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Description
This collection contains materials generated by J. Ralph McFarling, a Community Analyst for the War Relocation Authority, documenting the Amache Incarceration Camp in Granada, Colorado where Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Some of this collection has been digitized and is available online.
Background
Joseph Ralph McFarling was a Community Analyst for the War Relocation Authority at Granada (Amache) incarceration camp in Amache, Colorado during the war. He was born in Rock Port, Missouri on May 11, 1901 attending the Univeristy of Missouri, Methodist College in Cameron, the University of Chicago, Moody Bible Institute and University of Denver. He was the deputy Postmaster in Rock Port. Later, he worked at the boy's reformatory in Jefferson City and a welfare worker for Atchison County. After the war, he was transferred to Seattle, Washington to help establish communities for relocated Japanese Americans. He died in Seattle on October 9, 1977. While at Granada incarceration camp, he reported to John H. Provinse and Edward Spicer, two noted anthropologists.
Extent
1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
There are no access restrictions on this collection.