Scope and Content Note
Title: Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1974
Collection number: 88031
Duveneck, Frank B., collector
8 manuscript boxes
(2 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, reports, bulletins, newsletters, statements, Congressional hearings, serial issues, and clippings, relating
to the internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II; social problems in the United States, especially
in California, and especially with reference to migrant farm workers, sharecroppers, blacks, and American Indians; race relations
in the United States; and progressive education programs. Collected by Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck. Includes a
few letters written to the Duvenecks.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates
to find the full extent of the collection.
||Birth of Frank B. Duveneck, Florence, Italy
||Birth of Josephine Whitney, Brookline, Massachusetts
||Marriage of Frank B. Duveneck and Josephine Whitney
||Josephine Whitney Duveneck serves on the Palo Alto City Council
||Purchase of Hidden Villa Ranch, Los Altos, California, which later becomes a summer camp for children and a youth hostel
||Both Duvenecks are active on behalf of evacuated Japanese Americans
Life on Two Levels, the autobiography of Josephine Whitney Duveneck
||Death of Josephine Whitney Duveneck
||Death of Frank B. Duveneck
Scope and Content Note
Received in the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988, with an increment in 1998, the Duveneck collection reflects the lifelong
social activism of Frank B. Duveneck and Josephine Whitney Duveneck. The causes taken up by the Duvenecks included the plight
of migrant farm workers in the United States; the promotion of racial equality in American society; concern for the status
of American Indians; and the defense of Japanese Americans who were relocated during World War II. In addition, the Duvenecks
devoted time to running an integrated summer camp for children and were active in the Society of Friends (Quakers).
The collection includes material relating to these issues. Of particular interest are those documents relating to the relocation
of Japanese Americans, including government publications, letters of protest, and Frank B. Duveneck's personal correspondence
with evacuees (see SUBJECT FILE). The collection also includes numerous publications and photographs documenting the living
conditions of migrant agricultural workers and Indians in the United States (see SUBJECT FILE and PHOTOGRAPHS), as well as
material pertaining to Josephine Whitney Duveneck's activities as a member of various civil rights organizations in California
(see SUBJECT FILE).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
Migrant agricultural laborers.
Land tenure--United States.
Indians of North America.
World War, 1939-1945.
United States--Race relations.
United States--Social conditions.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Duveneck, Josephine Whitney, 1891-