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Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection
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Description
The Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection contains biographical material related to 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 contains biographical information, mainly in the form of completed biographical questionnaires distributed by the University of California, Riverside Library to Tuskegee Airmen regarding their personal and military history.
Background
The Tuskegee Airmen are recognized as the first black servicemen to serve as aviators for the United States military during World War II. Trained at the Tuskegee Instutite, the Tuskegee Airmen refer to the 996 pilots and more than 15,000 ground personnel responsible for training and maintaining the aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen became one of the most respected fighter groups during the war despite the segregation and discrimination they faced, and their success paved the way for the full integration of the U.S. military in 1948.
Extent
1.00 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research.