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Finding Aid for the Ralph Palmer Merritt papers, ca. 1940-1950
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  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Funding
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Related Oral History
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Ralph Palmer Merritt papers
    Collection number: 807
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
    Date: ca. 1940-1950
    Abstract: Merritt was born on February 26, 1883 in Rio Vista, California. He received his BS, University of California, Berkeley, 1907. He was the president and managing director of Sun Maid Raisin Growers from 1923-28 and later became the project director for United States War Relocation Authority (WRA) at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, from November 1942-March 1946. He served as UC Regent from 1923-30. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, pictures, printed materials, and books related to Camp Hahn and the Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association. Includes materials related to the Manzanar War Relocation Center and Camp Hahn, California.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Ralph P. Merritt, 1963.

    Funding

    This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers (Collection 807). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Merritt was born on February 26, 1883 in Rio Vista, California; BS, University of California at Berkeley, 1907; president and managing director, Sun Maid Raisin Growers, 1923-28; project director for US War Relocation Authority (WRA) at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, November 1942-March 1946; UC Regent, 1923-30; died on April 3, 1963 in Los Angeles, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, pictures, printed materials, and books related to Camp Hahn and the Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association. Includes materials related to the Manzanar War Relocation Center and Camp Hahn, California.

    Note

    Description derived from in-house card file.

    Related Material

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233409 

    Related Oral History

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:
    • After Me Cometh a Builder [oral history transcript] / Ralph Palmer Merritt, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1956. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Interview of Ralph Palmer Merritt  

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233409 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Camp Hahn.
    Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association.
    Manzanar War Relocation Center.
    Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963--Archives.
    University of California (System). Regents--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-45.