Finding Aid for the Harry Y. Ueno Papers, 1937-1986, bulk 1937-1950

Processed by Dydia DeLyser; machine-readable finding aid created by Genie Guerard
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Area, Interdisciplinary, and Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies History--California History--Central Valley/Sierra History Geographical (By Place)--California--Central Valley/Sierra History--United States and North American History

Finding Aid for the Harry Y. Ueno Papers, 1937-1986, bulk 1937-1950

Collection number: 1555

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This online finding aid has the same content as the original finding aid, but its arrangement may be different. A paper copy of the original finding aid is available from the Department of Special Collections for a nominal fee.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Dydia DeLyser, June 1988
Encoded by:
Genie Guerard
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Amy Shung-Gee Wong, November 2000
Funding:
This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Harry Y. Ueno Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1937-1986, bulk 1937-1950
Collection number: 1555
Creator: Ueno, Harry Y. (Harry Yoshio), 1907-
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
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.

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harry Y. Ueno, 1998.

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], Harry Y. Ueno Papers (Collection 1555). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of personal papers and documents relating to the Manzanar War Relocation Center riot. Includes documents, clippings, notes, correspondence, and ephemera. Also 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. Some items are photocopies.
Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ueno, Harry Y. (Harry Yoshio), 1907--Archives.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.

Related Material

Manzanar Martyr: an Interview with Harry Y. Ueno. Available at the Charles E. Young Research Library and College Library.
Title: Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States
Identifier/Call Number: (Collection 2010).
Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
Title: Japanese American Research Project - Fading Footsteps of the Issei
Identifier/Call Number: (Collection 2010).
Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box  [1-2]

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Box  [1]

Freedom of Information

Box 1, Folder 2

Freedom of information file.

Physical Description: [Photocopied documents and correspondence]
Box 1, Folders 3-5

FBI materials from Freedom of Information request.

Physical Description: [photocopied documents]
Box  [2]

Internment

Box 2, Folder 7

Clippings regarding internment.

Physical Description: Photocopied material.
Box 2, Folder 9

FBI material regarding internment.

Physical Description: Photocopied material.
 

War Relocation Authority.

Box 2, Folder 8

Photocopied material re internment, redress and reparations.

Box 2, Folder 10

Photocopied material re internment, and some original documents (mimeographed government directives).

Box 2, Folder 11

[Photocopied material re internment].

Box  [2]

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

Box 2, Folder 3

Anti-Axis Committee of JACL Southern District Council.

Physical Description: [Photocopied documents]
Box  [1]

Kurihara, Joe

Box 1, Folder 10

[Correspondence and photocopied documents].

Box  [1]

Leupp

Box 1, Folder 7

Leupp, Arizona Isolation Center.

Abstract: [Photocopied documents and publications in Japanese]
Box  [1-3 & Oversize Box 4]

Manzanar

Box 1, Folder 1

Manzanar War Relocation Center - Manzanar riot, etc.

Physical Description: [Photocopied documents and clippings]
Box 1, Folder 9

Manzanar War Relocation Center - Manzanar Free Press items.

Note

[4 items removed to Oversize Box 4]
Box 2, Folder 1

Mitsuo Nakagawa correspondence (from Manzanar War Relocation Center).

Box 2, Folder 2

Manzanar War Relocation Center - mess hall workers union.

Abstract: [Notes, correspondence, work assignments]
Box 2, Folder 4

Manzanar War Relocation Center - miscellaneous material.

Box 2, Folder 5

Retrospective newspaper clippings.

Box 2, Folder 6

Redress and reparations documents.

Physical Description: [Typescript, correspondence, clippings and photocopied documents]
Box 3, Folder 1

[Ueno, Harry Y. Manzanar Martyr Fullerton: Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton, 1986].

Box 3, Folder 2

[Third grade Japanese language reading book used in Manzanar by Ueno's son].

Box 3, Folder 3

[ Watashitachi no kanji high school book on Chinese characters].

Box 3, Folder 4

[Junior high school textbook in Japanese].

Box 3, Folder 5

[Fifth grade textbook in Japanese].

Box 3, Folder 7

[Third grade textbook in Japanese].

Box 3, Folder 8

[Notebook used for practicing kanji].

Oversize Box 4, Folder 1

Manzanar War Relocation Center - Manzanar Free Press items.

Note

[Removed from box 1, includes pictorial issue].
Box  [1]

Moab, FBI

Box 1, Folder 6

Moab, Utah Isolation Center.

Physical Description: [Photocopied documents and holograph notes]
Box  [1-3 & Oversize Box 4]

Tule Lake

Box 1, Folder 8

Tule Lake Segregation Center.

Physical Description: [photocopied documents and printed matter]
Box 2, Folder 12

Tule Lake Segregation Center - ephemera.

Box 2, Folder 13

Tule Lake Segregation Center - memorabilia.

Box 3, Folder 6

[Zai Tsurureiku Hiroshimakenjin Meibo, 1937, used in Tule Lake].

Oversize Box 4, Folder 2

[Diplomas for graduation from various elementary school grades at 4th National school, Tule Lake and Ueno's announcement as member of its board of education.