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Guide to the Margaret Chung Papers, 1880-1958 (bulk 1942-1944)
AAS ARC 2000/3  
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Description
Contains writings and personal papers, including biographies, photographs and a scrapbook of newsclippings, relating to Margaret Chung and her military "sons" spanning the years from 1933 to 1958. The bulk of the collection, dating from 1942 to 1944 consists of correspondence with her "sons" as well as photographs, military printed materials, and scrapbooks.
Background
Margaret Chung was born in 1890 in Santa Barbara, California. Her parents were both native-born Chinese who, when they were very young, came to America with their parents. They were devout Christians who insisted their children practice daily prayers and attend church twice every Sunday. Margaret Chung grew up on a 24,000-acre ranch in Ventura County where her father was the foreman. As a child, she explored every aspect of the outdoor life on the ranch with her inquisitive mind and endless energy, often riding horseback along with the ranch hands to mend fences and herd cattle. She was the eldest of eleven children and played a major role in the upbringing of her brothers and sisters.
Extent
7 boxes 1 oversize folder 1 volume
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Ethnic Studies Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Ethnic Studies Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.