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|Manuscript Collection No.:||0397|
|Creator:||Farquharson, Mary U. , creator|
|Title:||Mary Farquharson Papers Relating to the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II|
|Quantity:||2.5 cubic ft.|
|Languages:||Collection materials are in English.|
|Mary Farquharson, from a re-election brochure in her Papers. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW19576z|
|Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.|
Mary Farquharson was an activist for liberal and Christian causes who served as a Washington State senator from 1935 to 1941. She was born in 1901 or 1902 and died in 1982. During World War II, Farquharson was deeply committed to working to aid Japanese Americans who had been incarcerated. She was instrumental in advancing the case of Gordon Hirabayashi, a Japanese American who refused internment, to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Farquharson's papers are organized into several accessions. Accession no. 397-5 dates primarily from 1942 to 1945 and documents activities of Caucasian Americans who did not agree with the federal relocation policy (groups such as the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play). It includes several lengthy letters from Japanese American inmates, as well as clippings, ephemera, committee memoranda, newsletters, and miscellaneous writings of protest. It also contains subject series on two individuals, Gordon K. Hirabayashi and Mitsuo Paul Suzuki.
Researchers should note that a small amount of incarceration-related materials may also be found in some of the other Farquharson accessions. See especially Box 3 (the American Civil Liberties Union subgroup) of Accession numbers 397, 397-2, and 397-3.
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This accession was given to the Libraries on June 6, 1989, by Chester Kingsbury.
|1/3||"The Truth About Pearl Harbor," by John T. Flynn||1944|
|1/3||"The Japs Must Not Come Back!" by Lambert Schuyler||1944|
|1/3||"Christmas at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, Relocation Center," by Floyd Schmoe||n.d.|
|1/5||Legal Brief for Japanese American Citizens League, Amicus Curiae (Regan vs King)||1943|
|1/8||Subject Series -- Hirabayashi, Gordon K.||1943-1964|
|Fellowship of Reconciliation|
|Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play|
|1/14||Subject Series -- Suzuki, Mitsuo Paul||1943-1944|
|Farquharson, Mary U.--Archives.|
|Hirabayashi, Gordon K.|
|Suzuki, Mitsuo Paul.|
|Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)|
|Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play.|
|Washington (State)--Race relations.|
|Japanese Americans--Civil rights|
|Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945|
|Japanese Americans--Washington (State)|
|World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans|
|Immigrant, ethnic, and racial groups|
|Personal Papers/Corporate Records|
|Politics and government|
|Social and community history|