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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Related Materials
  • Processing Information
  • Existence and Location of Copies
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Sumi Family Manzanar Photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2020.015
    Physical Description: 5.07 Megabytes 2 jpeg files
    Date (inclusive): circa 1944, 2018
    Abstract: The Sumi Family Manzanar Photographs includes two digitized photographs from the Sumi family, who were forceably removed to the Manzanar incarceration camp during World War II. Some of the material in this collection is digitized and available online.
    Language of Material: English .

    Biographical / Historical

    The Manzanar incarceration camp was established on June 2, 1942, in Manzanar, California. Shortly after it was established, the Sumi family moved from West Los Angeles to the camp. They later transferred to the Tule Lake incarceration center in 1944 and lived there until 1946. After Tule Lake, the family settled in Sawtelle, California.

    Scope and Contents

    The Sumi Family Manzanar Photographs (circa 1944, 2018) includes 5.07 mb of digitized photographs of the Sumi family at and on their way to the Manzanar incarceration camp. The first picture is of the family at the rock garden at Block 34. The second photo is printed from a newspaper and depicts Yoichi and Senichi waiting for the train to Manzanar.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Yoichi Sumi donated the digitized photographs during a Scanning Day event in 2018. The original material was returned to the donor.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    This collection contains digitized photographs. The donor retained the original items.

    Related Materials

    This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For related materials please consult: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project. 

    Processing Information

    The Gerth Archives and Special Collections created digital reproductions from the original material for long-term preservation and access. These preservation files (165 mb, 2 tiff files) were scanned and stored on the Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department Drive. For more information on the best practices and standards for the digitization process, please see: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project technical reference guide .

    Existence and Location of Copies

    Some of the collection has been digitized and is available at the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project site. Sumi Family Manzanar Photographs 

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    The digitalized photographs are JPG files stored on the Public Use Drive. Access to the files is available on-site in the Gerth Archives and Special Collections reading room. Please request copies at the reference desk.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Japanese American families
    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    Manzanar Incarceration Camp