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Work assignment slip, Lawrence Bunzo Asoo
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Work Assignment Slip for Lawrence Bunzo Asoo as a landscape gardener at Tule Lake.
Bunzo Asoo was born in 1897 in Hiroshima, Japan. Haruye Asoo was born in 1982 in Okinawa, Japan. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1914 and helped his father on a farm in Vorden, California. In 1915, Bunzo went to an English language school in San Francisco. In 1920, he returned to Japan for an arranged marriage with Haruye. They had seven children. They farmed in the Sacramento area during the 1920s and 30. In May 1942, the family was forced to evacuate to Arboga Assembly Center, then to Tule Lake and Topaz Relocation Centers. The Asoo's returned to Sacramento in 1945, where Bunzo became a landscape gardener.
Official documents; Memorandum
1 page, 8 x 5 inches, typescript
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
Industry and employment--Gardening
Identity and values--Issei
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
California State University, Sacramento, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Asoo and Fujiwara Families Collection

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