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Nelson Nagai And Grace Sumida Collection
MSS 329  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Nelson Nagai and Grace Sumida collection
    Dates: 1920-2000
    Bulk Dates: 1942-1945
    Collection number: MSS 329
    Collector: Nagai, Nelson
    Creator: Sumida, Grace
    Collection Size: 0.25 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: The Nelson Nagai and Grace Sumida Collection consists of clippings, programs, and photographs compiled by Nelson Nagai and Grace Sumida.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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 researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Nelson Nagai and Grace Sumida collection . MSS 329. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Nelson Nagai and Grace Sumida Collection consists of clippings, programs, and photographs compiled by Nelson Nagai and Grace Sumida. The collection includes content about Japanese-Americans and sports in Stockton, the Japanese-American demographic in Stockton between 1920-1940 and 2000, Japanese-American relocation during World War II (with content emphasis on Rohwer Relocation Camp).
    The Sumida folders mainly consist of personal photographs taken at Rohwer Relocation Camp depicting Grace Sumida's family, friends, and the internment camp as a whole.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rohwer Relocation Center
    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation,1942-1945
    Relocation camps -- Arkansas -- Rohwer