Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection
Date (inclusive): 2006-2012
Collection Number: MS 223
1.00 Linear Feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
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.
The collection is open for research.
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.
[identification of item], [date if possible]. Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection (MS 223). Special Collections
& University Archives, University of California, Riverside.
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.
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.
This collection is arranged alphabetically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
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