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Title
Letter from Kumaji and Tsuruno Meguro to Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano, January 30, 1945
Creator
Meguro, Kumaji: author
Meguro, Tsuruno: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1945-01-30
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 Kumaji and Tsuruno Meguro incarcerated in the Heart Mountain camp to their son-in-law and daughter, Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano in the Gila River incarceration camp. In the letter, Kumaji thanks them for a letter along with tobacco for his birthday. He states that the incarcerees have to leave the camp sometime within the year and he is thinking about leaving for Minneapolis. English translation is found in item: csudh_tak_0078. Typescript is found in item: csudh_tak_0079.
2 pages, 5 x 8 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_38_001
csudh_tak_0077
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/14310
Language
Japanese
Subject
World War II--Leaving camp
Identity and values--Issei
Place
Cody, Wyoming
Incarceration Camps--Heart Mountain
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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