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Gripsholm Exchanges (Manuscript). Memoir by Atushi Archi Miyamoto
SPC.2004.004  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Existence and Location of Copies
  • Related Materials
  • Processing Information for Digitized Material

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: The Gripsholm Exchanges (Manuscript). Memoir by Atushi Archi Miyamoto
    Creator: Miyamoto, Atushi Archi
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2004.004
    Physical Description: 1 box
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 2007; 2012
    Abstract: This collection consists of a manuscript/memoir written by Atushi Archi Miyamoto about the Gripsholm Exchanges, or the exchanges of civilians and Prisoners of War, between the United States and Japan during World War II.
    Language of Material: English .

    Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Acquisition Information

    The original manuscript was donated in February 2007 to the California State University Achives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills by Atushi Archie Miyamoto. Two revised editions were donated in August 2007 and April 2012.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Veronica D'Aquino, 2008. Collection was reprocessed in 2019 by Jennifer Hill.

    Biographical / Historical

    The M.S. Gripsholm was a Swedish liner used to exchange civilians and Prisoners of War between Japan, Germany, and Italy during World War II. The cruise liner participated in two exchanges between Japan and the United States in June 1942 and September 1943. The author, Atushi Archi Miyamoto, was a child aboard the Gripsholm during the second exchange. Miyamoto later returned to the United States as a teenager in 1948 and served as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army until his retirement.

    Scope and Contents

    The Gripsholm Exchanges (Manuscript) (2012) consists of one revised, unpublished manuscript written in October 2006 and revised in 2012. The manuscript discusses the exchange of civilians and Prisoners of War between the United States and Japan in June 1942 and September 1943. It goes into detail about the stops the M.S. Gripsholm made enroute to their final destinations and the hardships families experienced on the journey. The manuscript is based on analyses of post-war Japanese resources, passenger lists, United States redress provisions for persons of Japanese ancestry, redress appeals, and personal testimonials of Japanese incarcees.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    This collection has been digitized and is available at the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project site: Gripshom Exchange Manuscript 

    Related Materials

    This collection is part of the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. For more information: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project. 

    Processing Information for Digitized Material

    The Gerth Archives and Special Collections created digital reproductions from the original material for long-term preservation and access. These preservation files were scanned to and stored on the Gerth Archives and Special Collections Deparment Drive. For more information on the best practices and standards for the digitization process, please see: CSUJAD Techincal Reference Guide 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history
    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- History -- Sources
    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Anecdotes
    Reparations for historical injustices
    Japan
    United States
    Lourenço Marques (Mozambique)
    Marmagao (India)
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
    Miyamoto, Atushi Archi
    Gripsholm (Ship)
    Tule Lake Incarceration Camp