The Paul Junji Toshima collection consists of four photograph albums primarly related to the Korean War and a painting of
an incarceration camp.
Paul Junji Toshima (1930-2010) was a Japanese American soldier who served in a special military intelligence unit. Toshima
was a lifelong resident of Alhambra, California, and was among the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) officers and
soldiers who made vital contributions during the Korean War by operating behind enemy lines as interrogators, translators,
and message interceptors. Toshima was the unofficial documentarian of his unit. Many of the photographs within the collection
are hand-annotated, and the albums are signed yearbook style by the men he served with.
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materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.