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Letter from Miriko Nagahama to Betty Salzman, June 5, 1943
Nagahama, Miriko: author
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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 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.
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.
3 pages, handwritten; 1 envelope
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
Manzanar, California
Incarceration Camps--Manzanar
Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Manzanar Collection

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