Inventory of the Yoneguma Takahashi Photo Album SPC.2021.009

Jennifer Hill
California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
Title: Yoneguma Takahashi Photo Album
Creator: Takahashi, Shiego, 1917-2003
Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2021.009
Physical Description: 1 box
Date (inclusive): 1900-1940
Abstract: This collection includes one photograph album compiled by Shigeo "Johnny" Takahashi, Yoneguma Takahashi's younger brother. It contains family portraits, military photographs from Japan, Korea, and China, and photographs of Yoneguma's fruit stand in San Pedro, California. The photograph album has been digitized and is available online.
Language of Material: Japanese , English .

Preferred Citation

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Related Materials

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

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.

Scope and Contents

The Yoneguma Takahashi Photo Album (1900-1940) contains one photo album compiled by Shiego "Johnny" Takahashi, Yoneguma Takahashi's younger brother. It includes family portraits, Japanese military photographs of young men, as well as travel photographs from China and Korea. It also contains images of Yoneguma Takahashi's fruit stand in San Pedro and images of Shiego in Palos Verdes.

Biographical / Historical

Youneguma Takahashi was born to Shigeta and Ema Takahashi on November 24, 1909. He lived in California till his family moved back to Japan. Takahashi returned to the United States and owned a fruit and vegetable stand in San Pedro from 1938-1939. His younger brother, Shiego Takahashi (1917-2003), was a clerk at the stand. During World War II, Yoneguma's wife and children and Shiego were forcibly removed to the Poston incarceration camp in 1942. After the war, Yoneguma's family moved to Garden Grove, California, while Shiego moved to Chicago, Illinois. Shiego eventually moved back to Garden Grove.

Processing Information for Digitized Materials

The Gerth Archives and Special Collections created digital reproductions (5.79 gb, 182 files) from the original material for long-term preservation and access. These preservation files were scanned to and stored on the Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department Drive. For more information on the best practices and standards for the digitization process, please see: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project Technical Reference Guide. 

Existence and Location of Copies

Some of the collection has been digitized and is available at the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project site. Yoneguma Takahashi Photo Album 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Japanese Americans -- California

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Yoneguma Takahashi photo album 1900-1940