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Title
Letter from Tsuruno Meguro to Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano, July 13, 1942
Creator
Meguro, Tsuruno: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1942-07-13
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 Tsuruno Meguro in the Pomona Assembly Center to her son-in-law and daughter, Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano in the Santa Anita Assembly Center. In the letter, she describes the lives in the assembly center, including her daily routine. English translation is found in item: csudh_tak_0054. Typescript is found in item: csudh_tak_0055.
3 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, handwritten
The Takano Family Papers contain materials from members of the Takano Family in Los Angeles, California, including Issei immigrants, Itsuhei and Tomoyo Takano and Kumaji and Tsuruno Meguro, and their Nisei children, Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano. The papers cover from prewar through post-war, including the period of the forced evacuation and incarceration during the war and the redress movement in 1980s. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, camp newspapers, yearbooks and other documents. Noted are photographs depicting the Japanese American community in Colorado in 1930s, including photos of Japanese Young People’s Christian members and schoolchildren and staff of a Japanese school and public schools. There are also documents regarding a real property in Los Angeles, California, which Fumio Fred Takano purchased in 1938, and his legal documents and letters present his efforts to protect the property during the war with the support of his non-Japanese American friend. Included are also letters depicting his struggles to grant the indefinite leave permit from the Gila River incarceration camp, Arizona, as a consequence of his answers to “loyalty questions, no. 27 and 28.” In addition, the Issei parents’ letters describe their experiences, detailing about the convoy from the Pomona Assembly Center to the Heart Mountain incarceration, Wyoming, incarceration life, and returning to California after the war.
tak_01
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
tak_01_29_001
csudh_tak_0053
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/14297
Language
Japanese
Subject
Identity and values--Issei
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Living conditions
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Work and jobs
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Social and recreational activities
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Holidays and festivals
Place
Pomona, California
Temporary Assembly Centers--Pomona
Source
CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections;
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Takano Family Papers

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