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Description
This collection documents the Kuwahara family's time at the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona during World War II. Materials include: newsletters from the schools and community in Poston's camp, photographs of the people incarcerated at the camp and the desert landscape, watercolor paintings of the camp facilities, and programs and booklets from the reunions of the Poston camp families. Some of the items in this collection have been digitized and available online.
Background
Ikuko June Kuwahara (1930-) was born in Los Angeles County to Kenji and Seiko Kawabe. Tatsuya Kuwahara (1925-) was born in Los Angeles County to Den'emon and Takeno Kuwahara.The Colorado River Relocation Center, also known as the Poston War Relocation Center, was the largest Japanese American incarceration camp in the United States, located in Poston, Arizona. Made up of three sites, it was operational from 1942-1945, and at its height imprisoned over 17,000 people. A memorial monument was built on the site in 1992.
Extent
1 box (1 flat box including 2 disks (DVDs))
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.
Availability
There are no access restrictions on this collection.