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.
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.
(1.46 linear feet)
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