Richard Morita, Autobiography
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.
- Morita, Richard Y., 1923- (Person)
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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.
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- Japanese Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Nebraska. Alumni and alumnae Subject Source: Local sources
- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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