Jack and Aiko Herzig Papers, Collection 451

Collection 451Title: Jack and Aiko Herzig papers
Collection number: 451

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 109.5 linear ft. (219 boxes, 21 shoe boxes, and 2 oversize flat boxes)
Date: ca. 1940 - ca. 2011

Abstract: Community advocates Jack and Aiko Herzig played a pivotal role in the World War II Japanese American redress movement through their historical research at archives and libraries across the nation. Their discoveries aided in redress for thousands of Americans illegally incarcerated during World War II and the vacating of wartime convictions of Japanese Americans in the Supreme Court Coram nobis cases. The collection consists original and facsimile materials and includes card indexes, evidentiary documents, reports, public hearings and court transcripts, correspondence, books, articles, clippings, and a small amount of electronic files.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of material compiled by and related to the research of community advocates Jack and Aiko Herzig regarding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans, the Japanese American redress movement, and wartime convictions of Japanese Americans in the Supreme Court Coram nobis cases. Additionally, there is information pertaining to the MAGIC Cables and the National Japanese American Memorial controversy. Represented is their participation with and/or for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, the Office of Redress Administration, the National Council for Japanese American Redress, and the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. The collection includes a card index, evidentiary documents, reports, public hearings and court transcripts, correspondence, books, articles and clippings, and a small amount of electronic files. Most of the documents are photocopies compiled from various institutions such as The Bancroft Library, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (FDRL), George C. Marshall Library, and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), among others. Also included is a small amount of the Herzigs' personal files.

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