Freeman Field Memorandum

Collection ID:
United States. Air Force
bulk 1946
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three two-sided, 8 x 10.25 inch pages of a historic document detailing the assignment of buildings and areas at Freeman Field. The paper is white stock yellowed with age.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
On April 1, 1945, a memorandum signed by Wilmer E. McDowell was issued by the headquarters at Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana, which called for systematized racial segregation. Racial disturbances at the base ultimately led to the integration of the United States Air Force.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift, Unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Freeman Field Memorandum, Accession XXXX-0985, 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 table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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