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Iwasaki Family Photographs

Identifier: SPC-2022-010

Scope and Contents

The Iwasaki Family Photographs (circa 1920-1945) includes eleven digitized photographs (235 mb) about the Akahoshi family. Images in the collection include school portraits and other portaits of Dorothy Shigeko (Akahoshi) Iwasaki, family portraits of the Akahoshi and Hashimoto families, and other portraits of the Akahoshi family.


  • circa 1920-1945

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 the Gerth Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Gerth Archives and 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

Toyo Akahoshi was born in Japan in 1883 and immigrated to the United States in 1914. Her husband, Kunisaburo Akahoshi was born in 1187 in Japan and immigrated to the United States in 1920. They had children together, Dorothy Shigeko Iwasaki, Robert Shigeo Akahoshi, and Frank Yukio Akahoshi. Dorothy was born in 1916 in Colorado and died in 1974.


235 Megabytes

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This collection includes eleven digitized photographs about the Akahoshi family. Images include school portraits, family photographs, and other portraits. All items in this collection have been digitized and are available in the archvies.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The digitized photographs are available on the Public Use Drive as JPG files at the Gerth Archives And Special Collections. Please request copies at the reference desk.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated during a Scanning Day event in 2018 by Joni Iwasaki.

Existence and Location of Originals

This collection contains digitized photographs created from loaned material. The donor retained the original items.

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 Material

The Gerth Archives and Special Collections created digital reproductions from the original material for long-term preservation and access. These preservation files (263 mb, 14 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.

Inventory of the Iwasaki Family Photographs
Jennifer Hill
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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