I am not sure my anecdote is what you want for your project, but I have fond memories of meeting Frank Garcia numerous times when I was a young magician growing up in New York and hanging out at Lou Tannen's during the early 60's. I remember him as a good natured and good-humored man who was highly regarded in the magical scene there, and tolerant of us young guys. He published much excellent material, notably but not limited to very innovative sponge balls stuff. Another post here from Richard Kaufman (that I just read today) suggests that Frank's work is largely unavailable today due to controversies over his estate. This is news to me since I am only just coming back to magic after 35 years away. Anyway, a fond memory for me is the time I managed to pop Frank's eyes with a variation on one of his own sponge-ball routines (the variation was actually taught to me by the late John Benzais). I was just a lad, and he probably was not expecting it is all. To Frank I was just one of many kids with braces, magician-wannabes in those days. But it is a fact that I consider it an honor to have in a small way, known and been known to this legend of magic. Best of luck in your research.