University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the African American GIs Photograph Collection, circa 1945

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Unknown Creator
Title African American GIs Photograph Collection
Dates: Circa 1945
Abstract One photograph album and approximately 80 loose photographs of African American GIs in Texas and Germany during the World War II years.
Identification MS 464
Quantity 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language English
Repository University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Sketch

Photographs in the collection capture the lives of several African American soldiers. The scrapbook author and photographed subjects are unknown.

Scope and Content Note

The photograph album cover is inscribed, "Souvenir of Germany" and contains black and white photographs of African American soldiers circa World War II. The photographs appear to have been taken at Fort Hood, Texas and Germany. Photographs show individuals and small groups of African American soldiers in various poses of relaxation or training. The majority of the photographs are loose and are housed protective sleeves.


Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Index Terms

United States--Armed Forces--African Americans.
World War, 1939-1945--Photography.
Fort Hood (Tex.).
Local Subjects
African Americans

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], African American GIs Photograph Collection, MS 464, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Amber Harmon, Library Assistant II, May 2016.

Detailed Description of the Collection


1 Loose photographs of African American GIs, undated
Photo album, undated