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Merritt (Ralph P.) papers
LSC.0807  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Ralph Palmer Merritt papers
    Creator: Merritt, Ralph Palmer
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0807
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1940-1950
    Abstract: Merritt was born on February 26, 1883 in Rio Vista, California. He received his BS, University of California, Berkeley, 1907. He was the president and managing director of Sun Maid Raisin Growers from 1923-28 and later became the project director for United States War Relocation Authority (WRA) at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, from November 1942-March 1946. He served as UC Regent from 1923-30. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, pictures, printed materials, and books related to Camp Hahn and the Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association. Includes materials related to the Manzanar War Relocation Center and Camp Hahn, California.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ralph Palmer Merritt Papers (Collection 807). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Ralph P. Merritt, 1963.

    Processing Information

    This online finding aid has been funded in part by a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942334093606533  

    Biography

    Merritt was born on February 26, 1883 in Rio Vista, California; BS, University of California at Berkeley, 1907; president and managing director, Sun Maid Raisin Growers, 1923-28; project director for US War Relocation Authority (WRA) at Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, November 1942-March 1946; UC Regent, 1923-30; died on April 3, 1963 in Los Angeles, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, pictures, printed materials, and books related to Camp Hahn and the Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association. Includes materials related to the Manzanar War Relocation Center and Camp Hahn, California.

    Related Material

    • After Me Cometh a Builder [oral history transcript] / Ralph Palmer Merritt, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1956. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.
    • Title: Manzanar War Relocation Center Records
      (Collection 122). Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections.
    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    Camp Hahn.
    Merritt, Ralph Palmer -- Archives
    Death Valley All Souls Memorial Association
    University of California (System). Regents--Officials and employees -- Archives
    Manzanar War Relocation Center