Thelma Kawakami Japanese-American Internment Camp Letters
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of letters written to and from Japanese-American families in Internment Camps during the last year of World War II. Letters present are related to camps at Poston, Arizona and Granada, Colorado. Some of the letters are in Japanese. The majority of the letters are written to Mr. and Mrs. K. Kawakami, from their daughter Thelma working at the University of Minnesota. These letters provide status updates on family members outside of the camp, and discussion of others being able to relocate away from the camp, and some letters were written after the Kawakamis returned to Sacramento after the war.
- Creation: 1944-1945
- Kawakami, Thelma (Person)
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- Guide to the Thelma Kawakami Japanese-American Internment Camp Letters
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English