The collection consists of UCLA Professor Constantine Panunzio's collection of printed materials such as articles, clippings,
newsletters, pamphlets and reports relating to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Constantine Panunzio (1884-1964) was born in Molfetta, Italy. He arrived in the United States in 1902. He received his A.B.
from Wesleyan University in 1911 and an M.A. in 1912. He then enrolled in the Boston University School of Theology and earned
the S.T.B. in 1914. He served as pastor in several Methodist churches in Massachusetts and he was superintendent of Social
Service House, Boston, from 1915-1917. From 1917 to 1918 he served as general organizer of the YMCA on the Italian front during
World War I. In 1925 he earned the Ph.D. degree at the Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government, and was appointed
Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCLA, in 1931, where he remained until he retired as Professor of Sociology in 1951. His
published works include three books and two research monographs. During 1931-1933, Panunzio was President of the Pacific South-western
Academy, and during 1934-1935 was President of the Pacific Sociological Society. In 1939, he participated in the founding
of the antifascist political association, the Mazzini Society. In 1940, he was designated by the New York World's Fair Committee
as among the foreign-born who have made outstanding contributions to American culture. In 1961 he received the Wesleyan University
Distinguished Alumnus award.
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