Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Catherine Black transcript
This oral history interview transcript relates to the life experiences of Catherine Black, an American woman who grew up in the Great Depression and came of age during World War II. Black recounts growing up during the Great Depression, graduating college, her life on the home front, and her life after the war. She discusses raising a child when her husband was at war, living in Arkansas near a Japanese internment camp, becoming a early widow after the war, her remarrige, and her second husband's experiences as a B17 Bomber Pilot during the War.
Jean Simpson transcript
This collection relates to Jean Simpson, who worked at a Barrett and Hilp Contractors shipyard during World War II. This collection contains an oral transcript of an interview with Simpson, in which she shares her experience being a female worker during the war. She recalls events in the shipyard including wages, going up a Jacob's ladder and working with other minorites such as African-Americans and Asian-Americans. She then went to Stanford law school and worked with a civil attorney. Simpson also shares her exerience applying for an Air Force commission in December of 1950 and entering the Air Force in May of 1951, where she served for twenty years.
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.
Libby Werbner collection
This collection relates to Libby Werbner who served as a teacher with the Manzanar, California Japanese American Internment Camp during World War II. The collection includes an oral history interview transcripts and original photographs. Werbner describes her experience as a third grade teacher, Japanese culture, life in the camp, Army recruitment and the difference between her experiences at an internment camp and what she heard about concentration camps.