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Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection
MS 223  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection
    Date (inclusive): 2006-2012
    Collection Number: MS 223
    Extent: 1.00 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    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.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Tuskegee Airmen Biographical Information collection (MS 223). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Processing History

    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.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    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

    Biographies (documents).