Jack & Aiko Herzig Papers Reception

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library


Jack and Aiko HerzigThis inaugural public reception program will celebrate the release of the Herzig Papers to researchers, community, and students.


The program will feature Ms. Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who, with her late husband John 'Jack' Herzig, developed an impressive personal repository of historic documents, articles, legal memoranda, and correspondence. 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. UCLA faculty research scholars will also comment on the collection's historic significance and the Herzigs' dedicated research contributions.


The Herzig Papers serves to not only enhance public knowledge about the unjust mass removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, but it will also offer invaluable lessons to anyone vitally concerned with issues of social justice and constitutionality in America.


RSVP: http://herzig-aasc.eventbrite.com


Hosted by AASC, Dr. Sanbo and Kazuko Sakaguchi Research Fund in Japanese American Studies, and UCLA Library Special Collections. Additional funding for archival collection processing was provided by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program, the George and Sakaye Aratani Community Advancement Research Endowment (C.A.R.E.) grant, and UCLA AASC Friends of the Reading Room's Herzig Archival Collection Project.