Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation, c. 1983

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-016
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Dates:
c. 1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 sound recordings
audio cassette
1 Linear foot
(1 box)
0.05 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
In the 1980s, the National Air and Space Museum created an exhibit, with a correlating text called Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation. The exhibit and book were dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. Black Wings encompasses the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles. This show was exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from April 01, 1984 to August 05, 1984.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, administrative records, brochures, education packages, and design layouts.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
ACMA 03-016

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation
exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access note
The Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
This collection relates to the Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection housed at National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
inventory, item level

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American air pilots Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibit scripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Community Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum--Exhibitions Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection