Read this fascinating
article about the Nikkei Japanese American Internment camp letters contained in our Local History Room Morrish Collection.
"Named after Elmer Morrish (1886-1957), a Redwood City banker, this archive consists of a back-and-forth correspondence between Morrish and the Redwood City Nikkei camp inmates relative to their wartime finances and property management that resourcefully contextualizes an important and tragic chapter of American history. It is the primary (and sometimes quite personal) documents in the Morrish Collection that served Linda Ivey and Kevin Kaatz, historians at California State University, East Bay, as their principal research data for
You can also check out the book,
RCPL RECEIVES AWARD
Redwood City Public Library was proud to receive a PR Excellence Award at the annual California Library Association Conference for its Meet Your Neighbors campaign, which focused on positioning the Library as a welcoming hub for new residents in our community. Look for more Meet Your Neighbors programs in the coming year!
Have you participapted in Food for Fines? Anyone with outstanding library fines is invited to deliver nonperishable food items to any Redwood City Library from November 1 through December 31. With a donation, those library customers with unpaid fines will leave the library with a cleared account and the great feeling of having helped others as the holidays approach.