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Farr (Fred S.) Correspondence and Photographs
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Fred S. Farr was a Democratic California State Senator from 1955 to 1966, and worked with the Farm Security Administration during World War II. The collection contains seven letters to Farr from Japanese American friends from California incarcerated at assembly centers and incarceration camps during World War II, as well as six photographic prints and 25 black and white negatives showing forced relocation of Japanese Americans by train to an unidentified incarceration camp, agricultural work performed at a camp, and recreational activities (swimming).
Fred S. Farr was a Democratic California State Senator from 1955 to 1966, and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960. Farr worked in private law practice in San Francisco from 1937 to 1942. During World War II, he worked with the Farm Security Administration and later at the United States War Shipping Administration. He served as commissioner for the California State Coastal Commission from 1972-1979, and as president of the California Historical Society from 1974-1976.
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