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Ralph Shigeto Iwamoto Collection Finding Aid 2018.040
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Go For Broke National Education Center
    Title: Ralph Shigeto Iwamoto Collection
    creator: Iwamoto, Ralph Shigeto, 1927-2013
    Identifier/Call Number: 2018.040
    Physical Description: 974.6 Megabytes
    Date: 1947
    Abstract: This collection consists of eight photographs and a memorandum related to Iwamoto's military service as a member of the 441st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment.

    Content Description

    This collection consists of eight photographs and a memorandum related to Iwamoto's military service as a member of the 441st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment.
    The photographs depict Iwamoto's time in the Saitama prefecture of occupied Japan in 1947.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Existence and Location of Originals

    Digital surrogates can be found online at: https://ndajams.omeka.net/collections/show/1306.

    Biographical / Historical

    Ralph Shigeto Iwamoto was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1927. He was a member of the 441st Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment station in Allied Occupied Japan from 1945-1942. He was stationed in the Second Region, Area 26, in the Saitama Prefecture. During his service in Saitama, he was involved with information-gathering and community relation activities. After military service he settled in New York City where he became widely known for his work as an abstract expressionist artist. Iwamoto passed away in 2013.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    441st CIC Detachment
    Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century
    Japanese Americans
    Japan
    Intelligence service
    Military intelligence
    United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps.
    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
    Saitama-ken (Japan)