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Register of the Yoshikawa Family Collection, 1937-1947
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Yoshikawa Family Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1947
    Collection number: Mss235
    Extent: 6 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Yoshikawa Family Collection, Mss235, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Yoshikawa family
    Yoshikawa, Richard Shizuo (b. 1920)
    Yoshikawa, Edward Fumio (b. 1922)
    Yoshikawa, Amy Emikio (b. 1930)
    Yoshikawa, Nisuke (1888-1977)
    Yoshikawa, Misako Nakamura (1897-1988)

    corporate name

    United States. Army. Infantry Division, 442 nd


    Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)
    Japanese Americans -Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    Japanese American families -California -Stockton
    Japanese American families -Arkansas -Rohwer
    Japanese American families -Photographs
    Photographers -California -Stockton


    Nisuke Yoshikawa (1888-1977) probably came to San Joaquin County (Calif.) before World War I. In the years between the two wars he worked in Stockton as a barber. Sometime before 1920 he married Misako Nakamura and they had five children: Richard Shizuo (b. 1920); Edward Fumio (b. 1922); Amy Emikio (b. 1930); Tadao (b. 1935); and Yukio (b. 1935?). The eldest son, Richard, became a professional photographer in Stockton and was later a San Joaquin County Supervisor. He was studying at a Los Angeles photography school at the the outbreak of World War II and was able to move to New York City, where he continued his studies at the School of Modern Photography (1943-1944). Second son, Edward Fumio, was a pre-engineering student at Stockton Junior College in 1942. He entered the U.S. Army when Nisei were allowed to do so. Amy Emikio spent World War II as a high school student in Rohwer (Ark.) Relocation Center with her parents and younger brothers, Tadao and Yukio. Following the War the elder Yoshikawas and all of their children returned to Stockton.

    Scope and Content

    The Yoshikawa Family Collection consists chiefly of: family correspondence (1937-1947); Rohwer Relocation Center schoolwork and other memorabilia (1942-1945); and, photographs---many taken by Richard Shizuo Yoshikawa---of Rohwer Relocation Center, friends and clients in New York and elsewhere.