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Yamada family papers, 1942-1949.
BANC MSS 2016/227 box 1; BANC MSS 2016/227
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Yamada family papers, 1942-1949


Yamada (Family, creator, creator.


Contains mostly ephemera of a Japanese American family from their time living at the War Relocation Center in Poston, Arizona. Materials include correspondence, a Buddhist prayer book and program, 3 baggage tags bearing their assigned family number (#4202), travel passes, blank forms in Japanese and English, and other miscellany. Also includes five group photographs of Japanese American teenagers at the camp (b&w, 5x7). One photograph is of a girl's volleyball team and one depicts a boy's chess club. Also includes an autograph book belonging to, Kazumi "Chi" Yamada, signed by various persons at the camp. Kazumi "Chi" Yamada, eldest son of Sosuke Yamada, was offered early release from the camp if he went to Chicago, which he did so on May 24,1944.


1942 (issued)


Yamada family -- Archives
Yamada, Sosuke -- 1878-1973 -- Family -- Archives
Yamada, Kakue -- 1896 or 1897-1981 -- Family -- Archives
Yamada, Kazumi -- 1922-1999
Yamada, Yuriko Cherry -- 1923-1977
Yamada, George -- 1925-
Yamada, Henry -- 1927-2006
Yamada, So -- 1929-2011
Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.)
United States. -- War Relocation Authority.
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Correspondence
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Photographs
Japanese Americans -- Correspondence
Japanese Americans -- Photographs
Concentration camps -- Arizona
Concentration camps -- United States


Yamada family papers, 1942-1949, BANC MSS 2016/227, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Kathy Yamada Olsen estate ; 2016.
Sosuke Yamada (born August 15, 1878, Miye-ken, Japan; died September 6, 1973, San Diego County, California) was a Japanese American farmer from Chula Vista, California. The Yamada family, which included Sosuke, his wife Kakue (neƩ Kawamura), and their five children, Kazumi, Yuriko Cherry, George, Henry, and So, entered the War Relocation Center in Poston, Arizona on August 27, 1942 and were assigned family #4202. Sosuke, Kakue, and So were released on August 27, 1945. The other children were released in 1944 and early 1945 to the Chicago, Illinois area.
In Japanese and English.



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BANC MSS 2016/227 box 1
BANC MSS 2016/227