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Fukuhara (Jimmy) Manzanar Camp Collection
SPC.2019.026  
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  • Separated Materials
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Related Materials
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Jimmy Fukuhara Manzanar Camp Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2019.026
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1978-2013
    Abstract: This collection contains one box of photographs, letters, flyers, postcards, booklets, newspaper clippings, newspapers, and notes related to Jimmy Fukuhara, the Fukuhara family, and the Manzanar incarceration camp.

    Separated Materials

    One book is separated from the collection titled: Two Views of Manzanar: An Exhibition of photographs by Ansel Adams/Toyo Miyatake.

    Preferred Citation

    [title of item] Jimmy Fukuhara Manzanar Camp Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Related Materials

    This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For related materials please consult: http://csujad.com.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in one box.

    Scope and Contents

    The Jimmy Fukuhara Mananzar Camp Collection (1978-2013) contains 0.21 linear feet of photographs, letters, flyers, postcards, booklets, newspaper clippings, newspapers, and notes related to Jimmy Fukuhara, the Fukuhara family, and the Manzanar incarceration camp. Included in the collection are photographs of Jimmy and his wife, Eileen, and a school teacher, Eve Beekman, who taught at the Manzanar camp. Other materials, such as the articles, postcards, and flyers, are about Henry Fukuhara, Jimmy's brother, and his "Paint Out" Watercolor Workshops to Manzanar and the surrounding areas that began in the late 1980s.

    Biographical / Historical

    Jimmy Fukuhara was born September 21, 1921, in Los Angeles, California to Ume and Ichisuke Fukuhara. In 1942, Jimmy, his brother Henry, and the rest of his family were removed from their home and sent to the Manzanar incarceration camp in Independence, California. Jimmy was able to leave the camp early but was drafted into the army shortly after. When he returned home from the war, he moved back to Santa Monica to work at the nursery his family operated until he retired in 1986.
    Henry Fukuhara was born in 1913 in Fruitland, California. After high school, Henry attended art school but stopped after two months to support his wife and daughter during the Depression. He continued to pursue a career in art with prints being exhibited in local libraries and museums until his family moved to the Manzanar incarceration camp during World War Two. After the war was over, Henry and his family, moved to Long Island, New York and opened a flower growing business. He did not return to art until the 1970s when he began attending workshops and classes. In 1988, he organized the first "Paint Out" Watercolor Workshops to Manzanar and the surrounding areas.

    Related Materials

    For other materials related to the Fukuhara family please consult Fukuhara (Henry) Paint Out Collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fukuhara, Henry
    Fukuhara, Jimmy
    Japanese Americans—California
    Japanese American families
    Manzanar War Relocation Center