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Special Collections

About Clark Special Collections Branch

Clark Special Collections Branch serves the traditional function of a college and university archive and operates as a repository for historical materials which document the origin and development of the U.S. Air Force Academy as well as its continued growth and development. Holdings include photographs, oral histories, yearbooks, building plans, reports, and other papers and publications. Several rare book collections are also housed in Special Collections including the Gimbel Aeronautical Library and the Falconry Collections.

IMAGE NOTE: Lt. General A.P. Clark, for whom Special Collections Branch is named, from a print hanging in Clark Special Collections Branch

Visiting and Contacting Special Collections

Location: Room 6A52, 6th Floor, McDermott Library | Map of the McDermott Library 6th floor

Hours of Operation: 0900-1630 Mon-Fri, closed on Federal holidays

Phone number: 719.333.4674 or Email the Archivist

Friends of the Academy Library

The Friends of the Academy Library is a nonprofit charitable organization formed to enhance the quality of the Academy's McDermott Library as an educational, research, scientific, and cultural institution. Clark Special Collections Branch has the Memorial Honor Books maintained by the Friends of the Library on permanent display. The Friends also sponsor annual research fellowships for selected visiting scholars. Their website hosts a number of collections and exhibits about the McDermott Library Collections and the Air Force Academy including the Graduate Memorial Database and the Genesis of Flight Online.


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