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Japanese American National Museum
Manabi & Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: (213) 625-0414
Email: collections@janm.org
Collections with online items: 8
Physical collections: 34
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Ban (Takeshi) Papers

Takeshi Ban was an Issei congregational minister from Kumamoto prefecture, and a president of the Pacific Society of Religious Education. The collection consists of documents, publications, and phonographs records, and 3D objects spanning from 1902 to 1986. The film portion...

 
Bonomi (John) Papers

John Bonomi worked for the Brunswig Drug Company and supplied pharmaceutical materials to Japanese Americans in concentration camps. This collection contains correspondences from various Japanese Americans who requested medicine and household materials, discussed payment methods, shared camp life, and friendly...

 
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Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Grant Program Records

The Civil Liberties Public Education Fund (CLPEF) was a government-sponsored program that developed from the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. The CLPEF's mission was to educate the public on the issues surrounding the wartime incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry....

 
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Fast (Emery) papers

Emery Fast (ca. 1907-1997) worked for the War Relocation Authority during World War II. The collection is largely comprised of personal letters written to his wife, Ethel “Billie” Fast, as he worked in both Utah and California and she worked...

 
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Hayami (Stanley) Diary

Stanley Hayami was a Japanese American student from Los Angeles who attended high school at the Heart Mountain concentration camp in Wyoming.

Hibi (Hisako) Collection

Sixty-three oil paintings painted by Hibi at Tanforan Assembly Center in California and Topaz concentration camp in Utah from 1942 to 1945. Subjects include various daily activities, still lifes, and landscapes....

 
Hohri (William) Papers

William Hohri, was one of the leading contributors of the Japanese American redress and reparations efforts during the 1980's. Serving as chairman of the National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR), he sought redress through the courts. This collection consists...

 
Hoshida (George) Papers

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 largely consists of correspondence between George and his wife, Tamae, after he...

 
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Iwata (Jack Masaki) Collection

This collection consists of 166 photographs and copy negatives of photographs taken at Manazanar and Tule Lake concentration camps between 1942 and 1945. Subjects include scenes of daily life, group portraits, and landscapes....

 
Iwate (Tatsumi) Papers

Sergeant Tatsumi Iwate served in the United States Army under the highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team. This collection contains correspondences, pamphlets, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

 
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JAMA Life History Project Records

The Japanese American Medical Association Life History Project was started in 2002 with funding from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program in conjunction with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Japanese American National Museum. This project sought...

 
Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District Office Records

The Pacific Southwest Region of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) served as the political voice for the Japanese American community and sponsored a variety of social and educational activities. Records include: administrative files, meeting minutes and agendas, reference files,...

 
Japanese Americans Citizens League, Washington, D.C. District Office Records

The records of JACL, Washington, D.C. District Office (JACL-DC) document the administration, JACL-endorsed advocacy issues, and reference files. The collection includes numerous court cases involving employment discrimination, immigration, military, and redress. In a number of these cases, JACL was directly...

 
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Kondo Family Papers

This collection contains more than 50 letters written by Yasaku Kondo and his children Henry Kondo and Yuri Kondo Morimoto during World War II. The letters between Henry Kondo and Yasaku Kondo were written from 1943 to 1944, and letters...

 
Kozai (Jiro) Papers

Jiro Kozai, an Issei from Tottori Prefecture who immigrated to the United States in 1911, was one of the early Japanese pioneers of New York City. He was the president of the Japanese Association of New York and was the...

 
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Marutani (William M.) Papers

Philadelphia judge, the Honorable William M. Marutani (1923-2004), was the only Japanese American commissioner to sit on the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC). The CWRIC was a congressional commission established in 1980 and charged with studying...

 
Minerich (Paul T.) Papers

The Paul T. Minerich Papers document the court cases of draft resisters who were court-martialed in 1944 in Ft. McClellan, Alabama. The resisters, also known as DB Boys (Detention Barracks Boys), were court-martialed and sentenced to a dishonorable discharge and...

 
Mineta (Norman Y.) Papers

Norman Yoshio Mineta (1931-) was the first Japanese American to serve as Mayor of a major American city and the first from the continental United States to be elected to Congress. Spanning from 1975 to 1996, this collection consists of...

 
Murai Family Papers

This collection contains letters, ephemera, a book and several photographs. It is divided into four series: Correspondence, Photographs, Ephemera and Publications....

Muramoto (Walter) Collection

361 black and white photographs of daily life in camp in Rohwer, Arkansas....

 
Murphy (Mollie Wilson) Papers

Mollie Wilson Murphy was an African-American woman who lived in Boyle Heights during World War II. She had many Japanese-American friends who were forced into Concentration camps during the war. This collection comprises of the correspondences between Mollie and her...

 
Myaida (Shogo) Papers

Spanning the years 1920 to 1989, the collection consists of approximately six linear feet of archival material. The bulk of the collection contains materials dating from 1920 until Myaida's retirement in 1972. The collection chiefly consists of documents, such as...

 
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Nance (Afton Dill) Papers

This is a collection of roughly 265-300 letters written by Japanese American students who were incarcerated in American concentration camps, including Heart Mountain, Wyoming and Poston, Arizona during World War II and all addressed to their pre-war teacher, Ms. Afton...

 
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Oiye (George) Album

One 34-page album of black and white photographs taken by George Oiye and Susumu Ito....

 
Okihiro (Gary Y.) Papers

The Gary Y. Okihiro Papers document the professional activities of Gary Okihiro including research he conducted for his publications. One such publication is (1999). Based on archival research and oral histories from nisei students, describes how these students relocated to...

 
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Palmerlee (Charles) Papers

Charles Palmerlee was a high school teacher at the Tule Lake War Relocation Authority center in Newell, California, during World War II. This collection contains correspondence, booklets, news clippings, ephemera, and typescript. It also contains images, moving images, a color...

 
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Rafu Uwamachi Daini Gakuen Records

The Rafu Uwamachi Daini Gakuen (Los Angeles Uptown Second Education House) was a Japanese language school established in 1915 and attended by local Japanese American students, with a break during the years of World War II, until its closure in...

 
Rev. Kogan Yoshizumi Papers

Rev. Kogan Yoshizumi (1894-1975) was the Buddhist priest of the Soto Mission of Aiea in Hawaii on Oahu. Rev. Yoshizumi was arrested and detained at Sand Island after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was subsequently transferred to a series...

 
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Shimada (Moriyuki) Scrapbook

Moriyuki Shimada was twenty-two years old when he and his family were forcibly removed from their home in Santa Clara, California to the Heart Mountain Concentration Camp in Wyoming. Shimada created a scrapbook after the war with the photographs he...

Sugimoto (Henry) Collection

130 paintings by Henry Sugimoto, a Japanese American artist who flourished in the 1930s and continued to paint well into the 1990s....

 
Sugino (Chica) Papers

Chica Sugino was an Issei research analyst for Alexander Leighton, head of the War Relocation Authority's (WRA) Sociological Research Bureau at Poston Relocation Center. Her research contributed to Leighton's book, The Governing of Men, one of the first monographs published...

 
Susumu Ito collection

The Susumu Ito collection consists primarily of photographs and negatives from Ito’s service as a part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. Throughout the war Ito carried a small camera with him at all times, capturing...

 
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Tigers Youth Club Records

This collection was created by Daniel Kawahara. Kawahara was instrumental in founding the Tigers Youth Club, a Japanese American sports league started in Southern California in 1957 and still active as of 2014. This collection contains photographs, a scrapbook, and...

 
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West Adams Christian Church Records

The collection consists of documents, photographs, and a small number of three-dimensional artifacts produced or housed by the West Adams Christian Church (formerly the Japanese Christian Church) from its inception in 1908 to the 1970s. During World War II the...