Contains writings and personal papers, including biographies, photographs and a scrapbook of newsclippings, relating to Margaret
Chung and her military "sons" spanning the years from 1933 to 1958. The bulk of the collection, dating from 1942 to 1944
consists of correspondence with her "sons" as well as photographs, military printed materials, and scrapbooks.
Margaret Chung was born in 1890 in Santa Barbara, California. Her parents were both native-born Chinese who, when they were
very young, came to America with their parents. They were devout Christians who insisted their children practice daily prayers
and attend church twice every Sunday. Margaret Chung grew up on a 24,000-acre ranch in Ventura County where her father was
the foreman. As a child, she explored every aspect of the outdoor life on the ranch with her inquisitive mind and endless
energy, often riding horseback along with the ranch hands to mend fences and herd cattle. She was the eldest of eleven children
and played a major role in the upbringing of her brothers and sisters.
1 oversize folder
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