Register of the Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection

Prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Fax: (650) 725-3445
Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 2003
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection

Hoover Institution Archives



Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
David Jacobs
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications
© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1974
Collection number: 88031
Collector: Duveneck, Frank B., collector
Extent: 8 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
Repository: 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
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Accruals

Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

Biographical Note

1886 Birth of Frank B. Duveneck, Florence, Italy
1891 Birth of Josephine Whitney, Brookline, Massachusetts
1913 Marriage of Frank B. Duveneck and Josephine Whitney
1920s Josephine Whitney Duveneck serves on the Palo Alto City Council
1924 Purchase of Hidden Villa Ranch, Los Altos, California, which later becomes a summer camp for children and a youth hostel
1942-1945 Both Duvenecks are active on behalf of evacuated Japanese Americans
1978 Publication of Life on Two Levels, the autobiography of Josephine Whitney Duveneck
  Death of Josephine Whitney Duveneck
1985 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).

Indexing Terms

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.
Share-cropping.
Land tenure--United States.
Education--United States.
African Americans
Indians of North America.
United States.
California.
World War, 1939-1945.
Education.
United States--Race relations.
United States--Social conditions.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Duveneck, Josephine Whitney, 1891-


Container List

Box 1

Biographical File, 1955-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography, clippings, and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Bibliography, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Clippings, 1960-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Correspondence relating to the award of an honorable mention to Josephine W. Duveneck by the Lane Bryant Annual Award committee, 1955

box 1

Correspondence, 1941-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Letters of Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box/Folder 1 : 4

Elkus, Marjorie, 1948

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Hoover, Herbert, 1941

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Kingman, Ruth, 1974

box 1

Speeches and Writings, 1942-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Autobiography, letters to the editor, speeches, and writings, arranged by the names of the Duvenecks and therein chronologically by title
 

Duveneck, Frank B.

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Letter to the editor, New York Times, 1942 April 12.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 8

Letter to the editor, The Nation, 1942 May 9.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
 

Duveneck, Josephine Whitney

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Speech on Quakerism, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 10

Writing on progressive education, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph (incomplete)
Box/Folder 1 : 11

Writing on relocation of Japanese Americans, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph (incomplete)
Box/Folder 1 : 12

Speech to California Federation for Civic Unity, 1948(?).

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 13

Poem, 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 14

Life on Two Levels, autobiography, 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript (incomplete)
box 1-8

Subject File, 1936-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins, clippings, Congressional hearings transcripts, correspondence, leaflets, maps, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, and serial issues, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder 1 : 15-16

American Friends Service Committee

Box/Folder 1 : 17-20

Civil rights--United States.

Scope and Content Note

Includes material relating to the California Federation for Civic Unity and the Council for Civic Unity of San Francisco
Box/Folder 2 : 1-3

Civil rights--United States. (Contd.)

Box/Folder 2 : 4-5

Education--United States

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Housing--United States

 

Indians of North America

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Correspondence, 1937-1958.

Scope and Content Note

Letters neither to nor from Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck, and relating to the American Association on Indian Affairs and the California Indian Defense Committee. Correspondents include E. Raymond Armsby, Charles de Y. Elkus, and Oliver La Farge
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Maps

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Printed matter

Box/Folder 3 : 1-7

Printed matter (Contd.)

Box/Folder 4 : 1-5

Printed matter (Contd.)

Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

Printed matter (Contd.)

 

Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

 

Correspondence, largely involving Frank B. Duveneck's efforts on behalf of evacuees, 1942-1944

Box/Folder 5 : 3

General

 

Evacuees

Box/Folder 5 : 4

General

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Takahashi, Shozaburo

Box/Folder 5 : 6-8

Printed matter

Box/Folder 6 : 1

McCarthy, Joseph

Box/Folder 6 : 2-7

Migrant agricultural workers--United States

Box/Folder 7 : 1-2

Migrant agricultural workers--United States (Contd.)

 

Private Camp Integration Study Group

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Correspondence, largely involving Josephine Whitney Duveneck, 1964-1970

Box/Folder 7 : 4-5

Minutes and reports

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Southern Tenant Farmers Union

Box/Folder 7 : 7

United Farm Workers of America (UFWA)

Box/Folder 8 : 1-4

United States. Farm Security Administration.

Note

See also Migrant agricultural workers--United States
box 8

Photographs, 1954.

Scope and Content Note

38 prints depicting the members of a convention of the California Federation for Civic Unity, American Indian arts and crafts, migrant agricultural workers and their children, and a neighborhood improvement program
Box/Folder 8 : 5

1 print depicting the members (including Josephine Whitney Duveneck?) of a convention of the California Federation for Civic Unity, Asilomar, California, 1954

Box/Folder 8 : 6

3 prints depicting American Indian arts and crafts, n.d.

Box/Folder 8 : 7

3 prints depicting living facilities in a camp for migrant agricultural workers, n.d.

Box/Folder 8 : 8

16 prints depicting an educational program for the children of migrant agricultural workers, n.d.

Box/Folder 8 : 9

10 prints depicting migrant agricultural workers and their children, n.d.

Box/Folder 8 : 10

5 prints and 2 sheets of contact prints depicting a neighborhood improvement program in Menlo Park, California, n.d.