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INVENTORY OF THE HENRY IKEMOTO COLLECTION, 1943-2013
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Separated Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ikemoto, (Henry) Collection
    Dates: 1942-2013
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    Extent: 4 boxes, 1.5 linear ft.
    Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
    Archives & Special Collection
    University Library, Room 5039
    1000 E. Victoria Street
    Carson, California 90747
    Phone: (310) 243-3895
    URL: http://www4.csudh.edu/libarchives/index
    Abstract: The Henry Ikemoto collection includes materials on the Japanese-American soldiers of the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, as well as Japanese-American evacuation and incarceration in camps during WWII. The materials are in the forms of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photobooks, books, essays, and newsletters. Of special note are letters from American Red Cross volunteer Shirley Cobb to soldier Kune Hisatoni and snapshots of Japanese American soldiers in Italy.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administration Information

    Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Title of item], HENRY IKEMOTO COLLECTION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Acquisition Information

    Materials in this collection were donated by Mildred Ikemoto, widow of Henry Ikemoto.

    Processing Information

    Processed in 2014.

    Biography

    Henry Ikemoto (1923-2009) served as a soldier in the 100th Infantry Battalion during WWII. He was a Lieutenant Colonel and also served in the Military Intelligence Service. He later served as a Probation Officer for Los Angeles County.

    Scope and Content

    The Henry Ikemoto Collection includes materials documenting the participation of Japanese-American soldiers in WWII as part of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team. It also includes materials on anniversaries and reunions for various brigades including Camp Shelby, Rohwer, Military Intelligence Language School, Lost Battalion, Antitank Chapter 100th Battalion, and 442nd RCT. Documents include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photobooks, books, essays, and newsletters. The collection also includes photographs documenting the daily lives of Japanese American soldiers in Italy, 1944. Of special note is correspondence from American Red Cross volunteer (and daughter of baseball player Ty Cobb) Shirley Cobb to soldier Kune Hisatomi. Subtopics include the evacuation and incarceration of Japanese-Americans, the Battle of Bruyeres, the Korean War, war memorials, and museum exhibits. The collection also includes 50 “separated books”.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects

    Internment of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945
    Japanese American families
    Japanese American Newspapers
    Japanese American soldiers-- History -- 20th century
    Japanese Americans
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
    Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century
    United States. Army. Field Artillery, 131st. Battalion, 2nd
    United States -- Armed Forces -- Japanese Americans
    United States. Army. Infantry Battalion, 100th
    United States. -- Army -- Regimental Combat Team, 442nd
    World War II
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
    World War, 1939-1945 --Battles
    World War, 1939-1945 --Campaigns
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
    World War, 1939-1945 – Personal narratives, American
    World War, 1939-1945-- Regimental histories

    Personal Names

    Ikemoto, Henry, 1923-2009

    Geographic Terms

    Camp Shelby (Miss.)
    Military Intelligence Service Language School (U.S.)
    Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)

    Titles

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    Related Material

    This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For related materials and access to the digital records for this collection please consult: http://csujad.com

    Separated Materials

    Books in this collection have been cataloged and shelved separately.