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Finding Aid for the Hoshimiya Family Papers, 1910-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hoshimiya Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1968
    Collection number: 2010
    Creator: Hoshimiya Family
    Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Tosuke Hoshimiya was born in 1886. A native of Miyagi prefecture, he graduated from Thoku Gakuin and arrived in the United States in 1906. He served as principal for various Japanese language schools in the Los Angeles area (Brawley, Moneta, Torrance, El Segundo, and Los Angeles) until December 1941. He was incarcerated in internment camps at Fort Missoula, Montana, and Lordsburg, New Mexico, until he later joined his family at the Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado. He served as a Japanese language instructor for the Military language program at the University of Michigan, 1945-46. He married Sadayo Hoshimiya (née Nagai) in 1915. She was also a native of Miyagi Prefecture, and she attended Utsunomiya Women's School in Japan and arrived in the United States in 1914. She was a Japanese language school teacher, and she and Tosuke had three children. The collection consists of correspondence, business records, publications, Japanese language instructional materials for children and adult education classes, and other documents about the Hoshimiya family. There are English and Japanese materials in the collection.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hoshimiya Family Papers, Japanese American Research Project Collection (Collection 2010). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Tosuke Hoshimiya was born in 1886; a native of Miyagi Prefecture, he graduated from Thoku Gakuin and arrived in the United States in 1906; served as principal for various Japanese language schools in the Los Angeles area until December 1941; incarcerated in internment camps at Fort Missoula, Montana, and Lordsburg, New Mexico, until he later joined his family at the Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado; he served as a Japanese language instructor for the Military language program, University of Michigan, 1945-46; he married Sadayo Hoshimiya (née Nagai) in 1915; she was also a native of Miyagi Prefecture; she attended Utsunomiya Women's School in Japan and arrived in the United States in 1914; she was a Japanese language school teacher, and she and Tosuke had three children.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, business records, publications, Japanese language instructional materials for children and adult education classes, and other documents about the Hoshimiya family. The collection primarily relates to Tosuke Hoshimiya and his wife, Sadayo. Correspondence includes letters to various people interned in the United States during World War II. Also includes church bulletins and religious publications from various Japanese churches in the United States.
    Materials in the collection are in English and Japanese.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Personal correspondence of the Hoshimiyas, 1931-68 (Boxes 63-68).
    2. Materials relating to Sadayo Hoshimiya's funeral, biographical materials of Tosuke Hoshimiya, and documents on the Thoku Gakuin, Sendai, and Riverside scholarship program (Box 69).
    3. Business and non-personal correspondence, records on the Hoshimiya property during the war, and their evacuation property loss claims (Box 70).
    4. Tax records (Box 71).
    5. Japanese language instructional materials compiled by Tosuke Hoshimiya (Boxes 72-74).
    6. Hoshimiya's naturalization records and documents relating to the Japanese Hospital of Los Angeles and the Pasadena Japanese Community Center (Box 74).
    7. Church bulletins and religious publications (Boxes 75-76).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hoshimiya family--Archives.
    Hoshimiya, Tosuke--Archives.
    Hoshimiya, Sadayo--Archives.
    Japanese American Research Project (University of California, Los Angeles).
    Japanese American families--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources.
    Language teachers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Schools, Japanese--California--Los Angeles.

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