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Toshima (Paul Junji) Collection
SPC.2018.009  
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Description
The Paul Junji Toshima collection consists of four photograph albums primarly related to the Korean War and a painting of an incarceration camp.
Background
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.
Extent
1 box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
There are no access restrictions on this collection.