Collection consists of materials collected by the Japanese American Research Project (JARP) related to the history of Japanese
and Japanese Americans in the United States. Contains more than 100 groups of personal papers related to individuals and/or
families, and these groups contain correspondence, diaries, photographs, and a variety of printed materials. Also contains
several thousand returned questionnaires and records related to surveys of the Issei, Nisei, and Sansei conducted during the
1960s. Also includes over 400 tape recordings and oral histories, original art work done by internees during WWII, yearbooks,
directories, newspapers, pamphlets, and records related to Japanese consulates on the West Coast. The collection also contains
administrative records of the Japanese American Research Project.
The Japanese American Research Project (originally named the Issei History Project) was initiated by Wakamatsu Shigeo, President
of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) in 1960. The three major objectives of the project were:
401 Linear Feet
(760 boxes, 21 cartons, 1 oversize folder)
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