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Japanese American Redress Collection, 1976-2000
- Abe, Frank
- Japanese American Redress Collection
- 1976-2000 (inclusive)19762000
- 0.1 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Folder)
- Collection Number
- Cage 5126 (collection)
- Collection consists of ephemera collected by Frank Abe related to Japanese American redress for the forced expulsion and incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Frank Abe is a third generation Japanese American whose father was incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. He received his B.A. in theater directing from the University of California, Santa Cruz and trained with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He was a founding member of the Asian American Theater Workshop in San Francisco and the Asian American Journalists Association in Seattle. He produced and directed the award-winning documentary “Conscience and the Constitution” about the largest resistance to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.
The National Council for Japanese American Redress was formed in 1979 and is best known for instituting a class action lawsuit against the United States government for damages due to wartime incarceration.
The United States Federal Government passed The Civil Liberties Act in 1988, offering a formal apology to those who were incarcerated and making payments of $20,000 in compensation to surviving victims.
[Sources: “Conscience and the Constitution” , ITVS, accessed October 9, 2019
“National Council for Japanese American Redress”, Densho Encyclopedia online, 2019.]
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Collection consists of ephemera collected by Frank Abe related to Japanese American redress for the forced expulsion and incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. Mr. Abe produced and directed the award-winning documentary “Conscience and the Constitution”, chronicling resistance to the military draft by a group of young men incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during World War II. The collection includes business cards, a flyer and viewer guide for “Conscience and the Constitution”, and printed materials related to Japanese American redress.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions apply.
Japanese American Redress Collection, 1976-2000 (Cage 5126)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Materials are arranged in the order they were received.
Frank Abe donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2012 (MS.2012.17).
This collection was processed by Gayle O'Hara in 2019.
George and Frank C. Hirahara Photograph Collection of Heart Mountain, Wyoming, 1932-2016 (SC 014)
Tom T. Hide Collection, 1925-2012 (SC 014.1)
Okubara Family Collection, circa 1943-2008 (SC 014.2)
Takeda Family Collection, 1938-circa 2012 (SC 014.3)
Kenneth Nishiyori Collection, 1942-1944 (SC 014.4)
George and Doris McIntyre Papers, 1944-1945 (SC 014.5)
Mari Tsuruyama Okumura Collection, 1936-2014 (SC 014.6)
Patti Hirahara Collection, 1955-2020 (SC 014.7)
Terry Ishihara Collection, 1989-2012 (SC 014.8)
Mike Mackey Collection, 1940-2002 (SC 014.9)
Heart Mountain High School Tempo, 1945 (SC 014.10)
Fusataro Nakaya Photographs, circa 1944 (SC 014.11)
Nabata Family Collection of Heart Mountain Photographs, circa 1942-1945 (SC 014.12)
Frank Chin Oral History Collection, 1974-1986 (Cage 654)
Inez Puckett McEwen Collection on Japanese-American Incarceration, 1942-1943 (Cage 4923)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||Two Frank Abe business cards, one from the King County Executive in Seattle, where he was Director of Communications; the second is tied to “Conscience and the Constitution” and Abe’s Resisters.com Productions||2000|
|1||“Japanese American Contemporary Perspectives on Internment: Proceedings of Conferences held January-March 1980” in Washington State||1980|
|1||Newsletter of the National Council for Japanese American Redress||1979|
|1||Flyer for “Conscience and the Constitution, 2 disc special edition”||2000|
|1||Viewer’s guide for “Conscience and the Constitution”||2000|
|1||“The Weekly of Metropolitan Seattle, volume 1, number 14”, newsprint paper with article “In Search of John Okada” by Frank Chin. Okada wrote the “No-No Boy”, a novel set in the aftermath of Japanese American incarceration during World War II||1976|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
- Japanese Americans -- Reparations
- Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)