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Guide to the Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Otis Tarleton Mansfield papers
    Dates: 1918-1921
    Collection number: MS 74
    Collector: Mansfield, Otis Tarleton.
    Collector: Branch, Curtis.
    Collection Size: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers include six photographs of Otis Tarleton Mansfield and other African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army and Navy during World War I. The papers also include Mansfield’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and his war service certificate.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Otis Tarleton Mansfield papers, MS 74, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by Curtis Branch and Linda Fielding to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland on May 21, 1995.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 10/12/2013.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Otis Tarleton Mansfield (1892-1965) was born to D. Edward Mansfield and Dorinda A. Mansfield on March 15, 1892 in Monroe County, Kentucky. He enrolled with the U.S. Navy on December 12, 1917 and served in the navy until he was honorably discharged on September 30, 1921. Following the war, he lived in Alameda, California with his Mary Mansfield and children Joseph and June Mansfield until his death on March 3, 1965.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers include six photographs of Otis Tarleton Mansfield and other African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army and Navy during World War I. The papers also include Mansfield’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and his war service certificate.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Photographs Series II. U.S. Navy certificates

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1914-1918--African Americans.