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Letter from Miriko Nagahama to Betty [Salzman], March 2, 1943
Nagahama, Miriko: author
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Personal letter discusses Nagahama's shorthand and drafting classes; Salzman's promotion to instrument tester [at Lockheed]; her own and Salzman's saxophone playing; Hideo [Watanabe's?] employment as business manager in the "Free Press" (her quotes) office; and rationing at Manzanar. She also expresses sorrow at the loss the prior week of 177 "former Bainbridge Island people" who had been removed to "Hunt Relocation Center in Minidoka, Idaho," mentioning that they had petitioned to "evacuate to the Idaho center right after the riot when there was so much tension because they wanted to be with the people from up north where they had come from." She further discusses her surprise that people had been brought to Manzanar from Bainbridge Island in the first place.
The Manzanar Collection features materials relating to the forced relocation to Manzanar, California, of Miriko Nagahama and Honey Mitsuye Toda, including correspondence, photographs, and newspapers, donated in 1981 and 1995.
4 pages, handwritten and typescript, 1 envelope
Arts and literature--Performing arts--Music
Arts and literature--Visual arts
Geographic communities--California
World War II--Incarceration camps--Arts and literature
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
Geographic communities--Washington--Bainbridge Island
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence
World War II--Incarceration camps--Conflicts, intimidation, and violence--Manzanar riot/uprising
Manzanar, California
Hunt, Idaho
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Incarceration Camps--Minidoka
Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University

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