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Kuromi Photo Album Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SPC-2017-012

Scope and Contents

The Kuromi Photo Album (circa 1940-1960; 1970-1972) contains two photograph albums and material related to Hitoshi "Yoke" Kuromi and Corrine Nobuko Nishimura Kuromi. The first photograph album is mainly photographs of Corrine Kuromi and includes images of her family, the Gila River incarceration camp, her classmates' graduation portraits, her wedding pictures, and other images. The second photograph album contains images of family vacations to the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas. It also contains photographs from a car show event or gathering. The rest of the material in the collection relates to Yoko Kuromi's service in 1970 and the memorial fund set up in his name.

Dates

  • circa 1940-1960; 1970-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Hitoshi "Yoke" Kuromi was born April 24, 1925, and lived in Southern California where his parents owned a floral company. Yoke and his family moved to the Gila River incarceration camp as a result of Executive Order 9066 during World War II. They arrived at the camp on October 18, 1942, and were released July 20, 1944. After being released, Yoke served in the United States Army during 1950-1952, and he was stationed in Alaska.

Corrine Nobuko Nishimura was born on July 3, 1929. Her family also moved to the Gila River incarceration camp on July 20, 1942, and they were released September 6, 1945. Corrine and Yoke married June 7, 1953, and had four children together, Lynn, Kevin, Janet, and Carolyn. Yoke died January 1970, and Corrine died January 1994.

Extent

2 boxes (2 photograph albums, one box of material)

1.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains two photograph albums and material related to Hitoshi "Yoke" Kuromi and Corrine Nobuko Nishimura Kuromi. Subjects in the collection include the Kuromi family, the Gila River incarceration camp, and hot rods. All of this collection is digitized and some of the material is available online.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For more information: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project.

Processing Information for Digitized Materials

The Gerth Archives and Special Collections created digital reproductions from the original material for long-term preservation and access. These preservation files (22.7 mb, 197 tif files) were scanned to and stored on the Gerth Archives and Special Collections Deparment Drive. For more information on the best practices and standards for the digitization process, please see: CSUJAD Techincal Reference Guide.
Title
Inventory of the Kuromi Photo Album Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Louanne Heintz
Date
2017-09-25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • September 2019: Abstract, Scope and Content, Biographical/Historical Note, and Container information was revised by Jennifer Hill.
  • June 2021 : Abstract, Preferred Citation, and Related Materials were revised. Processing Information for Digitized Materials and Related Materials was added by Jennifer Hill.

Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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