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On April 1, 1945, a memorandum signed by Wilmer E. McDowell was issued by the headquarters at Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana, which called for systematized racial segregation. Racial disturbances at the base ultimately led to the integration of the United States Air Force.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0985

Creator

United States. Air Force

Date

bulk 1946

Provenance

Unknown, Gift, Unknown

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Memorandums

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three two-sided, 8 x 10.25 inch pages of a historic document detailing the assignment of buildings and areas at Freeman Field. The paper is white stock yellowed with age.

Genre/Form

Memorandums

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

United States. Air Force

Topics Segregation
Freeman Field

Citation

Freeman Field Memorandum, Accession XXXX-0985, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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