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Richard Morita, Autobiography

Identifier: MS-0311

Scope and Contents

The autobiography of Richard Y. Morita documents his childhood in southern California, his experiences in Japanese internment camps, serving in World War II, and his education and career.


  • 1995-2000


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The papers are open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Y. Morita was born on March 27, 1923 in Pasadena, California. In 1942, Morita and his family entered a Japanese internment camp at Tulare Assembly Center in southern California, and later the Gila River War Relocation Center in Arizona. Morita left the camp later in 1942 to attend the University of Nebraska. After being drafted into the U.S. Army, he returned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Bacteriology-Chemistry in 1947.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Related Materials

See also Richard Y. Morita Papers, 1949-2005 at the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States