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Inventory of the W. G. Kubick papers
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  • Title: W. G. Kubick papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-2000
    Collection Number: 2000C81
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Kubick, W. G.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], W. G. Kubick papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    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 Archives.
    David D. Lowman papers, Hoover Institution Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Compensation (Law) -- United States.
    Japanese Americans -- Civil rights.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Japanese Americans.
    World War, 1939-1945--Reparations.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.