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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1974
    Collection number: 88031
    Collector: Duveneck, Frank B., collector
    Extent: 8 manuscript boxes (2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, reports, bulletins, newsletters, statements, Congressional hearings, serial issues, and clippings, relating to the internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II; social problems in the United States, especially in California, and especially with reference to migrant farm workers, sharecroppers, blacks, and American Indians; race relations in the United States; and progressive education programs. Collected by Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck. Includes a few letters written to the Duvenecks.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank B. and Josephine Whitney Duveneck collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information



    Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

    Biographical Note

    1886 Birth of Frank B. Duveneck, Florence, Italy
    1891 Birth of Josephine Whitney, Brookline, Massachusetts
    1913 Marriage of Frank B. Duveneck and Josephine Whitney
    1920s Josephine Whitney Duveneck serves on the Palo Alto City Council
    1924 Purchase of Hidden Villa Ranch, Los Altos, California, which later becomes a summer camp for children and a youth hostel
    1942-1945 Both Duvenecks are active on behalf of evacuated Japanese Americans
    1978 Publication of Life on Two Levels, the autobiography of Josephine Whitney Duveneck
      Death of Josephine Whitney Duveneck
    1985 Death of Frank B. Duveneck

    Scope and Content Note

    Received in the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988, with an increment in 1998, the Duveneck collection reflects the lifelong social activism of Frank B. Duveneck and Josephine Whitney Duveneck. The causes taken up by the Duvenecks included the plight of migrant farm workers in the United States; the promotion of racial equality in American society; concern for the status of American Indians; and the defense of Japanese Americans who were relocated during World War II. In addition, the Duvenecks devoted time to running an integrated summer camp for children and were active in the Society of Friends (Quakers).
    The collection includes material relating to these issues. Of particular interest are those documents relating to the relocation of Japanese Americans, including government publications, letters of protest, and Frank B. Duveneck's personal correspondence with evacuees (see SUBJECT FILE). The collection also includes numerous publications and photographs documenting the living conditions of migrant agricultural workers and Indians in the United States (see SUBJECT FILE and PHOTOGRAPHS), as well as material pertaining to Josephine Whitney Duveneck's activities as a member of various civil rights organizations in California (see SUBJECT FILE).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1939-1945--United States.
    Migrant agricultural laborers.
    Land tenure--United States.
    Education--United States.
    African Americans
    Indians of North America.
    United States.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    United States--Race relations.
    United States--Social conditions.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Duveneck, Josephine Whitney, 1891-