Query: World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Hardesty, Von, 1939-
Dates:
1917-2000
bulk 1981-1986
Size:
13.38 Cubic feet (11 legal document boxes, 1 shoe box (5 x 8 inches), 6 records center boxes )
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0060
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of background material collected in support of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) exhibit "Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation" (opened in 1982) and its companion book (published 1983) by curators Von Hardesty and Dominick Pisano, a related symposium, educational materials, and a travelling version of the exhibit. The collection contains photographs and textual materials used in the exhibit and book, internal correspondence and memoranda, and a large amount of material gathered for research purposes but not used in any "Black Wings" production.

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in NASM.1993.0060 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Tinian Island World War II Photography [Lowenberg]
Creators:
United States. Army. Air Corps
Dates:
bulk 1945
Size:
0.29 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 504 black and white photographs, mostly taken on Tinian Island during World War II. The photographs are snapshots or small reproductions of official Army Air Corps photography taken by 20th Air Force photographers. The photos show daily activities on Tinian, including shots of base facilities, interactions with local …

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in NASM.2013.0012 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Colonel William B. Hawkins Scrapbook Collection
Creators:
Hawkins, Williams B.
Dates:
bulk 1940-1949
Size:
0.63 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following four scrapbooks chronicling the aviation career of Colonel William B. Hawkins, especially his service with the 2nd Air Commandos Group during World War II: one 12 by 15 inch cream colored scrapbook, entitled "China 1942-1944" and "RAF 1949," containing newspaper clippings regarding World War II in China and snapshots …

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in NASM.2006.0023 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Aircraft Photographs [Stead]
Dates:
bulk 1940-1949
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 77 copy prints of Luftwaffe and American World War II aircraft, including: Dornier Do 17; Heinkel He 111; Focke-Wulf FW 200; Junkers Ju 88; Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress; Martin B-26 Marauder; Northrop P-61A Black Widow; Douglas A-20 Havoc; and Consolidated B-24 Liberator. There are also a large number of nose art …

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in NASM.1997.0012 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Creators:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-
Dates:
1928-1990
Size:
75.03 Cubic feet (168 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1992.0023
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 72 linear feet of the papers of Benjamin O. Davis. Included are the following types of material: programs, invitations, certificates, correspondence, published material, and photographs.

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in NASM.1992.0023 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Charles G. Abbot Papers
Creators:
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973
Dates:
1926-1973, with related material from 2011
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-174
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence between Charles G. Abbot and Frances E. Escherich. Materials also include photographs, clippings and publications. Escherich worked for the FBI during World War II and was a neighbor of Abbot during that time.

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in Accession 12-174 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) Clarke Papers
Dates:
1923-1990
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-118
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of photographs of J. F. Gates Clarke and his family; correspondence concerning his work in the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History; and Clarke's World War II Army records.

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in Accession 95-118 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Traveling Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services Department. Professional Outreach
Dates:
1971, 1977-1978, 1987-1988, 1995-2007
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-243
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the research, planning, and execution of the traveling exhibition, Native Words, Native Warriors, which honors and documents the role of Native American servicemen who used their indigenous languages on behalf of the United States military during World War I and World War II …

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in Accession 09-243 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
"African and Middle Eastern History" slide collection
Dates:
1998
Size:
541 Slides (photographs) (+master guide +special guide)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1988-005
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

A published instructional slide set of African and Middle Eastern scenes that is part of a larger slide set of "The World History Slide Collection".

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in EEPA.1988-005 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
Enola Gay Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1987-1997
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of the exhibition of the Enola Gay and the controversies surrounding its exhibition and proposed exhibition. The initial proposed exhibition was titled Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War and …

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in Accession 07-139 for World War, 1939-1945 -- Blacks
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