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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Japanese American Internment, 1929-1956 bulk 1942-1946
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of material about Japanese relocation,
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1956
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1942-1946)
    Collection number: 131
    Extent: 4 boxes1 map folder
    Abstract: The collection consists of publications and press releases by the War Relocation Authority (WRA), in addition to yearbooks and pamphlets created by Japanese American internees and advocacy groups, with an emphasis on the Manzanar and Minidoka internment next hit camps.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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 the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ralph P. Merritt, 1946. Additional items are the gift of Bradford Smith, 1952.

    Processing Information:

    The materials in Collection 131 were extracted from Collection 122, the Manzanar War Relocation Center Records (formerly titled the U.S. War Relocation Authority Archive) in 1971, when that collection was arranged and described. The materials were given summary description in 1979. Items were inventoried, housed in folders, and arranged into series to enhance access to the collection in 2005.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material About previous hit Japanese American Internment next hit (Collection 131). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232768 

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of materials from the U.S. Department of the Interior War Relocation Authority related to Japanese Americans and relocation. Includes various War Authority publications and pamphlets, miscellaneous articles, Camp Harmony (Puyallup, Washington) and the Minidoka irrigator (Hunt, Idaho) camp newsletters, miscellaneous publications related to Manzanar, California, and a phonographic recording of The exile's return, a production of CBS-KNX news (1956).

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The collection consists of publications and press releases by the War Relocation Authority (WRA), in addition to yearbooks and pamphlets created by previous hit Japanese American internees and advocacy groups, with an emphasis on the Manzanar and Minidoka internment next hit camps. It also includes speeches, clippings of published articles, and masters' theses. Subjects include segregation within camps, the loyalty of previous hit Japanese Americans, resettlement, and the internment next hit process.
    Items of note include several reproduced sketches by artist Mine Okubo, pamphlets by the Japanese American Citizen's League (JACL), original copies of the Minidoka Irrigator, a recording of a 1956 radio broadcast from Los Angeles, and transcripts of speeches.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. War Relocation Authority (WRA), 1942-1946 (2 boxes)
    2. Internment camps, 1942-1945 (1 box)
    3. Miscellaneous, 1929-1956 (1 box, 1 map folder).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    United States--War Relocation Authority.

    Related Material

    Manzanar War Relocation Center Records (Collection 122)  . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.