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Guide to the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter records
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter records
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1999, undated
    Date (bulk): 1974-1990
    Collection Number: 326
    Creator: Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
    Extent: 7.5 linear feet (6 record storage boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter records are contained within the Tuskegee Airmen Archive. This archive consists of material related to those individuals who served at Tuskegee Army Air Field, and its predecessors, as well as material pertaining to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., a non-profit organization.



    This collection is comprised of minutes, financial statements, programs, correspondence, photographs, and other material regarding the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) Los Angeles Chapter. Material regarding other TAI chapters and the national organization are also contained in this collection and include guidelines and reports related to the TAI Scholarship Fund, minutes from Board of Directors and membership meetings, and souvenir programs from TAI national conventions. Additional material pertaining to the history of the Tuskegee Airmen is also present in this collection and includes biographical information on several Tuskegee Airmen as well as newspaper clippings and publications highlighting their accomplishments.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research; access to some portions of this collection may be restricted.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter records, Collection 326. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter records were acquired as a gift in 2009.

    Processing History

    Processed by Juliana Schouest, 2010.

    Historical Background

    Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the legacy of the African Americans that served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Additionally, this organization introduces young people to aviation and science as well as provides scholarships and awards to individuals, groups, and organizations that exemplify the spirit of TAI. In February of 1974, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Western Region was formed as a non-profit California corporation and was later renamed to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter in the August of 1977.

    Chronology

    1972: Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. was founded and the First National Convention was held.
    1974: Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Western Region was founded.
    1977: Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Western Region was renamed Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Los Angeles Chapter records are contained within the Tuskegee Airmen Archive. This archive consists of material related to those individuals who served at Tuskegee Army Air Field, and its predecessors, as well as material pertaining to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., a non-profit organization.



    This collection is comprised of minutes, financial statements, programs, correspondence, photographs, and other material regarding the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) Los Angeles Chapter. Material regarding other TAI chapters and the national organization are also contained in this collection and include guidelines and reports related to the TAI Scholarship Fund, minutes from Board of Directors and membership meetings, and souvenir programs from TAI national conventions. Additional material pertaining to the history of the Tuskegee Airmen is also present in this collection and includes biographical information on several Tuskegee Airmen as well as newspaper clippings and publications highlighting their accomplishments.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into five series. The series arrangement is as follows:
    • Series 1. Administrative, 1970-1993, undated.
    • Series 2. Events, 1973-1991, undated.
    • Series 3. Financial, 1974-1994, undated.
    • Series 4. Membership, 1972-1999, undated.
    • Series 5. Tuskegee Airmen history, 1941-1994, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Los Angeles (Calif.).
    Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
    United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 332nd History.
    United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Squadron, 99th History.
    World War II.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence.
    Financial records.
    Minutes.
    Programs.