Okano Family Collection

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The Okano Family Collection is comprised of photographs, letters, and ephemera from the personal family collection of Pam Okano. The photographs depict the lives of the of the Kawamotos, Okanos, and Otsukas prewar in Japan and Western Washington, as well as during the war when the family was granted leave to work in Caldwell, Idaho, and post-war when they returned to Washington.

1912-1998

1920-1956

7 photograph albums and one box of loose photographs, letters, and ephemera.

Densho

Courtesy of Okano Family Collection, Densho

1689 Objects

Class portrait (ddr-densho-359-2)
img Class portrait (ddr-densho-359-2)
A group of students from the high school in Leland, Washington. Alice Kawamoto is in the first on the right first row. Stamped on the back "Perkins Studio 314 Crown Bldg. Second & James St. Seattle, Wash."
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-3)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-3)
Students pose for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 2nd row 9th from left. Written on the back of the photograph is the name of each student in the order they appear in the photograph. Students unpictured are listed at the bottom.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-4)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-4)
Students pose for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 7th from right. On the back of the photograph each student has signed their name in correspondence to their position in the photograph.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-5)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-5)
Students post for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 3rd row 8th from left. Written on the back of the photograph is the name of each student with their graduation year in the order they appear in the photograph. Students unpictured are listed at the bottom.
High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-6)
img High school portrait (ddr-densho-359-6)
Students post for high school group photograph. Alice Kawamoto is in the 2nd row 2nd from right. On the back of the photograph students have signed their names in correspondence to their postion in the photograph.
10th Annual 4H Club camp 1931 (ddr-densho-359-7)
img 10th Annual 4H Club camp 1931 (ddr-densho-359-7)
Group photograph of the attendess of the 4H Club Camp in 1931 at State College of Washington in Pullman, Washing. Written on the back of the photograph "Mrs. Pearl Munn Leland, Wash. Jefferson Co. Staying at Stevens hall. 10 annual Alice Kawamoto".
Kawamoto family portait (ddr-densho-359-8)
img Kawamoto family portait (ddr-densho-359-8)
Written on back "Mr and Mrs K. Kawamoto with Joe, Jeanette and baby" Pictured from left to right Joe Kawamoto, Itsuno Kawamoto, Kaichi Kawamoto with baby Pauline and Jeanette Kawamoto.
High school graduation announcement (ddr-densho-359-9)
doc High school graduation announcement (ddr-densho-359-9)
Alice Kawamoto's graduation annoucement. She graduated valictorian of her class.

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