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Inventory of the Henriette B. Von Blon papers
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  • Accruals
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Henriette B. Von Blon papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1952
    Collection Number: 52011
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: This collection contains personal materials, correspondence, and illustrations of Mrs. Henriette Von Blon, with an overarching emphasis on the Von Blon family's relationship with interned Japanese Americans at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, relocation center during World War II. Letters received by the Von Blon family by interned Japanese Americans from 1942-1944 describe life in the internment camp and gratitude for the Von Blons' support during their time in the camp. Illustrations sent with these letters depict the relocation camp and the daily life of the detainees. In addition to this material is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Mrs. Von Blon for her daughter, Marie Adele, relating to conditions in France during World War II from 1940 to 1941.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Von Blon, Henriette B.

    Access

    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], Henriette B. Von Blon papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1952.

    Accruals

    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 library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Henriette Von Blon lived in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, John L. Von Blon, and her two children, Phillip and Marie Adele. John L. Von Blon was an editor at the Los Angeles Times for seventeen years, and Henriette also contributed to publications, like the popular art magazine "The International Studio". From the correspondence in the collection, it can be inferred that the Von Blon family formed bonds with Japanese Americans within their community before those families' relocation in World War II, and it is apparent they maintained these relationships during the war. The two families with which the Von Blons had the most correspondence in this collection were the Azeka and the Hariuchi families. In 1952, Mrs. Von Blon donated a collection of Children's illustrated books to Stanford in honor of her recently deceased son.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains personal materials, correspondence, and illustrations of Mrs. Henriette Von Blon, with an overarching emphasis on the Von Blon family's relationship with interned Japanese Americans at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, relocation center during World War II. Letters received by the Von Blon family by interned Japanese Americans from 1942-1944 describe life in the internment camp and gratitude for the Von Blons' support during their time in the camp. Illustrations sent with these letters depict the relocation camp and the daily life of the detainees. In addition to this material is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Mrs. Von Blon for her daughter, Marie Adele, relating to conditions in France during World War II from 1940 to 1941.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--France.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.