The Eighth Air Force Memorial Museum Foundation (8AFMMF), the educational arm of the 8AFHS, currently coordinates the acquisition and transfer of historical materials from veterans to the Eighth Air Force Archive at Penn State. The Foundation provides gifts toward the preservation and growth of the collection. In 1998, donors George and Sherry Petska Middlemas established the Albert M. Petska Libraries Endowment to honor the memory of their respective fathers, both 8th Air Force veterans. The Petska Endowment provides for new book acquisitions and defrays processing and preservation costs associated with the Eighth Air Force Archive.
Through the years, associated organizations and individual members of the Eighth Air Force have contributed their own books, memorabilia, scrapbooks, photo albums and other holdings to the archive.