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The Claremont Colleges Special Collections Japanese American Incarceration Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-1111

  • Staff Only

Abstract

This collection was created by Special Collections to house materials relating to the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Materials include correspondence, artifacts, photo albums, family papers, and materials relating to the running of the relocation centers. Items of note include a collection of war correspondence written by a Japanese-American soldier in the U.S. Army, camp governance papers from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, and a softball signed by Tule Lake internee team members.

Dates

  • 1941-1993

Language of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English, Japanese, German.

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (1 records box, 1 document box, 1 shoe box, 1 flat box)

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance / Source of Acquisition

Materials purchased by Special Collections, 2018; 2019.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Materials were housed in archival, acid-free folders and boxes. Staples and other metal fasteners were removed. Photographs were placed in protective mylar sleeves.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

Contact:
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States