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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Accession Number

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ben Sira Construction Company photographs, 1935-1940



Creator Ben Sira Construction Company
Title: Ben Sira Construction Company photographs
Dates: 1935-1940
Identification: camh-arc-004097
Extent: 1.0 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

The Ben Sira Construction Company was a construction company hired to build the Crystal City Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas, during World War II. The camp was designed to house families together, with kitchen and dining facilities for each unit. While the Crystal City Internment Camp was originally designed to house people of Japanese descent, it later housed families of Japanese, Italian, Latin American, and German origin.

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Scope and Contents

The Ben Sira Construction Company photographs comprise photographs of the construction of the Crystal City Internment Camp at Crystal City, Texas.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names
Ben Sira Construction Company
Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)‏
Subjects
Camps
Construction industry
World War (1939-1945)

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Related Materials

Forms part of the Crystal City Internment Camp records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ben Sira Construction Company Photographs, 1935-1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Blaine Finstein, April 2019.

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Accession Number

2019-058

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Photographs 1935-1940

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