Finding Aid to the Yoshiko Uchida photograph collection circa 1902-1991

Bancroft Library Staff
The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Yoshiko Uchida photograph collection circa 1902-1991

Collection number: BANC PIC 1986.059--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Finding Aid Author(s):
Bancroft Library Staff
Finding Aid Encoded By:
Copyright 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Yoshiko Uchida photograph collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1902-1991
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1986.059--PIC
Compiler: Uchida, Yoshiko
Extent: 286 digital objects, 316 items (chiefly photographic prints and negatives) Additions: ca. 715 items (albums, photographic prints, plus ephemera)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Abstract: Photographs related to the life and work of Japanese American author Yoshiko Uchida, including photographs of family and friends, as well as photographs related to her career as a writer. Some images are of Tanforan, Heart Mountain and Topaz Japanese relocation centers as well as Smith College.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyrights have been assigned to The Bancroft Library. Materials in this collection are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See:

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Yoshiko Uchida photograph collection, BANC PIC 1986.059--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

University of Oregon, Library. Eugene, Oregon. Yoshiko Uchida Collection.
University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections: Kerlan Collection. University Libraries, Minneapolis, Minn.
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.

Material Cataloged Separately

Yoshiko Uchida Papers, 1903-1994 (BANC MSS 86/97 c)
Printed works transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Uchida, Yoshiko--Pictorial works
Tanforan Assembly Center (San Bruno, Calif.)--Pictorial works
Central Utah Relocation Center--Pictorial works
Japanese American authors--Photographs
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Photographs
Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)

Administrative Information


The photographs have been arranged by library staff into the following series: Pre Camp, Mitsui & Co., Relocation (Topaz, Heart Mountain, and Tanforan), Post Camp, and Artwork. The Pre-Camp series consists of images prior to the internment of the Uchida family during World War Two, including family portraits and snapshots dating from 1903-ca. 1942. The Mitsui & Co. series consists of a small number of images of the staff of Mitsui & Company in San Francisco, ca. 1917-1930. The three series of Relocation views consist of approximately 25 snapshots and group portraits taken at the Topaz, Heart Mountain, and Tanforan camps. A few general views of camps are present. Several snapshots of Uchida attending college in Massachusetts are also present. See also the Artwork series. The Post Camp series encompasses all the images related to Uchida's personal and professional life after World War Two, arranged roughly chronologically. The Artwork series consists of 18 copy photographs of artwork. The bulk of this small series is 15 slides of art and documents relating to the Japanese internment.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Yoshiko Uchida Papers, which were given to The Bancroft Library by Yoshiko Uchida in increments beginning in 1984. The final addition to her papers was made by the Estate of Yoshiko Uchida in December 1992.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Bancroft Library staff
This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Biographical Information

Yoshiko Uchida was born in Alameda, California in 1921, the second daughter of Takashi ("Dwight") and Iku Umegaki Uchida. Dwight Uchida immigrated to the United States from Japan in 1903 and worked for the San Francisco offices of Mitsui and Company, where he eventually became a manager. Iku Umegaki, the eldest daughter of a prefectural governor of Japan, immigrated to the U.S. in 1916 to marry Dwight Uchida. Both were graduates of Doshisha University, one of the early Christian universities of Japan, and were early and active members of the Sycamore Congregational Church in El Cerrito, Calif.
Uchida and her older sister, Keiko ("Kay"), grew up in Berkeley, Calif. By Uchida's own account, her family was close-knit and supportive. The written word was very important to Uchida's parents: her mother wrote poetry, the thirty-one syllable Japanese tanka, and her father was a prolific correspondent. Uchida's own interest in writing began early. At the age of ten, she wrote stories such as "Jimmy Chipmunk and His Friends" and "Willie the Squirrel" on brown wrapping paper. Uchida attended Longfellow School in Berkeley and University High School in Oakland. She graduated with honors from the University of California in 1942, with a B.A. in English, Philosophy, and History.
Uchida, however, was unable to attend her graduation ceremonies. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the United States entered World War II, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, forcing the removal of all persons of Japanese descent (both American citizens and non-citizens) living on the western coast of the United States into centralized detention camps. Dwight Uchida was arrested, detained, and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Missoula, Montana. Uchida and her mother and sister had only ten days to pack all their possessions and vacate the house where they had lived for fifteen years. In May 1942, they were removed to the Tanforan Racetrack Relocation Center, where Yoshiko received her university diploma in the horse stall that served as temporary barracks for the evacuees.
Eventually, Dwight Uchida was allowed to join his family at Tanforan, and in September 1942, the Uchida family was transferred to the Topaz Relocation Camp in the Utah desert. In May 1943, both Yoshiko and Kay were able to leave the relocation camp. Kay, who had a degree in child development, left to work in the nursery school of the Department of Education of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Yoshiko, with the help of the National Student Relocation Council, left to attend Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she was awarded a graduate fellowship and received a Masters in Education. Dwight and Iku Uchida were eventually sponsored to leave Topaz for Salt Lake City, and finally settled in Philadelphia before the end of the war.
After graduation from Smith College, Uchida taught elementary school at a small Quaker school on the outskirts of Philadelphia. She soon found that she had no time to devote to writing and also became ill with mononucleosis. She moved to New York City, where her sister was teaching in a private school, and worked as a secretary during the day to keep her evenings free for writing. Uchida wrote short stories and submitted them to magazines, but met with little success until she discovered her niche as a children's author. In 1949, her first book, The Dancing Kettle, was published, followed in 1951 by New Friends for Susan.
In 1952, Uchida was awarded a Ford Foundation Foreign Study and Research Fellowship to Japan. While there, Uchida learned about Japanese folk art from the three prominent men who founded the Japanese Folk Art Movement: the philosopher, Soetsu Yanagi, and master potters, Shoji Hamada and Kanjiro Kawai. Uchida wrote a series of feature articles about the Folk Art Movement for the Nippon Times, as well as a monograph about Kanjiro Kawai. On her return to the U.S., she served as the west coast correspondent for Craft Horizons magazine.
After Uchida returned from Japan, she settled in Oakland, Calif., to care for her parents, who were both in poor health. Iku Uchida died in 1966, and Dwight Uchida followed in 1971. After her father's death, Uchida moved into her own apartment in Berkeley, where she lived and worked for the remainder of her life.
Over the course of her career, Uchida wrote more than forty published works. Her books include Journey to Topaz, Journey Home, and Desert Exile, which draw on her experiences during World War II; The Dancing Kettle, The Magic Listening Cap, and The Sea of Gold, which are compilations of folktales that she collected as a child and while in Japan; an autobiography, The Invisible Thread; and the adult novel, Picture Bride. In addition to writing, Uchida made personal appearances, gave talks and speeches, and answered the many letters from her fans.
Uchida was honored with many awards, including the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award, two Commonwealth Club of California Juvenile Book Award Medals, the University of Oregon Distinguished Service Award, the California Japanese Alumni Association Award, the California Reading Association Award, the Japanese American of the Biennium Award, the Japanese American Citizen's League Award, the Nikkei in Education Award, and the Morris S. Rosenblatt Award from the Utah State Historical Society.
Uchida suffered from ill health during the later years of her life, which curtailed her writing and her public appearances. She died in Berkeley on June 21, 1992.

Scope and Content

Photographs related to the life and work of Japanese American author Yoshiko Uchida. Many family photographs are included dating from Uchida's youth, with some of her parents and grandparents prior to her birth. The majority of the collection consists of portraits and snapshots of the author herself, friends, associates, travels, and professional activities. Photographs relating to her career as a writer include publicity photographs, book signings, group portraits, schools and children. Some images are of Tanforan, Heart Mountain and Topaz Japanese relocation centers as well as Smith College.

Container Listing


[Pre Camp]


[My father (left) with 2 college friends. Kyoto, Japan, about 1902.] [From Desert Exile] Banc Pic 1986.059:1--PIC


D.T. Uchida, Mr. Fukuda, Pastor, Misao Kondo. Hawaii 1903. Banc Pic 1986.059:2--PIC


On eve of D's departure for Hawaii. Classmates. Kyoto, 1903. [From Desert Exile.] Banc Pic 1986.059:3--PIC


[New photo for page 8. Caption should read:] My father (standing), with his classmates, on the eve of his departure for Hawaii. 1903. Banc Pic 1986.059:3--PIC copy 2


Hawaii. Japanese language school. D.T. Uchida on right. 1903-'06. Banc Pic 1986.059:4--PIC


Lihue in 1903. Banc Pic 1986.059:5--PIC


Rev. Mitsutaro Tsuji, adult in back. D.T. Uchida, 2nd row, extreme left, in straw hat. 1906. Japanese Lang[uage] School children, or Sunday School? Banc Pic 1986.059:6--PIC


Hawaii. D.T. Uchida, the center in the third row. 1903-06. Banc Pic 1986.059:7--PIC


Hawaii Japanese School. D.T. Uchida, adult on right, wearing plaid cap. 1903-06. Banc Pic 1986.059:8--PIC


D.T. Uchida in Hawaii. 1903-1905. Banc Pic 1986.059:9--PIC


Portland Ore[gon]. Far left, D.T. Uchida. 1906? Banc Pic 1986.059:10--PIC


D.T. Uchida, far left. 1906? Banc Pic 1986.059:11--PIC


[verso with Japanese writing] Banc Pic 1986.059:11--PIC


D.T. Uchida's departure for U.S. Hawaii school children sending him off. 1906? Banc Pic 1986.059:12--PIC


Dwight's mother with woman Banc Pic 1986.059:13--PIC


Young Dwight Uchida graduation Banc Pic 1986.059:14--PIC


Young Dwight Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:15--PIC


Furuya Store, Portland. 1916? Banc Pic 1986.059:16--PIC


Interior of Furuya store, Portland, Ore. in 1916? Where D.T.U. worked as mgr. Banc Pic 1986.059:17--PIC


Furuya store. 1916? D.T.U. 2nd from right. Banc Pic 1986.059:18--PIC


Iku, right. 1916-1917 Banc Pic 1986.059:19--PIC


1916 Banc Pic 1986.059:20--PIC


Dwight and Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:21--PIC


1916-1917 Banc Pic 1986.059:22--PIC


[verso. Japanese writing.] Banc Pic 1986.059:22--PIC


Dwight, Iku. 1916-1917 Banc Pic 1986.059:23--PIC


Dwight, Iku [left] 1916-1917 Banc Pic 1986.059:24--PIC


Iku, right. 1916-1917 Banc Pic 1986.059:25--PIC


Iku, right back. 1916 Banc Pic 1986.059:26--PIC


Iku, left. 1916-1917 Banc Pic 1986.059:27--PIC


Iku, left. 1916-1917 Banc Pic 1986.059:28--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:29--PIC


Dwight's mother. Banc Pic 1986.059:30--PIC


Dwight's mother. Banc Pic 1986.059:31--PIC


Dwight's family. May 1920 Banc Pic 1986.059:32--PIC


[verso] Banc Pic 1986:059:32--PIC


Dr. Kagawa and Grandma Banc Pic 1986:059:33--PIC


Iku and Dwight Banc Pic 1986:059:34--PIC


Family friends Banc Pic 1986:059:35--PIC


Yoshiko as baby with Iku Banc Pic 1986:059:36--PIC


Iku, center. 1921 Banc Pic 1986:059:37--PIC


Yoshiko -- far right (3 yrs), Momma [?] behind her. Keiko -- far right 97 yrs) Banc Pic 1986:059:38--PIC


K & Y, window seat. [Taken in Berkeley.] [CNEGS available.] Banc Pic 1986:059:39--PIC


Yoshiko Uchida, is 3 yrs. Sister Keiko is 7 yrs. old. Banc Pic 1986:059:39--PIC copy 2


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:40--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:41--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:42--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:43--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:44--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:45--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:46--PIC


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[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:48--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:49--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:50--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:51--PIC


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[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:53--PIC


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[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:55--PIC


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[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:59--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:60--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:61--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:62--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:63--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:64--PIC


Keiko (is 7) & Yoshiko (is 4 or 5 yrs.) unhappy at church -- Mom, far left, Dad far right. in 1925? Uchida family: Dwight, Iku, Keiko, Yoshiko. Banc Pic 1986.059:65--PIC


[Not used.] [CNEG available.] Banc Pic 1986.059:66--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:67--PIC


Mom's poem. Keiko & Yoshi. [CNEG available.] Banc Pic 1986.059:68--PIC


K & Y. Mom's poem. Yoshiko & Keiko. Banc Pic 1986.059:69--PIC


Yoshiko, Keiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:70--PIC


Yoshiko & Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:71--PIC


Yoshiko & Keiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:72--PIC


Keiko & Yoshiko w/ friends Banc Pic 1986.059:73--PIC


Keiko (standing). Yoshiko (seated) Banc Pic 1986.059:74--PIC


Keiko & Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:75--PIC


Yoshiko, Keiko, et al. Banc Pic 1986.059:76--PIC


At big C. Oct. 6, 1929. Yoshiko (front), Iku (behind w/dark hat) Banc Pic 1986.059:77--PIC


Iku, Yoshiko, Keiko, & friend Banc Pic 1986.059:78--PIC


Keiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:79--PIC


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:80--PIC


[possibles] Banc Pic 1986.059:81--PIC


[possibles] Banc Pic 1986.059:82--PIC


[NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:83--PIC


Keiko & Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:84--PIC


[Our house on Stuart Street where we lived until our forced removal.] Keiko, Yoshiko at Stuart St. House Banc Pic 1986.059:84--PIC copy 2


Keiko & Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:85--PIC


Keiko & Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:86--PIC


photo for p. 33, Desert Exile. [The congregation and Sunday School of the Japanese Independent Congregational Church of Oakland, about 1928.] Banc Pic 1986.059:87--PIC


Yoshiko & Keiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:88--PIC


[not used] Banc Pic 1986.059:89--PIC


Yoshiko, Keiko,and cousins Banc Pic 1986.059:90--PIC


[verso] Banc Pic 1986.059:90--PIC


[not used] Banc Pic 1986.059:91--PIC


[possibles] Banc Pic 1986.059:92--PIC


[possibles] Banc Pic 1986.059:93--PIC


Yoshiko, Keiko, et al. Banc Pic 1986.059:94--PIC


[From Invisible Thread. Having a good time with our neighbors. Left to right: Solveig, Yoshiko, Marian, Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:95--PIC


Uchida Family Banc Pic 1986.059:96--PIC


Invisible Thread. [My sister (waving) and I (bending), on a picnic with an uncle and a cousin in Japan. my uncle Minorv ] [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:97--PIC


Crossing the Mississippi river, train in bags. Banc Pic 1986.059:98--PIC


[possibles] Banc Pic 1986.059:99--PIC


Yoshiko (2nd left) age 10, with parents, Grandmother & older sister. [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:100--PIC


Yoshiko (2nd left) age 10, with parents, Grandmother & older sister. [NEG available] [copy 2] Banc Pic 1986.059:100--PIC copy 2


Yoshiko (2nd left) age 10, with parents, Grandmother & older sister. [NEG available] [copy 3] Banc Pic 1986.059:100--PIC copy 3


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:101--PIC


Keiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:102--PIC


Yoshiko w/friends Banc Pic 1986.059:103--PIC


Toki, Yoshi and Brownie, August 1931 Banc Pic 1986.059:104--PIC


Yoshiko and Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:105--PIC


Keiko & Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:106--PIC


Yoshiko, Keiko, Iku Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:107--PIC


Yoshiko, Iku Banc Pic 1986.059:108--PIC


Dwight & Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:109--PIC


Daddy & Brownie, Nov., 1931. Dwight w/dog. Banc Pic 1986.059:110--PIC


Yoshiko. Nov., 1931 Banc Pic 1986.059:111--PIC


[possibles] Banc Pic 1986.059:112--PIC


Keiko & Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:113--PIC


Dwight, Yoshiko, Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:114--PIC


Keiko, Yoshiko, & friends Banc Pic 1986.059:115--PIC


Keiko, Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:116--PIC


Yoshiko on left. In L.A. with cousins, 1931? Banc Pic 1986.059:117--PIC


Keiko, Yoshiko, and friends Banc Pic 1986.059:118--PIC


[NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:119--PIC


Miss Jenny Wolfard, my 6th grade teacher at Longfellow. 1932 Banc Pic 1986.059:120--PIC


Dwight & Keiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:121--PIC


Left to right: Iku, Yoshiko, Keiko, & Dwight Banc Pic 1986.059:122--PIC


cousin Banc Pic 1986.059:123--PIC


Neighbor Banc Pic 1986.059:124--PIC


[For autobiography] Banc Pic 1986.059:125--PIC


[skipped #] Banc Pic 1986.059:126


[Neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:127


Dwight, Iku, Keiko, Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:128--PIC


Uchida Family w/Kumais. 1932? Banc Pic 1986.059:129--PIC


Keiko and Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:130--PIC


Keiko and Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:130--PIC copy 2


Keiko and Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:131--PIC


Japan, 1934 Banc Pic 1986.059:132--PIC


Uchidas in Japan Banc Pic 1986.059:133--PIC


Japan trip, 1934. Banc Pic 1986.059:134--PIC


[not used] Banc Pic 1986.059:135--PIC


Uchida's shipboard Banc Pic 1986.059:136--PIC


Desert Exile Publication. Uchida Family, shipboard. [Our family with my grandmother on the day we sailed for a visit to Japan. Next to my mother is her close friend (second from left) who came to see us off.] Banc Pic 1986.059:137--PIC


[verso] Banc Pic 1986.059:137--PIC


for autobiography. Keiko & Yoshiko in Japan Banc Pic 1986.059:138--PIC


Uchida Family Banc Pic 1986.059:139--PIC


Three women Banc Pic 1986.059:140--PIC


Yoshiko Uchida, age 11, [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:141--PIC


Yoshiko Uchida, age 11 Banc Pic 1986.059:141--PIC copy 2


Yoshiko Uchida, age 11; [postcard] Banc Pic 1986.059:141--PIC copy 3


[postcard verso] Banc Pic 1986.059:141--PIC copy 3


Yoshiko Uchida, age 11 Banc Pic 1986.059:141--PIC copy 4


[slide] [Ruby Shoes Studio. 4-20-92] [Yoshiko, age 11.] Banc Pic 1986.059:141--PIC copy 5


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:142--PIC


Dwight & Mother Banc Pic 1986.059:143--PIC


Desert Exile Publ. [Keiko and I with Laddie, whom we had to leave behind when we went to camp.] Keiko and Yoshiko. Banc Pic 1986.059:144--PIC


Yoshiko and Iku Banc Pic 1986.059:145--PIC


Iku, Yoshiko, Keiko, & family friends Banc Pic 1986.059:146--PIC


Dwight, Keiko, Yoshiko, Iku Banc Pic 1986.059:147--PIC


Keiko, Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:148--PIC


Keiko and Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:149--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:150--PIC


Yoshiko and Iku Banc Pic 1986.059:151--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:152--PIC


Uchida group photo Banc Pic 1986.059:153--PIC


Dwight and Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:154--PIC


Dwight and Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:155--PIC


Keiko and Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:156--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:157--PIC


Yoshiko & Grandma. [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:158--PIC


Dwight, Yoshiko, Iku Banc Pic 1986.059:159--PIC


Uchida children Banc Pic 1986.059:160--PIC


Iku (far), Yoshiko (to right) Banc Pic 1986.059:161--PIC


School photo Banc Pic 1986.059:162--PIC


Iku, Yoshiko, Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:163--PIC


Dwight, Iku & Keiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:164--PIC


Keiko, Iku, Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:165--PIC


Dwight Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:166--PIC


Keiko, Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:167--PIC


Dwight (center) Banc Pic 1986.059:168--PIC


Uchida family Banc Pic 1986.059:169--PIC


Yoshiko, Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:170--PIC


[these numbers in another section] Banc Pic 1986.059:171-181--PIC


Iku at Stuart St. House Banc Pic 1986.059:182--PIC


Iku Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:183--PIC


Yoshiko and Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:184--PIC


Iku, Keiko, Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:185--PIC


Yoshiko & Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:186--PIC


Keiko, Yoshiko Uchida Banc Pic 1986.059:187--PIC


Yoshiko (front) Banc Pic 1986.059:188--PIC


Family dog Banc Pic 1986.059:189--PIC


Yoshiko, Keiko [My sister and I with Laddie on our back porch.] [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:190--PIC


Yoshiko and Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:191--PIC


Keiko, Iku, Dwight Banc Pic 1986.059:192--PIC


Uchida family Banc Pic 1986.059:193--PIC


Uchida family Banc Pic 1986.059:194--PIC


Uchida family Banc Pic 1986.059:194--PIC copy 2


[not used. High school graduation.] [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:195--PIC


Yoshiko second from left Banc Pic 1986.059:196--PIC


Yoshi & Keiko Banc Pic 1986.059:197--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:198--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:198--PIC copy 2


Uchida family. 1938. Banc Pic 1986.059:199--PIC


Yoshiko et al in Japan Banc Pic 1986.059:200--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:201--PIC


Neighbors. Sept. 1942 Banc Pic 1986.059:202--PIC


[Banquet dinner] Banc Pic 1986.059:179--B


Banquet given in honor of Admiral Zengo Yoshida, Officers and Cadets of Japanese Training Squadron. July 11, 1936, Palace Hotel, San Francisco, U. S. A. Morton Photo. 5274 Banc Pic 1986.059:180--B


Dinner tendered in honor of their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Takamamtsu by Japanese Society of America. May 27, 1931. Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco. Morton Photo. Banc Pic 1986.059:181--B




Celebration by members of Mitsui & Co., San Francisco, November 11, 1918 on occasion of signing the armistice between the allies and Germany. Banc Pic 1986.059:171--B


D. T. Uchida -- 2nd row, far left. Mitsui & Co., San Francisco, 1917 (?). Banc Pic 1986.059:172--B


D. T. U., 2nd from right. Mitsui gp? 1929-30? N. Shijo, D. Takashima, S. Miyajima, D.T. Uchida, C.L. Maclead. Banc Pic 1986.059:173--B


S.F. Mitsui & Co. office group. DTU far right. Farewell party for Mrs. Kobayashi. May 13, 1935 at Mark Hopkins Hotel. Banc Pic 1986.059:174--B


Mitsui & Co. S.F. 1930? Photo by Morton & Co. Banc Pic 1986.059:175--B


Dinner given by Mitsui & Co., LTD. San Francisco in honor of Mr. Y. Nagashima. Fairmont Hotel -- Jan. 5, 1920. Photo by Morton & Co. 653 Banc Pic 1986.059:176--B


Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco. April 17, 1926. Walter A. Scott, Photo. Banc Pic 1986.059:177--B


Left to Right. Messrs: J. Clark, G. Yoshida, R. Ishii, M. Hasegawa, M. Fujimoto, K. Kishi, T. Itoh, K. Fukemoto -- Abe -- Ide K. Seki, T. Mizuno, R. senasac, R. Hoshino, K. Miyazaki, S. Umibe, D.T. Uchida, N. Kitade,T. Okumura, M. Ross. Misses: H. Tatton, G.H. Anker, B. Greves, H. Murphy, H. Kriete, K. Shephard, P. Loupy, M. Espedahl, T. Ijima, G. Mazza. Banc Pic 1986.059:178--B




Heart Mt. camp. 1943 Banc Pic 1986.059:203--PIC


7 - 2 - C Topaz, Utah, '43. Banc Pic 1986.059:204--PIC


7 - 2 - C Topaz, Utah, '43. Banc Pic 1986.059:204--PIC copy 2


[postcard] [Our concentration camp in Topaz, Utah. The barbed wire fence and guard towers are not visible.] [On verso:] Dec 16, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Uchida. Our life's memory. Topaz city Utah. Looking down frm 1/2 million gl water tank (Daily usage of amount 150,000 gls.) Height 130 ft. R. Kasai. [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:205--PIC


[postcard] Banc Pic 1986.059:205--PIC copy 2


Topaz Banc Pic 1986.059:206--PIC


Group photo in front of barracks Banc Pic 1986.059:207--PIC


Group photo in front of barracks Banc Pic 1986.059:208--PIC


Group photo in front of barracks Banc Pic 1986.059:209--PIC


July 1943. Coop office workers. Banc Pic 1986.059:210--PIC


1943 camp hall Banc Pic 1986.059:211--PIC


Kiyo Omura, Tomoyaki Yokomizo, Roy Ebihara, Yukio Shimomura, Saburo Kami, Yoshinobu Hiro, Willie Ozawa, June Morita, Yoko Itashiki, Suzuye Murai, Aiko Sano, Keiko Saito, Ayako Nagai, Hisako Oku. Third Grade. Topaz Elementary School. July, 1943. Banc Pic 1986.059:212--PIC


[verso] Banc Pic 1986.059:212--PIC


1943 Banc Pic 1986.059:213--PIC


Mrs. Yoshizawa. Fujinkai. Topaz, Utah. 1945? Banc Pic 1986.059:214--PIC


To Yoshi -- taken June 15 -- 1943. [My sister (far right) and I, with our parents, on the day of our departure for the outside world. Topaz, 1943.] [CNEGS available.] Banc Pic 1986.059:215--PIC


"Family, Topaz." Yoshiko Uchida. Topaz, June '43. Banc Pic 1986.059:215--PIC copy 2


"Family, Topaz." Yoshiko Uchida. Topaz, June '43. Banc Pic 1986.059:215--PIC copy 3


"Family, Topaz." Yoshiko Uchida. Topaz, June '43. Banc Pic 1986.059:215--PIC copy 4


"Family, Topaz." Yoshiko Uchida. Topaz, June '43. Banc Pic 1986.059:215--PIC copy 5


[Group picture] Banc Pic 1986.059:216--PIC


[Relocation (Heart Mountain)]


1944 Banc Pic 1986.059:217--PIC


Ht Mt '44 Banc Pic 1986.059:218--PIC


Ht Mt '44 Banc Pic 1986.059:219--PIC


Ht Mt '44 Banc Pic 1986.059:220--PIC


[Group in front of mural] Banc Pic 1986.059:221--PIC


[mural] Banc Pic 1986.059:222--PIC


[mural] Banc Pic 1986.059:223--PIC


[mural] Banc Pic 1986.059:224--PIC


[Relocation (Smith College)]


[not used] Banc Pic 1986.059:225--PIC


Mt. Holyoke. Feb. 6, 1944. Banc Pic 1986.059:226--PIC


Smith College Banc Pic 1986.059:227--PIC


[From Invisible Thread] Smith College. 5-16-44 Banc Pic 1986.059:228--PIC


Here are the 3 M. Ed's. The sign was put there to indicate where we were to line up for the procession into the bldg. where we had the grad exercises. Left to right -- Bodil Jorgensen -- Danish student -- me -- Ruth T .. [illegible] -- P.E. major. Both swell girls. Banc Pic 1986.059:229--PIC


[Post Camp]


[Desert Exile publ.] Keiko, Iku, Yoshiko, Dwight Banc Pic 1986.059:230--PIC


[From Invisible Thread] [Our family in happier days after WWII.] Oakland, Calif., July 1948. Banc Pic 1986.059:230--PIC copy 2


[skipped#] Banc Pic 1986.059:231


Yoshiko in Japan Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 2] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 2


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 3] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 3


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 4] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 4


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 5] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 5


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 6] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 6


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 7] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 7


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 8] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 8


Yoshiko in Japan [copy 9] Banc Pic 1986.059:232--PIC copy 9


L. A. 1950 Banc Pic 1986.059:233--PIC


Paris, summer 1951. Overlooking the Seine from a bridge near the Left Bank. Banc Pic 1986.059:234--PIC


Coming down from upper deck. SS. Europa. 6-19-51 Banc Pic 1986.059:235--PIC


Ready to go! SS Europa. June 19, 1951 Banc Pic 1986.059:236--PIC


9/27/52. 2 Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:237--PIC


[for autobiography] Yoshiko in Japan Banc Pic 1986.059:238--PIC


[for autobiography] Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:239--PIC


In Agabe -- This is Sumi -- Chan. (Kawagita's youngest child) who was so cute -- saying "Onei cheen asondotte-ya" as she climbed up to pick some wild flowers. This was taken by elder Kawagita's home. Banc Pic 1986.059:240--PIC


Japan '53 Banc Pic 1986.059:241--PIC


Dr. Soetsu Yanagi & Y.U. at the Mingei-kan, Tokyo, Sept. 19, 1954 Banc Pic 1986.059:242--PIC


[Early pub photos] May 1957 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:243--PIC


[early publicity] Banc Pic 1986.059:244--PIC


[early publicity] Banc Pic 1986.059:245--PIC


D.T. Uchida receiving or giving up flag? Banc Pic 1986.059:246--PIC


Dwight Uchida. "D's" photos. Banc Pic 1986.059:247--PIC


Dwight Uchida. "D's" photos. [copy 2] Banc Pic 1986.059:247--PIC copy 2


Dwight Uchida. "D's" photos. [copy 3 ] Banc Pic 1986.059:247--PIC copy 3


Dwight Uchida. "D's" photos. [copy 4] Banc Pic 1986.059:247--PIC copy 4


Iku Uchida. G DTU Banc Pic 1986.059:248--PIC


Sycamore Congregational Church. El Cerrito, Calif. November 22, 1964. Banc Pic 1986.059:249--PIC


Funeral of early church member (Mr. Sasaki?) Prob about 1918. Rev. Hukaga -- (bearded man behind coffin). Yosibi Toga standing extreme left. [illegible] Hoyakawa, D.T. Uchida -- rear row. Banc Pic 1986.059:250--PIC


Yu 8th from right, 3rd row. 75th anniversary, 1904-1979. Sycamore Congregational Church. The Rev. Warren Lee, Interim pastor. Banc Pic 1986.059:251--PIC


Jan. 1961. [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:252--PIC


[83/3 from Atheneum] [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:253--PIC


Minichi [?] Shinbum. 6/67 Banc Pic 1986.059:254--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:255--PIC


2/22/75. At the Book Place. Banc Pic 1986.059:256--PIC


2/22/75 Banc Pic 1986.059:257--PIC


Sacramento, May 1975 Banc Pic 1986.059:258--PIC


5/75 Banc Pic 1986.059:259--PIC


5/75 Banc Pic 1986.059:260--PIC


2/75 Banc Pic 1986.059:261--PIC


9/30/77 Banc Pic 1986.059:262--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:263--PIC


[proofsheet. 24 negs (strip)] 2/16/79 John Gorman, Gorman Productions, S. F. Examiner, 641 Golden Gate Ave., S.F., 94102 Banc Pic 1986.059:264--PIC


John Gorman photo. 1979 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:265--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:266--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:266--PIC copy 2


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:267--PIC


4/80 Banc Pic 1986.059:268--PIC


4/80 Banc Pic 1986.059:268--PIC copy 2


credit: George Fry Banc Pic 1986.059:269--PIC


[NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:270--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271a--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271b--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271c--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271d--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271e--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271f--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271g--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271h--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271i--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271j--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:271k--PIC


Sherman, Texas. 3/29/84 Banc Pic 1986.059:272--PIC


Book signing, Sherman Texas Library. 3/29/84 Banc Pic 1986.059:273--PIC


Mark Ryland [?] 12/83 Banc Pic 1986.059:274--PIC


[illegible] field School, Sherman, Texas. 3/27/84 Banc Pic 1986.059:275--PIC


[NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:276--PIC


[NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:277--PIC


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:278--PIC


1984 [NEG available] [copy 2] Banc Pic 1986.059:278--PIC copy 2


1984. [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:279--PIC


1984. [NEG available] [copy 2] Banc Pic 1986.059:279--PIC copy 2


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:280--PIC


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:281--PIC


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:282--PIC


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:283--PIC


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:284--PIC


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:285--PIC


1984 [NEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:286--PIC


Yoshiko Uchida. Aug '86 [NEG available][B&W copy print] [copy 2] Banc Pic 1986.059:287--PIC


Yoshiko Uchida. Aug '86 [NEG available][B&W copy print] [copy 2] Banc Pic 1986.059:287--PIC copy 2


[children] Banc Pic 1986.059:288--PIC


[children] Banc Pic 1986.059:289--PIC


Cherie Wong portrayers [sic] you in Joaquin Miller's annual Herstory Parade -- (I wonder when she notices she had the wrong spelling on her cake!) I have a video of her portrayal which I would like to share with you some time. - Mai Cox. Locates [sic] in Montclair section of Oakland. (Elementary) part of Oakland Public Schools. Banc Pic 1986.059:290--PIC


[proof only] Banc Pic 1986.059:291--PIC


[proof sheet. Have negs] Banc Pic 1986.059:292--PIC


[proof sheet] Banc Pic 1986.059:292--PIC copy 2


[Neg available.] Banc Pic 1986.059:293--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:293a--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:293b--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:293c--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:293d--PIC


[neg only] Banc Pic 1986.059:293e--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:294--PIC


[CNEG available] Banc Pic 1986.059:295--PIC


Yoshiko Banc Pic 1986.059:296--PIC


11/9/91 Banc Pic 1986.059:297--PIC


1991 Banc Pic 1986.059:298--PIC




National Women's Hall of Fame Banc Pic 1986.059:299--PIC


[From Invisible Thread] [A page from my first diary -- a farewell to Brownie.] My first brown wrapping-paper book. Banc Pic 1986.059:300--PIC


[From Invisible Thread] [My first brown wrapping paper book.] A page from my first diary. Banc Pic 1986.059:301--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:302--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:393--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:304--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:305--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:306--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:307--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:308--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:309--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:310--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:311--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:312--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:313--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:314--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:315--PIC


[copy slide] Banc Pic 1986.059:316--PIC

box 1, volume 1

[Volume 1: Europe Album] July 19, 1951 BANC PIC 1986.059:Volume 1-ALB

box 1, volume 2

[Volume 2: Hawaii and Japan] BANC PIC 1986.059: Volume 2-ALB

box 1, volume 3

[Volume 3: Samurai of Gold Hill exhibition photographs and more] BANC PIC 1986.059:Volume 3-ALB

box 2, volume 4, folder 1

[Volume 4: Photographs from disbound album] BANC PIC 1986.059:Volume 4-ALB

Physical Description:
Extent: 130 photographic prints
box 2, volume 5, folder 1

[Volume 5: Photographs from disbound album] BANC PIC 1986.059:Volume 5-ALB

Physical Description:
Extent: 68 photographic prints
box 2, volume 6, folder 1-4

[Volume 6: Photographs from disbound album] BANC PIC 1986.059:Volume 6-ALB

Physical Description:
Extent: 309 photographic prints