Reception for Jack and Aiko Herzig Papers


Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga and Jack Herzig

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga and Jack Herzig

UCLA Asian American Studies Center hosts a reception for the Jack and Aiko Herzig Papers on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room, 280 Charles E. Young Dr. North, Los Angeles.

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center and UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Special Collections are honored to host an inaugural public reception to celebrate the release of the Herzig Papers to researchers, community, and students.

The program will feature Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who, with her late husband John “Jack” Herzig, developed an impressive personal repository of historic documents, articles, legal memoranda, and correspondence. Their discoveries aided in redress for thousands of Americans illegally incarcerated during World War II and the vacating of wartime convictions of Japanese Americans in the Supreme Court corm knobs cases. UCLA faculty research scholars will also comment on the collection’s historic significance and the Herzigs’ dedicated research contributions.

Now available to the public at UCLA, the Herzig Papers serve to enhance public knowledge about the unjust mass removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and offers invaluable lessons to anyone vitally concerned with issues of social justice and constitutionality in America.

This archival collection processing project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grant Program. Additional funding was received from the George and Sakaye Aratani Community Advancement Research Endowment (CARE) as well as charter individuals who gave generously toward the UCLA AASC Friends of the Reading Room’s Herzig Archival Collection Project.

Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact (310) 825-2974. To RSVP, go online to

Parking is available in Structures 3 and 5 on the north side of the UCLA campus. Short-term parking (cash or credit card) can be purchased at self-service pay stations at both lots. To obtain a daily permit (cash only), visit the parking booth at the Westholme and Hilgard entrance. For more info, visit




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