The Fuju Sasaki Papers contain materials related to the Japanese and Japanese American migration to Seabrook Farms in New
Jersey at the end of World War Two and their post-war daily life at Seabrook Farms. These materials were collected by Fuju
Sasaki, who was known as the "Mayor" of Seabrook for his work and advocacy for the Japanese Seabrook community. The collection
also contains materials relating to public recognition of his work as well as audiocassettes of interviews with Sasaki.
Fuju Sasaki was known as the "Mayor" and spokesman of the Japanese community at Seabrook Farms from 1944 through 1964. In
1899, he was born in Japan and at the age of fourteen, he went to Hawaii to live with his father for five years. Sasaki later
moved to Parkville, Missouri where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Math and Physics at Park College. After graduating,
Sasaki did a variety of odd jobs while taking night courses in drafting at Carnegie. He later moved to Florin, California
where he worked in a tofu shop.
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