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Japanese American Documentary Collection, 1900s-1982

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Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Donor:
Tsukamoto, Mary
Nitta, Eugene T
McGovern, Melvin
Shimomura, Floyd
Tanaka, Peter Dr
Ishimoto, Norman
Subject:
Emi, Frank
Hashimoto, M
Kamikawa, Kazu Mrs
Kamikawa, Juichi
Kawashiri
Kihari, Shigeya
Matsumoto
Miyake, Takashi
Oliver, Floyd A
Ozamoto, T
Vogel, Mabel Rose
Wakabayashi, Ron
Japanese Americans Citizens League
Physical description:
2 cu. ft.: 5 document boxes, and 1 oversize folder
Culture:
Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Type:
Albums
Collection descriptions
Articles
Audio cassettes
Books
Cards
Cartoons (humorous images)
Christmas cards
Comic books
Interviews
Letters
Memorandums
Minutes
Newsletters
Panoramas
Passports
Personal papers
Photograph albums
Photographs
Posters
Ration books
Scrapbooks
Typescripts
Telegrams
Transcripts
Yearbooks
Place:
United States
Amache (Calif.)
Idaho
California
Manzanar
Minidoka
Date:
1900
1900-1982
1900s-1982
1942-1945
1940-1950
2000-2010
20th century
1990-2000
1980-1990
1940-1960
1900-1950
Notes:
Documents relate to the involuntary relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II. Much of the collection was collected by the Division of Armed Forces History for the exhibit "A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution" at NMAH.
Summary:
Souvenirs and memorabilia from World War II, including Christmas cards, notes to friends, camp newsletters, Japanese passports, meal passes, a typescript of a taped interview with Mrs. Kamikawa, Feb. 1982; a panoramic photograph of Manzanar; ration books; photographic albums; etc. Names listed below indicate persons represented in collection.
2005 addendum : Printed materials from relocations camps, such as newsletters, newspapers, a yearbook, and a comic book.
Additional 2005 addendum : Photograph of a high school class in Amache, California.
2006 addendum : Book, "Minidoka Interlude", published by residents of the Minidoka Relocation Camp in Hunt, Idaho.
2010 addendum : One-third cubic foot of newsletters printed in an internment camp in Arkansas, 1940s.
2013 addendum: One third of one cubic foot of oral history interview tapes of Norman Ishimoto interviewing his parents, Paul and May Ishimoto; and transcriptions of the interviews.
2016 addendum: Two cubic feet of papers relating to the Japanese American Citizen's League's efforts to obtain redress for the involuntary relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Cite as:
Japanese American Documentary Collection, 1900s-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Military history, Modern
World War, 1939-1945
Concentration camps
Reparations for historical injustices
Local number:
1986.3118 (NMAH Acc.: Tsukamoto)
1986.3132 (NMAH Acc.)
1986.3057 (NMAH Acc.)
1987.3010 (NMAH Acc.)
1987.3020 (NMAH Acc.)
1986.3139 (NMAH Acc.)
1986.3166 (NMAH Acc.)
1986.3163 (NMAH Acc.)
2005.3044 (NMAH Acc.)
2005.3045 (NMAH Acc.)
2006.3077 (NMAH Acc.)
2010.3038 (NMAH Acc.)
2013.3074 (NMAH Acc.)
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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