Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Edward Norton Barnhart papers
Date (inclusive): 1890, 1895, 1940-1954
Collection number: 2010
Barnhart, Edward Norton, 1909- 1988
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Abstract: Edward Norton Barnhart was a professor of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley and also served as bibliographer
for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Collection there. This collection consists of copies and originals of
reports, research papers, and publications related to the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Collection Study and
includes War Relocation Authority (WRA) publications and statistical reports on evacuation and resettlement. The collection
also includes correspondence of the Tajiris, mostly regarding the preparation of a pamphlet on the Japanese American war efforts,
as well as a small collection of personal records of Peruvian Japanese and their families interned at Santa Fe and Crystal
City from the law offices of Wayne M. Collins. Materials in this collection are primarily in English with some in Japanese.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
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.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.
Processed by Susanne Mari Sakai in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Kelley Wolfe
Bachli and Megan Hahn Fraser, October 2011.
[Identification of item], Edward Norton Barnhart papers (Collection Number 2010). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Edward Norton Barnhart (1909-1988), Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, served as bibliographer
for the university's Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) collection. The JERS project received the
Woodrow Wilson Award of the American Political Science Association for the most distinguished work in political science published
in 1954. As the bibliographer, he was responsible for creating an inventory for the collection.
Barnhart began his scholarly career in the field of psychology, but after joining the government services as a Public Opinion
Analyst in the Office of Facts and Figures (later known as the Office of War Information), he started focusing on issues in
communication and public policy. In particular, he was interested in examining the legal implications of government bowing
down to public opinion pressures during wartime. Such research was embodied in a book he wrote with two others, titled
Prejudice, War and the Constituion (1954), which stems from JERS, and deals with the political characteristics and constitutional significance of the wartime
internment of Japanese Americans. He also wrote articles on Peruvian Japanese internees in the United States.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of various materials related to the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) collection
at the University of California, Berkeley, such as statistical reports, newsletters, and research papers. A large portion
of the collection comprises of War Relocation Authority (WRA) documents and publications from relocation centers. Also included
in the collection are approximately 100 letters addressed to and from Larry Tajiri, editor of the
Pacific Citizen newspaper, and his wife. Content of these correspondences mainly regard the the preparation of a new pamphlet to be printed
by the Japanese American Citizen's League (JACL) on the Japanese American war efforts. In addition, the collection contains
photocopied office files of Wayne M. Collins, a civil rights attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who served
as legal counsel for the Peruvian Japanese interned in the United States during World War II, and thus a handful of personal
records of Peruvian Japanese and their families interned at Santa Fe and Crystal City. Materials in this collection are primarily
in English with some in Japanese.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Preliminary inventory
- WRA statistical reports
- Copies of reports, publication excerpts, research papers, and bibliographies
- WRA reports, newsletters, and summary reports
- Camp newsletters
- Correspondence of the Tajiris (Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tajiri)
- Copies of reports, publications, and a research paper
- Office files (photocopies) of Wayne M. Collins
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Barnhart, Edward Norton, 1909- --Archives.
Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
Bibliographers--United States--Archival resources.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Collins, Wayne M.