Guide to the Stanley Hayami Diary, 1941-1944>

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Japanese American National Museum
Manabi & Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California, 90012
Phone: (213) 830-5680
Fax: (213) 830-5697
Email: hnrc@janm.org
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© 2000
The Japanese American National Museum. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Stanley Hayami Diary, 1941-1944

The Japanese American National Museum



Los Angeles, California

Contact Information:

  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Manabi & Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center
  • 369 East First Street
  • Los Angeles, California, 90012
  • Phone: (213) 830-5680
  • Fax: (213) 830-5697
  • Email: hnrc@janm.org
  • URL: http://www.janm.org
Processed by:
The Japanese American National Museum staff
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
Snowden Becker and Michael C. Conkin
© 2000 The Japanese American National Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stanley Hayami diary,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1944
Origination: Hayami, Stanley
Extent: 1 diary
Repository: Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles, California 90012
Abstract: Stanley Hayami was a Japanese American student from Los Angeles who attended high school at the Heart Mountain concentration camp in Wyoming.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the Japanese American National Museum's Manabi & Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center at (213) 830-5680 or hnrc@janm.org to schedule an appointment. The Resource Center hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Hirasaki National Resource Center at the Japanese American National Museum (hnrc@janm.org).

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gift from the Estate of Frank Naoichi and Asano Hayami, parents of Stanley Kunio Hayami, Japanese American National Museum (95.226.1).

Biography

Stanley Hayami (1925-1945) was a student from Los Angeles who attended high school at the Heart Mountain Concentration Camp in Wyoming. Hayami left Heart Mountain in June 1944 to join the U.S. Army and was killed in combat in Northern Italy on April 23, 1945, while trying to help a fellow soldier. He was nineteen years old.

Scope and Content

One 96 page diary. The diary, which Hayami kept from 1941 to 1944, records a spectrum of youthful dreams of becoming an artist-writer and doubts ranging from the quality of his schoolwork to the meaning of democracy. The diary includes pen and ink drawings by Hayami.