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Guide to the Peter M. Takaichi Papers, 1927-1946
Special Collections M0909  
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Description
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.
Background
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. Paul Minnesota.
Extent
.25 linear ft.
Restrictions
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.
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