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Title
Letter from Miriko Nagahama to Betty Salzman, June 5, 1943
Creator
Nagahama, Miriko: author
Date Created and/or Issued
1943-06-05
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Collection
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Rights Information
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Description
Personal letter discusses how much Nagahama misses their circle of friends and Glendale [California], despite her knowledge that "the sentiment toward us is not very favorable," and mentions that Honey [Toda] "has left the barbed-wire confines of Manzanar" for work taking care of children for a family in Washington, DC. Notes that Nisei teachers have been given a raise and a promotion to professional rating and describes her work schedule and life as a kindergarten teacher, including the difficulties of teaching "16 children at one time in one little 2 x 4." Also briefly describes Bainbridge Island and the Nisei from there; expresses her appreciation to Salzman for doing some shopping for her; and describes the weather, including dust and wind.
3 pages, handwritten; 1 envelope
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.
NEH Planning 2014; ark:/13030/c8c82cm2
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
026-1-a-01-02-07
slo_maco_0017
http://cdm16855.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16855coll4/id/292
Language
English
Subject
Geographic communities--California
Geographic communities--Washington--Bainbridge Island
Identity and values--Nisei
Industry and employment--Educators
Industry and employment--Domestic service
World War II--Incarceration camps--Housing--Barracks
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Education
World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave
Place
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Source
Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University
Relation
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=lib_spc
Manzanar Collection

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