993-1994
25 Creating a Government, 1993
26 Detachment Finance Department, 1942-1944
27 Enlisted Pilots Legacy, 1912-1942
28 Film Outline, 1994
29 General Sources, 1914-1997
30 Global Air Chiefs Conference, 1997
31 Historical Property Survey Team Meeting, 1994
32 Hospital Histories, 1942-1944
box folder
5 1 Hospital Histories, 1944-1945
2 Informal History of the Lubbock Army Fluing School, 1941-1945
3 Interview Notes, 1993
4 Interview with John Foitik, 1993
5 Interview with W. G. McWilliam, 1993
6 Interview with Gordon Treadaway, 1993
7 Interagency Coordination During Joint Operations, 1996
8 Joint Doctrine for Evasion and Recovery, 1996
9 Lubbock Shoot, 1993-1994
10 Major George Andrew Davis, 1953
11 Maps and Drawings, 1992
12 Meetings with Filmmaker, 1994
13 Neal's Chronicles, undated
14 Negrete Video Film, 1994
15 New CAM ART, 1989
16 North American TB-25 Dedication Ceremony, 1959
17 Para-Sail, 1975
18 Pearl Harbor Commemorative Ceremony, 1991
19 Photoes Requested from SWC, undated
20 Planning and Construction, 1941
21 Possible Interviewees, 1993
22 Problem of Race Relations, 1978
23 Reese, A. Frank, Jr Biography, undated
24 Reunion, 1997
25 Scopes of Work Notes, 1993
26 Script Draft, 1994
27 Script Review, 1994
28 64th Flying Training Wing Brief History, 1995
29 Station Information Album, 1959
30 Telephone Log, 1993
31 Texas Tech Veterans' Housing, 1945-1946
32 T-1A Jayhawk Dedication Ceremony, 1992
33 Trips, 1993
34 Various Issues, 1986-1993
35 Various Issues, 1993-1997
36 Women Airforce Service Pilots Program, 1944
37 Wing History Office, 1942
38 Wing Mission, 1995
39 World War II, 1940-1941
40 World War II Temporary Military Buildings, 1990



 

News Clipping Files

box folder
5 41 Administration Center, 1996-1997
42 Base Closure and Other Issues, 1992-1997
43 Budget Development and Formulation, 1993
44 Business and Other Issues, 1994
45 Firing Range, 1993
46 General Dugan Press, 1991
47 Honorary Squadron Commanders, 1994-1995
box folder
6 1 Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 1995
2 Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 1997
3 Lubbock Journals, 1986-1987
4 Sports and Other Issues, 1980-1994
5 Unidentified Flying Objects, 1977-1988
6 Unidentified Flying Objects and Other Issues, 1997
7 University Daily, 1997
8 Various Issues, 1974-1997
9 Windspread, 1996
10 World War II 50th Anniversary, 1995



 

Public Relations

box folder
6 11 Activity Processes Charts and Lists, undated
12 Air Show Reports, 1993
13 Air Show Schedule, 1995
14 Air Show and Open House, 1996
15 American Gold Star Mothers' Inc., 1990
16 Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots Reunion and Dedication Ceremony, 1992
17 Awards Banquet and Other Events, 1988-1997
18 Base Disposal, 1997
19 Base Tours, 1991
20 Base Tours, 1993
21 Base Tours, 1994
22 Beechcraft Raytheon Company, 1992
23 Blue Angels News Releases, 1993-1997
box folder
7 1 Blue Angels Shows, 1987
2 Blue Angels Shows, 1991
3 Blue Angels Shows, 1993
4 Colonel Gelwix's First News Conference, 1988
5 Community Appreciation Days, 1996
6 Community Noise Complains, 1993
7 Community Relations Events, 1990-1996
8 COMBS Ceremony, 1993
9 `Farewell to Reese' Annual Event, 1996
10 Frends of Reese, 1994-1997
11 Golden Knights, 1991
12 Golden Knights Parachute Team, undated
13 Historical Records, 1990-1992
14 Home-Based Business, undated
15 Honor Guard Request, 1994
16 Inactivation Ceremony, 1997
17 Joint Airport Zoning Board Activities, 1990
18 Lubbock Christian University's Reese Appreciation Day, 1997
19 LISD Band Extravaganza, undated
20 Lugas Scam, 1994
21 Media Contest and Achievement Award Winners, 1996
22 Information Office, 1974-1976
23 Military Editorial Reading File, 1975-1977
24 Military Related Editorials, 1977-1977
25 Military Related News, 1974-1976
26 Mission Statement, 1993
27 Museum Agreements, 1993
28 News, 1973-1993
29 News Releases, 1994-1996
30 Official Visits, 1991-1992
31 Open House, 1955
32 Open House, 1959
33 Open House, 1977
34 Open House, 1979
35 Open House, 1989
36 Open House, 1991-1992
37 Open House and Other Information, 1986-1997
38 Open Houses, 1993-1997
39 Orientation Flight Certificate, 1990
40 Personnel's Speeches, 1989-1990
box folder
8 1 Public Affairs Reports, 1987-1988
2 Reese in Action, 1980-1991
3 Reunion, 1980
4 Reunion, 1990
5 Reunion, 1993
6 Roundup Clippings, 1968
7 Senator Gramm, 1980
8 Showbirds, 1993
9 Speakers Bureau Projects, 1993
10 Special Events Planning, 1976-1993
11 Speech Building Material, 1990-1991
12 T-1 Demonstrational Material, 1992
13 T-1A Arrival Ceremony, 1992
14 Thunderbirds Show, 1985
15 Undergraduate Pilot Training Program, 1979
16 Undergraduate Pilot Training Program, 1991
17 Undergraduate Pilot Training Program, 1993-1997
18 Undergraduate Pilot Training Program Graduation, 1976
19 Veterans Day, 1991
20 Veterans Day, 1997
21 Visit to the Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Widnal, 1994
22 Welcome to Eglin AFB, 1990
23 Welcome to Lubbock Information, 1994-1996



 

Publications

box folder
8 24 Aerospace Speech, 1982-1983
25 Aerospace Speeches, Statements, and Data, 1983-1985
26 Agreement with American Federation of Government Employees, 1992
27 Air Force, 1996
28 Air Force Academy Catalog, 1982-1983
29 Air Force Speech, 1994-1996
box folder
9 1 Air Force Updates, 1993-1996
2 Air Power History, 1993
3 Airman, 1982
4 Airman, 1994-1996
5 Assignment: Reese, 1986-1987
6 Biographies, 1994-1997
7 Blue Angels, 1988
8 Chambers of Commerce Directiry, 1976-1977
9 Changes of Command, 1997
10 Closure and Reuse, 1993-1994
11 Community Appreciation Days, 1995-1996
12 Desert Storm, 1990
13 Economic Resource Impact Statement, 1987-1995
box folder
10 1 Enlisted Awards Banquet, 1996
2 Environmental Excellence Center, undated
3 Environmental Tour, 1996
4 Facilities and Bases in the Midwest, undated
5 Fact Sheets, 1991-1997
6 Fact Sheets and News Releases, 1968-1976 and undated
7 Federal Credit Union Annual Report, 1975
8 Fiftieth Anniversary, 1991
9 Fiftieth Anniversary Planner, 1997
10 Fifty Years of Training, 1993
11 Fifty Five Years of Excellence, 1942-1997
12 Gameday, 1996
13 Graduation Ceremony, 1991
14 Graduation Programs, 1995-1997
15 Guide, undated
16 History of Military Aviation in San Antonio, 1996
17 Inactivation Ceremonies, 1997
18 Information Digests, 1994-1997
19 Leadership Directory, 1991
20 Looking East, 1995
21 Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 1974
22 Lubbock City and Base Maps, 1991-1993
23 Lubbock County News, 1993
24 Lubbock Newcommers Guide, 1994-1995
25 Lubbock Salutes Reese AFB, 1975
26 Lubbock Salutes Reese AFB, 1981
27 Lubbock Salutes Reese AFB, 1983
28 Lubbock, Where it's at..., 1993
29 Media Advisories and News Releases, 1995-1997
30 Military Forces in Transition, 1991
31 Military Market, 1987
32 Naval Air Station Whiting Field, 1991
33 News Releases, 1988
34 News Releases and Biographies, 1989-1992
35 Newspaper Certificate of Trademark, 1995
36 Public Affairs Guidance, 1993
37 Questions and Answers about Your USAF, 1974
38 RAFB International Marketing Corporation Edition, 1993
39 Reese Center, undated
40 Reese Invitation Booklets, 1997
box folder
11 1 Reunion, 1985
2 Revolution in the Air, 1996
3 Roundup, 1974
4 Roundup, 1984
5 Roundup, 1991-1995
6 Service News, 1984-1985
7 Service Weather Map, 1996
9 Soviet Military Power, undated
10 Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, 1991
11 Talon Service News, 1995
12 Telephone Directory, 1996
13 Thunderbirds, 1975-1976
14 Thunderbirds, 1985-1995
15 Tour of Historic Randolph, 1995
16 Training Wing Programming Plan, 1996
17 Treadaway History, 1944
18 Twenty First Century Vision, 1991
19 USAF Salutes the South Plains, 1989
20 Vision for Lubbock, 1995
21 Visitor's Guide Map, undated
22 Welcome to Reese Air Force Base, 1991
23 Wildlife at Reese Air Force Base, undated
24 Wings across America, 1992
25 Wings Histories, 1995
box folder
12 1 World Air Show News, 1997
2 Writing Effective Letters, undated



 

Scrapbooks

box folder
12 3 Air Force Village, 1984
4 Enlisted Wives Club, 1982
5 Enlisted Wives Club, 1985
6 Enlisted Wives Club, 1988-1989
7 Golf Course, 1960-1972
8 Officers Wives' Club, 1968-1969
9 Officers Wives' Club, 1972-1977
10 Officers Wives' Club, 1984-1985
11 Officers Wives' Club, 1991



 

Wings Histories

box folder
12 12 Army Air Force Pilot School, 1945
13 Lubbock Army Air Field, 1940-1944
box folder
13 1 Lubbock Army Air Field, 1941
2 Lubbock Army Air Field, 1941-1944
3 Lubbock Army Air Field, 1945
4 Lubbock Army Air Field Station Information, 1944
5 Periodic History, 1950
6 Periodic History, 1951
7 Periodic History, 1951
box folder
14 1 Periodic History, 1953
2 Periodic History, 1953
3 Periodic History, 1954
4 Periodic History, 1955
5 Periodic History, 1956
6 Periodic History, 1957
7 Periodic History, 1958
8 Periodic History, 1959
9 Periodic History, 1960
box folder
15 1 Periodic History, 1961
2 Periodic History, 1962
3 Periodic History, 1963
4 Periodic History, 1964
5 Periodic History, 1965
6 Periodic History, 1966
7 Periodic History, 1967
8 Periodic History, 1968
9 Periodic History, 1969
10 Periodic History, 1970
11 Periodic History, 1971
12 Periodic History, 1972
box folder
16 1 Periodic History, 1973
2 Periodic History, 1974
3 Periodic History, 1975
4 Periodic History, 1976
5 Periodic History, 1977
6 Periodic History, 1978
box folder
17 1 Periodic History, 1979
2 Periodic History, 1979



 

Memorabilia

box folder
17 3 Media Passes, BEET Pass, Golden Eagle CFC Badge, BEET Armband, undated



 

Scrapbooks

box folder
18 1 Officers Wives' Club, 1959-1977
box folder
19 1 Officers Wives' Club, 1978-1985
2 Officers Wives' Club, 1994-1995