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Guide to the William R. Melton Papers
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Series 1. African American History. 1986, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains newspaper clippings and other material regarding African American History.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Publication titled "Newspapers and their Relationship to the Black Agenda in 1986" by Dexter D. Eure, Sr. 1986.

Box 1, Folder 1

Newspaper clipping titled "Bob Jones Re-elected to Head Black Public Relations Society" from the Tribune News (photocopy). 1986.

Box 1, Folder 1

Newspaper clipping titled "Award of Appreciation Presented" from the Philadelphia New Observer (photocopy). 1986.

Box 1, Folder 1

Newspaper clipping titled "Berry Gordy honors publicist Bob Jones" from the Chicago Defender (photocopy). 1986.

Box 1, Folder 1

Newspaper clipping titled "Jones Beams with Joy" from the Texas Times (photocopy). 1986.

Box 1, Folder 1

Roster for the Black Public Relations Society of California, Inc. undated

 

Series 2. Aviation History. 1978-1990, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publications, lithographs, and other material regarding Aviation History.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 2

Publication titled "B-25 Mitchell in Action" by Ernest R. McDowell. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 2

Publication titled "P-39 Airacobra in Action" by Ernie McDowell. 1980.

Box 1, Folder 2

Publication titled "Messerschmitt BF in Action" by John R. Beaman, Jr. 1983.

Box 1, Folder 2

Publication titled "P-47 Thunderbolt in Action" by Larry Davis. 1984.

Box 1, Folder 2

Publication titled "T-6 Texan in Action" by Larry Davis. 1989.

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings on George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen film project (photocopy). 1990.

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper clipping titled "Lucas' Next Movie: Tuskegee Airmen" by Elaine Dutka (photocopy). 1990.

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper clipping titled "Telling it Like it Was" by Pat H. Broeske (photocopy). 1990.

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper clipping titled "Dogfight?" by Elaine Dutka (photocopy). undated.

Box 1, Folder 11

Press release titled "P-40 Warhawk Pilots Association." 1986.

Box 1, Folder 11

Press release titled "Sixth Annual P-51 Mustang Pilots Association Reunion." 1986.

Box 1, Folder 11

Press release titled "41st Annual Reunion China-Burma-India Hump Pilots and Support Personnel." 1986.

Box 1, Folder 11

Press release titled "25th Annual P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association Reunion." 1986.

Box 3, Folder 5

Photographs of restored World War II era aircraft. undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Lithograph of a T-43 Navigator Trainer. undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 2

Lithograph titled "The U.S. Air Force Lithograph Series" (Set Number 7). undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 2

Lithograph titled "The U.S. Air Force Lithograph Series" (Set Number 8). undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 2

Lithograph titled "The U.S. Air Force Lithograph Series" (Set Number 27). undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 2

Lithograph titled "The U.S. Air Force Lithograph Series" (Set Number 11). undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 3

Lithograph titled "The U.S. Air Force Lithograph Series" (Set Number 33). undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 3

Lithograph titled "The U.S. Air Force Lithograph Series" (Set Number 5). undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 3

Lithograph titled "The U.S. Air Force Lithograph Series" (Set Number 3). undated.

 

Series 3. Military Service and History. 1942-2004, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and other material regarding William R. Melton's military service, the Tuskegee Airmen, and military history.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 4

Documents from Pete Peters to William Melton including "Black Redtail Angels' gather with Eagles" by Pete Peters from the Las Vegas Sun (3 photocopies). 1996.

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper clipping titled "Tuskegee Airmens Confab Attracted Top Black Military Brass" from the St. Louis Sentinel. 1982.

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper clipping titled "Black pilots broke segregation barrier" from the Star News. 1983.

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper clipping titled "Black Pilots Shatter Myths" from the Sacramento Union. 1974.

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings titled "Tuskegee Alumni Honors Jenkins" and "Airmen Honor Doolittle" from the Los Angeles Sentinel. 1983.

Box 1, Folder 6

Publication titled "Tuskegee Airmen, The First Top Guns: 'The Last Hurrah'." 2004.

Box 1, Folder 7

Brochure ttitled "Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group" (3 copies). undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Publication titled "Tony Brown's Journal" (2 copies). January/March 1983.

Box 1, Folder 9

Notebook containing information on the Tuskegee Airmen. undated.

Box 1, Folder 10

Document titled "History of Godman Field." undated.

Box 1, Folder 12

Document titled "Desegregation of the Armed Forces." undated.

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen (multiple). undated.

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper clipping titled "One Pilot Killed Another Injured" (photocopy). undated.

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper clipping of Lieutenant Stoudmire's obituary (photocopy). undated.

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Distinguished Flying Cross award. undated.

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper clippings pertaining to Captain Robert Tresville and other World War II soldiers missing in action. undated.

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper clipping titled "Aviation Medicine." 1944.

Box 1, Folder 13

Newspaper clipping titled "Army Pilots Prime to Meet Enemy in Combat" from the Pittsburgh Courier (photocopy). 1942.

Box 2, Folder 2

Documents regarding Wendell O. Pruitt (includes photocopies). undated.

Box 2, Folder 7

Program for the Tuskegee Airman Memorial Statue Dedication Ceremony. 1988.

Box 3, Folder 2

Photographs pertaining to individuals that served in the United States Military including Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Sketches of buildings at Ramitelli Airfield. 1944.

Box 3, Folder 9

Photograph composites pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II including the 332nd Fighter Group's Italian Campaign in 1944-1945. undated.

Box 4, Folder 1

Photographs (5" x 7") pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 2

Photographs (4" x 5" and smaller) pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 3

Photographs (8" x 10") pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 4

Photographs (8" x 10") pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 5

Photographic prints (8" x 10") pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 6

Photographs reproduced from publications pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 7

Photographic prints pertaining to African American nurses that served during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 8

Photograph composites pertaining to African American nurses that served during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 4, Folder 9

Photograph composites pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. circa 1941-1945.

Box 5

Photographs pertaining to the Tuskegee Airmen during and after World War II including images of Tuskegee Army Air Field and Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. circa 1941-1980.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Panoramic photograph of the 332nd Fighter Wing at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio. 1948.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Photograph of Joe Louis with the Tuskegee Airmen. undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Lithograph titled "Red Tail Fury" by A. Ric Druet (2 copies). 1994.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Lithograph titled "On Target" by A. Ric Druet (2 copies). 1994.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Lithograph titled "Button Up Time" by A. Ric Druet. 1994.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Lithograph titled "Drop Tanks, Follow Me" by A. Ric Druet (2 copies). 1994.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Poster titled "Tuskegee Airman World War II Tribute Celebration" by the County of Los Angeles. 1999.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Poster titled "Tuskegee Airmen Honor Roll. Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice." undated.

Map-Case B3, Folder 1

Poster of the General Daniel "Chappie" James painting by Charles Lilly. undated.

 

Series 4. Personal History. circa 1920-1984, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence, photographs, and other material regarding William R. Melton's personal life.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). March 10, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). May 2, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). May 23, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). May 25, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). May 31, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). June 18, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). July 16, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence from William R. Melton to his mother during World War II (photocopy). July 25, 1944.

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence from the Foreign Service of the United States of America to William R. Melton, Jr. 1961.

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence from the Republique du Congo to William R. Melton, Jr. 1961.

Box 2, Folder 5

Receipt from the Hotel de France Conakry for William R. Melton. 1960.

Box 2, Folder 5

Receipt and ticket stub from Air France . undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

International Certificate of Inoculation and Vaccination issued to William R. Melton. 1951.

Box 2, Folder 5

Handwritten notes on politics. undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Ticket sleeve from TWA airline. 1961.

Box 2, Folder 5

Ticket sleeve from Air France airline. undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Ticket sleeve from Eastern Air Lines. undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Certifact d'exercice for William R. Melton. 1960.

Box 2, Folder 5

Curriculum Vitae for William R. Melton. undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Receipt and ticket from Air France. 1961.

Box 2, Folder 5

Advertisement for Well's Restaurant in New York. 1960.

Box 2, Folder 5

Advertisement for "The New War Chest." undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Ticket from Eastern Air Lines flight from Montreal to Newark for William R. Melton. 1961.

Box 2, Folder 6

Letterhead for William R. Melton. undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence from UCLA to William R. Melton. 1973.

Box 3, Folder 1

Photographs pertaining to the personal life of William R. Melton including images from his childhood and life after his World War II military service. circa 1920-1984.

Box 3, Folder 3

Photographs (black and white) pertaining to an event attended by Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. and B.O. Davis Jr. undated.

Box 3, Folder 4

Photographs (color) pertaining to an event attended by Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. and B.O. Davis Jr. undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Photographs (color) from various events. undated.

Box 3, Folder 7

Photographs (black and white) from various events. undated.

 

Series 5. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. 1974-1997, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains press releases, programs, and other material regarding Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 1

Membership application for Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. undated.

Box 2, Folder 7

Publication titled "The Tuskegee Airmen Story (A Speech Guide)" published by the East Coast Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. undated.

Box 2, Folder 7

Program for the Tuskegee Airmen Distinguished Achievement Award Dinner honoring Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle presented by Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. 1983.

Box 2, Folder 7

Newsletter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. titled "The Tuskegee Airmen", vol. 6, no. 1. 1986.

Box 2, Folder 7

Program for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Convention 1997.

Box 2, Folder 7

Program for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Convention. 1990.

Box 2, Folder 7

Program for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. National Convention (3 copies). 1974.

Box 2, Folder 8

Handwritten notes regarding Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. undated.

Box 2, Folder 9

Agenda for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Board of Directors meeting. 1985.

Box 2, Folder 9

Press release from Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. titled "USAF Trail Blazer for Black Fliers Featured at Kelly AFB" (2 copies). undated.

Box 2, Folder 9

Press release from Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. titled "Eastern Sponsors Black Aviators' Forum." undated.

Box 2, Folder 9

Press release from Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. for Colonel Edward C. Gleed's death. 1990.

Box 2, Folder 9

Press release from Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. announcing a lecture by Percy E. Sutton (2 copies). undated.

Box 2, Folder 9

Information sheet for Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (3 copies). undated.

Box 2, Folder 10

Roster for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Ohio Chapter. 1983.

Box 2, Folder 10

Roster for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Ohio Chapter. 1986.

Box 2, Folder 11

Manuscript titled "Molding a Black Legacy: The Chronicles of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc." undated.