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Guide to the George Yuzawa Papers TAM.442

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Yung Hua Nancy Ng Tam and Janice Liao

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 08, 2022 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Amy C. Vo to change legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II  , February 2021

Descriptive Summary

Source - dnr: Yuzawa-Rubin, Patricia
Creator: Yuzawa, George
Source - dnr: Yuzawa, Gene
Title: George Yuzawa Papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1900-2009
Abstract: The collection, spanning in date from 1908 to 2009, documents the life and work of Japanese American activist George Yuzawa through meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, legal documents, press releases, newsletters, clippings, event flyers and programs, posters, buttons, video, audio, books, scrapbooks and photographs. The bulk of materials date from the 1940s—the time of his forced removal and incarceration at American concentration camps and his World War II military service—and from the 1970s through 1990s, during which he actively served in leadership positions in numerous Asian American organizations, including JAA, JACL, JAHFA, JAUC, and JANM. The oldest material in the collection is a subject file containing personal documents belonging to Nobuji Ashikaga (how or why Yuzawa acquired this is unknown). The most recent materials in the collection are contextual notes that daughter Patricia Yuzawa-Ruben sent to accompany the second accrual to the collection.
Quantity: 7.5 Linear Feet in 7 record cartons and 7 folders.
Language: Materials are primarily in English, with some publications and correspondence in Japanese.
Call Phrase: TAM.442