Guide to the William A. Campbell Papers
This collection contains items in a variety of formats including books, videotapes, photographs, posters, and documents. Materials in this collection primarily relate to African American history, the military history and service of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Campbell's personal life. Some items pertaining to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. are also included.
|1937:||Campbell graduated from the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.|
|1942:||Campbell graduated at Tuskegee Army Air Field on July 3rd as part of class SE-42-F.|
|1943:||On June 2nd, Campbell was among the group of soldiers that served as wingmen to pilots of the 33rd Fighter Group in the first combat mission for 99th pilots in WWII.|
|1947:||Campbell became Group Commander of the 332nd Fighter Group.|
|1970:||Campbell retired from the U.S. military and went on to teach management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.|
- Series 1. African American History, 1971-2000, undated.
- Series 2. Aviation History, 1988-2005, undated.
- Series 3. Military History, circa 1940-2002, undated.
- Series 4. Military Service, 1940-1995, undated.
- Series 5. Personal History, 1937-2006, undated.
- Series 6. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., 1998-2001, undated.
"Black College Football, 1892-1992: One Hundred Years of History, Education, and Pride" by Michael Hurd. 1993.
"Harlem Princess: The Story Of Harry Delaney's Daughter" by Ruth Bates Harris. 1991.
"I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story" by Henry Aaron with Lonnie Wheeler. 1991.
"I've Been Marching All the Time: An Autobiography" by Xernona Clayton with Hal Gull. 1991.
"Proceedings of the First Conference on Black Americans in World War II" sponsored by the U.S. Army Military History Institute, et al.. 1992.
"The Movable School Goes to the Negro Farmer" by Thomas Monroe Campbell. 1992.
"Through These Eyes: The Photographs of P.H. Polk" published by University Gallery, University of Delaware. 1998.
"African American Military History: A Bibliography" by U.S. Army Military History Institute. 1993.
"In the Age of Mankind" by Roger Lewin. 1988.
"Jumping Over the Moon: A Biography of Alice Coachman Davis" by Nellie Gordon Roulhac. 1993.
"My Soul Looks Back 'Less I Forget: A Collection of Quotations by People of Color" edited by Dorothy Winbush Riley. 1993.
"Loving's Love: A Black American's Experience in Aviation" by Neal V. Loving. 1994.
"They Had A Dream: The Story of African American Astronauts" by J. Alfred Phelps. 1994.
"The Air Force Integrates, 1945-1964" by Alan L. Gropman. 1998.
"A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter" by Patricia and Frederick McKissack. 1995.
"The Panther and the Lash: Poems of Our Times" by Langston Hughes. 1992.
Negro Heritage, vol. 14, no. 3. 1975.
"Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation: A Pictorial Documentary of the Black American Male and Female Participation and Involvement in the Military Affairs of the United States of America" published by the Department of Defense. undated.
"Women of Courage" by Kenneth W. Bentley. undated.
Poster from the exhibit "Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation" by William S. Phillips at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. undated.
Poster titled "C. Alfred 'Chief' Anderson, The Father of Black Aviation" by Ronald S. McDowell. 2000.
Poster of Black History Calendar. 1999.
"American Popular Song: Six Decades of Songwriters and Singers" published by The Smithsonian Collection of Recordings" (1 book, 4 audio cassettes). undated.
"Ain't, But it Can Be" by Bill Phears. 1989.
Newspaper clipping of "The Great Air Force Experiment" by James A. Bullock from Negro Heritage, vol. 14, no. 5. 1975.
"Race Relations Research in the U.S. Army in the 1970s: A Collection of Selected Readings" edited by James A. Thomas. 1988.
"Thomas Monroe Campbell and the Development of Negro Agriculture Extension Work" by Deborah Waldrop Austin. 1975.
"Gerri Major's Black Society" by Gerri Major with Doris E. Saun. 1976.
"Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation" by Von Hardesty and Dominick Pisano. 1983.
"Integration of the Armed Forces 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.. 1985.
"The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race From 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D." by Chancellor Williams. 1987.
"Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military" by Bernard C. Nalty. 1986.
"African Kingdoms (Great Ages of Man)" by Basil Davidson and the Editors of Time-Life Books. 1971.
Negro Heritage, vol. 14, no. 4. 1975.
VHS tape titled "Drumond, Smith, Campbell - Black History". 1999.
Partial article with images of various individuals at an event hosted by the U.S. Air Force Museum (photocopy). 1999.
Framed artwork by J. Rummer dedicated to William A. Campbell for supporting Black History Month; no. 1159/2000. 2005.
Poster titled "The Hornet's Nest (Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Commemorative)" by John D. Shaw. undated.
"Strangers in a Strange Land" by Hans-Heiri Stapfer. 1988.
VHS tape titled "Gathering of Eagles 1994". 1994.
VHS tape titled "Gathering of Eagles Interviews". undated.
Brochure of the "Aviation History Symposium: Gathering of Eagles". undated.
"Gathering of Eagles, 1994" published by the United States Air Force. 1994.
Poster titled "Gathering of Eagles 1994". undated.
"The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed a Nation" by Charles E. Francis. 1993.
"Tuskegee Airmen 1941-1945" edited by Shelby Westbrook. 1992.
"Images of America: The Tuskegee Airmen" by Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly. 1998.
Poster titled "Button Up Time" by A. Ric Druet; signed by nine members of the 302nd Fighter Squadron (2 copies). undated.
Poster titled "The Lonely Angels" by T. Ellis. undated.
Poster titled "General B.O. Davis, Jr., Tuskegee Airmen Commander" by Ronald S. McDowell . 2000.
Poster titled "The Freedom Flyers: The Heroic Stories of the Tuskegee Airmen". undated.
Poster titled "Drop tanks, follow me" by A. Ric Druet; signed by four members of the 100th Fighter Squadron (2 copies). undated.
Poster titled "Red Tail Angels" by Jay Ashurst; numbered 191/500. undated.
"America's Wars and Military Excursions" by Edwin P. Hoyt. 1987.
Comic book titled "Hop Harrigan, The 99th Squadron". ca. 1940.
VHS tape titled "Salute to our WWII Airmen, Tape 2". undated.
"The Negro Soldier: A partial record of Negro devotion and heroism in the cause of freedom gathered from the files of the War and Navy department" by Helen Gahagan Douglas appearing in the Congressional Record. 1946.
Newspaper clipping of "The Thunderbolt Wing" from Our World, vol. 4, no. 6. 1949.
"Closing the Circle: War in the Pacifc, 1945" by Edwin P. Hoyt. 1982.
"A Different Kind of Courage" by Jim Horsley. 1984.
Poster titled "Destroyer Attack"signed by William H. Holloman III and Charles E. McGee; numbered 294/300. undated.
Framed artwork showing WWII fighter planes P-40, P-39, P-47, P-51, and T-38 titled "Aircraft of the 99th". undated.
Poster showing William A. Campbell and six other Tuskegee Airmen labeled "The Tuskegee Airmen Premiere, Birmingham, Alabama". 2002.
Poster titled "America's Black Eagles: The Tuskegee Airmen". undated.
Framed artwork titled "Red Tail Fury" by A. Ric Druet; signed by artist and five members of the 301st Fighter Squadron. undated.
Photograph of a replica fighter plane marked "FG851". undated.
Photograph of Chehaw railroad station. undated.
Photograph mounted on foamcore of U.S. President Bill Clinton applauding retired General Benjamin Davis titled "Fourth Star for a Pioneer". undated.
Photograph mounted on foamcore of U.S. President Bill Clinton with General Benjamin Davis and Colonel William A. Campbell saluting the flag. undated.
Poster of CMSAF Thomas N. Barnes (Legacies of Leadership). undated.
Photograph of the General Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education building at Tuskegee University. undated.
Poster titled "On Target" by Rick Druet; signed by eight members of the 99th Fighter Squadron. undated.
Poster of Colonel Roosevelt "Ted" Mercer (Legacies of Leadership). undated.
Poster of Brigadier General Marcelite Harris (Legacies of Leadership). undated.
Poster of First Lieutenant Micul E. Thompson, Jr. and First Lieutenant Christopher B. Howard (Legacies of Leadership). undated.
Poster of Thomas J. Echols (Legacies of Leadership). undated.
Poster of Colonel Guion "Guy" Bluford (Legacies of Leadership). undated.
Newspaper clipping of "The Negro in the AAF" by Phillips J. Peck from Flying Magazine (photocopy). 1945.
Poster of Air Force General "Chappie" James (Legacies of Leadership). undated.
Brochure from the U.S. Air Force highlighting the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen titled "Before the Air Force shattered the sound barrier, these airmen shattered the race barrier" (multiple copies). undated.
VHS tape titled "Colin Powell". undated.
VHS tape titled "Tuskegee Airmen - Spanky, Cox, Ace, B.O.". undated.
Brochure titled "So That Others May Know: A Tribute to the Tuskegee Airman". undated.
VHS tape titled "Salute to our WWII Airmen, Tape 1". undated.
"The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed a Nation" by Charles E. Francis. 1997.
VHS tape titled "Awards Banquet with keynote address by Gen. Colin L. Powell". undated.
Poster titled "Red Tail Angels" by John D. Shaw (2 copies). undated.
VHS tape sleeve titled "War Story: The Battles of the Tuskegee Airmen" (videotape not included). undated.
VHS tape titled "A conversation with the Tuskegee Airmen". undated.
"Firefight at Yechon: Courage and Racism in the Korean War" by Lt. Col. Charles M. Bussey, USA (Ret.). 1991.
VHS tape titled "KTVU Program Services, Summer Flight Academy - Tuskegee Airmen". undated.
VHS tape titled "Tuskegee Black and White". undated.
VHS tape titled "Symposium: Tuskegee Airmen, Col. Harry A. Sheppard, Col. William A. Campbell, Lt. Col. Herbert E. Carter". undated.
VHS tape titled "Benjamin O. Davis, Jr./The Deadly Deception". undated.
VHS tape titled "KTVU 'Segment 2' Report on Tuskegee Airmen/Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Footage". 1987.
VHS tape titled "High Calling: The Alabama Experience". undated.
VHS tape titled "Tuskegee Airmen, Memorial Ceremony, Arlington Natl. Cemetery". 1995.
VHS tape titled "Veteran's Day 1998". 1998.
VHS tape titled "To Serve and Protect". undated.
Journal titled the Falcon (Italy edition), vol. 1, no.1 (photocopy). 1944.
Photographic print of the 99th Fighter Squadron (computer printout). undated.
Plaque "For Your Participation in the First Mission Made by Pilots of the Famous All Black 99th Fighter Squadron..." presented to William A. Campbell. 1995.
Photograph of soldiers posing in uniform (2 copies). undated.
Photograph of the 99th Fighter Squadron Dance Band in Italy. 1944.
Photograph dedicated to Colonel "Wild Bill" Campbell USAF "An honorary Claw" from the 426 TFTS "Killer Claws". undated.
Framed photograph depicting William A. Campbell in flight suit. undated.
Hand painted wood plaque of the 99th Fighter Squadron emblem. undated.
Photograph of three soldiers on the wing of a fighter plane. undated.
Photograph of Pearl Lawson at Tuskegee Air Force Base. 1943.
Photograph of five soldiers with a partial plane in the background. undated.
Photograph of Joe Louis shaking hands with First Sergeant Henderson in Italy. 1944.
Photograph of Ace Lawson. undated.
Photograph of First Sergeant Henderson of the 99th Pursuit Squadron. undated.
Photograph of General Nathan Twining. undated.
Roster of graduates from the Tuskegee Army Air Field's Advanced Flying School. 1946.
Photograph of men and women on-stage singing. undated.
Certificate of Competency from the Department of Commerce recognizing William Ayers Campbell completion of training as a private pilot. 1940.
Photograph of three soldiers in front of a plane marked "D-178". undated.
Photograph montage surrounding Tuskegee Airmen statue; includes dedication to William A. Campbell. undated.
Photograph of seven men standing on temporary tarmac. undated.
Photograph showing Colonel William A. Campbell and another aviator in flight suits (photocopy). undated.
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition presented to William A. Campbell by Sam Farr, member of Congress. 1999.
Correspondence from Barbara Boxer congratulating Colonel William Campbell on being honored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 1999.
Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly presented to William A. Campbell. 1999.
Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate "In Honor of Heroic Military Service as a Tuskegee Airman" presented to William A. Campbell. 1999.
Framed certificate presented to Colonel William A. Campbell from Dan Albert, Mayor of Monterey, Calfornia. 1999.
Framed certificate of the City of Sand City Resolution SC 99-64 honoring "Black Military Hero, Tuskegee Airman Colonel William Campbell". undated.
Stephen E. Ross Award presented to Tuskegee Airman Colonel William A. Campbell by the Monterey Peninsula Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 1999.
Statue of William A. Campbell with a plaque that reads "Col. William Campbell: Black History Month 1999, Seaside, CA". 1999.
Framed plaque in case, "The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center Salutes Col. W.A. Campbell, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)". 2002.
Funeral program for Arthur Carol Harmon. 2006.
Framed resolution from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors recognizing the outstanding contributions of Colonel William A. Campbell. 1999.
Plaque presented to William A. Campbell by the United States Air Force saluting the Tuskegee Airmen. 1999.
Corresponce to William A. Campbell dated April 27, 1988. 1988.
Plaque titled "Certificate of Life Membership" for William A. Campbell from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 1983.
Certificate for the completion of the Defense Resources Management Course presented to William A. Campbell by Defense Resources Management Education Center. 1983.
Framed award from the Legion of Merit to Colonel William Campbell for "Exceptionally Meritorious Conduct in the Performance of Outstanding Services" signed by General G.P. Wela. 1952.
Correspondence from Clarence L. Shivers about the Tuskegee Airmen statue he sculpted. undated.
Brochure titled "About the Artist" on Clarence L. Shivers. undated.
VHS tape titled "TV Interview - Campbell". undated.
Framed Certificate of Appreciation awarded to William A. Campbell by the Northern California Chapter of the American Aviation Historical Society. 1990.
Membership card of William A. Campbell for Negro Aviation International (NAI). undated.
Diploma from the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute awarding the Bachelor of Science in Business degree to William A. Campbell. 1937.
VHS tape, blank. undated.
VHS tape titled "Osh Kosh". undated.
Certificate of Appreciation from The Military Order of the World Wars presented to William A. Campbell. 1997.
VHS tape titled "TAI National Convention 1998, Day Two/Davis promotion December, 9, 1998". 1998.
Framed newspaper clipping of "Wild Black Yonder: Monterey's True Tuskegee Airman talks about the flight, combat and the fantasy of film," from The Weekly. 2001.
VHS tape titled "TAI Tribute". undated.
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. information sheet. undated.
Correspondence signed by William E. Broadwater submitting a proposal "for a scholarly historical account of the Black Air Force before, during and after WWII". undated.
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. business card for John L. Whitehead. undated.
VHS tape titled "TAI Beginnings". undated.
VHS tape titled "1st Annual Dinner in San Diego 1995/Installation of Officers/Tribute to Benjamin O. Davis, Jr." undated.
VHS tape titled "The Tuskegee Airmen 1998 Convention". 1998.