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Description
The Horita Family Papers (1940-2010, undated) collection contains 2.6 linear feet of documents from the Horita family, a Japanese American family from the Los Angeles area. The collection focuses on married couple Chitoshi "Harry" Horita (1896-1990) and Marue Nakashima Horita (1901-1982) and their extended family and includes records of the family's incarceration at the Poston (Colorado River) incarceration camp, research into the family's history, photographs, and correspondence.
Background
Chitoshi "Harry" Horita was born in 1896 in Kutami, Kumamoto, Japan. He married Marue Nakashima (1901-1982) in August of 1923. They had seven children. The Horita family was incarcerated at the Poston (Colorado River) incarceration camp in Parker, Arizona from 1941-1945. Chitoshi and Marue later moved to Los Angeles, where Chitoshi worked as a dry cleaner. The couple, along with their children and grandchildren, visited Japan several times over the course of the next few decades (which they documented in the photo albums contained in this collection) and remained deeply involved with the Japanese-American community in the Los Angeles area.
Extent
4 boxes
Restrictions
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.