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Higaki Family Papers
MSS.2019.01.31  
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Description
This collection contains two photo albums with photographs taken between 1932-1945 of Japanese Americans, the Poston Arizona Japanese Internment Camp, and other locations in California and Arizona. Includes an eight page article written in 1943 by John W. Powell on Poston and the internment of Japanese Americans, a 1943 Poston High School Yearbook, a 1945 photo book on life in Poston, and various photo books/pamphlets pertaining to the Japanese American Citizens League, Mountain View Buddhist Temple, California Chrysanthemum Growers Association and the California Flower Market. Collection has a gap in dates between 1945 and 1966.
Background
Mae Miwa Higaki (born Mae Miwa) (1925-2018) was born in San Juan Bautista, California to Japanese immigrant parents Nobukichi (1881-1970) and Tama Miwa (1896-1993). Mae had two brothers, Harry Masaru Miwa (b. 1920) and Frank Hidenobu Miwa (1922-2008). She attended the San Juan Bautista Japanese School along with her Brother Frank in San Benito County California, graduating in 1940, and was a high school sophomore in Hollister in 1941. Mae graduated high school in 1943 while in the Poston War Relocation Camp. Harry Masaru Miwa received a BA in Agriculture from UC Berkeley in 1950.
Extent
2 boxes (1.46 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of San Jose State University Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files from or derived from these collections is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.