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Finding aid for the Japanese Internment collection 0296
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1.84 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Restrictions
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.
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