A Guide to the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection, 1994-1995
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.
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.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright is held by the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association.
Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection, 1994-1995, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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