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Finding Aid for the Ralph Palmer Merritt papers, ca. 1940-1950
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Description
Merritt was born on February 26, 1883 in Rio Vista, California. He received his BS, University of California, Berkeley, 1907. He was the president and managing director of Sun Maid Raisin Growers from 1923-28 and later became the project director for United States War Relocation Authority (WRA) at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, from November 1942-March 1946. He served as UC Regent from 1923-30. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, pictures, printed materials, and books related to Camp Hahn and the Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association. Includes materials related to the Manzanar War Relocation Center and Camp Hahn, California.
Background
Merritt was born on February 26, 1883 in Rio Vista, California; BS, University of California at Berkeley, 1907; president and managing director, Sun Maid Raisin Growers, 1923-28; project director for US War Relocation Authority (WRA) at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, November 1942-March 1946; UC Regent, 1923-30; died on April 3, 1963 in Los Angeles, California.
Extent
0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.