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CSU Japanese American Digitization Project Collection

Identifier: SPC-2014-008
Abstract The central focus of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project is the digitization and access to primary materials related to the history and progress of Japanese Americans in their communities. An enormous range of subjects and archival materials central to Japanese-American life before, during, and after World War II are in this digital collection including: letters, photographs, oral histories, camp publications, papers of camp administrators and counselors,...
Dates: 1915-1994

Hiroji Hosaka Family Letters

Identifier: SPC-2020-034
Abstract The Hiroji Hosaka Family Letters is comprised of 30 letters and postcards, a copy of Hiroji Hosaka's FBI case file, photographs, and business cards. The letters are correspondence between him and his family members and friends mainly while he was imprisoned in the Santa Fe Internment Camp and the Heart Mountain incarceration camp during World War II. The family letters describe the pressing situations that the family faced such as closing his hotel business and selling their properties in a...
Dates: 1937 October-1962 October 29; Majority of material found within 1942-1945

Tsugitada Kanamori Collection

Identifier: SPC-2016-002

This collection contains one box of documents belonging to Tsugitada Kanamori. Materials in this collection mostly pertain to Kanamori’s efforts regarding cancelling his renunciation and reinstating his American citizenship. This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Dates: 1948-1958

Tazu Kawamoto Photo Album Collection

Identifier: SPC-2016-013
Abstract This collection contains one album of mostly photographs compiled by Tazu Kawamoto that document various people, events, and activities throughout 1939-1943. Materials in this collection include: photographs, flyers, invitations, and business cards relating to Tazu Kawamoto’s personal life, with a focus on events during the World’s Fair on San Francisco’s Treasure Island in 1939. The photographs are most likely taken inside the Gila River Incarceration Center in Arizona, including a...
Dates: 1939-1943

Virginia B. Lowers Collection

Identifier: SPC-2016-004
Abstract This collection contains one box of three letters addressed to Virginia B. Lowers, a former high school teacher at University High School in Los Angeles, California. The letter from Masaru Teshiba contains information regarding his experiences as an incarceree mostly while at Tule Lake Segregation Center, the letter from Thomas A. Reeves details his combat experiences, and the letter from W.W. [Escherich] describes events during his trips to Maui, Tientsin China, and Okinawa. All of the...
Dates: 1945-1946

Jim Matsuoka Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress Records

Identifier: SPC-2020-019
Abstract This collection includes flyers, newspaper clippings, organizational documents, agendas, publications, books, and other materials related to the Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR) organization, formally known as the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations, and one of its founding members, Jim Matsuoka. It also includes material related to the Little Tokyo People’s Rights Organization (LTPRO), Japanese Americans, Japanese Latin Americans, Little Tokyo, and incarceration...
Dates: 1967-April 27, 2019

Natsumeda Family Granada Camp Collection

Identifier: SPC-2020-014

This collection includes a Buddhist Sunday service program and a Granada incarceration camp directory. All of the materials in this collection are digitized and available online.

Dates: April 1944-1945

Toshio Oku Photo Album

Identifier: SPC-2020-012

The Toshio Oku photo album comprises of a collection of photographs that primarily documents the life of Toshio Oku while he, his father, Naojiro Henry, mother, Misao, and sister, Hideko Louise, were incarcerated at Tule Lake Incarceration Camp in Newell, California during World War II. Most of the items in this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Dates: 1942-1946

James H. Osborne Nisei Collection

Identifier: SPC-2017-001
Abstract The James H. Osborne Nisei Collection contains mostly correspondence between Emiko and Usami Terada, incarcerees in the Rohwer incarceration camp, McGehee Arkansas, and the Thomas family in Lawndale, California and some photographs of the Teradas and the Thomases. The letters describe the trip from the Santa Anita temporary detention faciility to the Rohwer incarceration camp, their lives and conditions in the camp, and their concerns about their properties in Lawndale, California. Also...
Dates: 1941-1971, undated

Sylvester (Owen M.) Tule Lake Photograph Collection

Identifier: SPC-2016-012

This collection contains one box of photographic images taken by Captain Owen M. Sylvester while at Tule Lake Segregation Center during a military occupation as a member of the 772 Military Police Battalion in 1943. This collection is digitized and available online.

Dates: 1942-1943

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