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Nanka Fukushima Kenjinkai Collection

Identifier: SPC-2018-046

Scope and Contents

The Nanka Fukushima Kenjinkai Collection contains materials depicting activities of the members of Nanka Fukushima Kenjinkai. Materials included are photographs from 1908-2010, membership directories, Rafu Shimpo newspaper articles by Hiroko Aihara, a DVD of a Japanese television program about Fukushima immigrants and Okei, the first Japanese woman to immigrate to the United States, a book by Yasuji Sato, entitled “加州と福島縣人” [= California and the immigrants from Fukushima].


  • 1908-2014


Language of Materials

In English and Japanese.

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

Nanka Fukushima Kenjinkai is one of Japanese American community associations organized by Japanese prefectures in Southern California. The Nanka Fukushima Kenjinkai's members consist of Japanese immigrants and American citizens of Japanese descent from Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The Kenjinkai provided aid and assistance especially for early Japanese immigrants and is still active today.


2.42 Linear Feet (3 boxes. )


This collection documents activties of Nanka Fukushima Kenjinkai. Materials include: photographs, books, booklets, news clippings, DVDs and CD recordings.

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Repository Details

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

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747