Skip to main content

Image / School photograph of Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka with her classmates and teachers in …

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

School photograph of Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka with her classmates and teachers in Wakayama, Japan
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
Permission to publish the image must be obtained from the CSUDH Archives as owner of the physical item and copyright. In instances when the copyright ownership is not clear it is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission.
School photograph of Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka (center behind two middle-aged men) with her classmates and teachers in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan taken sometime during the 1920s.
The collection mainly documents the life of Hatsuko Mary Yoshioka Higuchi's Nisei and Kibei mother, Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka, from childhood to adulthood by way of photographs: Kiyoko was born in Santa Monica, California but later moved to Japan to live with her aunt after both of her parents passed away. She returned to the U. S. in the late 1930s, resided on Terminal Island, California before the war, and was incarcerated in the Poston camp in Arizona during the war. After the war ended, the Yoshioka family returned to California and reestablished their lives in Lawndale and Torrance. The collection also includes a short essay written by Hatsuko while she was a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), redress papers, and a handout from a sewing class at the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona. The collection ranges from about 1917 until 1990.
black and white
Identity and values--Kibei
Identity and values--Nisei
Japan--Pre-World War II
Wakayama, Japan
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections;
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka Photographs

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: