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Finding Aid to the Toshio Yatsushiro Papers MS.212
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Dr. Toshio Yatsushiro (b. 1917) is an anthropologist born in the United States to Japanese parents. Yatsushiro started advising and doing research for the federal government when he and his family were incarcerated in the Poston War Relocation Authority Camp during World War II. After the war, Yatsushiro taught at universities in the U.S. and Canada. While teaching at McGill University in Canada, the Canadian government hired Yatsushiro to do field studies on the Inuit settlement in Frobisher Bay, now Iqaluit, in Nunavut territory from 1958-1959. This collection, which spans from 1957-1962, includes Yatsushiro’s research notes during the Inuit study and his manuscript for an unpublished book based on his findings.
Toshio Yatsushiro was born on May 5, 1917, in the United States and was raised by his Japanese-born parents in Hawaii. After finishing high school, he received a scholarship to the University of Redlands and began studying sociology in 1939. When World War II began during his senior year of college, Yatsushiro and his family from the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles were all sent to the Colorado River War Relocation Authority camp, also known as Poston, in Arizona. Poston was located on the Colorado River Indian Reservation and was therefore operated by the Office of Indian Affairs (OIA), now the Bureau of Indian Affairs, until 1943.
2.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)
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