Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection

Finding aid prepared by Julianna Gil, 2017.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/libraries/special-collections-university-archives
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection
Date (inclusive): 2006-2012
Collection Number: MS 223
Extent: 1.00 Linear Feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: 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.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection (MS 223). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

Processed by Julianna Gil, 2017. Processing of the Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2017. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

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.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains a selection of completed biographical questionnaires that were distributed by the University of California, Riverside Library to Tuskegee Airmen regarding their personal and military history. Some files in the collection also contain resumes and additional military and personal documents. The collection also contains blank questionnaires and a partial index of which files contain additional information.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

African American fighter pilots.
United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Squadron, 99th History.
United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 332nd History.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Biographies (documents).


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Index 2006

Box 1, Folder 2

Blank Questionnaires 2006

Box 1, Folder 3

Accoo, William Handy 2006

Box 1, Folder 4

Alexander, Harvey Reginald 2006

Box 1, Folder 5

Banks. Fitzhugh Lee 2012

Box 1, Folder 6

Battle Sr., LeRoy A. 2006

Box 1, Folder 7

Baugh, Howard L. 2006

Box 1, Folder 8

Blair, Omar D. 2006

Box 1, Folder 9

Boyd Jr., Gordon Truman 2006

Box 1, Folder 10

Burton, Alton A. 2006

Box 1, Folder 11

Cain M.D., Waldo 2006

Box 1, Folder 12

Conley, Booker 2006

Box 1, Folder 13

Connally, Norris Logan 2006

Box 1, Folder 14

Crockett, Woodrow W. 2006

Box 1, Folder 15

Davis, Claude Carlton 2006

Box 1, Folder 16

Draper, Roscoe Dubois 2006

Box 1, Folder 17

Edwards, Leslie 2006

Box 1, Folder 18

Ellis, Thomas Marvin 2006

Box 1, Folder 19

Fauntroy Jr., William Thomas 2006

Box 1, Folder 20

Fernandes, John Alfredo 2006

Box 1, Folder 21

Forbes, Clarence L. 2006

Box 1, Folder 22

Fulbright Jr., Stewart B. 2006

Box 1, Folder 23

Gray, William K. 2006

Box 1, Folder 24

Harkins, Roscoe 2007

Box 1, Folder 25

Harris, Alfonso Laurel 2006

Box 1, Folder 26

Hayes, James C. 2006

Box 1, Folder 27

Hayling, D.D.S., Leslie A. 2006

Box 1, Folder 28

Henley, Stewart Samuel 2006

Box 1, Folder 29

Higginbotham, Mitchell Louis 2006

Box 1, Folder 30

Hill, Charles A. 2006

Box 1, Folder 31

Jefferson, Alexander 2006

Box 1, Folder 32

Johnson, Wilbert (Bill) H. 2006

Box 1, Folder 33

Johnson, William Joseph 2006

Box 1, Folder 34

Jones Sr., Laska Henry 2006

Box 1, Folder 35

Joseph, Hilton M. 2006

Box 1, Folder 36

Knox, Utha (Wilson) 2006

Box 1, Folder 37

Langford, Gilbert B. 2006

Box 1, Folder 38

Leonard Jr., Harlan Q. 2006

Box 1, Folder 39

Lindsay, John Robert 2006

Box 1, Folder 40

Little, Hiram Emory 2006

Box 1, Folder 41

Lunda, Edward Rudolph 2006

Box 1, Folder 42

Marchbanks Jr., Vance Hunter 2006

Box 1, Folder 43

Maxwell, Robert Lee 2006

Box 1, Folder 44

McCormick, Harvey L. 2006

Box 1, Folder 45

McGee, Charles Edwards 2006

Box 1, Folder 46

McKnight, James Wilson 2006

Box 1, Folder 47

McLaurin, Eddie Aaron 2006

Box 1, Folder 48

McPheeters, David D. 2006

Box 1, Folder 49

Mitchell, George Thomas 2006

Box 1, Folder 50

Neblett, Nicholas Stewart 2006

Box 1, Folder 51

Palmer, Hernando Falkner 2006

Box 1, Folder 52

Palmer, Walter James Agustus 2006

Box 1, Folder 53

Peeples, Robert Lee 2006

Box 1, Folder 54

Porter, George W. 2006

Box 1, Folder 55

Posey, Monte Brock 2006

Box 1, Folder 56

Pryde Sr., James Wellington 2006

Box 1, Folder 57

Richardson Jr., Eugene Juno 2006

Box 1, Folder 58

Robinson, Nelson Beryl 2006

Box 1, Folder 59

Sanford, Harvey F. 2006

Box 1, Folder 60

Saunders Jr., Willis D. 2006

Box 1, Folder 61

Shoecraft, Robert K. 2006

Box 1, Folder 62

Smith, Ph.D., Thomas Benjamin 2006

Box 1, Folder 63

Spears, Leon "Woodie" 2008

Box 1, Folder 64

Walker, Wesley C. 2006

Box 1, Folder 65

Ware, Ivan 2006

Box 1, Folder 66

Watins, William R. 2006

Box 1, Folder 67

Wilford, Issac James 2006

Box 1, Folder 68

Williams, Charles "CI" 2006

Box 1, Folder 69

Williams, Eldridge F. 2006

Box 1, Folder 70

Williams, Grant Smith 2006

Box 1, Folder 71

Williams, Leslie A. circa 2012

Box 1, Folder 72

Wilson, Ernest 2006