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Santiago Juarez photograph album and scrapbook collection

Identifier: MS 00355

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Content Description

This collection contains photographs and ephemera from a decorated Mexican-American soldier who was active during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The photographs in the collection portray Juarez's wife Hatsuko Sakai, from Japan. Photographs also depict Juarez in uniform, as well as landscape scenes from Japan, and American servicemen interacting with prisoners of war. In addition, the collection includes ephemera such as Juarez's U.S. Army Geneva Convention ID card, mess hall passes, pamphlets, and military insignia stripes.


  • Creation: 1947-1954

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Santiago Juarez was a Mexican-American soldier who served in US occupied Japan, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Juarez was a first-generation Mexican-American from California born to migrant workers. While abroad, Juarez married a Japanese woman named Hatsuko Sakai. In 1950, Juarez was wounded in action in Korea and later settled in California after the war's conclusion.


7.02 Linear Feet (Six 17.5" x 11.5" x 3" Hollinger boxes. )



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Special Collections Research Center Acquistion Fund.

Processing Information

The collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions to the collection.

Guide to the Santiago Juarez photograph album and scrapbook collection
Kendall McKinley
March 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository