Guide to the Emory Fast Letters to his Wife Ethel Barker Fast

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0528
Creator: Fast, Emory.
Title: Emory Fast letters to his wife Ethel Barker Fast
Dates: 1944-1945
Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot
Summary: Fast's personal letters to his wife, Sept. 1944 and August to December 1945 when he was located in Santa Rose, CA, include mention of other WRA personnel, his visits to Japanese internment camps, and his work relocating Japanese Americans into towns and jobs after the war, especially in Northern California and the Central Valley. Many Japanese families are mentioned by name, along with local reactions, both positive and negative, to their return.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Emory Fast, 1993.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Emory Fast Letters to His Wife Ethel Barker Fast (SC0528). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Emory Fast, who earned a degree in political science at Stanford University in 1938, worked for the War Relocation Authority during World War II.

Description of the Collection

Fast's personal letters to his wife, Sept. 1944 and August to December 1945 when he was located in Santa Rose, CA, include mention of other WRA personnel, his visits to Japanese internment camps, and his work relocating Japanese Americans into towns and jobs after the war, especially in Northern California and the Central Valley. Many Japanese families are mentioned by name, along with local reactions, both positive and negative, to their return.

Access Terms

Fast, Emory.
Fast, Ethel Barker.
United States. War Relocation Authority.
Japanese Americans--California, Northern.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Letters