Arthur Kleinkopf diary

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Arthur Kleinkopf diary

Dates: 1942-1946

Three drafts of a typewritten and unpublished diary. One manuscript includes handwritten corrections, and another has these corrections incorporated in the text. The item describes the daily life of the internees at the Minidoka relocation camp including various incidents involving both the staff and prisoners. The diary was kept from 25 Sept. 1942 to 9 Feb. 1946.

  • Extent: 3 items (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Kleinkopf, Arthur
  • Call Number: MSS 1736
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1736; Diary; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1736, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Hale E. Hunter; 1978.
Subject Terms
Kleinkopf, Arthur; Concentration camps--Idaho--History--Sources; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Sources; Material Types; Minidoka Relocation Center (Idaho : Concentration camp)--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Kleinkopf (Arthur) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-06T10:36-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Superintendent of Education at the War Relocation Center of Hunt, Idaho.

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