Finding Aid for the Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers, ca. 1940-1950

Processed by Grace R. Bertalot; machine-readable finding aid created by Amy Shung-Gee Wong
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2000
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Area, Interdisciplinary, and Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies History--California History--Central Valley/Sierra History History--California History--Inland Empire History Geographical (By Place)--California--Central Valley/Sierra Geographical (By Place)--California--Inland Empire History-- University of California History--University of California History General

Finding Aid for the Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers, ca. 1940-1950

Collection number: 807

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Grace R. Bertalot, 11 May 1966
Encoded by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, March 2001
Funding:
This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1950
Collection number: 807
Creator: Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

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). Department of 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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963--Archives.
Manzanar War Relocation Center.
University of California (System). Regents--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
Camp Hahn.
Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-45.

Related Material

  • After Me Cometh a Builder [oral history transcript] / Ralph Palmer Merritt, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1956. Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Title: Manzanar War Relocation Center Records
    (Collection 122). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers. ca. 1940-1950

Creator/Collector:

Physical Description: (Manuscripts and printed materials)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning Camp Hahn and the Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association, established in memory of Monsignor John J. Crowley, together with miscellaneous correspondence and published material.