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Finding Aid for the Frank F. Chuman Papers, ca. 1900-ca. 1993
2010  
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Description
Chuman, a Nisei, was born in California in 1917. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (1938) and the University of Maryland Law School (1945). He was the administrator at the Manzanar Camp hospital from 1942-43. He later was legal counsel for the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) from 1953-60 and served as its national president from 1960-62. He became a liaison to the Japanese American Research Project (JARP) in 1962 and published a book titled, The Bamboo People: The Law and Japanese Americans (c. 1976). The collection consists of correspondence, research notes, proofs, office files, and photographs related to the life and research of Frank F. Chuman. Also includes photographs of Manzanar Relocation Center in California and office files related to redress for Japanese American internees. Other files contain materials related to Chuman's role as legal advisor to Little Tokyo Towers and the Little Tokyo Redevelopment Project. Portions of this collection are in Japanese.
Background
Chuman, a Nisei, was born in California in 1917; graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (1938) and the University of Maryland Law School (1945); administrator, Manzanar Camp hospital, 1942-43; legal counsel for the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), 1953-60; national president, JACL, 1960-62; became a liaison to the Japanese American Research Project (JARP) in 1962; published a book titled, The Bamboo People: The Law and Japanese Americans (ca. 1976).
Extent
156 boxes (78 linear ft.) 10 cartons (10 linear ft.) 10 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the 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
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.