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Finding Aid for the Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers, ca. 1940-1950
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1950
    Collection number: 807
    Creator: Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Ralph P. Merritt, 1963.

    Funding

    This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers (Collection 807). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963--Archives.
    Manzanar War Relocation Center.
    University of California (System). Regents--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Camp Hahn.
    Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-45.

    Related Material

    • After Me Cometh a Builder [oral history transcript] / Ralph Palmer Merritt, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1956. Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Title: Manzanar War Relocation Center Records
      (Collection 122). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.