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Interview 1: December 15, 1993

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Covers childhood in Delaware, experiences at Lincoln University, and aviation training, including: Differences in education between Wilmington, Delaware, and Cape May, New Jersey; family life during the Great Depression; experiences as one of few Afric...

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Transcript, pp. 1-40, of audiotape recording, 1.5 hours.

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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 1.5 hours

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Interview 2: December 22, 1993

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Covers experiences in Tuskegee, Alabama; civilian and military aviation training; missions during World War II; reminiscences of individuals met during military service; and return from the war, including: Relationship between the town and base in Tusk...

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Transcript, pp. 41-85, of audiotape recording, 2.0 hours.

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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 2.0 hours

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Interview 3: December 28, 1993

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Covers his return to Lincoln University; move to Washington, D.C.; work at Quartermaster General and U.S. Book Exchange; reminiscences of work and interactions with staff at the NMNH and NASM, including: Circumstances surrounding article he wrote for A...

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Transcript, pp. 86-133, of audiotape recording, 2.0 hours.

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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 2.0 hours

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Interview 4: January 5, 1994

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Covers his tenure at NASM, the growth of NASM's collections and exhibit space; reminiscences of staff, and increasing public interest in astronautics, including: NASM's use of the Arts & Industries Building; construction of the NASM building; challenge...

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Transcript, pp. 134-171, of audiotape recording, 1.5 hours.

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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 1.5 hours

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Interview 5: January 14, 1994

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Covers the changing meaning of the term "Tuskegee Airmen"; selection, preservation, loaning, and exhibition of artifacts; construction and opening of NASM building; public interest and response to artifacts; acquisition and installation of Apollo 11 lu...

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Transcript, pp. 172-224, of audiotape recording, 2.0 hours.

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Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 2.0 hours

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