New Finding Aids for World War II Philippines Collections Posted Online

Monday, June 6, 2011
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Finding aids to the collections described below, which contain information on Japanese internment camps in the Philippines during World War II, are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Marie Adams papers, 1887–1950
A social worker employed by the American Red Cross in the Philippines, Adams was interned at the Santo Tomás concentration camp from 1942 to 1945. The correspondence, propaganda leaflets, and printed matter in her papers relate to the camp and more generally to the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.

Renee Ream collection, 1941–2010
The Ream family was living in Baguio before being interned at Camp John Hay and Camp Holmes in Baguio City and later at Bilibid Prison in Manila. Renee Ream, who married into the family after World War II, collected these diaries, memoirs, interview transcripts, and videos to tell the story of her husband's family and other US civilians who were interned by the Japanese in the Philippines.

Katherine Ream Sobeck papers, 1942–2010
Born in the Philippines in 1929, Katherine Ream was interned with her family during the war. Her papers contain memoirs, correspondence, internee lists, newsletters, and photographs concerning conditions at the Baguio and Bilibid internment camps.

Laurence L. Wilson collection, 1942–46
Not an internee himself, Wilson was a collector of writings, leaflets, posters, and proclamations relating to the Japanese-occupied Philippines and the return of US troops to the Philippines.