Ikemoto, (Henry) Collection
Scope and Content
The Henry Ikemoto Collection includes materials documenting the participation of Japanese American soldiers in WWII as part of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team. It also includes materials on anniversaries and reunions for various brigades including Camp Shelby, Rohwer, Military Intelligence Language School, Lost Battalion, Antitank Chapter 100th Battalion, and 442nd RCT. Documents include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photobooks, books, essays, and newsletters. The collection also includes photographs documenting the daily lives of Japanese American soldiers in Italy, 1944. Of special note is correspondence from American Red Cross volunteer (and daughter of baseball player Ty Cobb) Shirley Cobb to soldier Kune Hisatomi. Subtopics include the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, the Battle of Bruyeres, the Korean War, war memorials, and museum exhibits. The collection also includes 50 “separated books”.
- Ikemoto, Henry, 1923-2009 (Person)
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
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.
Henry Ikemoto (1923-2009) served as a soldier in the 100th Infantry Battalion during WWII. He was a Lieutenant Colonel and also served in the Military Intelligence Service. He later served as a Probation Officer for Los Angeles County.
4 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
1.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Henry Ikemoto collection includes materials on the Japanese American soldiers of the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, as well as Japanese-American evacuation and incarceration in camps during WWII. The materials are in the forms of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photobooks, books, essays, and newsletters. Of special note are letters from American Red Cross volunteer Shirley Cobb to soldier Kune Hisatoni and snapshots of Japanese American soldiers in Italy. Some of this collection has been digitized and is available online.
Materials in this collection were donated by Mildred Ikemoto, widow of Henry Ikemoto.
Books in this collection have been cataloged and shelved separately.
Processed in 2014.
- Camp Shelby (Miss.)
- Ikemoto, Henry, 1923-2009
- Japanese American families
- Japanese American newspapers
- Japanese American soldiers -- History -- 20th century
- Japanese Americans
- Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
- Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century
- Military Intelligence Service Language School (U.S.)
- Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)
- United States -- Armed Forces -- Japanese Americans
- United States. -- Army -- Regimental Combat Team, 442nd
- United States. Army. Field Artillery, 131st. Battalion, 2nd
- United States. Army. Infantry Battalion, 100th
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories
- Inventory of the Henry Ikemoto Collection
- Finding aid prepared by June Kim
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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