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Diary

Collection Author:
Harriman, Stephen (farmer)  Search this
Myers, Annamae Barlup (farmer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Annamae Barlup Myers & Stephen Harriman Diaries, 1883-1894, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Annamae Barlup Myers and Stephen Harriman Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0345-ref40
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[World War II conscientious objectors in front of their tents near Markleeville, California, July 1943 : black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Torrence, Vernon Keith, 1921-1946  Search this
Collection Creator:
Donnald, Morrill  Search this
Torrence, Vernon Keith, 1921-1946  Search this
Kansas Wesleyan University  Search this
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4.3" x 2.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
Vernon Torrence is second from left; photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
01071701.tif (AC Scan)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 4.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors  Search this
Conscientious objectors -- World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Vernon Torrence Collection, 1930-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Vernon Torrence Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0717-ref520

Missile, Air-to-Surface, Tiny Tim

Manufacturer:
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Overall, steel; fins, aluminum; simulated propellant, wood, possibly pine; felt in front of propellant grain simulations; copper burst disc, in back of nozzles; two electrical leads for ignition, with transpararent plastic insulation, leading from back of nozzle.
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 ft. 3 in. long x 11 3/4 in. diameter, 1255 lb. (312.42 x 29.85cm, 569.3kg)
Other (Nozzle): 1 1/4 in. diameter (3.18cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1944-1951
Inventory Number:
A19660030000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660030000
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Rocket, Liquid Fuel, Sounding, WAC Corporal

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mainly sheet steel; plastic or plexiglass cones on tips of the two white fins.
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 ft. wide x 16 ft. long x 1 ft. diameter, 292 lb. (91.44 x 487.68 x 30.48cm, 132.5kg)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1945-1950
Credit Line:
Gift of the California Institute of Technology
Inventory Number:
A19590009000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Space Race
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19590009000
Additional Online Media:

Stanton Macdonald-Wright collection, 1940-1950

Creator:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Subject:
Ettleson, Ben  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9031
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211220
AAA_collcode_macdstan4
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211220

Caterpillar Tractor Co. Photoprints

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Holling, W. J.  Search this
Chandler, Don  Search this
Caterpillar Tractor Co. (Peoria, Ill.).  Search this
Broden  Search this
Names:
Caterpillar Tractor Co. (Peoria, Ill.).  Search this
Extent:
11 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Aerial Photographs
Place:
Texas -- 1940-50
Illinois -- photographs -- 1948-1949
Georgia -- 1940-1950
California -- 1940-1950
Date:
1948-1949.
Scope and Contents note:
11 photoprints of Caterpillar Tractor Co. buildings and products: three photographs of company buildings, including two aerial views, and eight photographs of tractors, including views of machines at work in various locations. Tractors with various models of scrapers are shown in San Antonio, Texas; Whittier, California; and Colquitt County, Georgia. Locations of five tractor views unidentified: one shows two stationary tractors, the others show machines at work in roadbuilding and cemetery construction.
Biographical/Historical note:
Photographs probably commissioned by Caterpillar for public relations or advertising use.
Provenance:
Source unknown, but possibly originally in Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Road construction -- Photographs -- 1940-1950  Search this
Labor and laboring classes -- Photographs  Search this
Factories -- 1940-1950  Search this
Earthmoving machinery -- Photographs -- 1940-1950  Search this
Construction workers  Search this
Construction industry -- Photographs -- 1940-1950  Search this
Cemeteries -- Construction -- 1940-1950  Search this
Tractors -- Photographs -- 1940-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Aerial Photographs
Citation:
Caterpillar Tractor Company Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0146
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0146

[Woman and laundry in alley : photonegative.]

Photographer:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985  Search this
Donor:
Williams, Sydney Olmstead  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985  Search this
Collection Donor:
Williams, Sydney Olmstead  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (2.4" x 2.5")
Culture:
African Americans -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- 1940-1950
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- 1940-1950
Date:
Circa 1946
Scope and Contents:
Part of Los Ageles series?
Arrangement:
In box 1, image 172.
Local Numbers:
AC0270-0000172 (AC scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Alleys  Search this
Laundry  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Collection Citation:
G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives, circa 1941-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0270-ref733

Embattled dreams : California in war and peace, 1940-1950 / Kevin Starr

Author:
Starr, Kevin  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 386 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
2002
1850-1950
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_679950

L. A. Housing (Mrs. Cheetum) / Hewitt St. Location [photonegative]

Photographer:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985  Search this
Donor:
Williams, Sydney Olmstead  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Olmstead, G. Dwoyid (Gilbert Dwoyid), 1914-1985  Search this
Collection Donor:
Williams, Sydney Olmstead  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (2.4" x 2.6")
Culture:
African Americans -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- 1940-1950
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- 1940-1950
Date:
Circa 1946
Scope and Contents:
Part of Los Ageles? series. Trash in alley.
Arrangement:
In box 1, image 167.
Local Numbers:
AC0270-0000167 (AC scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Dwellings -- California  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Collection Citation:
G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives, circa 1941-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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G. Dwoyid Olmstead Photonegatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0270-ref732

Charles W. Koerner RKO Studios Scrapbook

Creator:
Koerner, Charles W.  Search this
Names:
RKO Pictures.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Menus
Scrapbooks
Programs
Date:
1923-1953
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook documenting Charles W. Koerner's career as head of RKO Pictures in the 1940s. The scrapbook contains letters, a telegram, photographs, programs, a menu, clippings, and miscellany. Some portions of the scrapbook date from before Koerner's time with RKO, including his college years, and portions are from after his death, possibly compiled by his wife, Vivian.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Motion picture executive, head of RKO Pictures from 1942 to 1946.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Rebecca Renish, 2017
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Motion picture studios -- California -- Hollywood  Search this
Motion picture industry  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1940-1950
Menus -- 1940-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1940-1950
Programs -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Charles W. Koerner RKO Studios Scrapbook, 1923-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1432
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1432

Lotte Lehmann

Artist:
George Platt Lynes, 15 Apr 1907 - 6 Dec 1955  Search this
Sitter:
Lotte Lehmann, 1885? - 1976  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 23.4cm x 18.8cm (9 3/16" x 7 3/8")
Culture:
Lotte Lehmann: European\German  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Santa Barbara\Santa Barbara
Date:
c. 1947
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Artwork  Search this
Artwork\Photograph  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Lotte Lehmann: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Lotte Lehmann: Female  Search this
Lotte Lehmann: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Donald Windham
Object number:
S/NPG.94.267
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of George Platt Lynes
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.94.267

Korea in world politics, 1940-1950; an evaluation of American responsibility

Author:
Cho, Soon Sung 1930-  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Center for Japanese and Korean Studies  Search this
Physical description:
x, 338 p. map. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Korea
Date:
1967
1948-1960
Topic:
Foreign relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E183.8.K7 C54
E183.8.K7C54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20570

Gerald Lamboley Collection of Japanese-American Letters

Creator:
Sato, Sanji (student)  Search this
Satow, R. (student)  Search this
Satow, Susama Paul (student)  Search this
Lamboley, E. Gerald  Search this
Sato, Kiyo (student)  Search this
Komata, Tomi (student)  Search this
Names:
Edward Kelley School (Sacramento (Cal.))  Search this
Pinedale Assembly Camp.  Search this
Poston Relocation Camp  Search this
War Relocation Authority  Search this
Cox, Mary Aline, 1890-1972 (teacher)  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 folder, 6 letters)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Biographies
Typescripts
Transcripts
Place:
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Poston (Ariz.) -- Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Pinedale (Calif.) -- Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Date:
1942-1943
Summary:
Letters from students of Japanese-American ancestry to Miss Cox, their former teacher at the Edward Kelley School in Sacramento, California. This teacher has been identified as Mary Aline Cox by Ms. Colleen Zoller, January 13, 2009.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains six letters dated 1942 1943 from former students of Japanese American ancestry to Miss Cox, a teacher at the Edward Kelley School in Sacramento, California. Three letters were written from inside a camp, while the others were written from outside of camp. The letters are arranged chronologically. Sanji Sato, a young male not yet out of high school, penned both Letters 1 and 3. The first dated June 12, 1942 was written from Pinedale "A.C." [Assembly Center]. This letter contains a brief description of the center, one of many used to keep internees until the ten more permanent camps were prepared to receive them, and its physical surroundings, as well a mention of the medical examination and vaccinations the evacuees underwent.

Letter 3, more lengthy in nature, covers the dates January 1, 1943, to March 6, 1943. Sent from Poston, Arizona (location of the largest relocation camp), Sato indicated the block and barrack numbers of his lodgings. The camp is defined by the arid surroundings, temperature, flora and fauna, and natural landmarks; its

inhabitants are defined by their New Year's Exhibition and Boy Scout Troops. Pertinent to the historian are Sato's opinion of the "loyalty" forms, why Japanese Americans should fight in World War II, and the behavior of other Poston residents. Also of interest are his personal discussions of his former life on the farm, his passion for the American flag, and remembrance of his dog.

Letter 2 was written by a student identified as "Kiyo" on December 26, 1942, in Garrett, Indiana while on vacation from college (later identified as Ms. Kiyo Sato). A former internee at Poston Relocation Center, she wrote of her reaction to school and dorm life, as well as her reaction, as a person of Japanese ancestry, to a Midwestern town. She expressed hope of ending any misconceptions and of the evacuees returning home "in one piece." Letter 4 is signed "R. Satow and family" and dated April 19, 1943. A year after leaving the relocation center, the writer, having reached Keenesburg, Colorado, thanks Miss Cox for her assistance. The writer's surroundings are reported in addition to updates on other former internees' activities.

The Poston Relocation Center was also the home of Susuma Paul Satow, writer of Letter 5. Satow diplayed the belief that his volunteering in the army benefited the government and reflected well on Japanese Americans. Another topic discussed the regret that some "No No Boys" experienced and Satow's personal lack of empathy for them. The writer voiced concern about anti Japanese American discrimination in Sacramento, and, thus, his hesitancy to return.

Letter 6, from Tomi Komata, was undated and meant to inform Miss Cox of his life in college (possibly Downer College). "Released and happy," Komata announced the lack of expected discrimination and the racial tension that did exist, as well as his scorn of those in camp who listened to rumors of prejudice. Mentions of the WRA and how internees should be more willing to embrace its programs are included.
Arrangement:
1 series. Not arranged.
Biographical / Historical:
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 to bar "any and all persons" from certain sections of the United States for purposes of national defense. A reaction to the "yellow peril" "demonstrated" by the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, the Executive Order would mean that all Japanese immigrants and Americans of Japanese ancestry would be required to "evacuate" the West Coast of the United States. By the end of this policy in 1946, over 120,000 men, women, and children had been forcefully relocated to various types of internment camps.

Not only had the possessions and lives of these people been disrupted, their privacy and Constitutional rights were ignored as the government thoroughly investigated their lives, looking for any signs of disloyalty to America. Early in 1943, tests were made of their "loyalty" as they were asked to forswear allegiance to the emperor of Japan, swear allegiance to the United States, and volunteer for military service.

Through programs established by the War Relocation Authority (WRA), internees were permitted to leave the camps permanently, provided they had a job or attended a college or university and passed additional government investigations. By 1943, 17,000 people had left the camps in this manner. Others left by joining the military. By 1946, the last permanent camp was dismantled.
Materials in Other Organizations:
War Relocation Authority, Record Group 210, or those of the United States Commands, 1947 , Record Group 338, National Archives and records Administration

National Headquarters of the Japanese American Citizens League in San Francisco, California

Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Japanese American Documentary Collection, 1905-1945 (AC0305)
Provenance:
Collection donated by E. Gerald Lamboley, June 2, 1992.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Usage or copyright restrictions. Contact repository for further information.
Topic:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Internees -- Japanese Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Concentration camps -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians  Search this
Teachers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Students -- 1940-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Biographies
Typescripts -- 1940-1950
Transcripts
Citation:
Gerald Lamboley Collection of Japanese-American Letters, 1942-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0450
See more items in:
Gerald Lamboley Collection of Japanese-American Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0450
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Japanese American Documentary Collection

Creator:
Tanaka, Peter, Dr.  Search this
Tsukamoto, Mary  Search this
McGovern, Melvin  Search this
Nitta, Eugene T.  Search this
Ishimoto, Norman  Search this
Source:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Japanese Americans Citizens League  Search this
Emi, Frank  Search this
Hashimoto, M.  Search this
Kamikawa, Juichi  Search this
Kamikawa, Kazu, Mrs.  Search this
Kawashiri  Search this
Kihari, Shigeya  Search this
Matsumoto  Search this
Miyake, Takashi  Search this
Oliver, Floyd A.  Search this
Ozamoto, T.  Search this
Vogel, Mabel Rose  Search this
Wakabayashi, Ron  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Typescripts
Passports
Albums
Books
Cartoons (humorous images)
Christmas cards
Comic books
Newsletters
Panoramas
Personal papers
Photograph albums
Photographs
Posters
Ration books
Scrapbooks
Telegrams
Place:
Minidoka
Manzanar
Idaho
Amache (Calif.)
California -- 1940-1950
Date:
1900s-1993
Scope and Contents:
The collection is an assortment of souvenirs and memorabilia, which have survived the years since World War II. Many of them, Christmas cards, high school graduation programs, notes to friends, snapshots, and photographic prints in the form of dance programs reflect the interests and concerns of all teenagers. There are camp newsletters and Japanese passports, identification cards, ration books, meal passes, posters; a photograph album contains both family photographs and a record of achievements of members of the Kamikawa family. There is a transcript of a taped interview with Mrs. Kamikawa, who was nearly 90 in February 1982, the time of the interview. A book, Lone Heart Mountain by Estelle Ishigo, portrays in text and sketches life in the relocation centers.

The collection has been filed under the name of each donor rather than by subject such as passports, newsletters, photographs. With very few exceptions the material is in good condition. The historical sketch of the Matsumoto family tree in the photograph album is badly damaged.
Arrangement:
1 series, arranged alphabetically by donor.
Biographical / Historical:
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 authorizing the military to exclude "any and all persons" from designated areas of the United States to protect the national defense. Thus, without the imposition of martial law, the military were given authority over the civilian population.

Under this order, nearly 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry, nearly two thirds of who were United States citizens, were forced out of their homes and into detention camps in isolated areas of the west. Many of them spent the years of the war living under armed guards, and behind barbed wire. Children spent their school days in the camps, young men left to volunteer or be drafted for military service. The War Relocation Authority administered the camps.

This collection of documentary materials relates to the involuntary relocation of Japanese Americans was collected by the Division of Armed Forces History in connection with the exhibit A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the United States Constitution at the National Museum of American History in 1988. The donors either were members of the Japanese American Citizens League or reached through the League. Interesting and revealing information is available about a few of the donors. They were primarily teenagers or young adults at the time of the relocation and the materials in the collection reflect their interests and concerns. Juichi Kamikawa, who had completed a year of college in Fresno, California, graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. after the war and became a respected artist. His family record is one of distinction in both Japan and the United States for several generations. Masuichi Kamikawa, his father, received the Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Japanese Emperor for outstanding contributions to the cultural heritage of Japan. Among achievements cited were his work in merchandizing and banking in Fresno, California. Mary Tsukamoto is one of the contributors to the video conversations in the exhibit. She is a retired teacher who was 27 years old in 1942 and a long time resident of Florin, California. Along with her entire family, she was sent to the center at Jerome, Arkansas. Mabel Rose Vogel taught high school at one of the camps, Rowher Center, Arkansas.
Related Materials:
The Division of Armed Forces History will have additional documents collected for the exhibit, A More Perfect Union, described above, that may be useful. Another collection on this topic in the Archives Center is collection #450, the Gerald Lampoley Collection of Japanese American Letters, 1942 1943, a collection of six letters written by Japanese Americans to their former teacher. Researchers may also refer to the records of the War Relocation Authority, Record Group 210, or those of the United States Commands, 1947 , Record Group 338, in the National Archives. Further, the National Headquarters of the Japanese American Citizens League in San Francisco, California, and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California, maintain related collections.
Provenance:
Donated by a number of Japanese Americans, many of whom are members of the Japanese American Citizens League, headquartered in San Francisco. This material was acquired for inclusion in the exhibition, A More Perfect Union, described above, but was not placed on display for one reason or another. In certain instances, items in this collection were omitted from the exhibit if they were considered too fragile or too sensitive to prolonged exposure to light. It is possible that related items, currently on display, ultimately will be transferred to the Archives Center; if this occurs, it would be useful to distinguish between the two groups of exhibited and undisplayed materials. Transferred from the Division of Armed Forces History, June 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Collection located at off-site storage area.

Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings only possible by special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Military history, Modern  Search this
Concentration camps -- 1942-1945 -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Typescripts -- 1940-1950
Passports
Albums -- 1940-1950
Books
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 20th century
Christmas cards
Comic books
Newsletters -- 1940-1950
Panoramas
Personal papers -- 1940-1950
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Posters -- 1940-1960
Ration books
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Telegrams -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Japanese American Documentary Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0305
See more items in:
Japanese American Documentary Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0305
Additional Online Media:

I'm Glad for Your Sake; Kissa Me Baby

Composer; recording artist:
Charles, Ray  Search this
Composer:
Lawrence, Jack  Search this
Tinturin, Peter  Search this
Manufacturer:
Swing Time  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
1949
1950
Related Publication:
Jazz Records 1942-1965, Vol. 2: Bl - Co
ID Number:
1996.0153.08697
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08697
Label number:
274
Accession number:
1996.0153
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1233271
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I'm Glad for Your Sake; Kissa Me Baby

Composer; recording artist:
Charles, Ray  Search this
Composer:
Lawrence, Jack  Search this
Tinturin, Peter  Search this
Manufacturer:
Swing Time  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
1949
1950
Related Publication:
Jazz Records 1942-1965, Vol. 2: Bl - Co
ID Number:
1996.0153.08698
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08698
Label number:
274
Accession number:
1996.0153
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1233272
Additional Online Media:

What D'ya Mean, You Lost Your Dog?; Lazy Daddy

Recording artist:
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies  Search this
Red Nichols and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
Capitol  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Date made:
1950
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Related Publication:
Jazz Records 1942-1962, Vol. 5: M - N
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain
ID Number:
1978.0670.114
Accession number:
1978.0670
Maker number:
964
Catalog number:
1978.0670.114
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_663344
Additional Online Media:

Selective Service System / Registration Certificate [for Juichi Kamikawa : printed identification card with hand-written signature and typed information]

Collector:
Kamikawa, Juichi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Tanaka, Peter, Dr.  Search this
Tsukamoto, Mary  Search this
McGovern, Melvin  Search this
Nitta, Eugene T.  Search this
Ishimoto, Norman  Search this
Collection Source:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (2.5" x 3.9".)
Culture:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Identity cards
Certificates
Place:
California -- 1940-1950
Date:
1948
Scope and Contents:
Registration card verifiying Juichi Kamikawa is in the Selective Services. Includes personal information such as address and physical characteristics.
Arrangement:
In box 1, folder 8.
Local Numbers:
AC0305-0000004-01 (AC Scan)

AC0305-0000004-02 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Concentration camps -- United States  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Identity cards -- 1940-1950
Certificates -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Japanese American Documentary Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Japanese American Documentary Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0305-ref579
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Alice Weber Photograph Albums

Creator:
Weber, Alice  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
Okinawa
Shanghai (China) -- 1940-1950
Kauai (Hawaii)
Oahu (Hawaii)
Honolulu (Hawaii)
China
Guam
Hawaii
Hilo (Hawaii)
Date:
1945-1948
Summary:
Collection consists of two photograph albums documenting Alice Weber's work and travels to California, Japan (specifically Okinawa), Hawaii, China and Guam from 1945-1948. The images depict base housing and facilities, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and other subjects.
Scope and Contents:
Two photograph albums, captioned (in some instances with brief descriptions, locations, and dates), documenting Alice Weber's travels to California, Okinawa, Japan, Hawaii, China and Guam, from 1945-1948.. The images depict such things as base housing and facilities in Hawaii, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and other subjects. There is also a printed booklet titled First Air Division, 1947. The booklet describes Okinawa and was written and compiled by Captain Robert F. Meritt, staff public information officer for the United States Air Force. Many of the line illustrations in the booklet were drawn by McFadden of the Daily Okinawan.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Weber worked in a civilian capacity on a military base in Okinawa, Japan. Her work was connected to sheet metal. Her work and travels took her to California, Japan, Hawaii, China, and Guam.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

The History of the Royal Hawaiian Band Collection, 1836-1980 (AC0361)

A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Albums, 1900-1956 (AC1015)

Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, 1895-1921 (AC0143)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Hawaii Series, ca. 1724-1977 (AC0060)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Ruth Masters on December 31, 2008.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Agriculture -- Hawaii  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Military bases  Search this
Pineapples -- Hawaii  Search this
Coffee -- Hawaii  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Sheet-metal work  Search this
Sugar cane -- Hawaii  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Alice Weber Photograph Albums, 1945-1948, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1144
See more items in:
Alice Weber Photograph Albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1144

Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection

Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
San Mateo Coast Guard Station  Search this
United States. Merchant Marine  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newspapers
Oral history
Scrapbooks
Identity cards
Menus
Correspondence
Military passes
Photographs
Diaries
Passports
Place:
San Mateo (Calif.)
Date:
1943-1946
Summary:
The collection documents Jack B. Navarre's service in the Merchant Marine's and Navy between 1943 and 1946.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of official correspondence, identification papers, and ephemeral material relating to Navarre's service in the Merchant Marine between 1943 and 1946. The correspondence concerns his appointment and training in the Merchant Marine Cadet Corps and his discharge from the Merchant Marine. Identification papers include his seaman's passport, his cadet school ID card and service record, his Coast Guard pass, and an ID card for Puerto Rico. Other materials include ship's crew passes from the vessels he served on, a shore leave pass for Naples, a job assignment card, and overtime sheets from his tour aboard the Sea Partridge. Many of these materials are attached to pages from a scrapbook. Of interest also are several ship's menus from 1944 and a photocopy of a ship's newspaper, dated September 3, 1945, describing the surrender of Japan.

Papers relating to John C. Porter include his diary, kept while serving on the U.S.S. Severn, and his photograph.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack B. Navarre was born in Detroit in 1925. In October 1943, at the age of 18, he was accepted into the U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps as a Cadet Midshipman Engineer. He underwent basic training at the San Mateo Coast Guard Station in California from January to April 1944. He then reported aboard the S.S. Canada Victory in San Francisco for a period of training afloat.

Navarre served on three separate ships in the South Pacific War Zone between 1944 to 1945. After his training period on the Canada Victory ended in February 1945, he served a tour doing engine maintenance aboard the S.S. Sea Flasher from March to June 1945. This was followed by a tour as an oiler aboard the S.S. Sea Partridge from June to September 1945.

He subsequently served aboard the S.S. Coast Rica Victory in October 1945, sailing to Marseilles, France, and Naples, Italy, and then aboard the S.S. Malvern Hill, sailing to Puerto Rico in January 1946.

John C. Porter was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1924, and grew up in Claremont, New Hampshire and later in Newport, Rhode Island. He developed an early interest in radio, building his own radios and working for a radio and TV business installing antennas. He took and passed the FCC's test to acquire amateur call letters, but Pearl Harbor intervened. Amateur radio use was prohibited, and no call letters were issued for the duration of World War II. He wanted to be a radioman in the Navy, and was accepted.

At the age of eighteen, Porter joined the Navy in Providence, Rhode Island. He was assigned to a new ship being commissioned at Sparrow's Point, in Baltimore, the U.S.S. Severn, which saw service in the Pacific. After the War, Porter worked as a plumber and school custodian in Scituate, Rhode Island. He retired in 1987 and died in 1992.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Delia Porter, date unknown, and Jack B. Navarre, August 24, 1990.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Merchant Marine  Search this
Ships -- Manning  Search this
Merchant Marine -- Manning of vessels -- United States  Search this
Merchant Marine -- United States  Search this
Seamen -- 1940-1950  Search this
Merchant seamen  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Marine engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Oral history -- 1940-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Identity cards -- 1940-1950
Menus -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Military passes -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Diaries -- 20th century
Passports
Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0405
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0405

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