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William C. Carr papers, 1941-1962
2010  
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  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material
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  • Title: William C. Carr papers
    Collection number: 2010
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.0 oversize boxes 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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).
    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.
    Creator: Carr, William C.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical object belong to 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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through our electronic paging system using the request button located on this page.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Unknown

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William C. Carr Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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). Also contains photographs and five large scrapbooks.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • 1. Correspondence
    • 2. Resettlement assistance
    • 3. Anti-Japanese propaganda
    • 4. War Relocation Authority (WRA) reports and publications
    • 5. Publications on the Japanese American evacuation and resettlement

    Related Material

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233210 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Carr, William C.--Archives.
    Friends of the American Way.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    United States. War Relocation Authority.
    Civic leaders--California--Pasadena--Archives.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Real estate agents--California--Pasadena--Archives.
    Scrapbooks.