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1. Frank Herron Smith Papers 1942-1945

Scope and Content Note

Contains three subseries: A. Correspondence, B. World War II Publications, and C. Japanese-American Internment Broadsides.
 

A. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with the FBI, President Harry Truman, and Governor Earl Warren regarding unfair post-war treatment of Japanese-Americans, arranged chronologically, 1945. 1 folder.
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, Treatment of Japanese-Americans, 1945

 

B. World War II Publications

Scope and Content Note

Contains government documents on the internment of Japanese-Americans, a published report on the war effort, and a military yearbook, arranged chronologically, 1942-1943. 4 folders.
Box 1, Folder 2

Headquarters, Western Defense Command and Fourth Army (U.S. Army), Presidio of San Francisco, Public Proclamation No. 1, March 2, 1942

Box 1, Folder 3

Grew, Joseph C. Report from Tokyo: A Message to the American People, 1942

Box 1, Folder 4

Dept. of the Interior, War Relocation Authority. Semi-annual Report, 1943

Box 1, Folder 5

The Album, 442nd Combat Team ("Go for Broke" Team), 1943

 

C. Japanese-American Internment Broadsides

Scope and Content Note

Contains four vintage broadsides issued by the Western Defense Command and 4th Army (U.S. Army), at the Presidio of San Francisco giving official notice and instructions to Japanese-Americans living in specific portions of the West Coast on their forced evacuation to internment camps, arranged chronologically, 1942. 4 folders.
Box 2, Folder 1

Broadside: "Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry Living in ... the Counties of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, State of California,", 1942

Box 2, Folder 2

Broadside: "Notice: Civilian Exclusion Order No. 13,", April 23, 1942

Box 2, Folder 3

Broadside: "Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry Living in ... the City of Fresno, California,", May 11, 1942

Box 2, Folder 4

Broadside: "Notice: Civilian Exclusion Order No. 102,", June 30, 1942

 

2. Morris Eugene Smith Papers 1936-2005

Scope and Content Note

Contains five subseries: A. Personal Papers, B. Tennis Career, and C. Military Career, D. World War II Publications, E. Artifacts
 

A. Personal Papers

Scope and Content Note

Contains biographical sketches written about Smith, personal correspondence and photographs of Smith, arranged alphabetically by record type, 1940s-2005. 4 folders.
Box 3, Folder 1

Biographical sketches, ephemera, 1997, 2000, 2004

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence, Personal, 1982

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence, Proposed Oral History for D-Day Museum, 2004

Box 3, Folder 4

Photographs, , circa 1940s

 

B. Tennis Career

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, correspondence, and photographs about Smith's early career as a tennis player, playing tennis in New Caledonia during the war, and later years as a tennis coach. Arranged alphabetically by record type, 1936-2000. 3 folders.
Box 3, Folder 5

Clippings, Professional Tennis Career, 1937, 1939, 1947, 2000

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence, Tennis Coach, 1952

Box 3, Folder 7

Photographs, 1936-circa 1970

 

C. Military Career

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal papers, military yearbooks, photographs, a photograph album, and an illustrated autobiographical typescript detailing the Army service of Gene Smith from 1942-1946. Also includes post-World War II newspaper clippings and internment camp data. Items often have notations by Smith and ephemera laid in, arranged chronologically, 1942-2005. 17 folders.
Box 3, Folder 8

Army photograph album, 1942-46

Box 3, Folder 9

Military Service Discharge Papers, Awards, 1943, 1945-47, 1962

Box 3, Folder 10

Propaganda Surrender Leaflet, circa 1943

Box 3, Folder 11

Sketches, "Interrogation by [Hank] Suzuki" and Yank magazine drawing by Rutherford, 1945

Box 3, Folder 12

Photographs of Smith with U.S. soldiers, Japanese POWs, and interrogating POWs in Luzon, Philippines, circa 1945-1946

Box 3, Folder 13

Photographs of commanding officers in Luzon, Philippines, 1945

Box 4, Folder 1

Karolevitz, Capt. Robert F. The 25th Division and World War 2, 1946

Box 4, Folder 2

Military Intelligence Service Language School Album, 1946

Box 4, Folder 3

Rutherfoord, William de Jarnette. 165 Days: A Story of the 25th Division on Luzon, 1945

Box 5, Folder 1

Morris Eugene Smith: Army Service, March 9, 1942-Jan 31, 1946, Typescript, early draft, folder 1 of 3, 1997

Box 5, Folder 2

Morris Eugene Smith: Army Service, March 9, 1942-Jan 31, 1946, Typescript, early draft, folder 2 of 3, 1997

Box 5, Folder 3

Morris Eugene Smith: Army Service, March 9, 1942-Jan 31, 1946, Typescript, early draft, folder 3 of 3, 1997

Box 5, Folder 4

Morris Eugene Smith: Army Service, March 9, 1942-Jan 31, 1946. Typescript, successive draft, folder 1 of 3, 1997

Box 5, Folder 5

Morris Eugene Smith: Army Service, March 9, 1942-Jan 31, 1946. Typescript, successive draft, folder 2 of 3, 1997

Box 5, Folder 6

Morris Eugene Smith: Army Service, March 9, 1942-Jan 31, 1946, Typescript, successive draft, folder 3 of 3, 1997

Box 5, Folder 7

Clippings, 2001, 2005

Box 5, Folder 8

Internment Camps data, undated

 

D. World War II Publications

Scope and Content Note

Contains World War II era and post-war era serial, newspaper and monograph publications, arranged alphabetically by author or by publication title if no personal author. 1942-1991. 9 folders
Box 5, Folder 9

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, USA, and National Institute of Health, Japan. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. English and Japanese text, 1966-67

Box 5, Folder 10

Cole, Allan. Forty Years of Chinese Communism. Service Center for Teachers of History, Pub. No. 47, 1962

Box 5, Folder 11

Hall, John Whitney. Japanese History: New Dimensions of Approach and Understanding. Service Center for Teachers of History, Pub. No. 34, 1961

Box 5, Folder 12

Hucker, Charles. Chinese History: A Bibliographic Review, Service Center for Teachers of History, Pub. No. 15, 1958

Box 5, Folder 13

Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California and the National Japanese American Historical Society. The Pacific War and Peace: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Military Intelligence Service, 1991

Box 5, Folder 14

Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch. Transactions. Vol. 18, 1973

Box 6, Folder 01

San Luis Obispo Telegram Tribune

Box 6, Folder 01

September 1, 1942

Box 6, Folder 01

6 June 1944

Box 6, Folder 01

12 April 1945

Box 6, Folder 01

8 May 1945

Box 6, Folder 01

14 August 1945

Box 6, Folder 02

The Transmitter - Camp San Luis Obispo Southwestern Signal Corps Training Center

Box 6, Folder 02

1 Apr 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

The Transmitter - Camp San Luis Obispo Southwestern Signal Corps Training Center, 1 Apr 1952, 8 Apr 1952, 15 Apr 1952, 22 Apr 1952, 29 Apr 1952, 6 May 1952, 13 May 1952, 20 May 1952, 3 Jun 1952, 10 Jun 1952, 30 Oct 1953

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol. 1, No. 4, 22 Apr 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol. 1, No. 5, 29 Apr 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol.1, No. 6, 6 May 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol. 1, No. 7, 13 May 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol. 1, No.8, 20 May 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol. 1, No. 10, 3 Jun 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol. 1, No.11, 10 Jun 1952

Box 6, Folder 02

Vol. 2 No. 44, 30 Oct 1953

Box 6, Folder 03

The Yank, 1 June 1945

 

E. Artifacts

Scope and Content Note

Contains two tennis racquets with frames, owned by Gene Smith and used at Wimbledon, circa 1939. 2 boxes.
Box 7

Two tennis racquets with one frame, circa 1939

Box 8

One tennis racquet press frame with stickers of countries where Smith played tennis, circa 1939