Topaz oral history project collection, 1987-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Taylor, Sandra
Title
Topaz oral history project collection
Dates
1987-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1002
Summary
The Topaz oral history project collection interviews were conducted by Sandra Taylor, of the University of Utah's Department of History. The interviews were part of her research for Jewel of the desert: Japanese American internment at Topaz (1993). Also included are correspondence, news clippings, published and unpublished articles, and research files.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Topaz oral history project collection contains transcripts of tapes, and related transcription materials of a collection of 70 oral history interviews which document the lives of Japanese Americans who were interned at the Topaz, Utah, camp. The interviews were conducted by Sandra Taylor of the University of Utah Department of History. Also included are copies of articles and other research materials.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Topaz oral history project collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Topaz oral history project collection, Accn 1002, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1002.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Miscellaneous InterviewsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Written Accounts
This box contains four written accounts of experiences related to Japanese internment. Authors include Oscar F. Hoffman, Hisako Hibi, Chiyo Yano, and William Kochiyama.
2
Paul E. Bell Material
Contains an essay entitled "Views From an Inside Outsider," written by a Caucasian who attended Topaz High.
1980s
3
Jane Beckwith Material
Contains written accounts related to Japanese internment. Authors and persons interviewed include Dorothy B. Pratt, Sherm Tolbert, Roger Walker, Yasuo Abiko, and Homer Petersen.
4
Nisei Christian Journey: Its Promise and Fullfillment, Vol. II
Contains oral histories of Rhoda Akiko Iyoya, Dr. Henry Hajime Kazato, Kimi Sugiyama, Ichiro Yamaguchi, Hatsune Helen Kitaji, and Kijo Murata.
1991

Research Files, 1920s-1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1 1984-1993
2 1920s-1980s
3 1942-1943
4 1940s-1990s
5
6

Master FilesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5-9

These boxes contain the master files. Access restricted to Manuscripts Curator.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Japanese American
  • Corporate Names :
  • Central Utah Relocation Center
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories