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Guide to the William R. Fletcher Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William R. Fletcher papers
    Dates: 1939-1982
    Collection number: MS 132
    Creator: Fletcher, William R.
    Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The William R. Fletcher papers consists of 95 photographs, a certificate, and newspaper clipping documenting William Fletcher’s Automobile Service, car racing team, and family history. The collection is organized into three series: photographs, certificate, and newspaper clipping. The photographs are organized by subject and include images of Fletcher’s car racing team in the 1930s, Fletcher Auto Service in Hayward, California, Fletcher’s 80th birthday party celebration, and assorted family photographs. The certificate was awarded to Fletcher by Chabot College in recognition of his service as a member of the Automotive Advisory Committee.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the William R. Fletcher papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    William R. Fletcher papers, MS 132, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland by Georgia Ann McNeal on September 20, 2002.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 02/18/2014.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The William R. Fletcher papers consists of 95 photographs, a certificate, and newspaper clipping documenting William Fletcher’s Automobile Service, car racing team, and family history. The collection is organized into three series: photographs, certificate, and newspaper clipping. The photographs are organized by subject and include images of Fletcher’s car racing team in the 1930s, Fletcher Auto Service in Hayward, California, Fletcher’s 80th birthday party celebration, and assorted family photographs. The certificate was awarded to Fletcher by Chabot College in recognition of his service as a member of the Automotive Advisory Committee.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Photographs Series II. Certificate Series III. Newspaper clipping

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    African American business enterprises.
    Automobiles, Racing--History--Pictorial works.
    Automobiles, Racing--United States--History.
    Hayward (Calif.)--History.
    Drag racing--California--History.