Smith Family Papers on World War II


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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Robert E. Kennedy Library
World War II ; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Papers of two generations of the Smith family — Dr. Frank Herron Smith and his son Dr. Morris Eugene “Gene” Smith — including vintage broadsides and government reports on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and correspondence from the elder Smith to government officials advocating for improved treatment and safety for returning internees. Also includes Gene Smith’s personal papers, yearbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, and an illustrated autobiographical typescript detailing his service in the 25th Infantry Division from 1942-1946 as an Army linguist, translator, and interrogator in the Aleutians, Japan, the Philippines, and New Caledonia.
Dates covered:
English, Japanese
Collection Size:
6 boxes
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Citation Sample:
Smith Family Papers on World War II, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Collection policy:
Collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only. Collection stored remotely. Advance notice for use required.