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Guide to the Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.