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Richard Morita, Autobiography

 Collection — Box: Small MS collections
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.

Dates

  • 1995-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

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

Status
Unprocessed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States
402-472-2531