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Inventory of the Alice Newman Hays papers
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  • Title: Alice Newman Hays papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
    Collection Number: 51002
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 scrapbook (0.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Letters written to A. N. Hays, and printed matter relating to the internment of Japanese-Americans in relocation centers during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Hays, Alice N.


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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alice Newman Hays papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Scope and Contents note

    Of particular note are the letters in the collection. All the Japanese American correspondents went to the Santa Anita Assembly Center; all but the Takahashis went to Heart Mountain. Their letters contain comparisons of conditions at Santa Anita and Heart Mountain, and excellent accounts of their reactions to anti-Japanese publicity on the West Coast. All express at least some fear about returning to California, but all also express great nostalgia. There is also documentation of the reactions to the draft resistance movement at Heart Mountain, and many expressions of patriotism.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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