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Guide to the Marion E. Wildy Papers
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Description
The Marion E. Wildy papers consists of photographs, diplomas, yearbooks, programs, speech, and correspondence documenting his education, military service, and family life. The papers are organized into three series: photographs, education, and biographical material. The bulk of the photographs is portraits of Wildy’s friends and family in Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington in the 1920s and also include a 1941 photograph of Jackie Robinson in Hawaii, a 1923 class photograph of Golden Gate Junior High School in Oakland, California, and a group photograph of the California State Police force at Treasure Island during the Golden Gate International Exposition. Education material includes Wildy’s diplomas and yearbooks attending Sacramento Junior College and the University of California, Berkeley, newspaper clippings documenting his athletic career playing tennis and basketball, and his varsity letter at Oakland Technical High School. Biographical material consists of Wildy’s brass social security card, a military commendation for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and a speech on African American thought delivered at St. Andrews A.M.E. church in Sacramento, California.
Extent
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Marion E. Wildy papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.