Japanese Americans in California collection, 1920-1942

Pamphlet by George Shima, circa 1920.
Pamphlet by George Shima, circa 1920. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Center.

Pamphlets, position papers, articles and other material from various organizations on Japanese Americans as an immigrant group in California in the early 20th Century. Of particular note are materials addressing the issues of quotas on Japanese immigration in the 1920s and 1930s, and the internment of Japanese Americans in 1942. Organizations represented in the collection include the California Joint Immigration Committee, the California Council on Oriental Relations, the Pacific American League, and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco.

(OHC COLL 2013-14)

Approximately 72 pieces in 1 box (.2 linear feet)

Go here for a more detailed list of this collection's contents. 

Available at Oakland History Center, Main Library.