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Important Announcement

Until further notice, the Research Division is not able to accept public requests for historical information nor permitting researchers to conduct in-person research. We apologize for any inconvenience. The museum will update the webpage when the situation changes.

Thank you.

Research Division Staff

ROAD CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.

Research

Research DivisionThe Research Division ensures that timely, relevant and accurate Air Force historical information is presented to the public through a variety of means. The division manages the museum's ever-expanding document and imagery collection, researches and writes exhibit text, and provides historical guidance for exhibit development, aircraft restoration, staff projects and public and media queries. Staff members assist in many other ways, leading tours, delivering talks and participating in media interviews, among other activities.
  • Research Mission
    The Research Division maintains an extensive collection of two-dimensional media as part of a government historical research facility. While primarily providing curatorial and historical research and writing in support of the museum's exhibits and aircraft restoration programs, the division provides limited research assistance to many external organizations and private individuals seeking information about Air Force aircraft, operations and personnel. The Division also serves as the museum's corporate memory by maintaining the museum's historical files and writing its annual history.

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Submit an inquiry or request for a research visit to the Research Division at nationalmuseum.mua@us.af.mil.

Note: Due to workload, response time to requests for questions concerning Air Force history and aircraft may be lengthy.

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