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Charles W. Ledbetter papers
MS 419  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles W. Ledbetter papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1941-2002
    Collection Number: MS 419
    Creator: Ledbetter, Charles W. (Charles William), 1922-2003
    Extent: 9.73 linear feet (9 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The collection consists of materials documenting the professional, political, and social life of Tuskegee Airman Charles W. Ledbetter, who later served in the Inland Empire as a journalist for the Black Voice News and was involved in local politics. Materials in the collection include photographs, news clippings, original writings, military patches, Tuskegee Airman toys and replicas, and various awards. The collection also contains Ledbetter's aircraft mechanic uniform, as well as two Taekwondo uniforms used by Ledbetter.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives regarding the availability of materials for research use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright for a portion of materials in the collection has been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. Additional materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Please contact Special Collections & University Archives for more information.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Charles W. Ledbetter papers (MS 419). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Otera Ledbetter and Sonja Garner, 2018.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of materials documenting the professional, political, and social life of Tuskegee Airman Charles W. Ledbetter. Materials in the collection include photographs, news clippings, original writings, military patches, Tuskegee Airman toys and replicas, and various awards. The collection also contains Ledbetter's aircraft mechanic uniform, and two Taekwondo uniforms used by Ledbetter.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Squadron, 99th
    United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 332nd
    African American fighter pilots
    Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.)
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American
    United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Documents
    Photographs
    Realia