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Names
United States. Army (Sponsor)
Collection

Military.

Post World War II activity.

U.S. Army - Training centers and military bases.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 186-?-198-
Date Created: late 1945-1949
Date Created: 1946-08
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
Dayton (Ohio)
African American men
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)
Shooting Star (Jet fighter plane)
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content : The majority of images from the post World War II period (late 1945-1949) depict the activities of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy including individual and group portraits of enlisted personnel and officers; American troops stationed in the former Axis territories (Germany, Italy, and Japan); and views of Army and Navy training centers and military bases in the U.S., with an emphasis on presenting the military's attempts to integrate its troops and the co-operation between white and African American personnel. Also included are some views of troops returning home to the United States; families being reunited at overseas bases; and medal presentations to war heroes. Activities of the U.S. Marine Corps are limited; the Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard are not represented.

Content: Caption on back: "On a recent tour of the Army Air Force's Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, Marcus H. Ray, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War, found that integration of white and Negro civilian workers at the field had been accomplished without fanfare. Above a P-80 pilot tells Mr. Ray about the Air Force's newest plane. Left to right: Al Dunmore, Ohio editor of the Pittsburgh Courier; Chauncey Spencer, Racial Relations Advisor at Wright Field; the P-80 pilot and Mr. Ray; Leon Taylor, Ohio representative of the Associated Negro Press and Jake Gaitor, instructor at Wilberforce University. 8-1-46."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13049857
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG96-F156
UUID: b5b2ab60-c645-012f-67d1-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 186: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 186. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9eb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9eb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (186). Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f9eb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Marcus H. Ray tours Wright Field.