Gentaro Takahashi Collection


The Gentaro Takahashi Collection consists of photos, documents and ephemera from the time of Gentaro Takahashi’s arrival in the United States in 1907 to the 1970’s. The collection includes family photos in the U.S. and Japan, photos of Takahashi's travels in the U.S. including Duluth, Minnesota and Yellowstone National Park, correspondence and academic work from Boston University, Harvard University and the University of Detroit. The material details Gentaro Takahashi’s efforts to get him and his family released from Minidoka Camp, resettle in Michigan, and reclaim “contraband” and personal effects taken at the time of internment. The collection includes correspondence with Senators and the Japanese American Citizens League related to the passing of a personal law allowing Takahashi to remain in the United States.




Courtesy of the Gentaro Takahashi Collection, Densho