A Systematic Study of Air Combat Command Cold War Material Culture. Volume III: Summary Report and Final Programmatic Recommendations (Draft 1)

Author(s): Katherine J. Roxlau; R. Blake Roxlau

Year: 1995


Air Combat Command (ACC) contracted Mariah Associates, Inc. (Mariah) through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (ACE, FW) to locate, evaluate, interpret, and prioritize important Cold War material culture at 27 selected ACC bases within the United States and Panama (Figure 1.1). The project was primarily funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), with some additional funding from the Legacy Program. The contract was managed by the ACE, FW. As a basis for the project, Mariah developed a historic context for evaluation of ACC resources and a conceptual methodology to guide determinations of the historical significance of these resources (Lewis et al. 1995). The material culture at the ACC installations was evaluated within the context of the Cold War through the use of a consistent methodology applied on a nationwide basis. The study included the evaluation of real property, personal property, and records and documents which are important within the context of the Cold War at each base. The four themes under which the resources were evaluated included national policy and military strategy, technology,

military architecture and engineering, and United States society and culture. Classified resources were included in the study. However, none of these resources were determined to be important, and none were evaluated. Therefore, these materials are not discussed in this document. This report summarizes the individual base findings of the Cold War material culture study and provides programmatic recommendations. This document describes the study's historic context and project methodology, summarizes individual base descriptions and histories, compares base layout and land use patterns, describes resources selected for evaluation, and presents preliminary

recommendations for the evaluated resources at each base. The priority ranking system applied during the study is discussed, along with the results. Finally, a programmatic approach to management and treatment of these evaluated resources is provided.

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A Systematic Study of Air Combat Command Cold War Material Culture. Volume III: Summary Report and Final Programmatic Recommendations (Draft 1). Katherine J. Roxlau, R. Blake Roxlau. TRC Mariah Associates Inc. 1995 ( tDAR id: 381364) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NV9K57

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1953 to 1963 (Phase II: Begins with the Eisenhower administration and detente)

Calendar Date: 1963 to 1981 (Phase III: Spans Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations and continuting detente)

Calendar Date: 1945 to 1953 (Phase I: Begins with the test of first atomic device)

Calendar Date: 1981 to 1989 (Phase IV: Beings with Reagan and ends with fall of Berlin Wall)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.571; min lat: 33.719 ; max long: -80.252; max lat: 33.998 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Shaw Air Force Base

Contributor(s): Karen Lewis

Repository(s): South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA)

Prepared By(s): TRC Mariah Associates Inc.

Submitted To(s): United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth

Record Identifiers

Contract DACA(s): 63-92-D-0011

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