Guide to the Marion E. Wildy Papers

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Marion E. Wildy Papers

Collection number: MS 133

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
02/20/2014
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marion E. Wildy papers
Dates: circa 1910s-1979
Bulk Dates: 1924-1942
Collection number: MS 133
Creator: Wildy, Marion E.
Collection Size: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Marion E. Wildy papers consists of photographs, diplomas, yearbooks, programs, speech, and correspondence documenting his education, military service, and family life. The papers are organized into three series: photographs, education, and biographical material. The bulk of the photographs is portraits of Wildy’s friends and family in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington in the 1920s and also include a 1941 photograph of Jackie Robinson in Hawaii, a 1923 class photograph of Golden Gate Junior High School in Oakland, California, and a group photograph of the California State Police force at Treasure Island during the Golden Gate International Exposition. Education material includes Wildy’s diplomas and yearbooks attending Sacramento Junior College and the University of California, Berkeley, newspaper clippings documenting his athletic career playing tennis and basketball, and his varsity letter at Oakland Technical High School. Biographical material consists of Wildy’s brass social security card, a military commendation for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and a speech on African American thought delivered at St. Andrews A.M.E. church in Sacramento, California.
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 Marion E. Wildy papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Marion E. Wildy papers, MS 133, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 02/20/2014.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Marion E. Wildy papers consists of photographs, diplomas, yearbooks, programs, speech, and correspondence documenting his education, military service, and family life. The papers are organized into three series: photographs, education, and biographical material. The bulk of the photographs is portraits of Wildy’s friends and family in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington in the 1920s and also include a 1941 photograph of Jackie Robinson in Hawaii, a 1923 class photograph of Golden Gate Junior High School in Oakland, California, and a group photograph of the California State Police force at Treasure Island during the Golden Gate International Exposition. Education material includes Wildy’s diplomas and yearbooks attending Sacramento Junior College and the University of California, Berkeley, newspaper clippings documenting his athletic career playing tennis and basketball, and his varsity letter at Oakland Technical High School. Biographical material consists of Wildy’s brass social security card, a military commendation for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and a speech on African American thought delivered at St. Andrews A.M.E. church in Sacramento, California.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs Series II. Education Series III. Biographical material

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church (Sacramento, Calif.)
African Americans--California--East Bay--History.
African Americans--Portraits.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 107 photographs mostly Marion E. Wildy's friends and family in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington during the 1920s.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:1

Golden Gate Jr. High School class photograph, Oakland, California [001] 1923

Box 1:1

Graduation portrait of Marion Edwin Wildy [002] 1927

Box 1:1

California State Police Force group photograph, Golden Gate International Exposition [003] 1939

Box 1:1

Ray Bartlett, Marion Wildy, and Jackie Robinson Honolulu, Hawaii [004] 1941

Box 1:2

Portrait of Mary Fluker, caption: 'mother first always' [005] circa 1910s

Box 1:2

Two girls standing in garden on grounds of California State Capitol, caption: 'Peggy & Bonny' [006] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of two young women embracing, caption: 'Mabel & Lula' [007] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two young women on bench in front of school building, caption: 'Ozell Peggy' [008] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of a boy, caption: 'Bro Greer' [009] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Three women standing next to car, caption: 'Three of a kind' [010] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young woman standing next to tree, caption: 'Inez smiling through' [011] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young in striped sweater and tie standing on sidewalk smiling, caption: 'Bab? In Seattle 1929' [012] 1929

Box 1:2

Girl sitting on railing of front porch steps, caption: 'Doris sad but true' [013] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marvin Gaston crouching on sidewalk Seattle, Washington [014] 1929

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy and Lulu [-] attending Sunday school picnic Niles Canyon, California [015] 1926

Box 1:2

Man crouching on sidewalk with dog, caption:'Bab in Seattle name it' [016] 1929

Box 1:2

Portrait of young woman, caption: 'Anna' [017] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Clarrisa Hundley posing in wooded area, caption: 'Clarissa trumps' [018] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Peggy Greer [019] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Marion Wildy, caption: 'Kid me' [020] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Corinne McGhee, caption: 'Corinne bunny' [021] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Portia Greer, caption: 'Portia G.' [022] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of young woman, caption: 'my pal Dorothy' [023] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy standing on sidewalk, caption: 'Me - at Marvin's - Seattle summer of '29' [024] 1929

Box 1:2

Woman standing on hillside, caption: 'Lulu' [025] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy, Marvin Gaston, and Julius Harris Seattle, Washington [026] 1929

Box 1:2

Young woman lying on hillside, caption: 'Dorothy' [027] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portia Greer holding sides of skirt in front of tree, caption: 'Portia in hi' [028] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young man in suit crouching on sidewalk in front of California State Library, caption: 'Cam Brown' [029] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young in suit standing on sidewalk in front of California State Library, caption: 'Mike' [030] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy and two men standing in front of California State Library, caption: 'Bab, me, Mike capital sq. Sacto' [031] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Omega Psi Phi presents Julius R. Harris in a violin recital at St. Andrews A.M.E. Church [032] 1929

Box 1:2

Portrait of Ike Lewis [033] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Exterior of California State Library [034] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Rev. McClure St. Andrews A.M.E. Church Sacramento, California [035] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy holding on to lampost overlooking Lake Washington University of Washington [036] 1929

Box 1:2

Young man in suit standing in front of California State Library, caption: 'Cam' [037] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy reclining in University of Washington stadium [038] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two young women standing next to tree, caption: 'can't be beat' [039] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young man in suit standing in front of tree, caption: 'The Manassa Mauler' [040] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Marion Wildy [041] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of a woman, caption: 'Max' [042] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Corinne McGhee [043] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Corinne McGhee, caption: 'Bunny' [044] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Marion Wildy and young women, caption: 'me & P.I.V.S.' [045] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of 'Babe' Floyd [046] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Marion Wildy and Julius Harris [047] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of young woman in cloche and fur coat, caption: 'Big sis' [048] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of two young women , caption 'Anna & Flossie' [049] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Marion Wildy in newsboy cap [050] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of two young women , caption 'Rubye & Flossie' [051] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portia Greer leaning against tree [052] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Corinne McGhee, caption: 'Bunny' [053] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Ozell [-] and Corinne McGhee wrestling in yard [054] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Inez Connoly and Corinne McGhee standing in garden [055] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Inez Connoly [056] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Corinne McGhee sitting on chair in backyard holding a dog [057] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy and unidentified man standing on roadside with lake in the background [058] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Beatrice Martin standing with arm raised next to wooded area [059] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of two young women , caption 'Flo & sis' [060] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of girl, caption: 'friend Lucy' [061] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Inez Connoly riding bicycle, caption: 'The Chicago kid Inez Connoly' [062] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Clarissa Hundley and Marion Wildy [063] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Julius Rudolphe Harris standing in front of building [064] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two women leaning against railing [065] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Martha Anderson standing on sidewalk, Seattle, Washington [066] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Alpine lake [067] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young man standing in park [068] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young woman standing in yard next to car [069] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Man and woman standing in front of Donner Party Memorial [070] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Man standing next to canvas drapped fence [071] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Woman leaning against fence in front yard [072] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Man in swim suit and turban [073] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Woman in plaid dress and high heels standing in front yard [074] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Three women leaning against fence in front yard [075] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Man and two children standing next to lake [076] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two men standing to lake [077] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy sitting on rock wall [078] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy and man standing on rock ledge [079] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Woman leaning against tree in front yard [080] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy sitting on boulder [081] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young man sitting on running board of car [082] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two men in boat on alpine lake [083] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Baby girl standing on grass next to sidewalk, car in the background with Justin Boots spare tire advertisment [084] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two young women standing on front steps in front of meal hours sign [085] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy in swimsuit [086] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Doug Greer and Bill Taylor standing in front of tree in front yard [087] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Woman in swimsuit in alpine lake [088] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two men and woman in swimsuits in alpine lake [089] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Man in swimsuit [090] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy in swimsuit in alpine lake [091] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy in swimsuit in alpine lake [092] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Man, woman and child standing in dirt road in front of house [093] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Man and woman standing in front of house [094] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Woman walking past house with wrap around porch [095] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two boys leaning against fence in front yard [096] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Clarissa Hundley leaning against tree in front yard, caption: 'Ain't she sweet Clar' [097] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Woman holding cloche hat standing next to tree in front yard, caption: 'Mrs. Harrison the life of the party [098] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portia Greer and Clarissa Hundley standing next to tree, caption: 'Those two' [099] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Marion Wildy in swimsuit in alpine lake [100] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Two men and woman in swimsuits in alpine lake [101] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Alpine lake [102] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Mary Fluker, caption: 'Mary Fluker, mother of Wildy' [103] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of Mary Fluker [104] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Portrait of young woman [105] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Young man and woman sitting in convertible parked in front of house [106] circa 1920s

Box 1:2

Colorized portrait of Julius Harris [107] circa 1920s

 

Education

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes yearbooks, newspaper articles, diplomas, and a program documenting Marion E. Wildy's attendance and participation in sports at Oakland Technical High School, Sacramento Junior College, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:3

Tenth annual commencement program, Sacramento Junior College [2 copies] 1930

 

Diplomas

Box 1:4

Golden Gate School, Oakland, California 1924

Box 1:4

Oakland Technical High School 1928

Box 1:4

Sacramento Junior College 1930

 

Yearbooks

Box 1:6

The Pioneer, Sacramento Junior College 1930

Box 1:7

Blue & Gold, University of California, Berkeley 1937

 

Sports

Box 1:5

Basketball varsity letter T, Oakland Technical High School circa 1926

Box 1:5

Basketball and tennis newspaper clippings circa 1930s

Box 1:5

Southern California vs. California basketball game program 1932

 

Biographical material

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Marion E. Wildy's brass social security card, a military commendation for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a speech delivered by Wildy on black thought at St. Andrews A.M.E. church, and a letter from Laurence Kolonel to Clarissa Wildy on cancers associated with asbestos exposure.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:8

Marion Wildy's brass social security card circa 1930s

Box 1:8

Military commendation for conduct during Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941 1942

Box 1:8

Letter, Laurence Kolonel to Clarissa Wildy, re: cancers associated with asbestos 1979

Box 1:8

“Thinking,” speech delivered by Marion Wildy to St. Andrews A.M.E. Church, Sacramento, California 1931