Collection consists of six folders (chronological order)
documenting the evacuation of a Japanese American family from San
Jose, California, to Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. The
notes, letters, and post cards describe life in the relocation camp.
Peter M. Takaichi owned and operated the National Printing Company in
San Jose,California. When in 1942 Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued
Executive Order No. 9102 authorizing the evacuation of all Japanese
Americans from the West Coast, Takaichi and his family were ordered
to gather at the Santa Anita Aseembly Center in Arcadia,
California. Before being sent with his family to the Heart Mountain
Relocation Center in Wyoming, Peter Takaichi transferred ownership
of the family business over to Iden Flint, a long-time employee.
The family then spent 1942-1943 in Wyoming before moving on to St.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights
reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To
obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the
Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.