Sachiko Iwami memoir, 1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Iwami, Sachiko
Sachiko Iwami memoir
1991 (inclusive)
.03 cubic foot (circa 85 pages)
Collection Number
5188 (Accession No. 5188-001)
Memoir of a Seattle Japanese American
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Iwami worked at the Seattle Buddhist Nursery and then worked as a secretary for the Seattle Public Schools until 1986. She then operated a catering business while continuing to volunteer in the Seattle Public Schools.

Iwami was born in 1921, married her husband Kenichi, a Kibei, in 1943, and raised five children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Memoir, told by Sachiko Iwami and written by Joyce E. Feldmiller.

Mrs. Iwami describes her family background, early life and schooling, the war years, her career and family, and her retirement. She describes her and her husband's wartime uprooting in considerable detail. Included are photocopies of photos of her, her friends, and her family.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
  • Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Iwami, Sachiko--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Feldmiller, Joyce E (creator)