Inventory of the Katherine Ream Sobeck Papers, 1942-2010

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Inventory of the Katherine Ream Sobeck Papers, 1942-2010

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Rita Morin
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Rita Morin.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.
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Publication Rights

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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.

Related Materials

Francis Willard Brush papers, Hoover Institution Archives
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

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


Collection Contents

 

Memoirs and Correspondence, 1942-2004

Scope and Content Note

All content photocopies and transcriptions of originals.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Camp John Hay memoirs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Written accounts by various authors who were children during internment. Includes letters by Ruth Ream, list of internees, illustrations and photographs. (3 copies)
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Katherine Ream Sobeck correspondence, 2003-2004

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Nora Ream Kuttner correspondence, 1990, 1996-1997

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Internee memoirs, 1942-2000, undated

Scope and Content Note

Memoirs from internees Woodrow and Sara Bartges, Patricia Briggs Dabbs, Carl B. Eschbach, Sidney Frankel, Betty Halsema Foley, Jim Halsema, Sylvan Katz, John F. Ream, Jim Thompson and unknown authors.
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Ream family memoirs, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Rokuro Tomibe (former Commandant, Camp Holmes) correspondence and documents, 1975-1983, undated

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings related to 1977 internee reunion, an early translated draft of war time memoir The Secret Story of the War's End by Rokuro Tomibe and published version.
 

Internment Camp Materials, 1942-1948, 1988 (bulk 1942-1948)

Scope and Content Note

All content photocopies or copies of originals.
Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Camp documents, 1944

Scope and Content Note

Inventory of Red Cross packages, high school exam papers, bulletin board notices and daily newsletter.
Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Camp drawings and maps, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Internee rosters, 1942-1948, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Photographs, 1942-1945, 1988, undated

 

Miscellaneous Materials, 1945-2010

Scope and Content Note

All content photocopies or copies of originals.
Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Baguio Internee News, 2007-2010

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Internee reunions 1976-2010

Scope and Content Note

Documents, pamphlets and photographs associated with internee reunions.
Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Miscellaneous , 1945-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

American POW articles, maps, journal article, war claim document, Douglas MacArthur communications and research paper by Romilda Wilder.
Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Newspaper and magazine articles, 1945-1963, 1977-2007, undated

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper and magazine articles written by and about internees..