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Inventory of the Katherine Ream Sobeck Papers, 1942-2010
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Katherine Ream Sobeck Papers, 1942-2010
    Dates: 1942-2010
    Collection Number: 2010C33
    Collector: Sobeck, Katherine Ream
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Materials in this collection were acquired by Katherine Ream Sobeck. The collection is comprised of memoirs, correspondence, internee lists, newsletters, other printed matter, and photographs related to the experiences of American civilians interned by the Japanese during their occupation of the Philippines in World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Katherine Ream Sobeck Papers, 1942-2010, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

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    Biographical Note

    Katherine Ream Sobeck was born December 7, 1929, in Manila, Philippines. She was living in Baguio, Philippines with her family at the time the Japanese invaded the islands during World War II. Members of Katherine Ream Sobeck's family were civilian internees throughout the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, at first at Camp John Hay and Camp Holmes in Baguio City, and subsequently at the Bilibid Prison in Manila. The Ream family moved to California in May 1945. Katherine married Frederick J. on Sobeck September 1, 1950, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and divorced in September 1977. She now resides in Maryland.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Katherine Ream Sobeck collection is comprised of memoirs, correspondence, internee lists, newsletters, other printed matter, and photographs related to the experiences of American civilians interned by the Japanese during their occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Content is comprised of transcripts, photocopies and copies of original materials.
    Over time Katherine Ream Sobeck came into the possession of unpublished copies of internee diaries and memoirs, newspaper clippings, camp related papers, and photographs documenting the experiences of American internees in Japanese-occupied Philippines, specifically at the Baguio and Bilibid internment camps. In 2010 Katherine Ream Sobeck donated these materials to the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Americans--Philippines
    World War, 1939-1945--Philippines
    World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons
    World War, 1939-1945--Philippines--Concentration camps
    Philippines--History--Japanese occupation, 1942-1945