This collection contains materials from members of the Takano and Meguro family in Los Angeles, California, including Issei
immigrants, Itsuhei and Tomoye Takano and Kumaji and Tsuruno Meguro, and their Nisei children, Fumio Fred and Yoneko (Meguro)
Takano, Yoshiko Ruth Meguro, and Leo Ryoichi Meguro. The papers covers from prewar through post-war, including the period
of the forced evacuation and incarceration during World War II, U.S. military service in Europe druing the war and in Korea
during the Korean War, and the redress movement in the 1980s. Most of the items in this collection have been digitized and
are available online.
Itsuhei Takano (1887 October 18-1967 January 3) immigrated from Yamanashi, Japan, in 1906 and married Tomoye Kodama (1889
March 3-1979 October 17) in 1913. They resided in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California since 1914 and raised six children.
Itsuhei was a retailer and operated a vegetable produce business at 5014 Eagle Rock Boulevard in Los Angeles since 1938. Their
Nisei child, Fumio Fred Takano (1914 February 2-1989 July 22), was the oldest child and married Yoneko Meguro (1918 May 30-2007
January 10) in March 1942. He worked for the tuna fishing industry, and the family resided in Los Angeles, California, purchasing
a real property prior to the exclusion.
(2 document boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder)
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