Ted Tsukiyama Collection Finding Aid 2015.025

Nicole McKeon
Go For Broke National Education Center
355 E. 1st Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Go For Broke National Education Center
Title: Ted Tsukiyama Collection
creator: Tsukiyama, Ted
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.025
Physical Description: 14.21 Megabytes
Date (bulk): 1920-1940
Abstract: This collection includes photographs from Ted Tsukiyama's time serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service in World War II. There are also a lot of photographs from his childhood and time before World War II in Hawaii.

Content Description

This collection includes an album that depicts Ted Tsukiyama's life from early childhood, adolescence and high school to his military experiences and higher education. Photographs include everyday life in Hawaii, family photographs, high school class photographs, photographs depicting both travel and military training and time with the Varsity Victory Volunteers. Two documents include honorable discharge from Hawaii Territorial Guard and certificate of recognition as a Varsity Victory Volunteer.

Biographical / Historical

Ted Tsukiyama was born December 13, 1920 and grew up in Kaimuki, Oahu, the second youngest in a family of five siblings. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Tsukiyama went on to enroll at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1939. His college education interrupted by the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States entry into World War II, Tsukiyama became a founding member of the first volunteer all-Nisei unit of WWII, the Varsity Victory Volunteers, and went on to join what would become the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Tsukiyama was discharged in 1946 and, thanks to the GI Bill, continued his education, ultimately graduating from Yale Law School. He lives in Hawaii currently.

Additional collection guides

Preferred Citation

[Item], [Collection], Go For Broke National Education Center, Los Angeles, California.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital surrogates can be found at: https://ndajams.omeka.net/collections/show/1259

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Intelligence service
Japanese Americans
Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century
Military intelligence
United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd
United States. Army. Infantry
United States.
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Pacific Area
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 Military intelligence