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Hoshida (George) Papers
96.117.1 & 97.106  
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Box 1

Series 1 Biographical Materials

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This includes a copy of Hoshida's autobiography, Life of a Japanese Immigrant Boy in Hawaii & America: from Birth thru WWII 1907-1945 and a clipping from the July 1988 issue of Honolulu magazine entitled Sketches from Camp.
Box 2

Series 2 Correspondences 1942-1956

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains two sub-series. The first contains personal letters between George Hoshida and his family and makes up the bulk of the series. The second includes correspondence between the Hoshida family and the United States government. Each sub-series is arranged in chronological order. Documents without a date are located at the end of each sub-series folder.
Box 2

Subseries 2.1 Personal 1942-1943

Box 2

Subseries 2.2 Government 1943-1956

Box 2

Series 3 Sketches 1942-1947

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is divided into two sub-series the Digital Collection and the Physical Collection.

Subseries 3.1 Digital Collection 1942-1947

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The first sub-series encompasses Hoshida's sketches that have been digitized and are available online at http://www.janm.org/collections/online/george_hoshida_collection The online collection includes 260 drawings and watercolors by Hoshida from his visual diary covering his period of incarceration. The original materials are preserved in the National Museum's permanent collection and researchers are requested to utilize these digital surrogates.
Box 2

Subseries 3.2 Physical Collection 1942-1945

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The second sub-series includes 16 sketches by Hoshida created during 1942-1945 that are not yet digitized. The sketches are arranged in chronological order with undated items at the end of the folder. Many of the images in this series portray daily camp life of the internees at the Jerome and Gila relocation camps.