Scope and Content
Title: Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1950
Collection number: 807
Merritt, Ralph Palmer, 1883-1963
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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.
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
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Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Ralph P. Merritt, 1963.
This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
[Identification of item], Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers (Collection 807). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
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.
Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-45.