INVENTORY OF THE J. RALPH MCFARLING COLLECTION, 1942-2007

Finding aid prepared by Michele McKinnon Fricke
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
©2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: McFarling (J. Ralph) Collection
Dates: 1943-2007
Dates: 1943-1946
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Creator: McFarling, J. Ralph (Joseph Ralph)
Extent: 1 box, [0.5 linear ft]
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
Abstract: This collection contains materials generated by J. Ralph McFarling, a Community Analyst for the War Relocation Authority, documenting the Amache Concentration Camp in Granada, Colorado where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administration Information

Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], J. RALPH MCFARLING COLLECTION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Acquisition Information

The materials were donated by Eileen Neill to the California State University Archives at California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Gregory Williams and Michele McKinnon Fricke, 2011.

History

Joseph Ralph McFarling was a Community Analyst for the War Relocation Authority at Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado during the war. He was born in Rock Port, Missouri on May 11, 1901 attending the Univeristy of Missouri, Methodist College in Cameron, the University of Chicago, Moody Bible Institute and University of Denver. He was the deputy Postmaster in Rock Port. Later, he worked at the boy’s reformatory in Jefferson City and a welfare worker for Atchison County. After the war, he was transferred to Seattle, Washington to help establish communities for relocated Japanese-Americans. He died in Seattle on October 9, 1977. While at Granada Relocation Center, he reported to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, two noted anthropologists.

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials generated by J. Ralph McFarling documenting the Amache Concentration Camp in Granada, Colorado where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II. It contains a ten page typescript memoir entitled The Day the Ban was Lifted by McFarling describing conditions in the camp, weekly reports written by McFarling to the War Relocation Administration, namely his supervisors John H. Provinse and Ned (Edward H.) Spicer (1944-1945), memos and other data relating to camp management, letters from former prisoners who discuss their resettlement throughout the United States, a “resettlement” handbook and guides to the Amache camp published at the camp. There is also a Smithsonian pamphlet entitled The Japanese published in 1943, a pamphlet entitled The Displaced Japanese-Americans published by the American Council on Public Affairs and a pamphlet entitled Japan by the editors of Fortune Magazine, 1944. Other materials include four camp photographs and three watercolor paintings of concentration camp barracks and their desert surroundings by Hajime Takata.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Japanese-Americans
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

Personal Names

McFarling, Joseph Ralph
Provinse, John H. (John Henry), 1897-1965
Spicer, Edward H. (Edward Holland), 1906-1983

Corporate Names

United States. War Relocation Authority
Granada Relocation Center—Amache (Colo.)

Geographic Names

Amache (Colo.)


Container List

 

Box Contents McFarling Materials, 1943-2007

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials generated by J. Ralph McFarling documenting the Amache Concentration Camp in Granada, Colorado where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II. It contains a ten page typescript memoir entitled The Day the Ban was Lifted by McFarling describing conditions in the camp, weekly reports written by McFarling to the War Relocation Administration in Washington DC (1944-1945), memos and other data relating to camp management, letters from former prisoners who discussed their resettlement throughout the United States, a “resettlement” handbook and guides to the Amache camp published at the camp. There is also a Smithsonian pamphlet entitled The Japanese published in 1943, a pamphlet entitled The Displaced Japanese-Americans published by the American Council on Public Affairs and a pamphlet entitled Japan by the editors of Fortune Magazine, 1944. Other materials include four camp photographs and three watercolor paintings of concentration camp barracks and their desert surroundings by Hajime Takata.
Box 1, Folder 1

Book: The Japanese by John F. Embree [Smithsonian], 1943, January 23

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence: Dillon Myer, Director, 1943, February 26 and May 14

Box 1, Folder 3

Booklet: Amache, Colorado, Granada Relocation Center, 1943, April 5

Box 1, Folder 4

Description: Relocation Counseling Unit, Amache, [1944]

Box 1, Folder 5

Press Release; Relocation Counseling Unit, Amache, 1944, February 22

Box 1, Folder 6

Press Release: Family Relocation Counseling Unit, 1944, March 6

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence: to J.G. Lindley, 1944, September 22

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence: to Ned Spicer (Edward H.), 1944, September 22

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence: Ned Spicer (Edward H.), War Relocation Authority, 1944, December 14

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward H. Spicer, 1944, December 20

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, 1944, December 22

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, 1944, December 22

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence: Bill Adachi, Amache Young Buddhist Association, 1944, December 22

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, 1944, December 30

Box 1, Folder 15

Booklet: Amache, Colorado [Granada Relocation Center], ca. 1944

Box 1, Folder 16

Booklet: The Displaced Japanese-Americans American Council on Public Affairs [originally appeared in Fortune Magazine, April 1944, as Issei, Nisel and Kibei], ca. 1944

Box 1, Folder 17

Book: Japan by editors of Fortune Magazine, 1944

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, 1945, January 2

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence: L.M. Oki [Louis M.], 1945, January 7

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer,(Weekly Trend Report), 1945, January 18

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, January 23

Box 1, Folder 22

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, February 3

Box 1, Folder 23

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, February 6

Box 1, Folder 24

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, February 9

Box 1, Folder 25

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, February 15

Box 1, Folder 26

Correspondence: Robbin Kaneko, 1945, March 5

Box 1, Folder 27

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, 1945, March 8

Box 1, Folder 28

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, March 10

Box 1, Folder 29

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, March 17

Box 1, Folder 30

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, March 26

Box 1, Folder 31

Correspondence: Bob Tashima, 1945, March 26

Box 1, Folder 32

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, April 7

Box 1, Folder 33

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, April 20

Box 1, Folder 34

Correspondence: H. (Hajime) Takata, 1945, April 23

Box 1, Folder 35

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, April 30

Box 1, Folder 36

Application for Federal Employment, 1945, May

Box 1, Folder 37

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, May 11

Box 1, Folder 38

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, May 29

Box 1, Folder 39

Correspondence: Grace Koike, 1945, June 5

Box 1, Folder 40

Correspondence: to Walter J. Knodel, 1945, June 11

Box 1, Folder 41

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, (Weekly Trend Report), 1945, June 14

Box 1, Folder 42

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse, 1945, June 16

Box 1, Folder 43

Correspondence: Isamu Nakamura, 1945, June 21

Box 1, Folder 44

Request for Personnel Action- Transfer, 1945, June 23

Box 1, Folder 45

Correspondence: Yamoto Ichihoshi, 1945, June 25

Box 1, Folder 46

Correspondence: to John H. Provinse, 1945, July 3 and July 10

Box 1, Folder 47

Correspondence: Mary Tashima, 1945, July 14 and August 20

Box 1, Folder 48

Correspondence: Ed W. Takunaga, 1945, July 16

Box 1, Folder 49

Correspondence: Louis M. Oki, 1945, August 2

Box 1, Folder 50

Correspondence: Toske Hoshimiya, 1945, November 1

Box 1, Folder 51

Correspondence: Toske Hoshimiya, 1945, November 18

Box 1, Folder 52

Correspondence: Rose Kikuchi, 1945, November 18

Box 1, Folder 53

Community Analysis Report No. 14, War Relocation Authority, 1945, November 19

Box 1, Folder 54

Correspondence: Katherine Luomala, 1945, December 11

Box 1, Folder 55

Correspondence: to Ned Spicer (Edward H.), 1946, January 31

Box 1, Folder 56

Project Analysis Series No. 24: Stresses and Strains of Center Life, 1946, February 20

Box 1, Folder 57

Correspondence: Marie D. Lane, 1946, February 21

Box 1, Folder 58

Correspondence: Toske Hoshimiya, 1946, February 23

Box 1, Folder 59

Correspondence: Ned Spicer (Edward H.), 1946, March 13

Box 1, Folder 60

Correspondence: Marie D. Lane, [1946], November 14

Box 1, Folder 61

Newspaper Obituary: Joseph Ralph McFarling, ca. 1977, October 9

Box 1, Folder 62

Memoir: The Day The Ban Was Lifted, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 63

Resettlement Handbook, Evacuee Information Office, Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 64

Resettlement Handbook, Evacuee Information Office, Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 65

Comments by FRP, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 66

Photographs – Four Camp Photos, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 67

Writings, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 68

Copies of Hajime Takata three watercolor paintings, Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado of Camp Barracks and surrounding landscape, n.d.