The Tuskegee Airman Archive was formally established in 2005 at the University of California, Riverside as part of a national effort to collect and preserve the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, who advanced race relations through their integration of the U S Army Air Force during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen have compiled a combat record still unsurpassed in military history. The Tuskegee Airman Archive will form the cornerstone of a larger initiative at UCR to serve as an archive of African American history and culture in the United States.
The Orbach Science Library at UC Riverside where the archive is located served as the host for the 8th Annual Tuskegee Airman celebration. University Librarian, Dr. Ruth M. Jackson, served as Master of Ceremonies and UCR Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Dallas Rabenstein offered words of welcome.
The UCR Library asks the assistance of any and all persons who have personal papers, photographs, military papers, posters, memorabilia, oral histories, diaries, videos, documentaries of careers during and after WWII military service to make them available to the Tuskegee Airman Archive, University of California, Riverside.
Visit the Archive’s website at http://library.ucr.edu/tuskegee/. University Archivist, Eric Milenkiewicz can be reached at (951) 827-3233.
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