Peter T. Suzuki collection
This collection relates to Peter T. Suzuki, a Japanese American scholar who spent two years in internment camps during World War II. This collection contains a series of publications, newspapers, and articles relating to Suzuki and information on the effects of Japanese relocation and prejudice during World War II. The collection also includes information on Japanese Americans' post-war experience.
- Majority of material found within 1942- 2006
- Other: Date accessioned: 2006-09-22
- Suzuki, Peter T., 1928-2016 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries 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 by the researcher.
Biographical / Historical
Peter T. Suzuki was born on November 22, 1928 in Seattle, Washington. In 1942, he and his family were interned into Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," in Puyallup, Washington. He was then relocated into Minidoka Relocation Camp in Idaho. He left the internment camp alone in 1944, under the War Relocation Authority program to be able to attend high school on the "outside." Suzuki completed high school in New England and entered Columbia University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951 and a Master of Arts degree in anthropology the following year. He also attended Yale University to obtain a second master's degree and obtained his Ph.D in Anthropology at Leiden University in Netherlands. Suzuki taught at universities in Turkey, Crete, and Germany before joining the United Nations Organization in in 1973. He served as Chair of the Urban Studies Department in the College of Public Affairs and Community, at the Unniversity of Nebraska Omaha, before retiring in 2002. In his widespread research, he published approximately 80 publications in scholarly journals with topics such as the urbanization of Turkish residents, The Japanese American experience in the internment camps, and human relations in East Berlin after the collapse of the Wall, among many others. Suzuki also served as book editor of The European Studies Journal for 18 years and a contributor to Turkologisher Anazeiger, a University of Vienna annual, for 20 years. He was a member of the American Anthropological Association since 1956 and served as a board member of its General Anthropology Division. Suzuki passed away on August 22, 2016 and is buried at the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.
.25 Linear Feet (1 quarter box)
Language of Materials
Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was gifted by Peter T. Suzuki.
- Hiroshima-shi (Japan)--History--Bombardment, 1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Linguistics Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minidoka Relocation Center
- Omaha (Neb.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup, Wash.). Area D
- United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd Subject Source: Lcnaf
- United States. War Relocation Authority
- United States. Wartime Civil Control Administration
- War films -- United States -- History and criticism Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- War in literature. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Military intelligence--United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Veterans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1949-1945 -- Post-war life Subject Source: Local sources
- Peter T. Suzuki collection
- Sara Canon
- March 19, 2021
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