This collection is divided into four series: Administrative Records, Community Activities, Publications, and Photographs and Electronic Media.
Series I, Administrative Records, is the largest series in the collection and contains all official chapter records. This series includes executive minutes, rosters, financial reports and plans, activity reports and plans, as well as records from AFA National Headquarters, AFA Texas, and AFA Texoma Region.
Series II, Community Activities, includes all records pertaining to the chapter's involvement within the Northeast Texas community, including the annual fundraiser golf tournament, scholarship essay contest, and work with community partners. This series also contains all publicity related to chapter activities. The Earle North Parker Essay Contest subseries includes programs and other records from the chapter's awards banquet. Additional information regarding community activities can be located in Series I, Administrative Records, Correspondence.
Series III, Publications, includes issues of the Northeast Flyer, the quarterly newsletter of Chapter 416. This series also includes publications from AFA National Headquarters and the chapter's website.
Series IV, Photographs and Electronic Media, includes photographs of chapter events. Box 4 contains all 4x6 and smaller photographs and box 3 contains all photographs larger than 5x7 and 35mm negatives. This series also includes a small number of floppy discs.
The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association dedicated to promoting the understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. The organization is focused on educating the public, advocating for aerospace power and STEM education, and supporting the Air Force family.
Founded in the 1970s, Chapter 416 of the Air Force Association prospered for nearly a decade before falling on hard times in the mid-1980s. After a little more than two years of inactivity, the chapter was reactivated in 1988. Since reactivation, the chapter has prospered by focusing on activities such as education and community involvement.
Chapter 416 represents all of Northeast Texas from the eastern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to Arkansas and Louisiana, north to Oklahoma, and south to Palestine, Texas. 416 is the recipient of numerous National and State awards, including the prestigious National Community Partner Gold Award for excellence in partnering with communities to promote education and scholarships in schools. The chapter, with cooperation from Community Partners, provides aid to schools to support STEM programs, scholarships, and Civil Air Patrol events.
Part of the Special Collections, Gee Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository
Please cite as: Records of the Air Force Association, Northeast Texas Chapter 416, collection 2014.09, James G. Gee Library Special Collections, Texas A&M University-Commerce. http://archives.tamuc.edu/repositories/2/resources/50 Accessed September 24, 2017.
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