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1935-2010 (Bulk 1942-2010)

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The San José State University Japanese-American Internment Research Collection, 1935-2010 (bulk 1942-2010), documents the internment of Americans of Japanese descent from 1942-1945, the presence of Japanese-American students at San Jose State College in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and the awarding of honorary degrees to some of those students by San José State University in 2010. The records consist of brochures, correspondence, government reports, magazines, memorabilia, memos, newspaper clippings, photocopied articles, photos, and spreadsheets. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Japanese-American San Jose State College Students, 1935 - 1994, Series II. Japanese-American Internment, 1942-1996, and Series III. Nisei Diploma Project at SJSU, 2009-2010.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

San Jose State University -- History.
Education, Higher -- California -- San Jose.
Japanese Americans -- California -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Periodicals.
Japanese Americans -- California -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Newspapers.
Japanese Americans -- California -- San Jose -- Biography.

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