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Finding Aid for the Yasukichi Iwasaki Papers, 1899-1965
2010  
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Description
Iwasaki was born in 1876. A native of the Shiga Prefecture, he arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1899 and entered the United States in 1901. He worked as a section hand in Missoula, Montana, a cannery worker in Anacortes, Washington, and a hotel manager in Tacoma, Washington. In 1904 he started to farm in Washington and eventually moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, to settle down as a farmer in 1913. He and his family were interned in the Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho, during World War II. The collection consists of handwritten autobiographical sketches and diaries of Yasukichi Iwasaki, 1899-1900 and 1917-45. The entire collection is in Japanese.
Background
Iwasaki was born in 1876; a native of the Shiga Prefecture, he arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1899 and entered the United States in 1901; he worked as a section hand in Missoula, Montana, a cannery worker in Anacortes, Washington, and a hotel manager in Tacoma, Washington; in 1904 he started to farm in Washington and eventually moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, to settle down as a farmer in 1913; he and his family were interned in the Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho, during World War II.
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.