Betty Gubert Collection of African Americans in Aviation

 
Dates: Predominant dates, 1930-1970; Inclusive dates, 1927-2002
Size: 12 linear feet (14 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
Collection Number: 2010/08
Provenance: Personal research collection created by Betty Kaplan Gubert. Ms. Gubert donated the collection in December 2010. She wrote that she selected the Harsh Research Collection because Chicago played such a huge role in the training and history of early African American pilots.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Betty Gubert Collection of African Americans in Aviation [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Beverly A. Cook, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature

Betty Kaplan Gubert began her career at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, in September 1969. Then called the Schomburg Collection, it was part of the branch libraries, although its books never circulated. In 1972, NYPL renamed this unique collection and moved it to the research libraries division. Gubert retired in May 1991 as assistant chief librarian for general research and reference at Schomburg.

The Schomburg Collection began in 1926 when Arthur A. Schomburg, a Puerto Rican bibliophile of African and German descent, donated his collection of books, printed materials and artwork to the Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints at the 135th Street Branch. The collection was renamed in his honor in 1940 and is considered one of the premier repositories of black history and culture in the United States. Schomburg served as curator from 1932 until his death in 1938.

Betty Kaplan Gubert graduated from City College of New York (CCNY) with a bachelor of arts in English and received a master of science in library science from Columbia University School of Library Service. Post-graduate study included language courses (Italian) at Middlebury College, Vermont; black studies courses at the New School for Social Research, New York; and art history courses at CCNY. She has published two books on African Americans in aviation. They are Invisible Wings: An Annotated Bibliography on Blacks in Aviation, 1916-1993 (1994) and Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science (2002), a biographical dictionary of a hundred men and women historically or presently active in this field.

Both books grew out of increasing inquiries from the public about black aviators, but the great impetus was the 1983 visit to Schomburg by Von Hardesty and Dom Pisano of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.; the pair came to do research for their groundbreaking exhibition “Black Wings.” They were most generous in exchanging information with Schomburg. The catalyst for publication was Richard Newman, an editor at Garland Publishing. He wanted to sign up librarians to create bibliographies on little-known areas of the black experience. Garland also published bibliographies on black dance by Alice Adamczyk and black photographers by Deborah Willis Thomas.

Gubert’s other published works include Early Black Bibliographies, 1863-1918 (1982) with Richard Newman and Nine Decades of Scholarship: A Bibliography of the Writings 1892-1983 of the Staff of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (1986). Gubert served as art editor of MultiCultural Review for its first 13 years. She has contributed articles on art, aviation and other subjects to African Arts , American Libraries , Encarta Africana , Black Women in America , Notable Black Women , Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History , St. James Guide to Black Artists and The Harvard Guide to African American History .

Sources

  • Blacks in the Army Air Forces during World War II: The Problems of Race Relations . United States Air Force, 1986.
  • Gubert, Betty Kaplan. Invisible Wings: An Annotated Bibliography on Blacks in Aviation, 1916-1993 . Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Gubert, Betty Kaplan, Miriam Sawyer and Caroline Fannin. Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science . Oryx Press, 2002.
  • Hardesty, Von. Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space History . Smithsonian, 2007.
  • Holway, John B. Red Tails, Black Wings: The Men of America’s Black Air Force . Yucca Tree Press, 1997.

Scope and Content Note

These files grew out of research Betty Gubert amassed in the writing of Invisible Wings: An Annotated Bibliography of Blacks in Aviation, 1916-1993 [1994] and Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science [2002]. Gubert’s papers range in date from 1927 to 2002, with the predominant range from the 1930s through the1960s. The collection includes a small group of monographs (many signed and inscribed), pamphlets, letters, photographs, funeral programs, aviation publications, newspaper clippings, audiovisuals, serials and memorabilia. The papers have been arranged in four series: Research Notes, Subject Research Files, Photographs and Memorabilia.

These files represent more than 20 years of research on African American astronauts, educators and commercial pilots, and African Americans in the airline industry. One can trace the development of the friendships between Gubert and the African American pilots and their families in the subject research files, which contain ongoing correspondence. All files are arranged in alphabetical and then chronological order.

Series 1: Research Notes
This series includes Betty Gubert’s personal notes and research methodology. Brochures, grants and information on the Smithsonian’s ongoing exhibits honoring blacks in aviation are also included. There is also a file containing Clementine Skinner’s Christmas holiday letters. Skinner was a longtime Chicago resident, activist and educator, as well as past president of the Chicago chapter of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Skinner was very helpful in Gubert’s search for information on Willa Brown.

Series 2: Subject Research Files
This series includes correspondence, funeral programs and newspaper clippings. Most of the documents and correspondence span the period from individual African American pilots’ entry into aviation until their death. The files on Chauncey Spencer, son of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer, are of particular interest. They detail his career and the fight to desegregate the armed forces during the 1940s. There are a number of files pertaining to Willa Brown. Gubert had planned to write a biography of Willa Brown. Even though the project was never completed, the research was incorporated in the Leadership Project (SP Films)—“Willa Brown, Aviator” in 1999. This became a one-hour film. There are also comprehensive files on the Tuskegee Airmen, both as a group and individual airmen.

Series 3: Photographs
Most of the photographs are from the U.S. government and are in the public domain. There is a series of photographs from the Bessie Coleman stamp dedication ceremony. The ceremony took place in 1995 in Chicago at Lincoln Cemetery, where she is buried, DuSable Museum and Midway Airport.

Series 4: Memorabilia
This series includes memorial programs, buttons, pins and tributes to Bessie Coleman and other black astronauts and pilots.

Related Collections

At the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature:

  • Robert S. Abbott-John H. Sengstacke Family Papers
  • Timuel D. Black, Jr. Papers
  • Horace Cayton Papers
  • Robert O. French Papers
  • McGill Family Papers
  • Clementine Skinner Papers
  • Eugene Winslow Papers

Container List

Series 1: Research Notes
Box 1 Folder 1 Betty Gubert. Bibliography and research notes, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 2 Betty Gubert. Business cards and address notes, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 3 Betty Gubert. Correspondence from Clementine Skinner, 1995-2000
Box 1 Folder 4 Brochures. African Americans in Aviation, 1995-2000
Box 1 Folder 5 Newsclippings and notes. African Americans in Aviation, 1958-1998
Box 1 Folder 6 Newsclippings and notes. African Americans in Aviation, [A-M], 1953-1994
Box 1 Folder 7 Newsclippings and notes. African Americans in Aviation, [N-Z], 1938-2008
Box 1 Folder 8 Skeel Fund, 1990-1991
 
Series 2: Subject Research Files
Box 2 Folder 1 Allen, George W.
Box 2 Folder 2 Anderson, Charles A. Sr.
Box 2 Folder 3 Anderson, Michael
Box 2 Folder 4 Anyadike, Kimberly
Box 2 Folder 5 Archer, Lee A.
Box 2 Folder 6 Ashby, Robert
Box 2 Folder 7 Astronauts
Box 2 Folder 8 Newspaper clippings, Aviation, 1931-1993
Box 2 Folder 9 Bailey, George
Box 2 Folder 10 Banning, Herman and Thomas C. Allen
Box 2 Folder 11 Barnett, Earsly and Carl
Box 2 Folder 12 Bluford, Guion Stewart
Box 2 Folder 13 Bolden, Charles F. Jr.
Box 2 Folder 14 Bostic, Ruby
Box 2 Folder 15 Bragg, Janet Harmon Waterford
Box 2 Folder 16 Brown, Jesse Leroy
Box 2 Folder 17 Brown, Jill
Box 2 Folder 18 Brown, Roscoe
Box 2 Folder 19 Brown, Willa. Biography, general (1 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 20 Brown, Willa. Biography, general (2 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 21 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1927-1929
Box 2 Folder 22 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1929
Box 3 Folder 1 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1930
Box 3 Folder 2 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1931
Box 3 Folder 3 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1933
Box 3 Folder 4 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1934-1936
Box 3 Folder 5 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1938
Box 3 Folder 6 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1939
Box 3 Folder 7 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1940-1942
Box 3 Folder 8 Brown, Willa. Biography, 1944-1946
Box 3 Folder 9 Brown, Willa. Biography. Census information
Box 3 Folder 10 Brown, Willa. Biography. Chicago Public Library
Box 3 Folder 11 Brown, Willa. Biography. Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP)
Box 3 Folder 12 Brown, Willa. Biography. Gary, Indiana schools
Box 3 Folder 13 Brown, Willa. Biography. Gary, Indiana history
Box 3 Folder 14 Brown, Willa. Biography. Wilbur Hardaway
Box 3 Folder 15 Brown, Willa. Biography. Interviews.
  • 1 audiocassette with Chauncey Spencer, 6/3/1995
  • 1 audiocassette with Janet Harmon-Bragg, 6/8/1989
Box 3 Folder 16 Brown, Willa. Biography. Theodore K. Lawless, M.D.
Box 3 Folder 17 Brown, Willa. Biography. Obituary. Funeral program and newspaper clippings
Box 3 Folder 18 Brown, Willa. Biography. Research Correspondence (1 of 3)
Box 4 Folder 1 Brown, Willa. Biography. Research Correspondence (2 of 3)
Box 4 Folder 2 Brown, Willa. Biography. Research Correspondence (3 of 3)
Box 4 Folder 3 Brown, Willa. Biography. Tuskegee Airmen, Chicago DODO Chapter
Box 4 Folder 4 Brown, William E. Jr.
Box 4 Folder 5 Bullard, Eugene
Box 4 Folder 6 Burns, Isham Albert, Jr. “Rusty”
Box 4 Folder 7 Cable, Theodore
Box 4 Folder 8 Carruthers, George
Box 4 Folder 9 Cherry, Fred
Box 4 Folder 10 Coffey, Cornelius
Box 4 Folder 11 Coker, Marie Dickerson
Box 4 Folder 12 Coleman, Bessie
Box 4 Folder 13 Crockett, Woodrow
Box 4 Folder 14 Curbeam, Robert L.
Box 4 Folder 15 Custis, Lemuel Rodney
Box 4 Folder 16 Darby, Dorothy
Box 4 Folder 17 Darden, Christine M.
Box 4 Folder 18 Davis, A. Porter
Box 5 Folder 1 Davis, Benjamin O. Jr.
Box 5 Folder 2 Deiz, Robert W.
Box 5 Folder 3 DeBow, Charles H. Jr.
Box 5 Folder 4 Driver, Elwood T.
Box 5 Folder 5 Dwight, Edward J.
Box 5 Folder 6 Ellis, Rachel Carter
Box 5 Folder 7 Ericsson-Jackson, Aprille
Box 5 Folder 8 Esquerre, Jean
Box 5 Folder 9 Forsythe, Albert E.
Box 5 Folder 10 Freeman, Lou
Box 5 Folder 11 Gibbs, Edward A.
Box 5 Folder 12 Gilliam, Isaac T. IV
Box 5 Folder 13 Gomer, Joseph P.
Box 5 Folder 14 Goodman, Robert
Box 5 Folder 15 Green, Marlon D.
Box 5 Folder 16 Green, John W.
Box 5 Folder 17 Gregory, John W.
Box 5 Folder 18 Hall, Charles Blakely
Box 5 Folder 19 Harris, Bernard A. Jr.
Box 6 Folder 1 Harris, David E.
Box 6 Folder 2 Harris, Marcelite J.
Box 6 Folder 3 Harris, Wesley L.
Box 6 Folder 4 Hayes, Marcella A.
Box 6 Folder 5 Haynes, Joseph H.
Box 6 Folder 6 Hollis, Michael L.
Box 6 Folder 7 Hunt, Rufus A.
Box 6 Folder 8 Hutcherson, Fred Jr.
Box 6 Folder 9 Jackman, Melva
Box 6 Folder 10 Jackson, Lewis
Box 6 Folder 11 James, Daniel Jr.
Box 6 Folder 12 Jemison, Mae Carol
Box 6 Folder 13 Jones, Darryl
Box 6 Folder 14 Jones, Willie
Box 6 Folder 15 Julian, Hubert F.
Box 6 Folder 16 Knighten, James B.
Box 6 Folder 17 LaGrone, Roy E.
Box 6 Folder 18 Lawrence, Robert A.
Box 6 Folder 19 Lester, Clarence
Box 6 Folder 20 Loving, Neal V.
Box 6 Folder 21 Marchbanks, Vance H.
Box 7 Folder 1 McIntyre, Dorothy A. Layne
Box 7 Folder 2 McNair, Ronald E.
Box 7 Folder 3 Murphy, Doris H.
Box 7 Folder 4 Negro Airmen International (NAI) Black Pilots of New York anniversary program, 1992
Box 7 Folder 5 Nash, Grover
Box 7 Folder 6 Newton, Lloyd W. “Fig”
Box 7 Folder 7 Norwood, William R.
Box 7 Folder 8 Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP)
Box 7 Folder 9 Peck, James Lincoln Holt
Box 7 Folder 10 Peterson, Frank E.
Box 7 Folder 11 Plinton, James O. Jr.
Box 7 Folder 12 Powell, William J.
Box 7 Folder 13 Purnell, Louis R.
Box 7 Folder 14 Richards, Michael
Box 7 Folder 15 Robinson, Brenda
Box 7 Folder 16 Robinson, John C.
Box 7 Folder 17 Robinson, Theodore
Box 7 Folder 18 Ross, Mac
Box 7 Folder 19 Sheffield, Maceo B.
Box 7 Folder 20 Smith, Ida Van
Box 8 Folder 1 Smith, Luther
Box 8 Folder 2 Spencer, Chauncey
Box 8 Folder 3 Stovall, Emmett
Box 8 Folder 4 Taylor, Carol
Box 8 Folder 5 Terry, Roger C.
Box 8 Folder 6 Tilmon, James
Box 8 Folder 7 Tuskegee Airmen (1 of 3), 1940-1989
Box 8 Folder 8 Tuskegee Airmen (2 of 3), 1990s
Box 8 Folder 9 Tuskegee Airmen (3 of 3), ca. 2000-2010
Box 9 Folder 1 Tuskegee Airmen. Calendar, 1985
Box 9 Folder 2 Tuskegee Airmen. Heart of America Chapter biographical profiles, 2001
Box 9 Folder 3 Tuskegee Airmen. Newsletters
Box 9 Folder 4 Tuskegee Airmen. Roster, 1999
Box 9 Folder 5 Tyus, Shirley
Box 9 Folder 6 Ward, Melissa
Box 9 Folder 7 Washington, Charles E.
Box 9 Folder 8 Washington, Patrice Clarke
Box 9 Folder 9 Watson, Douglas
Box 9 Folder 10 Watson, George Sr. (1 of 2)
Box 9 Folder 11 Watson, George Sr. (2 of 2)
Box 9 Folder 12 Wheeler, Warren H.
Box 9 Folder 13 Whitehead, John L.
Box 9 Folder 14 Williams, Oswald S. Jr.
Box 9 Folder 15 Williams, Paul
Box 9 Folder 16 Young, Perry H. Jr.
 
Series 3: Photographs
Box 10 001 Major Carl F. Barnett, [n.d.]
Box 10 002 Earsly Taylor Barnett from Jamaican Defence Force, [n.d.]
Box 10 003 Earsly Taylor Barnett from Jamaican Defence Force, [n.d.]
Box 10 004 Ruby L. Bostic, [n.d.]
Box 10 005 Chicago Defender photos (“N.A.A. Defender flyers welcomed home after 3,000-mile tour”), 1938
Box 10 006 Lemuel Rodney Custis, Tuskegee, 99th Fighter Squadron, [n.d.]
Box 10 007 Aprille Ericsson-Jackson, [n.d.]
Box 10 008 Lou Freeman, chief pilot at Midway Airport, [n.d.]
Box 10 009 Lou Freeman, chief pilot at Midway Airport, [n.d.]
Box 10 010 Marlon D. Green, Bob Brown and Calvin Allen at Organization of Black Airline Pilots awards banquet, 2003
Box 10 011 Marlon D. Green and Eleanor Green at OBAP, 2003
Box 10 012 Joseph H. Hayes with aircraft, [n.d.]
Box 10 013 Hubert F. Julian cemetery view, 1992
Box 10 014 Hubert F. Julian headstone, 1992
Box 10 015 Hubert F. Julian headstone, 1992
Box 10 016 Hubert F. Julian headstone, 1992
Box 10 017 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house/historical marker, 1995
Box 10 018 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house/historical marker, 1995
Box 10 019 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 020 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 021 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house, 1995
Box 10 022 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house, 1995
Box 10 023 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-exterior, 1995
Box 10 024 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 025 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 026 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 027 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 028 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-decorated cabinet, 1995
Box 10 029 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-guest room, 1995
Box 10 030 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-guest room, 1995
Box 10 031 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 032 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-lily pond, 1995
Box 10 033 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house, 1995
Box 10 034 Chauncey Spencer at Anne Spencer’s house-interior, 1995
Box 10 035 Chauncey Spencer with wife Anne and Betty Gubert, 1995
Box 10 036 Chauncey Spencer with wife Anne at home, 1995
Box 10 037 Chauncey Spencer with wife Anne, 1995
Box 10 038 Chauncey Spencer, “Edankraal” cottage, 1995
Box 10 039 Chauncey Spencer, “Edankraal” cottage, 1995
Box 10 040 Chauncey Spencer, unidentified home, 1995
Box 10 041 Statue of Thomas McGuire at McGuire Air Force Base, [n.d.]
Box 10 042 Oswald S. Williams, [n.d.]
Box 10 043 Oswald S. Williams, [n.d.]
Box 10 044 Perry H. Young, Jr., [n.d.]
 
Transparencies
Box 10 045 Guion S. Bluford, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 10 046 Guion S. Bluford, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 10 047 Charles F. Bolden, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 10 048 Yvonne Cagle, [n.d.]
Box 10 049 Robert L. Curbeam, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 10 050 Woody Driver, 1988
Box 10 051 Frederick D. Gregory, [n.d.]
Box 10 052 Frederick D. Gregory, [n.d.]
Box 10 053 Bernard A. Harris, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 10 054 Bernard A. Harris, Jr. at Johnson Space Center, 1991
Box 10 055 Bernard A. Harris, Jr. on space shuttle Discovery, 1995
Box 10 056 Bernard A. Harris, Jr. on space shuttle Discovery, ca. 1990
Box 10 056 Bernard A. Harris, Jr. on space shuttle Discovery, ca. 1990
Box 10 057 Joan E. Higginbotham, 1996
Box 10 058 Mae C. Jemison, [n.d.]
Box 10 059 Mae C. Jemison, [n.d.]
Box 10 060 Ronald E. McNair, 1980
Box 10 061 Ronald E. McNair, [n.d.]
Box 10 062 Nichelle Nichols on tour of Shuttle Astronaut Program, 1977
Box 10 063 Nichelle Nichols on tour of Shuttle Astronaut Program, 1977
Box 10 064 Winston Scott, 1992
Box 10 065 Astronauts Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Frederick Gregory, Mae C. Jemison and Guion S. Bluford, Jr., [n.d.]
 
8x10 Photos
Box 11 066 Charles Alfred Anderson and Albert E. Forsythe, [n.d.]
Box 11 067 Charles Alfred Anderson, [n.d.]
Box 11 068 Lee Archer, [n.d.]
Box 11 069 J. Herman Banning, [n.d.]
Box 11 070 Charles F. Bolden, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 11 071 Janet H. Bragg, [n.d.]
Box 11 072 Jesse Leroy Brown, [n.d.]
Box 11 073 Jill E. Brown, [n.d.]
Box 11 074 Willa Brown, 1936
Box 11 075 Willa Brown, Dr. A. Porter Davis, Edward and Anne Spencer, Chauncey Spencer, et al., 1939
Box 11 076 Willa Brown, seated in restaurant, [n.d.]
Box 11 077 Willa Brown, 1939
Box 11 078 Willa Brown with Chauncey Spencer, Dale White, Sinclair Drake, Horace Cayton, et al., 1939
Box 11 079 Willa Brown (wearing glove), [n.d.]
Box 11 080 Willa Brown with aircraft, 1940
Box 11 081 Willa Brown, Cornelius Coffey at left, [n.d.]
Box 11 082 Willa Brown with unidentified person on airfield, [n.d.]
Box 11 083 William E. Brown, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 11 084 William E. Brown, Jr. with King Juan Carlos I of Spain, 1981
Box 11 085 Eugene Bullard, [n.d.]
Box 11 086 Isham “Rusty” Burns, [n.d.]
Box 11 087 George R. Carruthers, ca. 1970
Box 11 088 George R. Carruthers receiving NASA medal, 1972
Box 11 089 Cornelius Coffey, [n.d.]
Box 11 090 Cornelius Coffey with Ben Hall, Dale White and Chauncey Spencer, 1939
Box 11 091 Bessie Coleman, [n.d.]
Box 11 092 Bessie Coleman with airplane, [n.d.]
Box 11 093 Patricia S. Cowings, [n.d.]
Box 11 094 Lemuel R. Custis,.[n.d.]
Box 11 095 Christine Mann Darden, [1990s]
Box 11 096 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 11 097 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 11 098 Robert W. Deiz, USAF 99th Fighter Group pilot, [n.d.]
Box 11 099 Edward Dwight, [n.d.]
Box 11 100 Jean R. Esquerre at Tuskegee Airmen banquet, 1972
Box 11 101 Jean R. Esquerre at Tuskegee Airmen banquet, 1972
Box 11 102 Jean R. Esquerre at Tuskegee Airmen banquet, 1972
Box 11 103 Jean R. Esquerre, [n.d.]
Box 11 104 First transcontinental flight, Thomas C. Allen and J. Herman Banning, 1932
Box 11 105 First transcontinental flight, Thomas C. Allen and J. Herman Banning, 1932
Box 11 106 First transcontinental flight, Thomas C. Allen and J. Herman Banning, 1932
Box 11 107 James Green, Marlon Green and Allen Green; Duane Lawrence and Samuel Adeboga, in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2005
Box 11 108 J.W. Green, [n.d.]
Box 11 109 Charles B. Hall, [n.d.]
Box 11 110 Marcellite J. Harris, [n.d.]
Box 11 111 Fred Hutcherson, Jr., ca.1945-1946
Box 11 112 Eight Tuskegee airmen, pre-1954
Box 11 113 Daniel “Chappie” James, [n.d.]
Box 11 114 Daniel “Chappie” James, ca. 1966
Box 11 115 Daniel “Chappie” James, [n.d.]
Box 12 116 Dr. Harriet Jenkins [n.d.]
Box 12 117 Colonel Hubert F. Julian, “The Black Eagle,” [n.d.]
Box 12 118 Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 12 119 Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. with U.S. Air Force plane, [n.d.]
Box 12 120 Neil V. Loving, [n.d.]
Box 12 121 Lowry Field Technical School, 41st Squadron band, 1940s
Box 12 122 Marlon Green Collection with Abby Hoverstock, 2005
Box 12 123 Dorothy Layne McIntyre, 1939
Box 12 124 Ronald E. McNair, [n.d.]
Box 12 125 Leslie A. Morris, [n.d.]
Box 12 126 Grover C. Nash, [n.d.]
Box 12 127 National Airmen of America conference, 8/2/1938
Box 12 128 Lloyd Newton, [1974-1978]
Box 12 129 Nichelle Nichols, [n.d.]
Box 12 130 William R. Norwood, [n.d.]
Box 12 131 Frank E. Peterson, Jr., [n.d.]
Box 12 132 Pete Peterson of USAF Thunderbirds, [n.d.]
Box 12 133 Jame O. Plinton , 1949
Box 12 134 John C. Robinson, 1936
Box 12 135 John C. Robinson, [n.d.]
Box 12 136 Ida Van Smith-Dunn, [n.d.]
Box 12 137 Chauncey Spencer, [n.d.]
Box 12 138 Chauncey Spencer after parachute jump in Chicago, 1939
Box 12 139 Spencer-White trip to Washington, D.C., 1939
Box 12 140 Tuskegee Air Corps cadets in flying school, 1940s
Box 12 141 Tuskegee Spartan School of Aeronautics, [n.d.]
Box 12 142 Women aviators: Doris Murphy, Lola Jones, Janet H. Bragg and Willa Brown, 1936
Box 12 143 Unidentified male instructor at NASA, [n.d.]
Box 12 144 Portia Bachman at NASA, [n.d.]
Box 12 145 Lola Jones at Harlem Airport, ca. 1935
Box 12 146 Black officers in front of a B-25 Mitchell bomber at Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama, March 1945. Quentin R. Smith is standing, fourth from left.
Box 13 147 Ruby Bostic, 1995
Box 13 148 George Gay Daniel, 1995
Box 13 149 Betty Gubert and Melba Jackman, 1995
Box 13 150 Joe Haynes, 1995
Box 13 151 Joe Haynes and Betty Gubert, 1995
Box 13 152 Joe Haynes, 1995
Box 13 153 Melba Jackman, 1995
Box 13 154 Melba Jackman, 1995
Box 13 155 Melba Jackman, Joe Haynes and Betty Gubert, 1995
Box 13 156 Robert Abbott headstone, 1995
Box 13 157 Robert Abbott headstone, 1995
Box 13 158 Robert Abbott headstone, 1995
Box 13 158 Robert Abbott headstone, 1995
Box 13 160 Robert Abbott headstone, 1995
Box 13 161 Robert Abbott headstone, 1995
Box 13 162 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 163 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 164 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 165 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 166 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 167 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 168 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 169 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 170 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 171 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 172 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 173 Bessie Coleman ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 174 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 175 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 176 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 177 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 178 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 179 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 180 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 181 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 182 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 183 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 184 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 185 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 186 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 187 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 188 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 189 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 190 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 191 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 192 Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at Midway Airport, 1995
Box 13 193 Bessie Coleman stamps,1995
Box 13 194 Bessie Coleman and Willa Brown negatives, 1995
Box 13 195 Bessie Coleman’s relatives at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 196 Bessie Coleman’s relatives at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 197 Bessie Coleman’s relatives at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 198 Bessie Coleman’s relatives at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 199 Bessie Coleman’s relatives at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 200 Bessie Coleman’s relatives at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 201 Bessie Coleman’s relatives at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 202 Doris Rich and Marian Coleman at the Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at DuSable Museum, 1995
Box 13 203 Stanley Rich at the Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at DuSable Museum, 1995
Box 13 204 Captain Lou Freeman and Dr. Jilda Motley-Coleman at the Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at DuSable Museum, 1995
Box 13 205 Dr. Jilda Motley-Coleman/Northeastern State University at the Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at DuSable Museum, 1995
Box 13 206 David Brown, Sr. and David Brown, Jr. (brother and nephew of Willa Brown) at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 207 Harold Hurd at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 208 Harold Hurd at Lincoln Cemetery, 1995
Box 13 209 Pam and Gervis Cash at Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at DuSable Museum, 1995
Box 13 210 Pam and Gervis Cash at Bessie Coleman stamp dedication at DuSable Museum, 1995
 
Series 4: Memorabilia
Box 14 Folder 1 Audiovisual: CD-R Photographs. Bessie Coleman exhibit, France 2007. Sent by Norman Weinstein
Box 14 Folder 2 Microfilm. Gary Sun , [Jan 8, 1927-April 27, 1929], UMI
Box 14 Folder 3 Memorabilia. Commemorative Buttons [3] Bessie Coleman Foundation, Inc., [n.d.]
Box 14 Folder 4 Memorabilia. Commemorative Pin. National Association of Black Pilots of New York, [n.d.]
Box 14 Folder 5 Memorabilia. Official Dedication Patch (framed) Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Center for Space Education, [1992]
Box 14 Folder 6 Memorabilia. Posters. Black Aviation Project [8 in canister] Willa Beatrice Brown, Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr., Eugene Jacques Bullard, Bessie Coleman, Frederick Drew Gregory, Mae Carol Jemison, Ronald McNair and Tuskegee Airmen
Box 14 Folder 7 Memorabilia. Poster (Reproduction, unidentified) “Keep Us Flying! Buy War Bonds.”
Box 14 Folder 8 Memorabilia. Photocopy of photograph of National Airmen’s Association conference in Chicago, 1939. Includes Edward Alexander Spencer and Anne Spencer signatures on back in Chauncey Spencer’s handwriting
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