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Finding aid of the Japanese-American Internment Oral Histories
MSS 296  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: japanese-american internment oral histories
    Dates: 2001
    Collection number: MSS 296
    Collector: Sparks, Edith
    Collection Size: .5 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: This collection contains audio interviews, transcriptions, photographs, genealogical information, letters and related newspaper clippings of Japanese-American who were kept in Relocation Centers during World War II.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of 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 by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    japanese-american internment oral histories. MSS 296. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    In the fall of 2001, University of the Pacific professor Edith Sparks assigned her students to interview nine Japanese-Americans who lived in San Joaquin County and were sent to Relocation Centers during World War II.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains audio interviews, transcriptions, photographs, genealogical information, letters and related newspaper clippings of Japanese-American who were kept in Relocation Centers during World War II. In addition to discussing life before, during, and after the time spent at the Relocation Centers, many of the narrators focus on how family dynamics changed while in the camps. Some interviewees compare the persecution of Muslims in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to what the Japanese-Americans went through during World War II.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rohwer Relocation Center.
    Tule Lake Relocation Center.
    Gila River Relocation Center.
    Japanese-American Evacuation and Relocation - 1942 - 1945.
    Oral history - 20th century.