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Letter from Masao Okine to Dottie [Dorothy] Okine, May 10, 1946
Okine, Masao: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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A letter from Masao Okine to his sister, Dorothy Okine. He writes from Tokyo, Japan, where he is stationed as a U.S. Army soldier. He asks Dorothy to send him cigarettes, candies, and gum. He sent the letter to her on April 23, 1946, however, it returned to Masao. He adds the notes, explaining why the letter was returned to him. It appears that Masao mailed the letter to Masao's wife, May Okine, in Chicago, Illinois, and she forwarded it to Dorothy Okine, addressing Mr. Seiichi Okine. The arrival date of the letter, May 27, 1946, is recorded on the backside of the envelope.
The Okine Collection contains materials collected by Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine who were Issei flower growers in Whittier, California. It includes correspondence, photographs, financial documents, and a photo album. A large portion of the collection consists of family correspondence with Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, including letters from their Nisei children, Masao and Makoto Okine, both soldiers overseas during World War II, to their Issei parents incarcerated in the Rohwer incarceration camp in McGehee, Arkansas. The correspondence also includes letters from their relatives and friends who are former incarcerees in the camps during the war and have “resettled” in Chicago, Illinois as well as letters from the Okines’ family members in Hiroshima, Japan during the Allied occupation of Japan. In addition, the collection includes a family photo album compiled by Dorothy Ai Aoki, a Nisei daughter to the Okines.
1 page, 7.25 x 5.5 inches, handwritten
Japan--Post-World War II
Military service--Postwar occupation of Japan
World War II--Military service--Military Intelligence Service
Identity and values--Nisei
Tokyo, Japan
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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