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box 1, folder 1-27

Correspondence 1942 March 12-October 29, 1962; undated 1942 March 12-September 24

Physical Description: 27 folders
Language of Material: The materials are redominantly in Japanese.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Hiroji Hosaka and his family and friends mainly while he was imprisoned in the Santa Fe Internment Camp, the Santa Anita Assembly Center, and the Heart Mountain incarceration camp during World War II. Letters from his family, who were his wife, Takino, and young child, Teruo, depict the pressing situation and reactions of the community when Executive Order 9066 was enacted, such as, sales negotiation for his Aloha Hotel in Little Tokyo, economic losses, supports offered from non-Japanese American community, leave from the military zones, and registration and departure schedule. Letters from his friends update on their daily life and activities in the assembly center and incarceration camps and often include haiku poems. His letters from the Santa Fe Internment Camp describe internees' mail regulations, meals, interrogation questions, the "parole" process, and the names of internees which were redacted.
box 1, folder 28

Case file 1942

Physical Description: 1 folder
Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 29

Alien registration card 1942

Physical Description: 1 folder
Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 30

Photographs 1937 October; 1940 August 25; circa 1942-1945

Physical Description: 1 folder
box 1, folder 31

Business cards circa 1929-1942

Physical Description: 1 folder
Language of Material: English, Japanese.