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Finding Aid for the Harry Y. Ueno Papers, 1937-1986, bulk 1937-1950
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harry Y. Ueno Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1986, bulk 1937-1950
    Collection number: 1555
    Creator: Ueno, Harry Y. (Harry Yoshio), 1907-
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: While a cook at the Manzanar Relocation Center Harry Ueno was active in trying to organize kitchen workers in protest against camp conditions and was outspoken against the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). He was accused of beating JACL leader Fred Tayaman and taken to the Inyo County Jail. A mass protest for his release triggered the Manzanar Incident which exposed tensions in the camp and accelerated the War Relocation Authority's (WRA) plans to segregate the loyal from the unloyal camp residents. The collection consists of personal papers and documents relating to the Manzanar War Relocation Center riot. Includes some items connected with Leupp Isolation Center, Tule Lake Segregation Center, and materials related to Ueno's children's educational experience at various centers. Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.
    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

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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

    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 Harry Y. Ueno, 1998.

    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], Harry Y. Ueno Papers (Collection 1555). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Ueno was a cook at the Manzanar Relocation Center; he was active in trying to organize kitchen workers in protest against camp conditions and was outspoken against the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL); accused of beating JACL leader Fred Tayaman and taken to the Inyo County Jail; a mass protest for his release triggered the Manzanar Incident; the Incident exposed tensions in the camp and accelerated the WRA plans to segregate the loyal from the unloyal camp residents; Ueno later reported mistreatment related to his transfer to Leupp Isolation Center.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of personal papers and documents relating to the Manzanar War Relocation Center riot. Includes documents, clippings, notes, correspondence, and ephemera. Also includes some items connected with Leupp Isolation Center, Tule Lake Segregation Center, and materials related to Ueno's children's educational experience at various centers. Some items are photocopies.
    Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Ueno, Harry Y. (Harry Yoshio), 1907--Archives.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.

    Related Material

    Manzanar Martyr: an Interview with Harry Y. Ueno. Available at the Charles E. Young Research Library and College Library.
    Title: Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States
    Identifier/Call Number: (Collection 2010).
    Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Title: Japanese American Research Project - Fading Footsteps of the Issei
    Identifier/Call Number: (Collection 2010).
    Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.