Register of the Papers of
MARION E. POTTS
Marion E. Potts worked in Japan for the Lutheran church as a school teacher form 1921-1941. Upon her return to the United States, she was assigned to work with Japanese-Americans at the Manzanar Relocation Center during the years 1942-1945. At Manzanar she served as vice principal of the high school and in this capacity collected a variety of camp publications, photographs, broadsides, and correspondence which were assembled into a scrapbook. Ms. Potts returned to Japan in 1948 but came back to the Untied States in the mid-1950s and began teaching adult classes for the foreign born during the period 1956 to 1968. She taught at the Chinese Christian Center and in several other Philadelphia locations.
Marion Potts died in 1974.
The Papers of Marion E. Potts were presented to the Balch Institute on 17 October 1975 by Ethel C. Potts. Accession #M75-27.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The Papers of Marion E. Potts consist of correspondence, student papers, publications, newspaper clippings, a report, a speech, photographs, and related material. Six of the photographs are by Ansel Adams and are not to be reproduced without his permission.
The box list of the register of the papers of Marion E. Potts is two pages