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Holmes (Hannah Tomiko) Papers
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The Hannah Tomiko Holmes Papers contains photocopies press-clippings, transcripts, documents, and essays related to redress and the National Council for Japanese American Redress. These materials are all reproductions. The bulk of the collection is original color photographs taken by Holmes related to Hohri vs. United States and snapshots of various pilgrimages to Manzanar as well as memorial services held at Evergreen Cemetery.
Hannah Tomiko Holmes (formerly Takagi) was born on December 14, 1927 in California. At the age of two years old she became deaf. She was enrolled as a young girl at the California School for the Deaf, a school for children ages six through twenty in Berkeley, California that was sponsored by the state. When Holmes was 13 years the war broke out and she was forced to leave the school, along with 11 other Japanese American students.
.50 linear feet
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By appointment only. Please Contact the Collections Management and Access Unit by email (collections@janm.org) or telephone (213-830-5615).