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Chico Army Air Field Collection MSS.141
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  • Arrangement note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Access Restrictions
  • Usage Restrictions
  • Custodial History note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Copies note

  • Title: Chico Army Air Field Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.141
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.7 Linear feet 2 Boxes
    Date: 1942-1945, 1973
    Language of Materials note: English
    creator: Childs, Nena V.

    Arrangement note

    By series.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Chico Army Air Field or Chico Army Flying School was located 5 miles north of Chico, Butte County, California during World War II. The base opened April 14, 1942 and closed December 31, 1945. Over 5,000 cadets and officers were instructed in basic and advance flight training. The city of Chico took over the property at its close.

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Usage Restrictions

    No restrictions.

    Custodial History note


    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Nena V. Childs

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation note

    Chico Army Air Field Collection, MSS 141, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

    Related Archival Materials note

    The Beam, scattered issues, 1943-1944, Call numbers: F869 C4 B45
    Chico Army Airfield historical files. Call Number: UG634.5 C55 C55 vol.1 (N.E. Cal)
    [Chico Army Air Field] [microform] : unit history and supporting documents] / [compiled by USAF Historical Division]. Call numbers:UG634.5 C55 U55 reel1 and reel 2 (N. E. Cal)
    The Chico Army Flying School: its impact upon Chico / Theodore Meriam; interviewed by Norris A. Bleyhl on April 19, 1973. Call number: UG634.5 C55 M47 1973 (N. E. Cal)

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection consists of materials assembled by Nena Vartabedian Childs during and after her employment at the Post Exchange on the Chico Army Air Field base. The collection includes: correspondence, brochures, photos, newspaper clippings, memorabilia and publications: THE FLYER 1942-1945 incomplete, THE CLIPPER January 15, 1945.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Digital scans of The Flyer available

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Army Air Forces Basic Flying School.
    United States.. Army Air Forces.
    United States.. Army. Aviation. .
    Chico (Calif.)--History.
    Chico Army Air Field (Chico, Calif.)--History.
    World War, 1939-1945--California--Chico.