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Guide to the Peter M. Takaichi Papers, 1927-1946
Special Collections M0909  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Peter M. Takaichi Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1927-1946
    Collection number: Special Collections M0909
    Creator: Takaichi, Peter M.
    Extent: .25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased, 1997

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Peter M. Takaichi Papers, M0909, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Peter M. Takaichi owned and operated the National Printing Company in San Jose,California. When in 1942 Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order No. 9102 authorizing the evacuation of all Japanese Americans from the West Coast, Takaichi and his family were ordered to gather at the Santa Anita Aseembly Center in Arcadia, California. Before being sent with his family to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming, Peter Takaichi transferred ownership of the family business over to Iden Flint, a long-time employee. The family then spent 1942-1943 in Wyoming before moving on to St. Paul Minnesota.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of six folders (chronological order) documenting the evacuation of a Japanese American family from San Jose, California, to Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. The notes, letters, and post cards describe life in the relocation camp.

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    Ichihashi, Yamato, 1879?-1963.
    Title: Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1963.
    Identifier/Call Number: SC 071
    The collection includes Ichihashi's diaries, 1943-1963 ; correspondence, notes, and some memoires of the World War II relocation of Japanese and Japanese-Americans from the West Coast of the United States; and a small amount of biographical material.

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    Ichihashi, Yamato. Morning glory, evening shadow : Yamato Ichihashi and his internment writings, 1982-1945. Edited, annotated, and with a biographical essay by Gordon H. Chang. Stanford, Calif.:Stanford University Press,1997.