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Joseph F. Kerch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA156-87

Scope and Content

This collection contains personal correspondence, clippings, articles, and reunion kits. The Joseph F. Kerch Collection is housed in one half-size manuscript box totaling 0.2 linear ft.

The collection arrived in fair condition and was initially processed with only a container list as description. Due to a change of the content management system, further description proved to be necessary.

Folder 1 contains personal correspondence and a letter from Kerch to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) regarding a donation.

Folder 2 and 3 contain clippings and articles emphazising on Air America and its involvement in Southeast Asia.

Folder 4 contains a letter from Dr. Larry Sall, then Director of Libraries at UTD, regarding a possible talk at the reunion.

Dates

  • 1959 - 1986
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1981

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Biographical Sketch

Joseph F. Kerch was a First Officer for Air America in Vientiane, Laos from August 5, 1965 through June 2, 1974, when he got terminated.

Sources

Source
"Jerry Fink Collection," Air America Roster, Folder 1, Box 1, History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet ((One half-size manuscript box).)

Abstract

Joseph F. Kerch was a First Officer for Air America in Vientiane, Laos from August 5, 1965 through June 2, 1974, when he got terminated.

Series Descriptioin

The archivist kept the original organization intact without any further arrangement.

Provenance

The Joseph F. Kerch Collection was donated to the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas, by Joseph F. Kerch on 1987-01-14.

Additional Sources

Additional information can be found in the History of Aviation Archives in the following collections:

Civil Air Transport/Air America Archives

Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, series, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example: 1JFK-1-1-PB1

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

JFK= Joseph F. Kerch Collection

= Series Number

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.
Title
Guide to the Joseph F. Kerch Colleciton
Status
Completed
Author
Nava, Patrizia, 1960-
Date
2018-12-05
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2018-12-05. Second revision by Patrizia Nava, CA. 2019-08-26.

Revision Statements

  • 2018-12-05: 1st revision was a migration to ArchivesSpace by Patrizia Nava, CA.
  • 2019-08-26: 2nd revision was an update of the collection number by Patrizia Nava, CA.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository

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