Photographs related to the life and work of Japanese American
author Yoshiko Uchida, including photographs of family and friends, as well as photographs
related to her career as a writer. Some images are of Tanforan, Heart Mountain and Topaz
Japanese relocation centers as well as Smith College.
Yoshiko Uchida was born in Alameda, California in 1921, the second daughter of Takashi
("Dwight") and Iku Umegaki Uchida. Dwight Uchida immigrated to the
United States from Japan in 1903 and worked for the San Francisco offices of Mitsui and
Company, where he eventually became a manager. Iku Umegaki, the eldest daughter of a
prefectural governor of Japan, immigrated to the U.S. in 1916 to marry Dwight Uchida. Both
were graduates of Doshisha University, one of the early Christian universities of Japan,
and were early and active members of the Sycamore Congregational Church in El Cerrito,
316 items (chiefly photographic prints and negatives)
278 digital objects
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