This collection chiefly consists of the professional papers of Japanese-American sociologist and professor Tamotsu Shibutani
(1920-2004). The bulk of the collection relates to Shibutani's academic career at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
in the form of research and writing materials, course files, and professional correspondence. In addition, there are photograph
albums of his mother, Taka Shibutani (1892-1986), dating from the early 1900s to 1980s.
Tamotsu Shibutani (1920-2004), also known as Tom Shibutani, was a Japanese-American sociologist who was a professor at the
University of California, Santa Barbara. He was born in Stockton, California, the child of Naonosuke and Taka Shibutani (1892-1986).
He received an AB from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1942, and an AM and a PhD from the University of Chicago
(1944, 1948). During World War II, from 1942 to 1944, he worked as a researcher for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement
Study while in an internment camp. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. His parents were also interred, first at
Tule Lake Relocation Center and then for three years at the Granada Relocation Center in Wyoming.
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