Roger A. Freeman Eighth Air Force Research Center
The Roger A. Freeman Eighth Air Force Research Center is dedicated to promoting research on Eighth Air Force history and to expanding its priceless collection of over nine thousand books significant to the history of the Eighth Air Force as well as original manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, works of art, oral history interviews and personal accounts.
The John H. Woolnough Library serves as the research center’s reading room. Of special interest is the research center’s collection of Eighth Air Force volumes, including all the published group histories. Most of these books are shelved in the John H. Woolnough Library.
Manuscript highlights include original diaries and letters as well as over 62,000 previously unpublished photographs.
Researchers may contact the Research Center staff to learn if specific material is included in the collection. The catalogued resources available through the Research Center are limited to Museum Members and Patrons. Requests to see material from the Special Collections or Artifact Collection will require completing the necessary paperwork. Please complete and submit the Access to Collections form
and remember to bring a picture ID and your museum membership card on the day of your visit. We need 7 days’ notice prior to research visit.
The Roger A. Freeman Research Center is open Tuesday – Friday from 9 am – 12 pm and 1 – 4 pm, and by appointment only