Fletcher (William R.) Papers

Historic image of William Fletcher leaning against car
William Fletcher leaning against car, circa 1950s, African American Museum & Library at Oakland Photograph collection, MS 189, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

The William R. Fletcher papers consists of 95 photographs, a certificate, and newspaper clipping documenting William Fletcher’s Automobile Service, car racing team, and family history.

The collection is organized into three series: photographs, certificate, and newspaper clipping. The photographs are organized by subject and include images of Fletcher’s car racing team in the 1930s, Fletcher Auto Service in Hayward, California, Fletcher’s 80th birthday party celebration, and assorted family photographs. The certificate was awarded to Fletcher by Chabot College in recognition of his service as a member of the Automotive Advisory Committee.

Dates: 1939-1982
Collection number: MS 132
Creator: Fletcher, William R.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)

Guide to the William R. Fletcher Papers

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