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CSU Dominguez Hills James H. Osborne Nisei Collection

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CSU Japanese American History Digitization Project
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The James H. Osborne Nisei Collection contains mainly correspondence between Emiko and Usami Terada, incarcerees in the Rohwer incarceration camp, McGehee Arkansas, and the Thomas family in Lawndale, California and some photographs of the Teradas and the Thomases. The letters describe the trip from the Santa Anita Assembly Center to the Rohwer incarceration camp, their lives and conditions in the camp, and their concerns about their properties in Lawndale, California. Also included are photographs taken in the camp and fliers published during wartime.

See complete finding aid at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8h1377p/

1941-1971

1941-1971

1 box (.20 Linear Feet)

CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections

[Title of item], James H. Osborne Nisei Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

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31 Objects

[War Food Administration bookmark] (ddr-csujad-4-1)
doc [War Food Administration bookmark] (ddr-csujad-4-1)
A bookmark created by the War Food Administration, which provides information on the importance of eating wisely. It has instructions to contact the local Nutrition Committee for further information. It also contains a logo with a family and the motto, "U.S. Needs Us Strong, Eat The Basic 7 Every Day." The backside of this bookmark contains ...
Prevent Forest Fires [bookmark] (ddr-csujad-4-2)
doc Prevent Forest Fires [bookmark] (ddr-csujad-4-2)
A bookmark created by US Department of Agriculture Forest Services to promote the prevention of forest fires. The front of the bookmark depicts a Japanese solider, smiling as he lights a match. The logo in the backdrop reads: "Careless Matches Aid The Axis!" The backside of this bookmark contains tips to prevent forest fires. The bookmark ...
Postcard from [Emiko] Amy Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, January 12, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-3)
doc Postcard from [Emiko] Amy Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, January 12, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-3)
A postcard sent from Emiko Amy Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Miss Laura Thomas, at a P.O. Box address in Lawndale, California. The postcard was postmarked in McGehee, Arkansas. It is an acknowledgement letter in which Emiko thanks Laura for sending a package to her. In the letter, she also mentions that ...
Advertisement postcard from the Thos. H. Fillmore Insurance Agency to Helen Thomas, July 3, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-4)
doc Advertisement postcard from the Thos. H. Fillmore Insurance Agency to Helen Thomas, July 3, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-4)
A postcard advertisement selling "war damage insurance" covered by the US government reinsurance program. It was sent to Helen Thomas in Lawndale, California from the Thos. H. Fillmore Insurance Agency in Inglewood, California. It also includes numerical marginalia on the front. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_04_001
Postcard from U. [Usami] Terada to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, October 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-5)
doc Postcard from U. [Usami] Terada to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, October 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-5)
The postcard is correspondence from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. Usami Terada discusses his arrival to El Paso, Texas, on the way to Arkansas, describing the styles of the houses in Texas, comparing them to homes in Hermosa Beach, California. The postcard depicts a ...
Tsuyoshi Terada (ddr-csujad-4-6)
img Tsuyoshi Terada (ddr-csujad-4-6)
A photograph of Tsuyoshi Terada around age 11. The photograph is taken at the Rohwer incarceration camp. It depicts Tsuyoshi Terada standing in front of one of the barracks in the camp. The inscription on the backside reads: Tsuyoshi Terada, March 1943, Rohwer Relocation Center, McGeehee, Arkansas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese ...
Usami Terada (ddr-csujad-4-7)
img Usami Terada (ddr-csujad-4-7)
A photograph of Usami Terada around age 21. It is taken at the Rohwer incarceration camp in McGehee, Arkansas. It depicts Usami Terada standing in front of one of the barracks in the camp. The inscription on the backside reads: Usami Terada, March 1944, Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. See this object in the California State ...
Emiko [Amy] Terada (ddr-csujad-4-8)
img Emiko [Amy] Terada (ddr-csujad-4-8)
A photograph of Emiko Amy Terada around age 19. It is taken at the Rohwer incarceration camp in McGehee, Arkansas. It depicts Emiko Amy Terada standing in front of a building in the camp. The inscription on the backside reads: Emiko Terada, March 1944, Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. See this object in the California State ...
[Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
img [Helen Thomas' 90th birthday] (ddr-csujad-4-9)
A photograph of Helen Thomas' 90th birthday party. Pictured is Helen, along with Emiko Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada]. Also pictured in the background is Elva and Walter Buss. The inscription on the backside reads: Helen Thomas' 90th birthday. Emiko Nakawaki. Elva and Walter Buss in background. Nov. 19, 1978. See this object in the California State ...
Sam [Usami], Amy [Emiko], and Ted Terada (ddr-csujad-4-10)
img Sam [Usami], Amy [Emiko], and Ted Terada (ddr-csujad-4-10)
A photograph of Sam [Usami], Emiko [Amy], and Ted Terada, who are the former incarcerees at the Rohwer incarceration camp, taken in 2005, Lawndale, California. They pose, sitting on a sofa in a house. The inscription on the backside reads: Sam, Amy, and Ted Terada, Lawndale, California, 2005. See this object in the California State Universities ...

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