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  • Title: W. G. Kubick papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-2000
    Collection Number: 2000C81
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, testimony, photocopies of United States government documents, and printed matter relating to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and to subsequent proposals for reparations payments.
    Creator: Kubick, W. G.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], W. G. Kubick papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical and Historical Note

    William G. Kubick was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved with his family to California in 1922, when he was eight. In 1942, Kubick joined the United States Army and participated in landings throughout the Pacific. He was among the first United States occupation forces who participated in assault landings on Japan.
    In 1981, Kubick testified before the Seattle hearing of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) as a veteran of World War II. Kubick became known as an opponent of reparations payments to Japanese Americans interned during World War II and continued to voice his support for President Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 in 2000.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The W.G. Kubick papers consist of materials created and compiled by Kubick on the topic of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II in preparation for Senate hearings in Seattle in 1981 on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. These materials include writings, correspondence, testimony, photographs, printed matter, and photocopies of United States government documents from agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    The collection also documents Kubick's later involvement in writing about reparations and appearing on broadcast shows. These materials include documentation of Kubick's television and radio appearances, as well as articles and letters to the editor in support of the United States' relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps. Senate Bill S. 2116 and House Bill H.B. 442, regarding civil liberties violations and reparations, are also included in the collection.
    Kubick's original order has been maintained.

    Related Collections

    Lillian Baker papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
    David D. Lowman papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Reparations