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  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Related Materials
  • Fred Bradford
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Processing Information for Digitized Materials
  • Availability of Digitized Materials

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Fred Bradford Manzanar Collection
    Creator: Bradford, Fred
    Creator: Manzanar Committee
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2019.022
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1977-2014
    Abstract: This collection contains booklets, agendas, maps, travel guides, flyers, and other materials related to Fred Bradford and the Manzanar Committee. Subjects include the Manzanar incarceration camp and the Manzanar Committee. All of this collection is digitized and some of the material is available online.
    Language of Material: The collection is in English.


    The collection is arranged by related material chronologically.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf os Special Collections as the owener of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Related Materials

    This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For more information: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project. 

    Fred Bradford

    Fred Bradford is a member of the Manzanar Committee, an organization that began in 1970 after the first pilgrimage to Manzanar took place in December 1969. The Manzanar Committee worked to establish Manzanar as a California State Historical Landmark and to educate others about the history of Japanese American incarceration. Fred Bradford went to his first Manzanar Pilgrimage in 1982 and has participated in most of the pilgrimages ever since. He served as Treasurer for the committee in 2009 and now serves as a committee member.

    Scope and Contents

    The Fred Bradford Manzanar Collection (1977-2014) contains 0.42 linear feet of booklets, agendas, meeting minutes, maps, travel guides, flyers, programs, and digital material related to the Manzanar incarceration camp and the Manzanar Committee. The collection mostly contains material about the Manzanar Committee, an organization that formed in 1970 to educate others about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The content related to the committee includes meeting minutes, agendas, flyers, and booklets about the organization and the yearly pilgrimages organized by the committee. The collection also includes travel guides and maps about the area surrounding the Manzanar incarceration camp and other materials about Manzanar, other incarceration camps, and Japanese Americans.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Jennifer Hill in 2019.

    Processing Information for Digitized Materials

    The Gerth Archives and Special Collections created digital reproductions from the original material for long-term preservation and access. These preservation files (52.1 GB, 517 tif files) were scanned to and stored on the Gerth Archives and Special Collections Deparment Drive. For more information on the best practices and standards for the digitization process, please see: CSUJAD Techincal Reference Guide. 

    Availability of Digitized Materials

    Some of the collection has been digitized and is available at the CSU Japanese American Project site: Fred Bradford Manzanar Collection.  

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Manzanar (Calif.)
    Manzanar War Relocation Center
    Manzanar National Historic Site (Calif.)