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African American men

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Coleridge Augustus Jemmott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-05.0143
Scope and Contents Coleridge Augustus Jemmott was an African American soldier in the United States Army, "I" company, 22nd Quartermaster Regiment. He served in Italy and North Africa as a sergeant, transporting the "Anizio Annie" cannon, from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains photographs and ephemera from Jemmott's war years. There are sixty black-and-white photographs of Jemmott with his unit in North Africa and Italy. There is also a menu from a Casablanca restaurant, Port of Leghorn entry card, newspaper clippings, and a North African Theater uniform patch.
Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/2011

Eldridge Williams papers

 Collection — Oral History Transcript
Identifier: 02-01.0298
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of a retired African American lieutenant colonel, and one of the Tuskegee Airmen, as he discusses his experiences during WWII and the Korean War.
Dates: Created: 1940-1963; Other: Date acquired: 07/26/2001

Robert C. and Juanita Watson papers

 Collection — General Collection, Folder: 001
Identifier: 02-05.0113
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to an African American soldier who served in the Navy during World War II. It contains a page of the roll call from the 316th Port Company with Robert C. Watson's name. There are also news articles and comics from the base. There are photographs of Robert C. Watson's unit and his Veteran's questionnaire. There is also an article he wrote about his experience as a Black man who appeared White in the Navy.
Dates: Created: 1943-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2005

Willie Mae Williams collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-04.0144
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Willie Mae Williams, an African American woman, who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. The collection includes an oral history interview, photographs, newspaper clippings, a cassette tape of the oral history, a woman's veterans hat, a Women's Army Corps souvenir tray, a Women's Army Corps tag, and a yearbook for the 1881st Service Command unit. In her oral history interview, she discusses basic training for women and the WAC's unpreparedness for the women. She worked in the hospital and talks about life as a female on base and in traveling off base to visit civilians; talk about female pregnancy in the WAC.
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/16/2009