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Contributed by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records: State Library of Arizona

This collection was created to share artwork and posters created by the federal government that cover agriculture in America. Many of these posters and prints were distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), though some pieces predate the FDLP. These posters were created to showcase the only branch of the Armed Forces that was created in the 20th century. Many of the posters reflect not only aspects of our nation's past, but where we might go in the future.

U.S. Air Force 2000 (8 items)
This series was created in the early 1980s and asked several artists to think about where the United States Air Force would be in a generation later in the year 2000. The artists vary significantly in style and topic, and give a glimpse into their vision of the future.

Thunderbirds (12 items)
The U.S. Air Force demonstration team, aka the Thunderbirds, was created here in Phoenix at Luke Air Force Base in 1953. This collection shows a variety of images, mostly photographs, of the Thunderbirds in action during the F-16 era (1982-present). The Thunderbirds are one of the oldest air demonstration teams in the world and have been wowing audiences around the world for more than 60 years.

The Air Force Art Collection (93 items)
These paintings exhibit both the people and the machines that have made the U.S. Air Force an integral part of our nation's armed forces, showing off the history of American military aviation with impressive style and skill.

Air Force Lithograph Collection (47 items)
This collection shows off many of that branch's post-Vietnam War aircraft, though some mainstays of that conflict are included as well. It focuses primarily on photographs taken by Air Force personnel and includes some of the USAF's lesser known responsibilities, such as nuclear missiles and America's radar network.

 
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