Finding Aid for the Edward Norton Barnhart papers, 1890, 1895, 1940-1954

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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 Number 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.

Related Material


Container List

 

1. Preliminary inventory undated

Scope and Content Note

The inventory lists the items found within the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) collection, University of California, Berkeley.
Box 46, Folder 1

Inventory list of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) collection undated

 

2. WRA statistical reports 1943-1946

Scope and Content Note

Reports relate to the evacuation and resettlement from the War Relocation Authority (WRA) Relocation Planning Division, Statistical Section.
Box 46, Folder 2

Reports on weekly leaves and net absences on leave by centers 1943 June 19-1946 March 23

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Weekly Leaves by Centers, weekly report, no. 5-33; Net Absences on Leave by Centers, weekly report, no. 34-133; and Net Absences on Leave, Tule Lake.
Box 46, Folder 3

Reports on seasonal leaves from centers 1943 December 25-1944 May 31

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Seasonal Leaves, Departures by Center, State and County of Destination, Weekly Report, no. 31-45; Seasonal Leave by Centers, Weekly Report, County of Destination, no. 1-30; and Seasonal Leaves, Departures by Center, State and County of Destination, Monthly Report, no. 46-47
Box 46, Folder 4

Reports on indefinite leaves from centers 1943 May 1-1945 December 1

Scope and Content Note

Includes: General Indefinite Leaves by Centers, Dependents and Workers, semi-monthly report, no. 1-18; Indefinite Leave by Areas, Number of Evacuees on Indefinite Leave Who Have Reported Departures, Arrival or Change of Address by Relocation Areas, States and Important Cities, semi-monthly report, no. 1-38; Indefinite Leaves by Centers, Weekly Report, State of Destination, no. 1-24a; Indefinite Leaves, State of Destination, weekly report, no. 25-30; Indefiniteand Indefinite Leaves by Area, weekly report, no. 16; Indefinite Leaves, Departures by Center, State of Destination, Weekly Report, no. 31-45; Indefinite Leaves, Departures by Center, State of Destination, Monthly Report, no. 46-47; and Indefinite Leave Departures, State of First Destination by Type of Leave, monthly report, no. 2-4
Box 46, Folder 5

Reported Relocation by States, monthly report, no. 1-12 1945 February 1-1946 January 1

Box 46, Folder 6

Returns to West Coast, City, Cumulative, monthly report, no. 1-12; and Returns to West Coast, County and Citizenship, Cumulative, monthly report, no. 1-12 1945 June 30-1946 March 31

Box 46, Folder 7

Terminal Departures from Centers, State of First Destination by Center, weekly report, no. 1-48; and Terminal Departures from Centers, Cumulative Summary, State of First Destination by Centers, monthly report, no. 1-12 1945 January 6-December 1; and 1945 December 31-1946 March 30

Box 46, Folder 8

Selective Service and Volunteers, Weekly Report, no. 10-52 1944 November 4-1945 November 30

Box 46, Folder 9

Reported Casualties Among Soldiers of Japanese Descent, by State, County, and City of Pre-Evacuation Address. With Supplements, no. 1-10 1944 December 16, and 1944 December 17-1945 November 30

Scope and Content Note

For the States of California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona, and Territories of Alaska and Hawaii
Box 46, Folder 10

Cumulative Casualties by Center (Reported Casualties Among Soldiers of Japanese Ancestry by Location of Next of Kin and Source of Information), no. 1-15 1944 December 16-1945 November 30

 

3. Copies of reports, publication excerpts, research papers, and bibliographies 1890-1945

Scope and Content Note

Materials relate to Japanese workers in the U.S., anti-Japanese attitudes, and the impact of the war on Japanese American communities.
Box 46, Folder 11

United States Bureau of the Census reports, Japanese Employed Workers 14 Years Old and Over by Sex, Nativity, Major Occupation, and Industry Group, for Counties and Urban Places 1940

Scope and Content Note

In the states of California, Oregon and Washington
Box 47, Folder 1

Editorials from The Pacific Rural Press 1895 September-1942 September

Box 47, Folder 2

Excerpts from the California Fruit Growers; and Excerpts from the Western Grower and Shipper 1890 February- 1942 February; and 1929 December-1942 September

Box 47, Folder 3

Helen E. Hennefrund, Bibliography on Japanese in American Agriculture undated

Box 47, Folder 4

Reports from the US Department of Agriculture on the Japanese in American agriculture 1942-1945

Scope and Content Note

Lloyd H. Fisher and Ralph L. Nielsen, The Japanese in California Agriculture. Testimony submitted to the Select Committee Investigating National Defense Migration. March 1942; Adon Poli, Japanese Farm Holders on the Pacific Coast. December 1944; Walter C. McKain, Jr., When the Japanese Return to California. December 1944; Walter C. McKain, Jr., Imperial Valley holds an 'Anti-Japs' meeting. February 1945.
Box 47, Folder 5

Los Angeles County Farm Bureau Monthly, vol. XV, no. 11-12 (2 copies), and vol. XVI, no. 1 1942 April-May, and 1942 June

Box 47, Folder 6

Excerpts of various publications re the Japanese in American agriculture undated

Scope and Content Note

Sources include House Committee on Immigration, Berkeley Gazette, Associated Farmer, and Pacific Rural Press.
Box 47, Folder 7

Tamotsu Shibutani, The Initial Impact of the War on the Japanese Communities in the San Francisco Bay Region: A Preliminary Report, Berkeley 1942

Box 47, Folder 8

Richard Nishimoto, Chapter V: "Japanese in Domestic Service" undated

Box 47, Folder 9

Richard Nishimoto, Chapter VI: "Japanese in Personal Service and Urban Trade" undated

Box 47, Folder 10

George Yasukochi, A Study of the Vocational Experiences of University of California Alumni of Japanese Ancestry, Berkeley; and Dorothy Sheets, Anti-Japanese Agitation in California Studied at Three Periods of Crisis, Whittier College (M.A. thesis) 1941; and 1943

Box 47, Folder 11

Chitoshi Yanaga, "Comments and Suggestions," "The Nature of Anti-Oriental Attitude," and Bibliography undated

 

4.WRA reports, newsletters, and summary reports 1942-1945

Scope and Content Note

Materials are those through which the War Relocation Authority (WRA) provided information about the Relocation Program.
Box 47, Folder 12

WRA, instruction bulletins and memoranda to WRA staff 1942-1943

Box 47, Folder 13

WRA, information bulletins to the evacuees, written in Japanese and in English undated

Box 47, Folder 14

WRA, Second Quarterly Report and Semi-Annual Report 1942 July 1-September 30, 1944 January 1-June 30

Box 47, Folder 15

WRA, Colorado River Relocation Center, Family Welfare Section, The Story of the Family Welfare Section 1942 May-1945 May

Box 48, Folder 1

WRA, Community Analysis Section, reports 1943-1945

Box 48, Folder 2

WRA, Community Analysis Section, Weekly Aummary, no.21, 25-27, & 30 1945 May 23, June 21 & 27, July 6 & 27

Box 48, Folder 3

WRA, Information Digest, no. 44 & 46 1943 May 15 & July 15

Box 48, Folder 4

WRA, Daily News Digest 1944 October 26-1945 April 25

Box 48, Folder 5

WRA, Weekly Press Review, no. 19; and Great Lake Area, Newsletter 1943 May 26; and 1944 October 31

Box 48, Folder 6

WRA, Summary Notes on Segregation Conference of W.R.A. Officials, Denver, Colorado 1943 July 26-27

Box 48, Folder 7

轉住計画の全貌「轉住所住民の心得」 Tenjū keikaku no zenbou: 'tenjūsho jūmin no kokoroe' [Full details about the relocation program], Washington D.C. 1943 May 5

Box 48, Folder 8

WRA, All Center Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah 1945 February 16-22

 

5. Camp newsletters 1942-1945

Scope and Content Note

These publications from various assembly centers and relocation camps report on conditions of their institutions.
Box 48, Folder 10

Information Concerning Tule Lake Center; and 「ツーリレツキ出発期日確定す、ラファブリッジ氏より今朝発表さる」 [Tule Lake internees to be notified of day of transfer to Tule Lake] n.d.

Box 48, Folder 11

Scattered issues of the Topaz Times, [vol. I, no.1]-vol.XII, no.9 1942 September 17-1945 August 31

Scope and Content Note

Published by the Central Utah Relocation Project, Topaz, Utah. In English and Japanese
Box 48, Folder 12

Trek, vol. 1, no.1-3 1942 December, and 1943 February & June

Scope and Content Note

Special publication of the Reports Division, Central Utah Relocation Project, Topaz, Utah
Box 48, Folder 13

Civil Liberties and Test Cases 1944 June

Scope and Content Note

Legal Committee Report, Community Council, Topaz, Utah
Box 48, Folder 14

Fighting Americans, Too! 2nd Edition; Volunteers for Victory; Reinstitution of Selective Service: summary of the policies of the selective service system, War Department and W.R.A which affect Nisei; and All Aboard 1943 April 3; March 6; 1944 June; and Spring

Scope and Content Note

Fighting Americans, Too! published by the historical committee of the Volunteers for Victory, Topaz, Utah; Volunteers for Victory published by the Resident Council for Japanese American Civil Rights, Topaz, Utah; Reinstitution of Selective Service published by the Citizens Committee and Community Council, Central Utah Project, Topaz, Utah; and All Aboard a special publication of the Citizens Committee and Community Council, Central Utah Project, Topaz, Utah
Box 48, Folder 15

scattered issues of the Tanforan Tantalizer, vol. I, no. 1, 7, 10, 12, 14, & 19 1942 May 15, June 27, July 15 & 25, August 8, and September 8

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter for the Tanforan Assembly Center at San Bruno, California
Box 48, Folder 16

Denson Magnet, vol. I, no. 1 1943 April

Scope and Content Note

Magazine published by the Document Section, Jerome Relocation Center, Denson, Arkansas
Box 48, Folder 17

Issei, Nisei, Kibei: The U.S. has put 110, 000 people of Japanese blood in "protective custody" 1944 April

Scope and Content Note

The English version which originally appeared in the April 1944 issue of Fortune Magazine was reprinted as the Gila News-Courier Supplement (n.d.), and its Japanese translation in ten installments from April 20 to May 16, 1944 in the Gila News-Courier Japanese secton. The Gila News-Courier was the newspaper for the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona.
Box 48, Folder 18

The Pen 1943 November 6

Scope and Content Note

A special anniversary issue published by the Outpost, Rohwer Relocation Center, Relocation, Arkansas
Box 48, Folder 19

Family Welfare Orientation Program 1944 April 4-8 & 10-14

Scope and Content Note

Report prepared by the Colorado River Relocation Center, Poston, Arizona
Box 48, Folder 20

America in the War and America in the Peace 1944 May 30

Scope and Content Note

A copy of an address delivered by Ralph P. Merritt, Manzanar Relocation Center Director
Box 49, Folder 1

Correspondence and documents re Charlotte B. DeForest, WRA Counselor, and adult education programs in the Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California 1944 November-1945 July

Scope and Content Note

A couple of items written in Japanese
 

6. Correspondence of the Tajiris 1944 April-1945 October

Scope and Content Note

Larry Tajiri was the editor of the Pacific Citizen newspaper. These correspendences mostly re the preparation of a new pamphlet by the Japanense American Citizens League (JACL) on the Japanese American war efforts.
Box 48, Folder 9

Correspondence of the Tajiris (Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tajiri) 1944 April-1945 October

 

7. Copies of reports, publications, and a research paper 1945-1947

Scope and Content Note

Materials concern the postwar resettlement of evacuees and the effect of evacuation on the Japanese community in Seattle
Box 49, Folder 2

Reports, bulletins and leaflets on the postwar resettlement of evacuees 1945-1947

Box 49, Folder 3

Documents re the Chicago Resettlers Committee 1945-1947

Scope and Content Note

Includes scattered issues of the Chicago Resettler, March 29, 1946-June 1947 (6 issues total), and mimeographed reports of the Committee, 1946-1947
Box 49, Folder 4

S. Frank Miyamoto and Robert W. O'Brien, A Survey of Some Changes in the Seattle Japanese Community Resulting from the Evacuation undated

Scope and Content Note

Unpublished paper
 

8. Office files of Wayne M. Collins 1946-1955

Scope and Content Note

Wayne M. Collins (1900-1974) was 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.
Box 49, Folder 5

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 1 of 10) 1946

Box 49, Folder 6

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 2 of 10) 1947 January-June

Box 49, Folder 7

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 3 of 10) 1947 July-December

Box 49, Folder 8

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 4 of 10) 1948

Box 49, Folder 9

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 5 of 10) 1949

Box 49, Folder 10

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 6 of 10) 1950

Box 49, Folder 11

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 7 of 10) 1951

Box 49, Folder 12

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 8 of 10) 1952

Box 49, Folder 13

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 9 of 10) 1953

Box 49, Folder 14

Chronological files containing documents, records, and correspondence on the Peruvian Japanese internees (folder 10 of 10) 1954

Box 49, Folder 15

Records and documents relating to a test suit filed by Iwamori Sakasegawa before the US District Court 1946

Scope and Content Note

Iwamori Sakasegawa, along with Chika Yamasaki, was one of two Peruvian Japanese to file test suits on June 25, 1946 to prevent deportation to Japan, charging that they were kidnapped by the US Military Police.
Box 49, Folder 16

Records and documents relating to a test suit filed by Chika Yamasaki before the US District Court 1946-1953

Scope and Content Note

Chika Yamasaki, along with Iwamori Sakasegawa, was one of two Peruvian Japanese to file test suits on June 25, 1946 to prevent deportation to Japan, charging that they were kidnapped by the US Military Police.
Box 50, Folder 1

Records and documents relating to the appeals filed to the US Immigration Service on behalf of the Nakamatsu family 1951-1954

Box 50, Folder 2

Records and documents relating to the appeals filed to the US Immigration Service on behalf of Isamu Kurotobi 1943-1955

Box 50, Folder 3

Documents and records relating to the deportation proceedings initiated by the US Immigration Service against the Peruvian Japanese interned at the Terminal Island Immigration Station in Terminal Island, California. 1946

Box 50, Folder 4

Documents and records relating to the deportation proceedings initiated by the US Immigration Service against the Peruvian Japanese interned at the Alien Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas. 1946

Box 50, Folder 5

Documents and records relating to the deportation proceedings initiated by the US Immigration Service against the Peruvian Japanese interned at Santa Fe Internment Camp in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1946

Box 50, Folder 6

Personal records of 65 Peruvian Japanese and their families interned at Santa Fe 1946

Box 50, Folder 7

Personal records of 91 Peruvian Japanese and their families interned at Crystal City 1946

Box 50, Folder 8

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Aida to Dodohara 1946

Box 50, Folder 9

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Fujii to Gushi 1946

Box 50, Folder 10

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Hamamura to Hori 1946

Box 50, Folder 11

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Ikari to Inamine 1946

Box 50, Folder 12

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Kage to Kawai 1946

Box 51, Folder 1

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Kihara to Kurotobi 1946

Box 51, Folder 2

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Maoki to Murono 1946

Box 51, Folder 3

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Naganuma to Noguni 1946

Box 51, Folder 4

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Ohara to Ozaki 1946

Box 51, Folder 5

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Sadamaru to Suzuki 1946

Box 51, Folder 6

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Takahashi to Tsutsui 1946

Box 51, Folder 7

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Uchiyama to Watanabe 1946

Box 51, Folder 8

Individual records on the deportation hearings by the US Immigration Service-- Yakabi to Yoshizumi 1946