Research Collection at USAHEC
The public research room in Ridgway Hall at the Center is one of the largest military history libraries in the world. With a collection of more than 3.6 million books, documents, photographs, and maps, the library plays a key role in developing military and civilian strategic leaders and serving the public. The Army Heritage Center Foundation supports efforts to enhance this invaluable collection.
The Army Heritage Center Foundation offers a Researcher-for-Hire service to conduct research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Independent-contract researchers are vetted by the Foundation.
In honor of Lieutenant Colonel John William Whitman, the Foundation underwrites the LTC John William Whitman Research Grant. The grant provides up to $1,750 to support independent research conducted at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center on under-explored topics of military history. Applications are due by March 1. The 2021 awardee will have until August 31, 2022 to perform onsite research.
To aid researchers, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center offers bibliographies of source materials and research guides. Notable is a World War I Holdings reference bibliography compiled in honor of Ms. Louise Arnold-Friend, former Chief, Processing Branch, and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I.