Guide to the Rosalie H. Wax Papers, 1943-1990

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Guide to the Rosalie H. Wax Papers, 1943-1990

Collection number: BANC MSS 83/115 c

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Processed by:
Elizabeth Stephens
Date Completed:
November 1995
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou and Susana Franco
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Rosalie H. Wax Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1943-1990
Collection Number: BANC MSS 83/115 c
Creator: Wax, Rosalie H., 1911-
Extent: Number of containers: 10 boxes Linear feet: 4.2
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Consists chiefly of a 1981-1982 revision of her Tule Lake field notes, written for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study in 1944-1945, while Wax was at the Relocation Center near Newell, Calif. The revision, funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, includes a first and final draft, plus interviews conducted in 1981-1982 with former internees at Tule Lake, and longitudinal oral histories (Wax's term) created from the field notes and interviews. Additional material includes drafts of an unpublished book, articles and papers based on the revision, correspondence regarding the revision, and miscellaneous writings by internees and other researchers regarding the internment.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rosalie H. Wax Papers, BANC MSS 83/115 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collection

  • Title: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Records,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 67/14 c

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Rosalie H. Wax Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Rosalie Hankey Wax on March 3, 1983. Additions were made by Murray L. Wax on Feb. 7, 1995.

Funding

Funding for processing provided by Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), Title III: Networking, Preservation and Statewide Resource-sharing grant for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Records Project, 1994-1996.

Scope and Content

The Rosalie H. Wax Papers are built around a 1981-1982 revision, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, of her Tule Lake field notes, written for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study in 1944-1945. The collection contains a final and first draft of the revised field notes, plus interviews conducted in 1981-1982 with former internees at Tule Lake, and longitudinal oral histories (Wax's term) created from the field notes and interviews. Additional material includes drafts of an unpublished book, articles, and papers based on the revision, correspondence regarding the revision, and miscellaneous writings by internees and other researchers regarding the internment.
Rosalie Hankey Wax, Professor of Anthropology and Education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1973 to 1981, was a staff researcher for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS) at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1943-1945. In June 1943, JERS sent Wax (then Rosalie Hankey) to the Gila Relocation Center at Rivers, Arizona. She was transferred to the Tule Lake Relocation Center near Newell, California, in February 1944 where she spent the next fifteen months. Wax's book, Doing Fieldwork: Warnings and Advice, published in 1971, uses her experience at Gila and Tule Lake to develop and illustrate her approach to anthropological fieldwork.
Copies of Wax's original field notes and other reports for JERS are included with the
Title: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Records
Identifier/Call Number: (BANC MSS 67/14 c).

Container List

Box 1, folders 1-25

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE AND GRANT PROPOSALS, 1946-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically.
Contains primarily incoming correspondence, with outgoing correspondence interfiled.
Box 1, folder 1

Bridges, Noriko (Nikki) Sawada 1978-84

folder 2

Haerle, Rudolf K., Jr. 1984

folder 3

Hansen, Arthur L. 1980-90

folder 4

Hara, John 1981-82

folder 5

Hirabayashi, James A. 1979-80

folder 6

Inouye, Daniel K., 1924- 1979-80

folder 7

Japanese American Citizens' League 1979

folder 8

Murray, Stephen O. 1987

folder 9

Nakanishi, Don T. 1980

folder 10

National Endowment for the Humanities 1970-80

folder 11

National Science Foundation (U.S.) 1980

folder 12

Okihiro, Gary Y., 1945- 1980-82

folder 13

Oishi, Gene, 1933- 1985-89

folder 14

Rockefeller Foundation 1980-83

folder 15

Spencer, Robert F. 1990

folder 16

Spicer, Edward Holland, 1906- 1982

folder 17

Stull, Donald D. 1980-82

folder 18

University of Tennessee Press 1981-83

folder 19

Yamada, George 1980-90

folder 20

Weglyn, Michi, 1926- 1981-83

folder 21

Miscellaneous 1946-86

folder 22

Regarding Interviews 1979-82

folder 23

Relating to Peter Suzuki, articles and Papers 1981-87

folder 24

Preliminary grant proposal [1981?]

folder 25

Presentation and Analysis of Longitudinal Oral Histories, Grant Proposal 1981

Boxes 2-4; Box 5, folders 1-12

SERIES 2: JAPANESE AMERICAN EVACUATION AND RESETTLEMENT STUDY FIELD NOTES REVISION, 1943-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the final revision, a draft, and a few copies of selected portions of the original field notes, miscellaneous reports, and notes.
Box 2, folder 1-11

Final draft ca. 1981

Box 3, folder 1-5

Final draft ca. 1981

Box 4, folder 1-9

First draft ca. 1981

Box 5, folder 1-5

First draft ca. 1981

folder 6

Field notes 1945

folder 7

Shooting of Satoshi Kits 1943

folder 8

Song of the Stitches n.d.

Additional Note

(Poem)
folder 9

Reports of Morihiko Tokunaga 1944

folder 10-11

Field reports Apr. 1944

folder 12

Miscellaneous 1944-45

Box 5, folders 13-17; Boxes 6-7; Box 8, folders 1-9

SERIES 3: LONGITUDINAL ORAL HISTORIES AND INTERVIEWS, 1944-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name. Since Wax used pseudonyms to protect the identity of her informants, the contents listing cites real names only if available.
Longitudinal oral histories often are drawn solely from the 1944-1945 field notes, but may include updated information obtained during telephone interviews conducted in 1981-1982. Transcripts of interviews are interfiled with the oral histories.
Box 5, folder 13

Fukuye, Shigeko Dec. 1981

folder 14

Hara, [Arthur?] Dec. 1981

folder 15

Hara, John 1981-82

folder 16

Hara, Kalvin K. Apr. 1982

folder 17

Hashimoto, Kimi 1944-45

Box 6, folder 1-2

Higaki, Asuko 1944-81

folder 3

Idemoto, Wataru 1981

folder 4

Kaminaka, Melba 1944-45

folder 5

Koizumi, Kay Dec. 1981

folder 6

Koizumi, Mrs. 1981-82

folder 7

Koshiwaga, Hirishi Jan. 1982

folder 8-10

Kuratomi, George and Singer 1944-81

folder 11-13

Kurihara, Joe 1944-45

folder 1

Box 7 Manji, Lillian Dec. 1981

folder 2

Matsubara, Katie Jan. 1982

folder 3

Matsumori, May Mar. 1982

folder 4

Muriyama, Paul Oct. 1981

folder 5-6

Nakano, [?] 1944-45

folder 7

Nishikawa, Yayoi 1944-45

folder 8-9

Oda, Thomas and Noriko 1981-82

folder 10

Osaki, Wayne Dec. 1981

folder 11

Oto, Noboru ca. 1981

folder 12

Oto, Yoshio ca. 1981

folder 13

Sugimoto, Sue Feb. 1982

folder 14

Suzuki, George Jan. 1982

folder 15

Takahashi, [Eiko?] 1944

folder 16

Takeshita, Ben Nov. 1981

folder 17

Takeuchi, [Bill?] Nov. 1981

folder 18-20

Takeuchi, Jack 1944-81

Box 8, folder 1

Takeuchi-Sato, Naoko Nov. 1981

folder 2-3

Tokunaga, [R?] 1944-45

folder 4

Yamanaka, Morgan n.d.

folder 5

Yamashiro, Mr. and Mrs. 1944-45

folder 6

Miscellaneous 1944-81

folder 7

Pseudonyms 1944-81

folder 8

Interview questions and methods 1981-82

folder 9

Names and addresses of interviewees 1981-82

Box 8, folders 10-13; Box 9; Box 10, folders 1-6

SERIES 4: BOOKS, ARTICLES, PAPERS, AND REPORTS, 1944-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Contains writings by Rosalie Wax, arranged alphabetically by title.
 

Betrayal and Survival

Box 8, folder 10

First draft sent to Tennessee ca. 1982

folder 11-13

First draft

Box 9, folder 1-3

Second draft

folder 4-6

Miscellaneous sections

folder 7

"Children in the Relocation Centers" ca. 1982

folder 8

Current Attitudes in Tule Lake Jan. 20, 1945

folder 9-10

Development of Attitudes Prior to the Farm Accident Apr. 1944

folder 11

May it Never Happen Again n.d.

Additional Note

(draft)
folder 12

"Resistance to Terrorism at the Tule Lake Segregation Center: An Example of Fieldwork in an Extreme Situation" 1980

folder 13

Thesis: Part I, Chapter II ca. 1947

folder 14

"Twelve Years Later: An Analysis of Field Experience," Abstract from The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. LXIII, No. 2 Sept. 1957

folder 15-16

Responses to Peter T. Suzuki's articles and testimony 1981-86

Box 10, folder 1

Affidavit of Rosalie Hankey June 23, 1947

folder 2

San Francisco speech Feb. 1981

folder 3

Vitae n.d.

folder 4-6

Notes n.d.

Box 10, folders 7-27

SERIES 5: RESEARCH MATERIAL, 1944-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.
Contains articles, copies of articles, reprints, pamphlets, and clippings regarding evacuation and relocation.
Box 10, folder 7

Appendix - Memoranda of the Co-Ordinating Committee 1944

 

De Cristoforo, Violet Kazue, 1917-

folder 8

"Victim of a Tule Lake Anthropologist" Mar. 1988

 

Hansen, Arthur A.

folder 9

"The Danger With Inu" n.d.

folder 10

"A Desert Winter of Discontent: Cultural Politics in the Gila River Relocation Center, 1942-1943" ca. 1985

folder 11

"Political Ideology and Participant Observation: Nisei Social Scientists in the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study, 1942-1945" Dec. 1989

 

Hansen, Arthur A. and David Hackler

folder 12

"The Manzanar Riot: An Ethnic Perspective," Amerasia Journal n.d.

 

Hirabayashi, James A.

folder 13

Film Review of Farewell to Manzanar 1977

folder 14

"Nisei: The Quiet American? A Reevaluation" 1975

 

Japanese American Citizens' League

folder 15

The Japanese American Incarceration: A Case for Redress? Feb. 1979

Additional Note

(pamphlet)
 

Okamura, B. Taeko Sakai

folder 16

Testimony Aug. 13, 1981

 

Okihiro, Gary Y., 1945-

folder 17

"Tule Lake Under Martial Law: A Study in Japanese Resistance," The Journal of Ethnic Studies, Fall 1977, pp. 71-85 1977

 

Okihiro, Gary Y. and Julie Sly

folder 18

"The Press, Japanese Americans and the Concentration Camps," Phylon, Spring 1983, pp. 66-83 1983

 

Sakoda, James Minoru, 1916-

folder 19

Diary 1945-47

Additional Note

(selected copies)
 

Spicer, Edward Holland, 1906-

folder 20

"Anthropologists and the War Relocation Authority," reprinted from The Uses of Anthropology 1979

folder 21

Comments on Testimony of Dr. Peter T. Suzuki before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Nov. 14, 1981

 

Suzuki, Peter T.

folder 22

"Anthropologists in the Wartime Camps for Japanese Americans: A Documentary Study," Dialectical Anthropology 1981

folder 23

A Presentation on the Panel The Role of Social Scientists in the Community Studies of Evacuation Apr. 1981

folder 24

"University of California Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study: A Prolegomenon" 1986

 

Yamauchi, Wakako

folder 25

"The Sensei" n.d.

folder 26

Miscellaneous 1977-89

folder 27

Clippings 1981-82