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Guide to the Mary Farquharson Papers Relating to the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II



Manuscript Collection No.: 0397
Accession No.: 0397-005
Creator: Farquharson, Mary U. , creator
Title: Mary Farquharson Papers Relating to the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II
Date Span: 1942-1945
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

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Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.

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General Notes

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.

Restrictions on Access

Access restricted. Contact the repository for details.

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on duplication, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.

Acquisition Info

This accession was given to the Libraries on June 6, 1989, by Chester Kingsbury.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
Personal Papers
1/1Incoming Letters1942-1945
1/2Outgoing Letters1937-1945
Writings
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 Schmoen.d.
1/4Newsletters1942, 1945
1/5Legal Brief for Japanese American Citizens League, Amicus Curiae (Regan vs King)1943
1/6Ephemera1943
1/7Clippings1942-1945
1/8Subject Series -- Hirabayashi, Gordon K.1943-1964

  
Box/FolderDate
Fellowship of Reconciliation
1/9Incoming Letters1942-1943
1/10Outgoing Letters1943

  
Box/FolderDate
Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play
1/11Incoming Letters1943
1/12Outgoing Letters1943
1/13Memorandumn.d.
1/14Subject Series -- Suzuki, Mitsuo Paul1943-1944

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Farquharson, Mary U.--Archives.
Hirabayashi, Gordon K.
Suzuki, Mitsuo Paul.
Organizations:
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)
Pacific Coast Committee on American Principles and Fair Play.
Subjects:
Japanese Americans--Civil rights.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Japanese Americans--Washington (State)
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans.
Geographic Names:
Washington (State)--Race relations.
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