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Finding aid for the William M. Marutani Papers
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Box 1

Series 1 Administrative Records

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains administrative records of the CWRIC. There are financial records, staffing information, meeting minutes, and resumes of applicants requesting to be a part of the CWRIC staff.
 

Series 2 CWRIC Report

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series focuses primarily on the CWRIC's report entitled Personal Justice Denied. There are four sub-series in this section: Personal Justice Denied, Economic Losses, Remedies, and Research Materials.
 

Personal Justice Denied

Physical Description: 18 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Personal Justice Denied contains various drafts of the redress report created by the CWRIC as well as the drafts of the commission's recommendations on redress. The drafts are arranged chronologically and are followed by papers on terminology and William Marutani's notes.
 

Economic Losses

Physical Description: 3 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series contains reports on the income and property losses experienced by internees. Two sets of economic reports were compiled for the CWRIC by ICF Incorporated.
Box 2

Remedies

Physical Description: 3 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series consists of various recommendations on remedies for redress. These were submitted to William Marutani as suggested inclusions for the CWRIC's official recommendations report. There are recommendations submitted by Gordon Hirabayashi and the JACL to name a few.
 

Research Materials

Physical Description: 16 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This sub-series contains research materials collected by Judge Marutani. Some materials include newspaper clippings, a U.S. government organizational chart during World War II, a writ of error coram nobis of Korematsu v. United States, and the Munson Report. These are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box 3

Series 3 Hearings

Physical Description: 21 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains transcripts from the CWRIC hearings in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The hearings are arranged chronologically.
 

Series 4 JACL

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The fourth series contains the correspondences and reports from the JACL that Marutani collected. The series is arranged by dates; documents with no dates are placed at the end of the folder.
Box 4

Series 5 Statements and Testimonials

Physical Description: 19 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The fifth series is the largest series in the collection, it contains a mixture of academic papers, oral testimonies, and written testimonies that were presented to the CWRIC. Some of the testimonials included are from key political figures during World War II such as John McCloy and Karl Bendetson. The series is arranged alphabetically by the name of the geographic location then within those folders the statements are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person. The final two folders in this series are organized based on Judge Marutani's original arrangement. It includes a table of contents as a guide.
Box 5

Series 6 The Alaskan Experience

Physical Description: 16 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains all of the materials relating to the Aleuts and Pribilof Islanders. There are testimonies, transcripts of hearings, and examinations of the Aleut Experience during World War II. This series is arranged alphabetically.