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The Ichikawas were a Japanese American family living in Los Angeles for most of the twentieth century. Parents Hideyuki Frances and Yasu Maria were born and raised near Mount Fuji in Japan and immigrated to California in the early 1920s, settling in Los Angeles. They had four children, Agnes Yayoi, Marion Hideko, Ruth Kikuko, and David Tadatsugo. After Executive Order 9066 was issued in 1942, the Ichikawas were forcibly detained at the Pomona Assembly Center and incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, an American concentration camp, until 1945. They returned to their home in south Los Angeles and lived there until their passing. This collection displays many aspects of their lives, from their incarceration, to their schooling and work, to their many vacations and holidays spent together. The Ichikawa Family Papers features art work that the family kept in their home, scrapbooks and yearbooks documenting their lives, and photo albums which make up the bulk of the collection.
This biographical note and accompanying information was written by Linda Mitsuko Ikeda and edited for clarity. Her maternal grandmother, Mitsuko Ichikawa Kojima, was the younger sister of Ichikawa patriarch Hideyuki Francis. The five Kojima sibling and the four Ichikawa children grew up together in Los Angeles, California. Pictures of the Kojima family were removed when Ikeda thought the pictures would be thrown out.
22.08 Linear Feet ; (6) full Hollinger boxes; (1) 19x15x1.5" box, (1) 21x17x3" box, (1) 25x21x3" box, (1) 20x16x3.5" box, (10) banker's boxes, (1) map case drawer, (3) loose items
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