James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0006
Creators:
Kirkpatrick, James J, 1922-2008
Dates:
bulk 1943-1946
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of eighty color 35 mm slides taken by 1st Lt. James J. Kirkpatrick, U. S. Army Air Corps, during his World War II service in the Pacific Theater. The collection also contains Kirkpatrick's pilot log (1943-1946) and five copy prints of Kirkpatrick and the aircraft he flew -- a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and a Curtiss C-46 Commando.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
James J. Kirkpatrick (1922 - 2008) was in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Kirkpatrick was a pilot of Douglas C-47 Skytrains and Curtiss C-46 Commandos, delivering food and medicine and transporting the wounded. After the war, Kirkpatrick graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he received his bachelor's degree (1948) and his master's degree (1949). In 1953, Kirkpatrick received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Syracuse University and was a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Kirkpatrick then became a full professor at New York University and was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to research fair employment; he was the lead author in the resulting book, Testing and Fair Employment: Fairness and Validity of Personnel Tests for Different Ethnic Groups. Kirkpatrick was a leading expert on fair employment and he became involved in many leading precedent setting cases as an experienced expert witness. He was a professor emeritus at California State University at Long Beach.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Martha Bonar, Gift, 2011

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
James Kirkpatrick World War II Color Slides and Log Book, Accession 2012-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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