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Finding Aid for the Toyota family papers, ca. 1910-1961
2010  
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Box 145, Folder 1

Records on Fred Shizutaro Toyota 1911, ca.1916-1942

Scope and Content Note

Includes Fred’s tax and earning records, business licenses, an alien enemy questionnaire, and ephemera.
Box 145, Folder 2

Records on Kame Toyata (né.e Tetsumura) ca.1910-1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes Kame’s school and teaching certificates, immigration records, and study materials for the naturalization exam.
Box 145, Folder 3

Will, marriage and family records of Fred and Kame Toyota ca.1917

Box 145, Folder 4

Records on some of the Toyota children 1948 and 1957

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents regarding the passing of son Fred Taro Toyota, who died from a kidney ailment in 1948 a day after his marriage, and correspondence of two of the daughters, Shizuko and Toshiko.
Box 145, Folder 5

Documents relating to Fred’s death and funeral services 1959 May 22-July 11

Box 145, Folder 6

Family financial records 1948-1959

Scope and Content Note

Includes bank deposit statements and balance books.
Box 145, Folder 7

Correspondence of Fred Toyota with Kame Toyota and their children during his internment 1941 December 25-1944 January 28

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters, postcards, and telegrams.
Box 145, Folder 8

Letters of appeal for Fred Toyota’s release from internment 1941 Aug -1944 January 26

Box 145, Folder 9

Kame Toyota’s correspondence with publishers of various Japanese news publications 1959-1961

Scope and Content Note

Publishers include Masaru Akahori of the Town Crier Japanese Daily News and Shinichi Kato of the New Japanese American News among others. Her letters mainly concern her seeking advice on the matter of her family’s trouble with another family, the Kidos, which arose as a result of her husband’s internment.
Box 145, Folder 10

Correspondence from Kame Toyota to Joe Grant Masaoka 1964 December & 1966 November

Scope and Content Note

Masaoka was the administrator of the Japanese American Research Project (JARP) at UCLA from 1964 to 1970.
Box 146, Folder 1

Correspondence to Kame Toyata from others ca.1947-1959

Box 146, Folder 2

Correspondence from former workers at the Toyota labor camp to Fred and Kame Toyota ca. 1942 February-1945 November

Box 146, Folder 3

Records relating to the death of Toyota’s labor camp employees and the disposition of their estates 1941, 1955, 1958

Scope and Content Note

Documents regarding the death of Tokuichi Uto (1941), [Ya?]taro Okazaki (1955), and Frank K. Mishima (1958).
Box 146, Folder 4

Financial records relating to the Japanese labor camp in McGill, Nevada ca. 1940-1945