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Inventory of the W. G. Kubick papers
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  • Title: W. G. Kubick papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-2000
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, testimony, photocopies of United States government documents, and printed matter, relating to internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and to subsequent proposals for reparations payments.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Kubick, W. G.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], W. G. Kubick papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    William G. Kubick's family moved from Chicago, Illinois to California in 1922 when he was eight. In writings and testimony, Kubick states that he grew up in Los Angeles among Japanese Americans. In 1942, he entered the United States Army, participated in landings throughout the Pacific and, was among the first United States occupation force who participated in assault landings on Japan by 1945.
    In 1981, Kubick testified before the Seattle hearing of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) as a veteran of World War II. Kubick later became known as American opponent of reparations payments to Japanese Americans interned during World War II based on civil rights violations.
    By 1983, the CWRIC issued its findings in Personal Justice Denied, concluding that the incarceration of Japanese Americans had not been justified by military necessity. The findings of the CWRIC led to the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Yamato). In 2000, Kubick asserted his support of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066.
    W.G. Kubick papers, Box 1, Hoover Institution Archives.
    Yamato, Sharon. "Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians." Densho Encyclopedia. October 22, 2013. Accessed April 27, 2015. http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians/.

    Arrangement Statement

    Arrangement follows original order of the creator.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials created and compiled by W.G. Kubick on the topic of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II in preparation for senate hearings on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians in Seattle in 1981 and later involvement in writing about reparations and appearing on broadcast shows. Senate Bill, S. 2116 and House Bill H.B. 442 regarding civil liberties violations and reparations are included in the collection.
    Contents include writings, correspondence, testimony, photographs, printed matter and photocopies of United States government documents from agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Also documentation of television and radio appearances as well as articles, letters to the editor in support of the United States action to relocate Japanese Americans in war relocation centers.

    Related Collections

    Lillian Baker papers, Hoover Institution Archives.
    David D. Lowman papers, Hoover Institution Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Compensation (Law) -- United States.
    Japanese Americans -- Civil rights.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Japanese Americans.
    World War, 1939-1945--Reparations.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.