Ruth Eleanor McKee Papers, 1905-1972

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Ruth Eleanor McKee (1903- ) spent ten years at the Library of Hawaii publishing poetry in small magazines and published her first novel on the history of Hawaii in 1934. While working as a historian for the War Relocation Authority (WRA) she wrote 3 monographs. In 1951 she began working for the United States Department of State and was appointed United States Consul at Tokyo in 1958. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and research materials related to Ruth E. McKee's work as a novelist, poet, United States Foreign Service officer, and writer for the War Relocation Authority (WRA). McKee's research for the WRA focused on Japanese American evacuation and internment during World War II.

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