Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Mendez (James and Magarita) Papers, 1918-2003
CSRC.127  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (101.87 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
This collection contains material on the lives of James and Margarita Mendez. It consists of photographs, printed matter, memorabilia, correspondence, and realia. It includes material on Garfield and Roosevelt High Schools, the foreced relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans, the World War II service of James Mendez and Margarita's brother Eloy Duran, and material related to Margarita's career as a social worker.
Background
James Aleman Mendez was born July 21, 1921 in Los Angeles. He attended James Garfield High School and Frank Wiggins Trade School before joining the United States Army. He served in the 127th Infantry Regiment of the 32nd Infantry Division and fought in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war he worked as a salesman for the General American Life Insurance Company.
Extent
4.8 Linear Feet (4 boxes; 3 flat boxes; 2 oversize flat boxes)
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.