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Collection Details


Collection Name: Silver Wings: An Oral History of Perrin Field
Repository Name: Austin College. George T. and Gladys H. Abell Library Center. Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Sherman, Texas, United States
Dates Spanned: 2001-2001
Description: Perrin Field, later Perrin Air Force Base, grew out of President Franklin Roosevelt's national defense preparedness program. It brought many changes to Grayson County and Austin College. Beginning with the Civilian Aeronautics Authority ground school training program for civilian pilots in 1939, cooperation between Austin College and the base marked the entire thirty years of its existence and left a lasting legacy to the alumni, the community, and future students. During JanTerm 2001, a group of Austin College students interviewed Perrin Field veterans for their recollections of the base, an oral history project that is ongoing through the College Archives. Those interviews form the basis of this exhibit as veterans describe Perrin the way they remember it.
Broad Subjects: Military
ASP Subjects: Air defenses--United States; Airplanes, Military; Denison, TX; Military bases, American; Oral history; Perrin Air Force Base, Denison, TX; Soldiers; Texas; U.S. Air Force; United States; United States--Armed Forces; Veterans
Other Subjects: Aviation; Perrin Field
Collection Code: OHC0001693