Ruth M. Jackson, University Librarian Emerita at the University of California, Riverside, received the 2014 Presidential Recognition Award from Tuskegee Airmen Inc. The award honors Jackson’s efforts to preserve the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
In 2005, Jackson established the Tuskegee Airman Archive at the University of California, Riverside. The archives include personal papers, military documents, diaries, photographs, posters, memorabilia, books, and oral histories.
Brigadier General Leon Johnson, president of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., stated that “as we approach the day where there are no longer living documented original living Tuskegee Airmen, it is vital to retain and preserve as many of the things that represent their accomplishments to pass to future generations.”