Finding Aid for the Charlotte B. DeForest Papers, 1942-1945

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection
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UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Charlotte B. DeForest Papers, 1942-1945

Japanese American Research Project (JARP) Collection

Collection number: 2010

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone:310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2008
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charlotte B. DeForest Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1942-1945
Collection number: 2010
Creator: DeForest, Charlotte B. (Charlotte Burgis), b. 1879
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Charlotte DeForest was the daughter of pioneer missionary, John H. DeForest, of the American Board Mission; after graduation from Smith College, she returned to Japan and worked as a missionary educator. She was the President of Kobe College for women, Japan, and the author of The Woman and the Leaven in Japan (1923). She worked as a Junior Counselor at the Manzanar War Relocation Center, California. This collection consists of manuscripts, printed materials, and other miscellaneous items related to the Manzanar War Relocation Center (WRA) and the work of Charlotte DeForest. It includes WRA staff memoranda and circulars, interview records and notes on internees at Manzanar, and a scrapbook of mementos.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to Library Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Library Special Collections 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charlotte B. DeForest Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

Biography

DeForest was the daughter of pioneer missionary, John H. DeForest, of the American Board Mission; after graduation from Smith College, she returned to Japan and worked as a missionary educator; was president of Kobe College for women, Japan; author of The Woman and the Leaven in Japan (1923); worked as a Junior counselor at the Manzanar War Relocation Center, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, printed materials, and other miscellaneous items related to the Manzanar War Relocation Center and the work of Charlotte DeForest. Includes WRA staff memoranda and circulars (October 1944-November 1945), interview records and notes on internees at Manzanar (July-December 1944), and a scrapbook of mementos (1944-45).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
DeForest, Charlotte B. (Charlotte Burgis), b. 1879--Archives.
Manzanar War Relocation Center.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Counselors--California--Archival resources.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.

Related Material

Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States (Collection 2010)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

DeForest Papers 1942-1945

Physical Description: 6 folders and 1 oversize box
 

Manuscripts

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 153, Folder 2

Charlotte B. DeForest, Case work at Manzanar War Relocation Center. n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 10pp.)
Box 153, Folder 2

Charlotte B. DeForest, Closing out Manzanar: Ralph P. Merritt as I know him. n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 35pp.)
 

Documents re the Manzanar War Relocation Center, California.

Physical Description: 5 folders and 1 oversize box
Box 153, Folder 3

DeForest's interview records and notes on internees at Manzanar. July-December 1944

Physical Description: (Manuscripts, 12 items)
Box 153, Folder 4

War Relocation Authority (WRA) staff memoranda and circulars. October 1944-November 1945

Physical Description: (39 items)
Box 153, Folder 5

Miscellaneous items re the Manzanar Relocation Center.

Physical Description: (28 items)
Box 153, Folder 6

Agenda of Conference on Interracial Coordination, San Francisco. January 10-11, 1945

Physical Description: (Manuscript, 3pp.)
Box 153, Folder 6

Detroit Relocation Committee for Americans of Japanese Ancestry, Minutes of the meeting. June 7, 1946

Physical Description: (3pp., mimeographed)
Box 153, Folder 7

Printed material.

Box 153 , Folder 7

Charlotte B. DeForest, Kobe College Alumnae in America 1942. Auburndale, Massachusetts. December 1942

Physical Description: (Newsletter)
Box 153 , Folder 7

Ferne Downing, editor, Cactus Blossoms 1945. Rivers, Arizona. 1945

Physical Description: (Mimeographed)

Scope and Content Note

A collection of poems written by students of Butte High School, Gila Relocation Center.
Box 153 , Folder 7

Ribsu kirisuto kykai shh [characters] [ Rivers Tidings], nos. 58-59. January 21 & 28, 1944

Physical Description: (2 issues)
Language of Material: In English and Japanese.

Scope and Content Note

Weekly bulletins of the Rivers Christian Church.
Box 153 , Folder 7

Manzanar Magpie. November 20 & December 21, 1944; and January 18, February 26 & April 21, 1945

Physical Description: (5 incomplete issues)

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins issued by the WRA staff of the Manzanar Relocation Center.
Box 726

Mementos of the Manzanar Relocation Center. 1944-1945

Physical Description: (1 scrapbook)