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Mitzi Naohara photo album
Naohara, Mitzi, 1923-2021: compiler
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1923-1962
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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A photo album compiled by Mitzi Masukawa Naohara. Contained are photographs mainly taken during the war, depicting lives at the Poston camp in Arizona, where the Masukasa family was incarcerated. Mitzi was a preschool teacher at the Poston camp, and photographs of the children incarcerated at the camp are included. She also belonged to a young women's club, and photographs of Nisei social activities are collected. Included are also photographs of Mitzi's future husband, George Nobuo Naohara, and relatives incarcerated in the Jerome camp in Arkansas
The George and Mitzi Naohara Papers consists of photo albums and scrapbooks compiled by George and Mitzi Naohara, and other documents pertaining to the Naohara and Masukawa family. Contained are photographs, correspondence, documents, and memorabilia depicting their experiences during World War II. George Nobuo Naohara is a Kibei Nisei, and his experiences include his farm labor in Idaho and Utah, incarceration in the Manzanar, Jerome, and Tule Lake camps, and the U.S. Army language school training and Korean War. He also engaged in Buddhist activities for his whole life and there are moving images depicting Gardena Buddhist Church activities after the war. Mitzi Masukawa Naohara was a preschool teacher at the Poston camp, Arizona, and also a member of a young Nisei women's club, "Sigma Debs.” Her collected materials depict her life as a teacher and social events in the Poston camp during the war.
Albums; Photographs; Clippings
1 volume (22 pages) accompanied by clippings, 12 x 10.5 inches
image/jpeg; application/pdf
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Incarceration camps--Sports
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
Parker, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Incarceration Camps--Poston (Colorado River)
Incarceration Camps--Jerome
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
George and Mitzi Naohara Papers

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