Floyd Shimomura Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1376
Creators:
Shimomura, Floyd
Dates:
1978-2004
bulk 1981-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents Shimomura's work with the Japanese American Citizens' League in its efforts to seek redress for the internment of citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. The collection contains correspondence, especially with various chapters of JACL; reports; meeting minutes; business and financial records; convention materials; writings, notes, speeches and testimony; newsletters; campaign materials; clippings and articles; and travel papers for a JACL delegation to Japan.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is unarranged.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in 1948, Shimomura graduated from the University of California, Davis, law school in 1973. He has worked for the State of California for most of his legal career. From 1982 to 1984 he was President of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). During his presidency he worked to seek redress for citizens of Japanese descent who were interned during World War II.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center by Floyd Shimomura in 2016.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Floyd Shimomura Papers, 1978-2004 (bulk 1981-1984), Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Related Materials
William Marutani Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concentration camps -- 1942-1945 -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Minutes -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters -- 1980-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japanese Americans Citizens League Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives