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Biographical 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

O'Rourke (James) Crystal City Internment Camp Papers, 1937-1950, undated.



Creator O'Rourke, James
Title: James O'Rourke Crystal City Internment Camp papers
Dates: circa 1937-circa 1950
Identification: camh-arc-004099
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

James O'Rourke was an Irish American born in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War I before moving to upstate New York. In 1924, he became an immigration agent for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and later moved to Texas for work. O'Rourke became the head of operations of the Crystal City Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Source:

Reeves, Richard. "Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II." Henry Holt and Co., 2015.

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Scope and Contents

The James O'Rourke Crystal City Internment Camp papers comprise correspondence, NGO reports, photographs, and research materials related to James O'Rourke and the Crystal City Internment Camp in Crystal City, Texas. Correspondences include letters from internees, state department officials, and other professionals involved in the operations of the Crystal City Internment Camp. These materials reveal information about the conditions and structure of camp life.

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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

Personal Names
O'Rourke, James
Corporate Names
Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)‏
Subjects
Camps
City managers
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

O'Rourke (James) Crystal City Internment Camp Papers, 1937-1950, undated, 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

2019-055

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Government correspondence 1942-1946

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Internee correspondence 1942-1947, undated

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Notes for memoir undated

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Photographs 1937-1951

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Trip to California 1947-1950

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Clippings 1944, undated

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Kodak film roll envelope undated

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2.325/B101b [SRH1230022442] Miscellaneous November 3, 1942-November 12, 1954

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