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Finding Aid for the William C. Carr Papers, 1941-1962
2010  
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Description
Carr was a real estate agent in Pasadena, California, who founded the Friends of the American Way in February 1944 with a group of Pasadena residents and served as the organization's first chairman. The Friends of the American Way worked towards the restoration of the civil rights of Japanese Americans. He also founded the Pasadena Chapter of the Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play. He helped many Japanese American families during the time of internment and resettlement. The collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, reports, clippings, and other printed materials related to William C. Carr and the activities of the Friends of the American Way. Carr's correspondence with various state and local officials includes Earl Warren, Chester F. Gannon, Fletcher Bowron, Lloyd W. Lowrey, and Fred N. Howser. The collection also includes various samples of printed hate materials opposing the return and resettlement of Japanese Americans at the end of World War II. Includes reports and printed materials related to the War Relocation Authority (WRA).
Background
Carr was a real estate agent in Pasadena, California, who founded the Friends of the American Way in February 1944 with a group of Pasadena residents; he served as the organization's first chairman; the Friends of the American Way worked towards the restoration of the civil rights of Japanese Americans; he also founded the Pasadena Chapter of the Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play; he helped many Japanese American families during the time of internment and resettlement.
Extent
6 boxes (3 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.