Japanese Internment collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
0296
Finding Aid Date
2010
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Dates

  • 1942-1946 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.84 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Japanese Internment collection, Collection no. 0296, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Abstract

    The collection consists of copies of the Manzanar Free Press and the Information Bulletin published by the Japanese-American Relations Committee of the American Friends Service Committee. The Manzanar Free Press was a typeset, printed newspaper published at the Manzanar relocation camp from 1942 to 1945. The American Friends Service Committee, founded in 1917, began working actively with Japanese Americans during World War II. The Information Bulletin was published by the Japanese-American Relocations Committee of the AFSC, which was based in Pasadena, and which supplied news of the committee's work to its members.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of copies of the Manzanar Free Press and the Information Bulletin published by the Japanese-American Relations Committee of the American Friends Service Committee. The copies of the Manzanar Free Press are extremely fragile. USC's holdings consist of the majority of volume 2. The Information Bulletins begin with number 1 (February 1942).

  • Historical note

    The Manzanar Free Press was a typeset, printed newspaper published at the Manzanar relocation camp. Its publication spanned Manzanar's time as both an assembly center and a War Relocation Authority Camp. Publication began on April 1, 1942 and ended on October 19, 1945. Story coverage in the paper was typical of a small town newspaper, with stories on social events, religious activities, classified ads, etc.

    The American Friends Service Committee, founded in 1917, began working actively with Japanese Americans during World War II. The AFSC focused its efforts on Japanese resettlement and helping Japanese-Americans adjust to the relocations. Members visited Japanese-Americans in their homes and later in the camps to provide moral support; they spoke publically about the relocations; and they collected food for interned families. The Information Bulletin was published by the Japanese-American Relocations Committee of the AFSC, which was based in Pasadena, and which supplied news of the committee's work to its members.

    [Source: Densho Encyclopedia, http://encyclopedia.densho.org>]

Instances

  • Type
    Textual Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1-2

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