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Archival Adventures: Robert Eldred Taylor

Archival Adventures: Robert Eldred Taylor

It's time for an adventure! Fly into this week’s Archival Adventures as Archivist Anthony looks at the Robert Eldred Taylor Papers. Taylor was a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps Reserves but was initially disqualified from Aviation Cadet Training due to being color blind. After being sent to Miami to fly with Pan American World Airways as a co-pilot in the Latin America Division and later being denied deferment for Selective Service, Taylor stood before the board in 1945 to be recalled to active service. To learn more about this collection before the episode, check out the finding aid here: https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=oai/VT/oai_lib_vt_edu_repositories_2_resources_1985.xml

Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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