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Fukuda and Whitney Families Papers
2008.16  
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Description
The collection contains materials sent between the Fukuda and Whitney families during WWII; primarily letters from Fumiko Fukuda at Poston to Mrs. Olive Whitney in Upland from 1942 to 1943. Items include mostly correspondence, research materials, photos, and information about both families.
Background
The Fukuda family was connected to the Whitney family by way of the Whitneys’ home in Upland, California. Mr. Fukuda (a widowed father of 7 daughters) was the caretaker of the Whitneys’ property and lived in a home on the grounds. Fumiko Fukuda lived with her father in the caretaker’s home prior to evacuation and was a companion to Mrs. Olive Whitney.
Extent
1 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 folder, 1 lamp stand)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management and Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (collections@janm.org).
Availability
By appointment only. Please contact the Collections Management and Access Unit (collections@janm.org). Advanced notice is required.