University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection, 1994-1995



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association
Title: Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection
Dates: 1994-1995
Abstract: At the June 1994 AFPAAA conference (San Antonio) it was proposed that an Oral History Program be started to collect first-person accounts of the evolution of public affairs in the USAF. This collection includes 13 transcripts of oral history interviews with USAF officers.
Accession No.: 96-097
Extent: 13 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Sketch

At the June 1994 Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association conference in San Antonio, the membership agreed that a history of USAF Public Affairs should be a priority. As part of that effort, an Oral History Program was proposed to collect first-person accounts of the evolution of public affairs in the USAF. The AFPAAA Oral History Program accumulates and preserves first-person historical accounts of public affairs events, activities, and related periods in the lives of selected interview subjects.


Scope and Contents

The Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection contains thirteen interview transcripts. These transcripts include interviews with Colonel Barney Oldfield; Lt. Col. Maston Jacks; Brig Gen. Michael P. "Mike" McRaney; Lt. Col. Gil Billings; Colonel Willis "Bill" Helmantoler; Colonel Aubrey Cookman (USAFR); Brig. Gen. Richard "Dick" Abel; Lt. Col. George Weiss; Colonel William F. McGinty; Colonel Robert Hermann; Lt. Gen. Maurice F. Casey; Colonel Jack Rose; and Maj. Gen. Henry L. Hogan.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is held by the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association--Archives.
United States. Air Force--History
United States. Air Force. Office of Public Affairs--History.
Subjects
Oral histories--United States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection, 1994-1995, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jessi Fishman, May 2010.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2X324 Oral History transcripts, 1994-1995