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Finding Aid for the Harry Y. Ueno Papers, 1937-1986, bulk 1937-1950
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Description
While a cook at the Manzanar Relocation Center Harry Ueno was active in trying to organize kitchen workers in protest against camp conditions and was outspoken against the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). He was accused of beating JACL leader Fred Tayaman and taken to the Inyo County Jail. A mass protest for his release triggered the Manzanar Incident which exposed tensions in the camp and accelerated the War Relocation Authority's (WRA) plans to segregate the loyal from the unloyal camp residents. The collection consists of personal papers and documents relating to the Manzanar War Relocation Center riot. Includes some items connected with Leupp Isolation Center, Tule Lake Segregation Center, and materials related to Ueno's children's educational experience at various centers. Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.
Background
Ueno was a cook at the Manzanar Relocation Center; he was active in trying to organize kitchen workers in protest against camp conditions and was outspoken against the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL); accused of beating JACL leader Fred Tayaman and taken to the Inyo County Jail; a mass protest for his release triggered the Manzanar Incident; the Incident exposed tensions in the camp and accelerated the WRA plans to segregate the loyal from the unloyal camp residents; Ueno later reported mistreatment related to his transfer to Leupp Isolation Center.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.