Guide to the Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers

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

Guide to the Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers

Collection number: MS 74

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
10/12/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Otis Tarleton Mansfield papers
Dates: 1918-1921
Collection number: MS 74
Collector: Mansfield, Otis Tarleton.
Collector: Branch, Curtis.
Collection Size: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: 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.
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 Otis Tarleton Mansfield Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Otis Tarleton Mansfield papers, MS 74, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Curtis Branch and Linda Fielding to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland on May 21, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 10/12/2013.

Biography / Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs Series II. U.S. Navy certificates

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 6 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes six photographs of Otis Tarleton Mansfield and other African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army and Navy during World War I.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:1

Otis Tarleton Mansfield in U.S. Navy uniform standing in front of store front [001] circa 1918

Box 1:1

Portrait of Otis Tarleton Mansfield in U.S. Navy uniform sitting in chair, reverse: ‘Taken May 4th 1918 San Diego Cal’ [002] 1918

Box 1:1

Otis Tarleton Mansfield in U.S. Navy uniform squatting in front of store front [003] circa 1918

Box 1:1

Portrait of Otis Tarleton Mansfield in U.S. Navy uniform [004] circa 1918

Box 1:1

Portrait of unidentified man in military uniform [005] circa 1918

Box 1:1

Six soldiers sitting on front porch of house [006] circa 1918

 

U.S Navy certificates

Physical Description: 2 certificates

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Mansfield’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Naval Reserve Force and his war service certificate.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:1

Otis Tarleton Mansfield, United States Naval Reserve Force discharge 1921

Box 1:1

Otis Tarleton Mansfield, war service certificate circa 1919