Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943

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ddr-csujad-4-18 (CSUJAD Local ID: nis_06_020, CSUJAD Project ID: csudh_nis_0019)

CSU Dominguez Hills James H. Osborne Nisei Collection

A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter discusses the Japanese American incarcerees returning to California and the West Coast. He describes the returning people as "half bred or wife of Caucasian" and a female attending Pasadena Junior College. He expresses his fear that it would be hard to return and restart their farm in Lawndale, California because of the lack of resources, such as tools, machinery, and money, and that his family needs to start over again. He also describes the situation when his family was forced to leave, leaving his trunk in the Thomas' garage and asking him to send it to him in Santa Anita. He is concerned about his farm, which was being operated by the Chinese, as well as his properties in Lawndale, and asks Thomas to take pictures of his house and yard to see how they look after two and half years. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_020




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[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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