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The Collier Family Papers include correspondence, photographs, military service records, deeds, home movies, and newspaper clippings that document members of the Collier, Taylor, and Coffin families.
Francis Bernard Collier was born on December 25, 1917 to Charles E. Collier and Juanita Rose Huddleston Collier in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. As a young child, Collier moved to California with his parents and graduated from Calexico Union High School, attended San Mateo Junior College and eventually graduated from Stanford University with a pre-medical degree in 1942. After graduation, Collier enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he met Muriel Taylor and the two we married on December 19, 1942.
3.5 linear feet (8 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Permission to publish from the Collier Family Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.