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Future Akins Collection (1272) Finding Aid

Item Number: 12720000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Military records and administrative documents, flight records, award certificates, drawings, photographs, and other items document the Career of Dudley S. Akins's career in the United States Army Air Corps and Air Force. Military administrative documents include U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group documents, U.S. Air Force Special orders, personnel records, and individual flight records, created during the 1940s and 1950s. The photographs in the collection, taken by Akins while serving in Europe, document World War II and the Holocaust. Akins also collected magazine articles, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to the entertainment career of his sister, Future Akins, in the 1950s and 1960s.

Dates

  • 11 February 2004
Title
Finding Aid
Pages
1
Location(s)
D037.6G, D037.7A, D057.2; Periodical Collection; Museum Objects; Map Collection; Slide Collection; Photograph Collection; Library
3
Books

War and Memory in the Aftermath of Vietnam organized by the Washington Project for the Arts
Unwinding the Vietnam War: From War to Peace edited by Reese Williams for the Washington Project for the Arts
The Air Force Wife by Nancy Shea

2
Photographs

VA044251 - VA044278: Aerial photographs of Germany and Holocaust, 520 photographs
Approximately 490 additional photographs.

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1
Slides

1 slide

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2
Maps

Paris - Section 11, Drawer 18, Folder 3
Silk map of Holland, Belgium, France, and Germany - Section 11, Drawer 18, Folder 3

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2
Museum Objects

1272museum1072 - Framed portrait of an early model P-51 Mustang
1272museum1071 - Pilots Navigation Kit, Air Corps, United States Army

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1
Serials

Royal Service (December 1951)

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1
Oral History

OH0330 Interview with Future Akins

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D015.3 ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D015.4 ]]
  • Box 3: [3] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D057.2 ]]
  • Box 4: [4] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D057.3 ]]

Inventory

  • Correspondence between Geraldine Fulton and Dudley Akins (1943 - 1946 and undated)
  • Material related to Akins career in the Air Force
  • Air Force officer Effectiveness Report for Akins
  • Miscellaneous material regarding Akins' Air Force career
  • Moving Orders (September 1944)
  • The Air Force Wife (poem)
  • Newspaper clipping about the death of Akins' nephew in an aviation crash
  • The Soldiers Prayer
  • Commendation
  • Contents of Akins' Admistrative Folder
  • Awards citation
  • List of addresses
  • Certifications from Instruments Pilots School and School of Air-Ground Operations
  • Promotion papers
  • Special Orders # 25
  • Special Orders # 72
  • Special Orders # 121
  • Material related to Akins' Air Force career
  • Sketch by H R Leon
  • Finance
  • Prior to Foreign Service
  • Foreign Service at France Field
  • General information regarding Akins' Air Force career
  • Contents of Akins Personal Affairs
  • Contents of Akins' Military Personnel Folder
  • Individual Flight Record file for Akins
  • Royal Service (December 1954)
  • 363rd Rec'n Group: Air Indoctrination Course
  • The Lewis Luck by Charles H. Lewis, Jr.
  • Axis Hunting liscense
  • Photocopies of various photographs
  • Student / Military Identification cards
  • Postcards from Paris
  • 1928 Series $2 bill
  • 1935 Series $1 bills (2)
  • 1935 Hawaii Series $1 bill
  • 2 French Franc bill
  • Military Currency from Japan (several bills of various values)
  • Small photo album from France
  • 30th Fighter Squardon Third Biennial Reunion information (1981)
  • 3rd Biennial Reunion XXVI Fighter Command 30th Fighter Squandron, Sixth Air Force Aguadulce, Republic of Panama. Hosted by Tere and Jerry Torres (October 13 - 16, 1981, Arcadia, California)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal award citation material
  • 520 photographs
  • 1 slide
  • Taboo Magazine (November 1950)
  • New York Sunday Mirror Magazine Section (August 24, 1952)
  • The Washington Post Parade (August 6, 1950)
  • Who's Who in Television and Radio (1956) (2 copies)
  • Eve (March 1951)
  • The National Police Gazette (September 1947)
  • Tourist map of Kyona Beach (Haiti)
  • Cover of Detroit Free Press Sunday Entertainment Section (March 21, 1965)
  • The Commercial Appeal: TV News and Programs (July 22 - 28, 1962)
  • The Dorchseter Music Hall (Dalton, Illinois) Playbill for the presentation of Pal Joey (July 22, 1963)
  • Texas Tech Football Program (1938?)
  • Texas Tech Undefeated / Untied 1938
  • Hillsboro (Texas) Evening Mirror (June 2, 1936)
  • Dallas Morning News excerpt (December 29, 1994)
  • Hillsboro Junior College 1936 - 1937 Catalogue
  • Newspaper article about 1938 Texas Tech football team from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal (October 15, 1965)
  • Strategic Air Command folder with a photo of the F-80
  • Photographic Mission Capabilities: 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  • Citation promoting Akins to Captain in the Air Force
  • Deteriorated photograph of an aerial view of a ship underway
  • Leather bound photo album containing pictures of service in Guatamala
3
Books

War and Memory in the Aftermath of Vietnam organized by the Washington Project for the Arts
Unwinding the Vietnam War: From War to Peace edited by Reese Williams for the Washington Project for the Arts
The Air Force Wife by Nancy Shea

2
Photographs

VA044251 - VA044278: Aerial photographs of Germany and Holocaust, 520 photographs
Approximately 490 additional photographs.

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1
Slides

1 slide

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2
Maps

Paris - Section 11, Drawer 18, Folder 3
Silk map of Holland, Belgium, France, and Germany - Section 11, Drawer 18, Folder 3

Click here to view all Maps
2
Museum Objects

1272museum1072 - Framed portrait of an early model P-51 Mustang
1272museum1071 - Pilots Navigation Kit, Air Corps, United States Army

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1
Serials

Royal Service (December 1951)

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1
Oral History

OH0330 Interview with Future Akins

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Pub Credit Line
12720000000, Future Akins Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 11 Feb 2004 [Updated: 01 Oct 2019]