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Tokoshima Family correspondence

Identifier: SC 01823

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Scope and Contents

Four letters and postcards from a son, Koichi, in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, to his parents in Berkeley, California, United States of America. Koichi was staying with relatives in Japan and waiting to go to the United States. The letters were sent in the summer of 1946, after World War II. The letters discuss daily life activities.


  • Creation: Circa 1946

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Biographical / Historical

The Tokoshima Family correspondence contains letters to and from Koichi, of Japan, son to parents, Isamu and Matsuyo residing in the United States. Koichi and his younger brother, Masayuki, are staying with relatives, the Kusamizus, the Amakis, and the Hiratsukas.


.1 Linear Feet (1 legal size folder. )





The Tokoshima Family Correspondence is arranged by file.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Frances Randolph Howard Endowment.

Guide to Tokoshima Family correspondence
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 February
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository