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Finding Aid for the William C. Carr Papers, 1941-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William C. Carr Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1962
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Carr, William C.
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Carr was a real estate agent in Pasadena, California, who founded the Friends of the American Way in February 1944 with a group of Pasadena residents and served as the organization's first chairman. The Friends of the American Way worked towards the restoration of the civil rights of Japanese Americans. He also founded the Pasadena Chapter of the Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play. He helped many Japanese American families during the time of internment and resettlement. The collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, reports, clippings, and other printed materials related to William C. Carr and the activities of the Friends of the American Way. Carr's correspondence with various state and local officials includes Earl Warren, Chester F. Gannon, Fletcher Bowron, Lloyd W. Lowrey, and Fred N. Howser. The collection also includes various samples of printed hate materials opposing the return and resettlement of Japanese Americans at the end of World War II. Includes reports and printed materials related to the War Relocation Authority (WRA).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William C. Carr Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

    Biography

    Carr was a real estate agent in Pasadena, California, who founded the Friends of the American Way in February 1944 with a group of Pasadena residents; he served as the organization's first chairman; the Friends of the American Way worked towards the restoration of the civil rights of Japanese Americans; he also founded the Pasadena Chapter of the Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play; he helped many Japanese American families during the time of internment and resettlement.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, reports, clippings, and other printed materials related to William C. Carr and the activities of the Friends of the American Way. Carr's correspondence with various state and local officials includes Earl Warren, Chester F. Gannon, Fletcher Bowron, Lloyd W. Lowrey, and Fred N. Howser. The collection also includes various samples of printed hate materials opposing the return and resettlement of Japanese Americans at the end of World War II. Includes reports and printed materials related to the War Relocation Authority (WRA). Also contains 19 photographs of Japanese Americans and five large scrapbooks (1941-47).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Records relating to the Friends of the American Way, 1942-45.
    2. Correspondence, records, and other materials relating to activities of the Friends of the American Way, 1941-45.
    3. Reports and other printed materials relating to the War Relocation Authority (WRA) and various relocation centers, 1942-45.
    4. Printed materials.
    5. Five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on evacuation, anti-Japanese propaganda, and Japanese Americans and their postwar resettlement, December 1941-March 1947.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Carr, William C.--Archives.
    Friends of the American Way.
    United States. War Relocation Authority.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Civic leaders--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.
    Real estate agents--California--Pasadena--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Scrapbooks.

    Related Material

    Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States (Collection 2010)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.