blog postsNo. 44 Society Talk: Michael VanBlaricum on Ian FlemingNov 9, 2010 4:30 pm6073 views Michael VanBlaricum, founder of the Ian Flemming Foundation, will speak tomorrow, November 10th, during the No. 44 Society meeting in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at 3 p.m. Over the past thirty years, VanBlaricum has developed a world-renowned collection of materials related to Ian Flemming and James Bond. We hope to see you here for what will certainly be a very interesting presentation. Rare Book & Manuscript Library 346 Main Library (MC-522) 1408 West Gregory Drive Urbana, IllinoisManzanar Free PressNov 2, 2010 1:45 pm899 views On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 "Authorizing the Secretary of War to Prescribe Military Areas." During World War II, over 120,000 persons of Japanese, German, and Italian ancestry were then removed from these military areas and relocated to internment camps in the Western United States--most for the duration of the war. One of these camps was placed in the abandoned town of Manzanar in California's isolated Inyo County, where a population of 7,600 was spread out over 10,000 square miles. This camp would grow to over 800 buildings and process over 11,000 detainees during the war. Two-thirds of the detainees held behind Manzanar's barbed wire were American citizens.