Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force
  • Unit of Service: 477th Bomb Group; 437th Troop Carrier Wing; 381st Strategic Missile Wing
  • Location of Service: Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado; McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas; Tuskegee, Alabama; Hawaii; Germany; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Colonel

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Fitzroy Newsum Collection
Interview / Recording

[ Program celebrating the life of Colonel Fitzroy "Buck" Newsum [1/5/2013] ]
[ Color copy of an oil painting of Fitzroy Newsum by Nina Talbot ]

About this Item

Title

  • Fitzroy Newsum Collection

Names

  • Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Talbot, Nina
  • Newsum, Fitzroy
  • Rachel Bernstein

State of Birth

  • NY

Home State

  • CO

Headings

  • -  Newsum, Fitzroy
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • Black or African American

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Unit of Service: 477th Bomb Group; 437th Troop Carrier Wing
    • Location of Service: Tuskegee, Alabama; Hawaii; Germany; European Theater
    • Dates of Service: 1937-1970
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 381st Strategic Missile Wing
    • Location of Service: Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado; McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 06/24/2010)
  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Television broadcast (collected 01/2013)
  • Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 2007)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [26 items] -- Photograph (collected 1937 - 2009)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 01/14/2013)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [12 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944 - 2013)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 2010)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 06/24/2010)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/92393

Cite as

  • Fitzroy Newsum Collection (AFC/2001/001/92393), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Weeksville Heritage Center, Nina Talbot, Fitzroy Newsum, and Rachel Bernstein. Fitzroy Newsum Collection. 1937. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92393/.

APA citation style:

Weeksville Heritage Center, Talbot, N., Newsum, F. & Rachel Bernstein. (1937) Fitzroy Newsum Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92393/.

MLA citation style:

Weeksville Heritage Center, et al. Fitzroy Newsum Collection. 1937. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92393/>.