Title:[Photographs of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles during the Second World War]
Professional photographs depicting various topics pertaining to the Japanese American community of Los Angeles in the early
years of World War II: a father showing a portrait of his son, Frank Nakako, who was then serving in the US Army; headquarters
of the Los Angeles chapter of the anti-Axis Japanese American Citizens' League; editor Shuji Fujii, his wife Kikue Fujii,
and Goerge Matsui in the press room of Doho; Japanese-American students at UCLA; a sign on the front window of Yokohama Specie
Bank, announcing the revocation of its business license; Japanese Americans buying war bonds; Nisei girls Red Cross unit;
Japanese churches in Los Angeles; the family of farmer Fusataro Fujimoto selling produce prior to their evacuation; American
Legion members Dr. T.Y. Takeyama and Masao Igasaki; and Tokutaro Nishimura Slocum at his home in Van Nuys.
editor -- Fujii, Shuji -- Portraits
Slocum, Tokutaro Nishimura -- Portraits
Japanese American Citizens' League -- Pictorial works
Doho (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
University of California, Los Angeles -- Students -- Pictorial works
Japanese Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs
Japanese American newspapers -- California -- Los Angeles
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Photographs
World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Los Angeles -- Japanese Americans -- Photographs
Title devised by cataloger.
Some prints accompanied by typescript captions sheets with manuscript annotations by Kikue Fujii. Per some of the annotated
comments, the captions were apparently intended to be published with the photographs. Opening caption, and perhaps all others,
likely devised in the months following Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Captions are addressed to a Mrs.
Photographs of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles during the Second World War, BANC PIC 2003.111, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Dawson's Book Shop; 2003.
Shuji Fujii was the editor of Doho, a Los Angeles-based weekly leftist news magazine, published in Japanese and English, which
promoted anti-Axis causes and encouraged support of the United States war effort against Japan.
Tokutaro Nishimura "Tokie" Slocum fought for the United States in First World War; helped to pioneer legislation for the naturalization
process of Japanese Americans; during early years of Second World War was active in the Japanese American Citizens' League
and collaborated with U.S. intelligence agencies in counter-espionage activities directed at Japanese Americans believed to
be collaborating with Japan; was interned in the Manzanar relocation camp for the remainder of World War II; died in Fresno
Caption list available in library.
22 photographic prints in 1 folder : gelatin silver prints ; chiefly 26 x 21 cm (8 x 10 format)
BANC PIC 2003.111--PIC
BANC PIC 2003.111