Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Katherine Ream Sobeck Papers, 1942-2010
Collection Number: 2010C33
Collector: Sobeck, Katherine Ream
1 manuscript box
(0.4 linear feet)
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
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Katherine Ream Sobeck Papers, 1942-2010, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.
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
. 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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Ann Miller Depew papers, Hoover Institution Archives
James J. Halsema papers, Hoover Institution Archives
George C. Mora papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Renee Ream collection, Hoover Institution Archives
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
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
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