Siberius Y. Saito Sketches, 1942
Title: Siberius Y. Saito Sketches, 1942
Record Series: MsC-13
Creator: Siberius Y. Saito
Extent: 1 box (0.209 linear feet)
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern iowa
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These papers consist of photographs of twenty-four sketches made by Siberius Y. Saito (1908-1980) during his internment in 1942 at Tanforan Assembly Center near San Francisco. The sketches show barracks, mess halls, medical facilities, public areas, and general views of the Assembly Center where Japanese-Americans were held before they were assigned to other internment camps. Mr. Saito donated the photographs to the UNI Archives on March 20, 1979. He sent other copies to UCLA, Stanford University, and the Hoover Institute.
University of Northern Iowa library faculty member Fred Ma presented a program from Mr. Saito's memorial service to the UNI Archives. The drawing on the front page is a reprint of Mr. Saito's last drawing before his death.
Please note that the collection's control file contains information about the Tanforan Assembly Center. Please ask SC&UA staff for access.
Folder 1: 24 photographs of sketches made by Mr. Saito in 1942
Finding aid by Library Assistant Susan A. Basye, February 1998; updated, January 23, 2015 (GP); last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.