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Title
Letter from Makoto Okine to Mr. S. Okine, August 19, 1945 [in Japanese]
Creator
Okine, Makoto: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1945-08-19
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Description
A letter from Makoto Okine to his father, Seiichi Okine. He writes probably from Italy where he is deployed as a US Army soldier. The letter is mailed via Army/Air Post Office, New York, by U.S. Army Postal Service. The letter was originally addressed to Bartlet Illinois, where Makoto assumes Seiichi stays and farms with Ayame Okine, then it was forwarded to the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. In the letter, Makoto expects that he would be able to go back to the U.S. within the year. The handwritten notes on the back of the envelope read: Arrived on September 1, 1945 [in Japanese].
2 pages, 5.25 x 7 inches, handwritten; 1 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.
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
oki_01_25_001
csudh_oki_0088
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/13870
Language
Japanese
Subject
Identity and values--Nisei
World War II--Military service--442nd Regimental Combat Team
Military service--Post-World War II service
Place
Italy]
Incarceration Camps--Rohwer
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Okine Collection

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