This collection contains materials from members of the Takano 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.
The papers covers from prewar through post-war, including the period of the forced evacuation and incarceration during the
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. Their Nisei child, Fumio Fred Takano (1914 February 2-1989 July 22), was born as an oldest
child among their six children 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.
(1 document box, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder)
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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
There are no access restrictions on this collection.