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Miyagi Family Collection

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A collection of personal documents and photographs of the Miyagi family's experience in the Poston Assembly Center. Postcards were written in 1942 to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughters. Letters from William Miyagi in the European Theater to his sister Takeko Miyagi in Poston. One letter from Gonkichi Nakamura to Clarence R. Walter. Photographs of Donald Miyagi as a toddler in Poston.

1940-1983

1942-1945

4 postcards, 5 letters, 6 ID cards, 4 Misc. documents, 14 photographs, and 1 edition of the California Daily News

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Courtesy of the Miyagi Family Collection, Densho

34 Objects

Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Yoko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-1)
doc Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Yoko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-1)
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Yoko Miyagi. Yoko writes about how her sister Akiko misses him and wants him to join the family soon. Yoko also writes about her her brother Donald stood up for the first time on July 1st. Per donor, this letter was written by the older sister Takeko (aged 9) …
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Akiko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-2)
doc Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Akiko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-2)
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Akiko Miyagi. Akiko tells about a sandstorm on July 3rd, how her younger brother Donald can now say "goodbye" and how the tempature in Arizona is very hot. Per donor, this letter was written by the older sister Takeko (aged 9) for Akiko (aged 3).
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-3)
doc Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-3)
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Takeko Miyagi. Takeko writes about how her brother just turned 7 months old, how she hopes her father enjoyed the postcards from her younger sisters Akiko and Yoko, and tells him about going to school.
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-4)
doc Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from Takeko Miyagi (ddr-densho-416-4)
Postcard to Yuhachi Miyagi from his daughter Takeko Miyagi. Takeko writes about receiving candy from Yuhachi, how her sister, Akiko, was excited about the last telegram they received from him, and a watermelon the family bought.
Sonoko Miyagi's Alien Registration Card (ddr-densho-416-8)
doc Sonoko Miyagi's Alien Registration Card (ddr-densho-416-8)
Sonoko Miyagi's Alien Registration Card from the Agricultural Commissioner of Imperial County, California.
Kame Nakamura's Alien Registration Card (ddr-densho-416-9)
doc Kame Nakamura's Alien Registration Card (ddr-densho-416-9)
Kame Nakamura's Alien Registration Card from the Agricultural Commissioner of Imperial County, California.
Gonkichi Nakamura's Alien Registration Card (ddr-densho-416-10)
doc Gonkichi Nakamura's Alien Registration Card (ddr-densho-416-10)
Gonkichi Nakamura's Alien Registration Card from the Agricultural Commissioner of Imperial County, California.

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