Finding Aid for the Constantine Panunzio Collection of Material on Japanese American Internment , ca. 1853-1945, (bulk 1942-1943)

Processed by Christen Sasaki, with assistance from Laurel McPhee, November 2005; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Constantine Panunzio Collection of Material on Japanese American Internment next hit
Date (inclusive): ca. 1853-1945, (bulk 1942-1943)
Collection number: 1636
Creator: Panunzio, Constantine M. (Constantine Maria), 1884-1964.
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: The collection consists of Professor Constantine Panuzio's collection of printed materials such as articles, clippings, newsletters, pamphlets and reports relating to the previous hit internment of Japanese Americans next hit during World War II.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

  • Gift of Ralph P. Merritt, 1946.
  • Gift of Bradford Smith, 1952.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Constantine Panunzio Collection of Material on previous hit Japanese American Internment next hit (Collection Number 1636). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Constantine Panunzio (1884-1964) was born in Molfetta, Italy. He arrived in the United States in 1902, and after some difficult years as a struggling immigrant, he entered Kent's Hill Academy in Maine. He received his A.B. from Wesleyan University in 1911 and a M.A. in 1912. He then enrolled in the Boston University School of Theology and earned the S.T.B. in 1914. He served as pastor in several Methodist churches in Massachusetts and he was superintendent of Social Service House, Boston, from 1915-1917; from 1917 to 1918 he served as general organizer of the YMCA on the Italian front during World War I. In 1925 he earned the Ph.D. degree at the Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, and was appointed assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1931, where he remained until he retired as professor of sociology in 1951. His published works include three books and two research monographs. In 1931-33, Panunzio was president of the Pacific South-western Academy; in 1934-35, president of the Pacific Sociological Society. In 1939, he participated in the founding of the Mazzini Society; in 1940 he was designated by the New York World's Fair Committee as among the foreign-born who have made outstanding contributions to American culture. In 1961 he received the Wesleyan University Distinguished Alumnus award.

Expanded Biographical Note

Constantine Panunzio (1884-1964) was born in Molfetta, Italy. He arrived in the United States in 1902, and after some difficult years as a struggling immigrant, he entered Kent's Hill Academy in Maine. He received his A.B. from Wesleyan University in 1911 and a M.A. in 1912. He then enrolled in the Boston University School of Theology and earned the S.T.B. in 1914. He served as pastor in several Methodist churches in Massachusetts and he was superintendent of Social Service House, Boston, from 1915-1917; from 1917 to 1918 he served as general organizer of the YMCA on the Italian front during World War I. In 1925 he earned the Ph.D. degree at the Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, and was appointed assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1931, where he remained until he retired as professor of sociology in 1951.
His published works include three books and two research monographs. In 1931-33, Panunzio was president of the Pacific South-western Academy; in 1934-35, president of the Pacific Sociological Society. In 1939, he participated in the founding of the Mazzini Society; in 1940 he was designated by the New York World's Fair Committee as among the foreign-born who have made outstanding contributions to American culture. In 1961 he received the Wesleyan University Distinguished Alumnus award.
In the last dozen years of his life, Dr. Panunzio was instrumental in bringing about a substantial increase in the stipends of colleagues already retired at the University of California, in improving the retirement system at UC, and in discovering what the situation was for other retirees at institutions throughout the United States by launching a nationwide emeriti census in 1954. He died on August 6, 1964.
From Gordon H. Ball, et. al, "Constantine Maria Panunzio, Anthropology and Sociology: Los Angeles," in University of California: In Memoriam, April 1966.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Professor Contantine Panuzio's collection of printed materials such as articles, clippings, newsletters, pamphlets and reports relating to the previous hit internment of Japanese Americans next hit during World War II. Internment camps represented in the collection are Heart Mountain, Wyoming; Manzanar, Calif.; Merced Assembly Center, Calif.; and the Santa Anita Assembly Center, Calif. The collection also contains a mid-nineteenth century map of Japan.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged at the folder level. There are no series.

Custodial History

The materials in Collection 1636 were originally part of Collection 131, A collection of material on previous hit Japanese American Internment next hit , which was itself extracted from Collection 122, the Manzanar War Relocation Center Records (formerly titled the U.S. War Relocation Authority Archive) in 1971. Within a few years, materials from Collection 131 were dispersed into three additional collections: the present collection, entitled the Constantine Panunzio collection of material on previous hit Japanese American internment (Collection 1636); the Lincoln Kanai papers (Collection 1637); and the Bradford Smith papers (Collection 1638). The name of Constantine Panunzio was formally incorporated into the collection title in 2005, according to the papers' original provenance within the Manzanar War Relocation Center Records. Christen Sasaki and Laurel McPhee fully re-housed and processed the collection in the fall of 2005.

Related Material

Manzanar War Relocation Center Records (Collection 122)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Maps--Japan.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Panunzio, Constantine M.--(Constantine Maria),--1884-1964.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

K.M.P.C. broadcast 1942 March 30

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Transcription of a statement on a program sponsored by the Native Sons of the Golden West."
Box 1, Folder 10

Santa Anita Assembly Center 1942

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Letters and manuscripts about life in Santa Anita Assembly center by L. Noda.
Box 1, Folder 11

Church Federation of Los Angeles 1942 June-July

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Japanese Evacuation Committee bulletins.
Box 1, Folder 12

General Information Bulletins, Heart Mountain, Wyoming 1942 September 19-1942 October 20

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins cover housing, food, and daily life in camp.
Box 1, Folder 13

American Friends Service Committee 1942-1945

Physical Description: 13 items.

Scope and Content Note

Assorted print materials, including information bulletins.
Box 1, Folder 14

Map of Japan--"Zushu Shimoda Onsen Meishoki" between 1853 and 1868

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Fold-out color map of Japan. Published by Taiheido Seiji.
Box 1, Folder 15

Civilian Public Service Camp no. 21, Cascade Locks, Oregon 1942

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Materials on George Kiyoshi Yamada, including three issues of The Columbian. C.P.S. camps were an alternative for conscientious objectors during World War II.
Box 1, Folder 16

Merced Assembly Center--"The Mercedian" 1942

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter on the daily life of internees.
Box 1, Folder 2

Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play 1943 June 15

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Printed policies.
Box 1, Folder 3

Text of American Legion Protest on Racial Discrimination 1943

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Printed resolution.
Box 1, Folder 4

Resolution authorized by Los Angeles County Defense Council though action by special committee 1942 February 11

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Resolution regarding Japanese Americans. Chairman Gordon L. McDonough.
Box 1, Folder 5

Japanese Methodist Church newsletter--"The Methodist Voice" 1942 March-April

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Volume VIII, no. 40. Includes an evacuation news sheet.
Box 1, Folder 6

Nelson, Henry E. "The status of Orientals in unions on the Pacific Coast" no date

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Paper.
Box 1, Folder 7

The Conscientious Objector 1943 August 6

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Monthly newsletter published by the National Committee on Conscientious Objectors. Article on Stanley Murphy and Lewis Taylor.
Box 1, Folder 8

Frances A. Kaplan materials--"Japanese Problem" 1942

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Letter, Paul Shoup, President of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association for Better Employment Relations. Transcribed statements by public officials on Japanese Americans, pertaining to agriculture, produce, and special interest groups.
Box 1, Folder 9

Manzanar ca. 1942

Physical Description: 11 item.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous papers and correspondence. Includes a typewritten manuscript on a film produced by Frank Judson, instructor of photography at USC, with Wesley Oyamaa and Isamu Noguchi. Volume II, no. 5 of "The Community Flashlight," a newsletter published by the University Community Youth Committee.