This is part of a thesis project in fulfillment of my degree in Museum Studies from the Rochester Institution of Technology.

You can learn more about RIT and the Museum Studies program at https://www.rit.edu/cla/museumstudies/about.html


The research I have conducted in order to build this exhibition can be found in the following sources, which make up the bibliography of my thesis paper.

Brown, Mike. The pin-up in World War II. Kent: Sabrestorm Publishing, 2012.

Campbell, J. M., and Donna Campbell. War Paint: Fighter Nose Art From WWII & Korea. Osceola: Motorbooks International, 1990.

Cardinal, Roger. “The Self in Self-Taught Art”.  Art Papers, 28-33.

Collins, Max Allan. For the boys: the racy pin-ups of World War II. Portland, OR: Collectors Press, 2002.

Croxon, J. Paul. “Maintaining Camaraderie.” Airman 54, no. 4 (2010): 42–45.

Dernie, David. Exhibition Design. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.

Ethell, Jeffrey L., Klare, George R., and Clarence Simonsen. The History of Aircraft Nose Art: WWI to Today. Minneapolis, MN: Motorbooks Intl, 1991.

Kalfatovic, Kapsalis, Spiess, Camp, and Michael Edson. “Smithsonian Team Flickr: a Library, Archives, and Museums Collaboration in Web 2.0 Space.” Arch Sci. US Government (2009). (Accessed May 10, 2017).

Kik, Kenneth. “368th Fighter Group Nose Art – A Brief History and Origins of World War 2 Nose Art.” 368th Fighter Group Association. (2007). http://www.368thfightergroup.com/368-noseart-history-w.html (Accessed May 10, 2017).

Lawson, Henry. “War-Paint, Shark Teeth and Pin-ups – A Brief History of Aircraft Nose Art.” Royal Aeronautical Society. (2016). https://www.aerosociety.com/news/war-paint-shark-teeth-and-pin-ups-a-brief-history-of-aircraft-nose-art/ (Accessed May 10, 2017).

Meehan, Jim, and William Tate. Paint Locker Magic: A History of Naval Aviation Special Markings and Artwork. Fonthill Media, 2015.

Petersen, Roger, and Evangelos Liaras. “Countering Fear in War: The Strategic Use of Emotion.” Journal of Military Ethics 5, no. 4 (2006): 317–33.

Roberts, Mary. What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France. University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Rosenbaum, Lee. “Museums & Technology: The Brave New Museum Sputters Into Life.” Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition. (2015).

Schellinger, Andretta. Aircraft Nose Art: American, French and British imagery and its Influences from World War I through the Vietnam War. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2016.

Storey, Ed. “CH-147D Chinook Nose Art in Afghanistan.” Canadian Military History 20, no. 1 (2012)

Valant, Gary. Vintage Aircraft Nose Art. St. Paul, MN: MBI Pub. Co., 2002.

Westbrook, Roger. Why We Fought: Forging American Obligations in World War II. Washington: Smithsonian Books, 2010.