Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Bibliography

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the S. Frank Miyamoto Collection
1942



Accession No.: 2485-001
Creator: Miyamoto, Shotaro Frank, 1912- , creator
Title: S. Frank Miyamoto Collection
Date Span: 1942
Quantity: 2 folders (25 items)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Waiting for the evacuation bus. "Challenge to Democracy," U.S. War Relocation Authority, ca. 1943. Kaoru Ichihara Papers, Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW21139z

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Biographical Note

Frank Miyamoto began his association with the University of Washington Sociology Dept. as an undergraduate in the 1930s. He received a master's degree in sociology and his thesis, "Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle," was published by the University of Washington Press. Miyamoto chaired the Sociology Dept. from 1965-1970 and was associate dean of social sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1975 to 1980. Miyamoto's teaching and research focused on social psychology, collective behavior, and race and ethnic relations.

Scope and Content

The bulk of this accession consists of ephemera concerning the evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast in 1942. Most of the material was generated by the U.S. Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, a division of the Headquarters and Wartime Civil Control Administration.

It was preserved by Miyamoto because of his research on the Seattle Japanese minority for his master's thesis in sociology at the University of Washington ("Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle," 1938, published as v. 11, no. 2 of the University of Washington Publications in the Social Sciences, 1939; reprinted with a new introduction by the University of Washington Press in 1981 and 1984).

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights retained by the donor; no direct quotations are allowed.

Acquisition Info

Professor Miyamoto donated his collection to the Libraries in September 1975.

Bibliography

Miyamoto, Shotaro Frank, Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984). Originally published as the author's master's thesis in 1939, University of Washington.

Inventory

  
VFDate
Ephemera--U.S. Western Defense Command and Fourth Army
VF 1689Civilian Exclusion Orders1942
VF 1689Public Proclamations1942
VF 1689Instructions, etc.1942
Box
4Posters    OVERSIZE1942
VF
VF 1689Evacuation Forms
VF 1689British Columbia Security Commission Evacuation Forms

Subject Terms

Organizations:
United States. Army. Western Defense Command and Fourth Army.
United States. Wartime Civil Control Administration.
Subjects:
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans.
Genre Headings:
Posters.
Last modified: February 27, 2009
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