George Hoshida (1907-1985) was an incarcerated artist who documented camp life with pencil and brushwork in a series of notebooks
he kept between 1942 and 1945. This collection consists of his autobiography, artwork, and correspondences.
George Hoshida was born in Japan in 1907. In 1912, at the age of four, he immigrated with his family to Hilo, Hawai'i. It
is important to note Hoshida's age when he made the journey across the Pacific. Although his entire adolescence and adulthood
was spent in Hawai'i, Hoshida was forbidden by law to become a naturalized citizen. Unlike migrants from Europe, immigrants
from Asia were restricted from naturalization because of race until 1952.
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Hirasaki
National Resource Center at the Japanese American National Museum (firstname.lastname@example.org).