T. Scott Miyakawa (November 23, 1906- ) earned his BS from Cornell in 1929 and his Ph.D from Columbia University and taught
at Boston University from 1946-72. His efforts to collect documentary materials related to the history of Japanese Americans
and Japanese immigration to the United States resulted in the inauguration of the Japanese American Research Project (JARP)
at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1962 of which he served as director from 1962-65. The collection consists
of correspondence, manuscripts, books, research materials, memorabilia, and photographs of Miyakawa. Contains files and other
materials related to JARP and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Also includes materials related to
his teaching years at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Portions of this collection are in Japanese.
Miyakawa was born November 23, 1906 in Los Angeles, California; BS, Cornell, 1929; Ph.D, Columbia University; taught at Boston
University, 1946-72; his efforts to collect documentary materials related to the history of Japanese Americans and Japanese
immigration to the United States resulted in the inauguration of the Japanese American Research Project (JARP) at the University
of California, Los Angeles in 1962; director, JARP, 1962-65; taught at University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1972-78; died
August 2, 1981.The papers of Professor Miyakawa (1906-81) reflect his long career in the academic world, and his scholarly involvement in
documenting the Japanese American experience.
108 boxes (54 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
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