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Hoshida (George) Papers
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Correspondence, 1942-1956

Physical Description: 0.50 linear feet
 

Personal, 1958-1993

Physical Description: 25 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This series primarily contains correspondence between George Hoshida and his wife, Tamae, while they were separated. The letters span his time at Kilauea Detention Camp, Sand Island Detention Camp, Fort Sam Houston Justice Department Camp with most letters sent during Hoshida's time at the Lordsburg Internment Camp in New Mexico. He writes to Tamae while the family remains in Hilo, Hawaii and throughout their move to Jerome Relocation Center in Denson, Arkansas. There are also letters to and from his daughters (June and Sandra), brother (Raymond), and others.
Box 1 Folder 1

1942 February

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Summary

5 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida from George Hoshida in Kilauea Military Camp. 1 envelope without the corresponding letter addressed to Tamae Hoshida c/o Hilo Electric Company.
Box 1 Folder 2

1942 March

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Summary

8 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida from George Hoshida in Kilauea Military Camp. Letter dated 1942 March 18 discusses the news of Tamae's pregnancy.
Box 1 Folder 3

1942 April 1-15

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Summary

6 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida and 3 letters sent to June Hoshida from George Hoshida in Kilauea Military Camp. Letter dated 1942 April 2 includes a caroon of George to his daughter and letter dated 1942 April 15 includes cursive practice for her.
Box 1 Folder 4

1942 April 17-28

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Summary

4 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida and 3 letters sent to June Hoshida from George Hoshida in Kilauea Military Camp. Letters to June include a cartoon of the family and a drawing of "daddy singing".
Box 1 Folder 5

1942 May

Physical Description: 14 items

Scope and Content Summary

6 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida, 1 letter sent to June Hoshida, and 1 letter sent to [Sandra] Hoshida from George Hoshida. Also includes 5 letters sent from Tamae Hoshida and 1 letter from June Hoshida to George Hoshida. George Hoshida was being transferred to Sand Island during this period. Letter dated 1942 May 6 includes a drawing of June and Sandra holding hands.
Box 1 Folder 6

1942 June

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Summary

4 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida from George Hoshida written during his transfer to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 7

1942 July

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Summary

2 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida and 1 letter sent to June Hoshida from George Hoshida. Includes 1 envelope to Tamae Hoshida without corresponding letter. Also includes 1 letter to George Hoshida from Tamae Hoshida, 1 letter to George Hoshida from his brother Raymond, and 1 letter to Tamae Hoshida from Edwin T. Ching of the Territory of Hawaii Department of Institutions with an update on their daughter. Letters send during George Hoshida's incarceration at Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 8

1942 August

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Summary

3 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida from George Hoshida. 3 letters from Tamae Hoshida, 1 letter from June Hoshida, and 1 letter from Raymond Hoshida sent to George Hoshida. Letter dated 1942 August 31 from Tamae Hoshida tells George Hoshida that their neighbor's dog "Fly" has volunteered for the United States Army. Also includes a Western Union telegram from George Hoshida to Tamae Hoshida telling her not to repatriate.Letters sent during George Hoshida's incarceration at Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 9

1942 September

Physical Description: 14 items

Scope and Content Summary

5 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida and 3 letters sent to June Hoshida from George Hoshida. 1 letter from June Hoshida, 1 letters from Raymond Hoshida, and 3 letters from Tamae Hoshida sent to George Hoshida. Letter dated 1942 September 25 from Tamae Hoshida discusses the upcoming delivery of their child. Letters sent during George Hoshida's incarceration at Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 10

1942 October

Physical Description: 14 items

Scope and Content Summary

7 letters and 1 telegram sent to Tamae Hoshida from George Hoshida. The telegram confirms that he will not repatriate and is healthy. Two birthday cards sent to George Hoshida from his daughters and Tamae. 3 letters sent to George Hoshida from Tamae Hoshida with an update about the delivery of their daughter, Carole. 1 telegram from Richi Takemoto announcing the birth of their daughter. Letters sent during George Hoshida's incarceration at Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 11

1942 November

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Summary

7 letters written to Tamae Hoshida and 1 letter written to Raymond Hoshida from George Hoshida. 3 letters sent to George Hoshida from Tamae Hoshida. Letters sent during George Hoshida's incarceration in Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 12

1942 December

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Summary

4 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida and 1 letter sent to Richi Takemoto from George Hoshida. Letters sent during George Hoshida's incarceration at Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 13

1943 January

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Summary

1 telegram and 3 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida from George Hoshida. 1 telegram and 2 letters sent to George Hoshida from Tamae Hoshida. 1 telegram sent to Richi Takemoto. 1 letter sent to Raymond Hoshida from George Hoshida. Letters contain primarily updates regarding the family's move from Hilo, Hawaii to Jerome, Arkansas. Letters sent during George Hoshida's incarceration in Lordsburg, New Mexico.
Box 1 Folder 14

1943 February

Physical Description: 15 items

Scope and Content Summary

9 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 7 letters sent to George Hoshida in Lordsburg, New Mexico from Tamae Hoshida.
Box 1 Folder 15

1943 March

Physical Description: 15 items

Scope and Content Summary

9 letters and 1 telegram sent to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. Telegram informs Tamae to be ready to move soon. 4 letters sent to George Hoshida in Lordsburg, New Mexico from Tamae Hoshida. 1 letter sent to George Hoshida from his niece, Kazuma.
Box 1 Folder 16

1943 April

Physical Description: 20 items

Scope and Content Summary

9 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 6 letters sent to George Hoshida in Lordsburg, New Mexico from Tamae Hoshida. 1 draft letter intended for George Hoshida's niece, Kazuma. 2 letters sent to June Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 1 letter to Tamae Hoshida from Edward T. Ching of the Territory of Hawaii Department of Institutions with an update on their daughter, Taeko. 1 letter sent to George Hoshida in Japanese from an unknown sender.
Box 1 Folder 17

1943 May

Physical Description: 16 items

Scope and Content Summary

11 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 4 letters sent to George Hoshida in Lordsburg, New Mexico from Tamae Hoshida. 1 letter sent to Harry S. Kawabe in Crystal City, Texas from George Hoshida.
Box 1 Folder 18

1943 June

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Summary

7 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 1 letter to T. Takemoto from George Hoshida. 1 letter to June Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida.
Box 1 Folder 19

1943 July

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Summary

8 letters to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 1 letter sent to George Hoshida from J.L Kavanagh of Occidental Life Insurance.
Box 1 Folder 20

1943 August

Physical Description: 13 items

Scope and Content Summary

11 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 1 letter sent to George Hoshida in Lordsburg, New Mexico from the Bank of Hawaii.
Box 1 Folder 21

1943 September

Physical Description: 10 items

Scope and Content Summary

7 letters to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome Arkansas from George Hoshida. 1 receipt from the United States Post Office sent to Tamae Hoshida. 1 letter sent to George Hoshida in Lordsburg, New Mexico from Tamae Hoshida with an update on his parole.
Box 1 Folder 22

1943 October

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Summary

6 letters sent to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida. 2 letters sent to June Hoshida in Jerome, Arkansas from George Hoshida.
Box 1 Folder 23

1943 November

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Summary

6 letters to Tamae Hoshida in Jerome Arkansas sent from George Hoshida in Lordsburg, New Mexico. 1 receipt for an insured parcel sent to Tamae Hoshida.
Box 1 Folder 24

1944-1950

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Summary

1 letter dated 1944 May 2 to George Hoshida from the Bank of Hawaii with information about his accounts. 1 letter sent in 1950 from Kango Kawasaki about an upcoming hearing.
Box 1 Folder 25

Undated

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Summary

Miscellaneous envelopes and stationery. 1 telegram from George Hoshida en route to Jerome to Tamae Hoshida.
 

Government, 1943-1956

Physical Description: 8 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

These are letters primarily between Tamae Hoshida and government officials while she tried to speed up George’s upcoming parole and have him transferred to Jerome with his family.
Box 1 Folder 26

1943 March

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Summary

3 letters sent from Tamae Hoshida to various United States officials recounting her evacuation to Jerome, Arkansas with the hopes of reuniting with her husband. The letters continue to describe her physical disability to explain why she needs him with the family. 3 acknowledgement letters sent to Tamae Hoshida in regards to her petition for family reunion.
Box 1 Folder 27

1943 April-June

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Summary

7 letters sent to Tamae or George Hoshida regarding his recommendations for parole.
Box 1 Folder 28

1943 July-September

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Summary

7 letters about George Hoshida's approved parole and upcoming family reunion as well as copies of letters from other internees about their parole petitions.
Box 1 Folder 29

1943 October

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Content Summary

Letters regarding George's parole and request for a family relocation center. Copies of letters containing parole petitions from other internees at Lordsburg.
Box 1 Folder 30

1943 November

Physical Description: 10 items

Scope and Content Summary

Letters from Kango Kawasaki, representative of 11 internees from Hawaii seeking parole to be reunited with their families.
Box 1 Folder 31

1943 December

Physical Description: 9 items

Scope and Content Summary

Letters regarding the 11 Hawaiian internees seeking parole to be reunited with their families.
Box 1 Folder 32

1952-1956

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Summary

1 letter dated 1952 October 21 regarding a settlement claim filed by George Hoshida. 1 letter dated 1956 November 6 with George Hoshida's Evacuation Claim settlement and another undated letter regarding the settlement payment.
Box 1 Folder 33

Undated

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Summary

1 postcard and 1 letter sent to Evacuation Claimants regarding their settlements. 1 typed envelop to Edward J. Ennis from George Hoshida with no accompanying letter.
 

Government Documents,

Physical Description: 7 folders
 

Internment Camp,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of official documents for George and Tamae Hoshida relating to camp life and life immediately following camp.
Box 2 Folder 1

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Summary

One permit to purchase gasoline, a sample check from the Lordsburg Custodian Office, two hospital visitor passes for George Hoshida, and travel/residence photo identification cards for both George and Tamae Hoshida.
Box 2 Folder 2

Physical Description: 1 items

Scope and Content Summary

A list of internees and their families from Hawaii.
 

Territory of Hawaii,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Official memorandums and documents from the Territory of Hawaii.
Box 2 Folder 3

Physical Description: 4 item

Scope and Content Summary

One general license under Executive Order8389, one memorandum to all persons having use of funds of internees, one order that all persons are prohibited from entering the Territory of Hawaii under provisions of Executive Order 9066 and Executive Order 9489, Tamae Hoshida's photo identification for the Territory of Hawaii.
 

Regulations,

Physical Description: 4 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Formal ordinances, regulations, and memorandums put out by the United States government relating to behavioral expectations of iternees and general procedures.
Box 2 Folder 4

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Summary

Two copies of a treasury notification to civilian internees about blocking assets and instructions.
Box 2 Folder 5

Physical Description: 1 items

Scope and Content Summary

Regulations for internee leaders.
Box 2 Folder 6

Physical Description: 1 items

Scope and Content Summary

One ordinance to define and regulate offenses in the Jerome Relocation Center.
Box 2 Folder 7

Physical Description: 1 items

Scope and Content Summary

Alien Address Report Notices.
 

Legal Documents,

Physical Description: 5 folders
 

Claims,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Legal claims initiated by George Hoshida against the United States Government under the Evacuations Claims Act of July 2, 1942.
Box 2 Folder 8

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Summary

One claim by George Hoshida related to the Evacuations Claims Act of July 2, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 9

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Summary

Two Evacuations Claims Compromise Settlement Award Sheets, a letter from the Claims Division regarding the Award Sheets, and a notice of settlement claim.
 

Petitions,

Physical Description: 3 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Petitions filed by George Hoshida and 10 other Hawaiian internees to be paroled and reunited with their families, who were in different camps.
Box 2 Folder 10

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Summary

Five page carbon copy of the petition sent to Lloyd H. Jensen regarding the 10 Hawaiian-Japanese men separated from their families (in Jerome).
Box 2 Folder 11

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Summary

10 page carbon copy of the petition to transfer Hawaiian-Japanese DOJ prisoners to be with their families at family internment camps created by Kango Kawasaki, their spokesman.
Box 2 Folder 12

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Summary

Second copy of petition filed by Kango Kawasaki and one blank petition form for family reunion.
 

Miscellaneous,

Physical Description: 4 folders
 

Notes,

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Handwritten notes by George Hoshida covering a range of subjects but primarily focused on Hawaiian internees and family renuions.
Box 2 Folder 13

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Summary

Three pages of notes containing family reunion records for Lordsburg group.
Box 2 Folder 14

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Summary

Three pages of notes by George Hoshida included a draft affidavit, notes on his properties, and marital status.
 

Press Clippings,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Various press clippings and advertisements collected by George Hoshida.
Box 2 Folder 15

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Summary

Includes World's Greatest Books advertisement, two Japanese language articles, one article titled "Disloyal Japanese Will Leave Amache: Nearly Two Hundred Will Be Shipped From Colorado Camp to Coast Center For Probable Repatriation in Nippon", and an article titled "Sketches From Camp" featuring reproductions of George's artwork.
 

Forms,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Various Japanese language forms collected by George Hoshida.
Box 2 Folder 16

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Summary

1 blank form requested basic information. 1 form filled out by George Hoshida. Information included is his profession, address,assets, mortgage information, and family information (children's names and age). Dated 1942 February 6.
 

Sketches,

Physical Description: 6 folders
 

Sketches by George Hoshida,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Sketches made by George Hoshida focusing on camp life and portraits of fellow internees.
Box 2 Folder 17

1942

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Summary

One pencil sketch of a woman's profile. Dated 1942 April 22.
Box 2 Folder 18

1943

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Summary

The first sketch contains multiple portraits. On the front of the page the upper ink sketch is labeled: Mama, 12-20-43; 8:45 p.m.; at Jerome R.C. It is of a woman looking straight ahead with her hair up. She is wearing glasses. The bottom sketch is of a young girl looking down labeled [Mitsue].The back of the page is a sketch titled Mama's daily war clothes. It is of a woman standing with a bucket in her hand. She is wearing a jacket and slacks with a scarf over her head. She is wearing glasses. It is labeled 1-14-44 8AM Jerome R.C. The second sketch is of George's daughters Sandra and Carole. Both are labeled underneath the sketch and dated 1-14-44.
Box 2 Folder 19

1944

Physical Description: 8 items

Scope and Content Summary

1 ink sketch of Tamae feeding Carole, dated 1-14-44 at 8 AM. 1 full page sketch of the outdoor theater at Gila River. 1 ink sketch of a man rolling dough. 1 sketch of three men- Mr. Hiraga, Chef Sagara, and Mr. Tankamoto- working in the mess hall kitchen. 1 sketch of the southwest view of Gila River with a very rough sketch of the west view on the back. 1 ink sketch of the south view of Gila River with barracks and trucks in the background. The back of the page is a sketch of the entrace to Gilar River (Butte Camp). 1 rough sketch of the north-west view of Gila River. The back of the page is a west view of Gila Rivers with barracks and mountains.1 ink sketch featuring small portraits of six men- Sato, Mr. Yusa, Mr. Nakamura, Mr. [Morooka], Mr. [Hontu], and Mr. Goto.
Box 2 Folder 20

1945

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Summary

1 ink sketch of a meeting held at Gila River to explain resettlement.1 sketch looking out from Gila River featuring foliage, some buildings, and two outlines of men on horses. The back of the page is a sketch of Tamae and their daughters having a picnic. 1 ink sketch of the outdoor kabuki theater in Gila River with actors on stage. 1 ink sketch of people having a picnic with mountains in the background.On the back of the page are two portraits- Susumu [Haseguara] and his brother, Stanley.1 sketch labeled: Special Block Meeting 8-22-45, Gila Rel. Center. The sketch is seven portraits of men with some labeled. Identified men are Mr. Suzuki (Block Mayor), Mr. Sato, Mr. Nakamura, Mr. Kato, and Mr. Komai. On the back of the page there are more sketches.1 sketch of the mess hall kitche for George Hoshida's block in Gila River.
Box 2 Folder 21

Undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Summary

1 unidentified portrait of a man.
 

Sketches by Others,

Physical Description: 1 folder

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Two hand-drawn calendars with sketches by an unknown artist.
Box 2 Folder 22

Undated

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Summary

Illustrated pages from a 1944 calendar for the months of December and June.