About the project
In 1999, the U.S. Congress authorized compensation for those Americans of Japanese descent who lost their businesses and property during their forced relocation and internment during WWII. Per Edward Uyesugis’s last wishes, his family donated the reparations to the Earlham College Lilly Library to create the Dr. E.T. Uyesugi Collection. The purpose of the collection was to document Dr. Uyesugi’s experiences during and after WWII. The gift was in recognition for the openness and hospitality shown by Earlham College and the American Friends Society. After Ruth Uyesugi’s death in 2018, the family chose to reprint their mother’s book and add it to the collection as a way "to document our parents’ unique story and sustain their legacy."