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Tomoji Wada
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1930
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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A photograph of Tomoji Wada. The reproduction photograph is found in item: csudh_wad_0202. The caption in the accompanied file reads: Tomoji Wada, 1930s, Terminal Island. The item was digitized by the donor and the image file was donated.
image file, TIFF, 0.248 MB, 805 x 609 pixels
Tomoji Wada was an interpreter, bookkeeper, operator of a grocery store, and manufacturer of tofu and mochi in Terminal Island, California prior to World War II. He established a tofu manufacturing plant in the Poston camp, Arizona during the war, and became a gardener after returning from the incarceration camp to Los Angeles, California. The collection consists of receipts, ledgers, taxes, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, journals, guidebooks, immigration materials, and incarceration camp records pertaining to Tomoji Wada and his family. Materials include born-digital objects created and transferred from the donor as well as born-analog objects (digitized materials) produced by the Gerth Archives and Special Collections; the physical carriers (physical materials) remain in the original donor's location.
image file ; wad_03
Identity and values--Issei
Geographic communities--California--Terminal Island
Industry and employment--Small business--Grocery stores
Terminal Island, California
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Tomoji Wada Family Papers

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