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William F. Mendenhall Papers
2009_03  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William F. Mendenhall Papers
    Dates: 1912-1979
    Collection Number: 2009_03
    Creator/Collector: Mendenhall, William F. (William Franklin), 1914-
    Extent: 2 boxes.
    Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
    Abstract: The collection consists of published and unpublished materials related to the life, professional activities and interests of William F. Mendenhall. William F. Mendenhall was worked at the United States Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, California and served as a councilman and major for the city of Signal Hill, California.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    William F. Mendenhall Papers. Sherman Library and Gardens

    Biography/Administrative History

    William Franklin Mendenhall was born January 15, 1914 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He worked at the United States Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, California. He was a councilman for the city of Signal Hill, California, for nine years and also served as mayor of Signal Hill from April 1963 to April 1964 and again from November 1972 to April 1973.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of correspondence, documents, photographs and published materials related to the life, professional activities and interests of William F. Mendenhall. Most of the materials in the collection are published materials, including newspaper articles, numerous brochures, reports and ephemera. Portions of the collection relate to his involvement with the governance of the city of Signal Hill, California, and various other cities, utilities and organizations in Southern California.

    Indexing Terms

    Signal Hill (California) – History – 20th century
    Signal Hill (California) – Mayors – Archives.

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