John Bonomi worked for the Brunswig Drug Company and supplied pharmaceutical materials to Japanese Americans in concentration
camps. This collection contains correspondences from various Japanese Americans who requested medicine and household materials,
discussed payment methods, shared camp life, and friendly inquires. This collection also includes postcards and holiday greeting
cards from Japanese Americans.
John Bonomi grew up in Los Angeles, California and worked for Brunswig Drug Company shortly before World War II. Bonomi, a
representative for Brunswig, sold wholesale drugs to Pharmacists in Little Tokyo before the war. When his pharmacist clients
were taken to camp, Bonomi continued to keep in contact with them, and providing basic supplies for ailments throughout the
war. Bonomi traveled to Manzanar several times to drop off medicine, and also sent supplies to clients in various camps (Poston,
.25 linear feet (1 box)
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