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Finding Aid for the Edward Norton Barnhart papers, 1890, 1895, 1940-1954
2010  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Norton Barnhart papers
    Date (inclusive): 1890, 1895, 1940-1954
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Barnhart, Edward Norton, 1909- 1988
    Extent: 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 English.
    Repository: 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.

    Administrative 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.

    Processing Note

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Norton Barnhart papers (Collection 2010). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

    Biography

    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:
    1. Preliminary inventory
    2. WRA statistical reports
    3. Copies of reports, publication excerpts, research papers, and bibliographies
    4. WRA reports, newsletters, and summary reports
    5. Camp newsletters
    6. Correspondence of the Tajiris (Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tajiri)
    7. Copies of reports, publications, and a research paper
    8. Office files (photocopies) of Wayne M. Collins

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    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.

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