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Librarian Emeritus 1983 - Clara Breed

Librarian Emeritus 1983 - Clara Breed

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Photo of Clara Estelle Breed (1906-1994), a San Diego librarian for 42 years, being honored as Librarian Emeritus in 1983. She is remembered for the impact she had on children during World War II when Japanese were forced from their homes into camps. She protested, sent books, clothing and candy to children in the camps and handed out pre-addressed, stamped postcards as they were shepherded onto trains, saving over 250 letters from them. Her historic collections are now in the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

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