Nimura Family Collection

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ddr-densho-325

Materials of the Nimura Family spanning from the arrival of Shizuko Nimura to the United States as the picture bride of Junichi Nimura through their life building a family in California. The collection centers on the life of their eldest child, Hisa, born in 1925 and her experience during the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and her life after the war.

1920-2008

1940-1978

Densho

Courtesy of the Nimura Family

595 Objects

Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-1)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-1)
This scrapbook is reconstructed from a scrapbook Hisa Nimura Horiuchi first made while she was incarcerated at Tule Lake Concentration Camp. The art was drawn by Hisa's brother Nobuya Nimura.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-2)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-2)
Ms Whilhite on this page explains how she knows Hisa Horiuchi and how she decided to reconstruct Hisa's old scrapbook in order to better preserve it.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-4)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-4)
Photographs of Hisa's kindergarten class in Florin, California. Ms. Whilhite also includes the history of Hisa's family.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-5)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-5)
Photographs of Hisa's friends. A photograph of Hisa appears in the second row second from the right.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-6)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-6)
Photographs of HIsa'a family and friends before the United States' entry into World War II.
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
doc Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-7)
Poems from Hisa's friends. Ms. Whilhite writes that the Nimura family and their neighbors were sent to Arboga, California, most likely they were sent to the Marysville Temporary Assembly Center which was located near Arboga. After spending just over a month in the assembly center Hisa and her family were sent to Tule Lake Concentration ...
Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-8)
img Page of Hisa Nimura Horiuchi Scrapbook (ddr-densho-325-8)
A collection of Hollywood stars' photographs and postcards.
Postcard of Movie Stars (ddr-densho-325-9)
img Postcard of Movie Stars (ddr-densho-325-9)
A postcard sent to Hisa after she requested a photograph of the actress, Jane Withers.
Postcard from Actress (ddr-densho-325-10)
img Postcard from Actress (ddr-densho-325-10)
A postcard sent to Hisa after she requested a photograph of the actress, Deanna Durbin.

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