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Finding Aid for the Melvin P. McGovern Papers, 1942-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Melvin P. McGovern Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1945
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: McGovern, Melvin P.
    Extent: 8 boxes(4 linear ft.) and 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Melvin P. McGovern was a high school teacher and reports officer at the Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado. The collection consists of various reports, publications, photographs, and ephemera related primarily to the Granada Relocation Center (GRC) at Amache. The majority of the collection is made up of material related to the Amache High School and includes essays written by students at the school, War Relocation Authority (WRA) reports and publications, and WRA photographs of Japanese internees in their activities at GRC.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright has not been assigned to Library Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Library Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Melvin P. McGovern Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

    Biography

    Melvin P. McGovern was a high school teacher and reports officer at the Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of various reports, publications, photographs, and ephemera related primarily to the Granada Relocation Center (GRC) at Amache. The majority of the collection is made up of material related to the Amache High School and includes essays written by students at the school, War Relocation Authority (WRA) reports and publications, and WRA photographs of Japanese internees in their activities at GRC.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Documents and records on the Merced Assembly Center and the Granada Relocation Center (Box 113).
    2. Office copies of the reports prepared by the Documentation Section, Reports Office of the Granada Relocation Center, 1943-44 (Box 114).
    3. Publications relating to the Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado (Box 115).
    4. Approximately 1000 War Relocation Authority (WRA) photographs and snapshots of Japanese internees and their activities in the Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado (Boxes 116-117).
    5. Copies of WRA official reports (Box 118).
    6. Miscellaneous WRA reports and publications (Box 119).
    7. Various evacuee publications at relocation centers, publications relating to the resettlement of evacuees, and miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings (Box 120).
    8. 24 large mounted WRA photographs of Japanese internees at the Granada Relocation Center and Heart Mountain Relocation Center, 1942-45 (Box 722).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    McGovern, Melvin P.--Archives.
    Granada Relocation Center.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States (Collection 2010)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.