The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
History of aviation videotape collection
Repository: Wichita State University. Ablah Library. Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): See interview with African American aviator U. L. (Ulysses Lee) "Rip" Gooch, also a Wichita city councilman and Kansas state senator (29th District). Raised in Tennessee and Missisippi, Gooch fought racism in the aviation industry after WWII, established his own aviation business, and has engaged in activism that involves mentoring African American youth and encouraging them to enter aviation.
Collection Description (Extant): The History of Aviation Videotape Collection contains 39 video tapes containing interviews with individuals designated by WAHA as "aviation pioneers." These people are from aircraft groups and companies including Boeing, Beechcraft, and others. The videotapes are a valuable source of information on aviation research and the development of the aircraft industry in Wichita.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MS 94-29
Extent: 3.25 linear feet; transcripts and videotapes
Finding Aid URL: http://specialcollections.wichita.edu/collections/ms/94-29/94-29-A.HTML
Interviewees: Ulysses Lee "Rip" Gooch
Rights (Extant): Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University.
African American aviators
African American politicians--Kansas
African Americans--Civil rights--Kansas
Discrimination in employment