The Nelson Nagai and Grace Sumida Collection
consists of clippings, programs, and photographs compiled by Nelson Nagai and
Grace Rayko Nagai, nee Sumida, (1915-2012) was interned with her family
at the Santa Anita Racetrack and the Rohwer Relocation Center, Arkansas. During
her time at Rohwer, she met her future husband Katsuo Kenneth Nagai. Both
Katsuo and Grace were granted citizen's indefinite leave in March 1944. They
were married one year later in Denver, Colorado. Two years later, the two moved
to Stockton, CA where Grace became an active member in her community. Nelson
Nagai is a son of Katsuo and Grace Nagai. Nelson became a history professor at
Delta College and compiled various materials pertaining to the
Japanese-American experience in Stockton before and during World War II.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as
the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the
Collection open for research.