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Nakano (George) Family Papers
SPC.2017.014  
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Description
This collection contains books, booklets, proposals, printed newspaper articles, and ephemera related to George Nakano, former Assemblymember and Torrance City Council member. Subjects include Jerome and Tule Lake incarceration camps, the Nakano family, and George Nakano's political career.
Background
George Nakano is a former Assemblymember and Torrance City Councilman. He grew up in Los Angeles before his family was sent to the Jerome and Tule Lake incarceration camps as a result of Executive Order 9066. At the end of the war, the Nakano family settled in East Los Angeles. After graduating high school, Nakano served in the California Air National Guard for six years before attending El Camino College and transferring to California State University, Los Angeles. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in mathematics and began teaching at a k-12 school. In 1977, Nakano graduated with a Masters in Education and began working as an educational administrator at the Inglewood Unified School district. While working as the educational administrator, Nakano also served as a member of the Torrance City Council from 1984-1998. Nakano retired from the district in 1991 and was elected to the California State Legislature in 1998. He served in the California State Legislature in District 53 as the California State Assemblyman from 1998-2004.
Extent
7 boxes (7 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
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.
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There are no access restrictions on this collection.