Tuskegee Airmen scrapbook compiled by Daisy Crockett

Created by
Crockett, Daisy, American
Subject of
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946
332d Fighter Group, American, 1942 - 1949
99th Pursuit Squadron, American, 1941 - 1949
100th Fighter Squadron, American, 1942 - 1945
Davis, Benjamin O. Jr., American, 1912 - 2002
Maj. Hall, Charles B., American, 1920 - 1971
The Chicago Defender, American, founded 1905
Pittsburgh Courier, American, 1907 - 1965
Rouzeau, Edgar T., 1905 - 1958
Crockett, Woodrow W., American, 1918 - 2012
477th Bombardment Group, American, 1943 - 1947
Medium
paper, ink on newsprint, cardboard, imitation leather
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 12 x 2 3/4 in. (36.8 x 30.5 x 7 cm)
Type
scrapbooks
Place made
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Tuskegee Army Air Field, Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Selfridge Field, Macomb County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date
1943-1945
Description
A scrapbook filled with newspaper and magazine clippings related to the missions and lives of the Tuskegee Airmen between 1943 and 1945. The scrapbook was compiled by Daisy Crockett, the wife of airman Woodrow W. Crockett. The pages of the scrapbook are bound between two faux leather covers with an open binding on the left side. The cover is red with tooled designs and features two small children dressed in Dutch clothing colored in gold. Below the figures the words [Scrap Book] appear in relief.
The scrapbook is approximately 80 sheets of paper with all but the last 3-4 pages filled with hundreds of clippings, predominantly from magazines and newspapers. The source of most of the clippings is not identified, but those that are identified come from a number of publications, including the Hawk's Cry (a semi-monthly newsletter from the Tuskegee Institute), Yank Army Weekly, Selfridge Field News, Arkansas Survey-Journal, Pittsburgh Courier, Arkansas Democrat, Chicago Defender, and the Afro-American. Many of the articles from the Pittsburgh Courier were written by Edgar T. Rouzeau and feature the double VV for victory campaign. The articles focus almost exclusively on the Tuskegee Airmen and their service. Benjamin O. Davis, Charles B. Hall, Capt. George Spencer Roberts, Othal Dickson, Charles H. Debow, Col. Robert Selway, Bishop John A. Gregg, the 99th Pursuit Squadron, the 100th fighter squadron, the 332d Fighter Group, the 553d Fighter-Bomber Squadron, and the 477th Bombardment Group are prominently featured.
There is a small paper parachute folded and placed between two pages near the middle of the book. There are also a series of full page pictures of different aircraft flown by the USAAF.
Topic
African American
Families
Mass media
Military
Segregation
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett
Object number
2012.43.4
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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