Charles Theodore Takahashi Papers, 1903-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Takahashi, Charles Theodore
Title
Charles Theodore Takahashi Papers
Dates
1903-1959 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 linear ft.
Collection Number
(Accession No. 3542-001)
Summary
A Seattle Japanese American businessman who was incarcerated at Camp Harmony in Puyallup, Washington, and at Camp Minidoka in Idaho during World War II
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles T. Takahashi was a Seattle Japanese American businessman who was incarcerated at Camp Harmony in Puyallup, Wash., and at Camp Minidoka in Idaho during World War II. Just before the commencement of the war, Takahashi and an associate, Osawa, were prosecuted for selling oil tanks to the Japanese. Takahashi was also prosecuted by the IRS for nonpayment of taxes. While at Camp Minidoka, Takahashi attempted to continue to run his business and also served as a block commissioner and a Boy Scout leader. He was released from the camp at the end of the war.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the papers consists of correspondence between Takahashi and his employees and of other business records from the period of his incarceration. There are also records of several court cases, including various civil suits. All papers relating to Takahashi's businesses are in the main body of the papers, with the exception of the Tenkatsu Cafe records, which form a separate subgroup. All of Takahashi's correspondence with friends and family while in the camps, as well as the papers from his camp activities, have been divided between the Camp Harmony and Camp Minidoka subgroups.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical Features
1903, 1944-1945
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
1/2
Moran, William M.
1944-1945
1/3
Miscellaneous, A-W
1935, 1941-1945
Box/Folder
1/4
Outgoing Letters
1942-1945, n.d.
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
1/5
Bassett, Samuel B.
1942-1944
1/6-14 to 2/6
Carroll, Hillman and Hedlund
1942-1944
2/7-10
Gregory, Mamie
1942-1944
2/11
Griffin, Tracy E.
1942-1944
2/12-13
Hutt, Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
1943
2/14-15 to 3/1-2
Kirby, Herb R.
1942-1944
3/3
Masuda, Thomas
1942-1944
3/4
Shenker, William S.
1943-1944
3/5
Worsley, H. Barrington
1942-1944
3/6-8
Miscellaneous
1942-1946
Box/Folder
3/9
Letters Regarding Takahashi
1941-1944
Financial Records - Business
Box/Folder
3/10
T.T. Corporation
1943-1944
3/11
Albany Hotel
1942-1944
3/12
Grand Pacific Hotel
1942-1944
3/13
Alvord Hotel
1944, n.d.
3/14
Sun Ray Court Apartments
1942-1944
3/15-16
Dover Apartments
1942-1944
3/17-18
Third and Main Building
1941-1944
3/19
Main Bowl
1944-1945
3/20
Houses
1942-1944
3/21-22,
Miscellaneous
1942-1944, 1951-1958
box:oversize
7
Miscellaneous
Includes oversize account ledger.
1942-1944, 1951-1958
Box/Folder
3/23-24
Financial Records - Personal
1942-1944
3/25
Inventories
1941, 1944
4/1
Writings
1943-1944
4/2
Notes
1943, n.d.
4/3-10
Legal Documents
1941-1944, n.d.
4/11
Minutes - T.T. Corporation
1944
4/12
Lists
1943, n.d.
4/13
Newsletter
1944
4/14
Brochure
n.d.
4/15-16
Clippings
1942-1944, n.d.
4/17
Ephemera
Subject Series
U.S.A. vs. Takahashi and Osawa
Box/Folder
4/18
Correspondence
1942-1944
4/19
Financial Records
1943
4/20
Clippings
1943-1944, n.d.
box:oversize
7
Ephemera
1942
I.R.S. Tax Case
Box/Folder
4/21
Incoming Letters
1942-1944
4/22
Outgoing Letter
1943
4/23-25
General Correspondence
Major Correspondents: Bassett, Samuel B.; Whittle, George V.; and Worsley, H. Barrington.
1942-1943
4/26
Letters Regarding Takahashi
1942-1944
4/27
Notes
1943, n.d.
4/28
Legal Documents
Main Bowl Reorganization
Box/Folder
4/29-30
Correspondence
1942-1944
4/31-32
Court Papers
4/33
Legal Document
1944
4/34
Notes
Box/Folder
5/1
Pepper Tank and Contracting Co. vs. U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. and C.T. Takahashi
1942-1944
5/2
Takahashi vs. National Antiseptics, et al.
1942-1944
5/3
Takahashi vs. W.C. Berry and Sonken Galamba Supply
1941-1944
5/4
O.T. Contractors
1942-1943
5/5
Central Oregon Quicksilver Mines
1938-1942

Tenkatsu CafeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
box:oversize
7
Legal Documents
In bound volume.

Camp Harmony, Puyallup, WashingtonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
5/6
Takahashi, Frank
1942
5/7
Miscellaneous, A - N
1942
Box/Folder
5/8
Outgoing Letters
1942
5/9
Clipping
1942

Camp Minidoka, IdahoReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
5/10
Camp Minidoka, Idaho. Community Council Office.
1944
5/11
Takahashi, Chikako
5/12
Miscellaneous, C - U
1942-1944, n.d.
Box/Folder
5/13
Outgoing Letters
1942-1945
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
5/14
MacLaughlin, Victor
1945
5/15
Masuda, Thomas
1943
5/16
U.S. Army. Service Forces
1945
5/17
U.S. War Relocation Authority
Box/Folder
5/18
Letters Regarding Takahashi
1943
5/19
Letters Collected by Takahashi
1942-1945
5/20
Memoranda
1944
5/21
Financial Records
1943
5/22
Minutes
1944
5/23
Legal Documents
1943, n.d.
5/24
Report
1944
5/25
Property File
1944-1945, n.d.
5/26
Writings
1943, n.d.
5/27
Lists
1943, n.d.
5/28
Notes
5/29-30
Clippings
1943-1944, n.d.
5/31
Ephemera
1944, n.d.
Subject Series
Box/Folder
5/32
Segregation of "Disloyal" Evacuees
1943-1944
5/33
Coal Distribution
1942-1943
6/1
Irrigation Canal
1942-1943
6/2
Labor Problems
1943-1944
6/3
Roseworth Tract
1944
6/4
U.S. Army. Air Forces. Reserve
1943-1944, n.d.
6/5
Boy Scouts of America. Snake River Council. Air Scouting Program
1943-1944, n.d.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Businessmen--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Concentration camp inmates--Idaho--Hunt
  • Concentration camp inmates--Washington (State)--Puyallup
  • Concentration camps--Idaho--Hunt
  • Concentration camps--Washington (State)--Puyallup
  • Hotelkeepers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Japanese American business enterprises--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
  • Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Idaho--Hunt
  • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Washington (State)--Puyallup
  • World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Takahashi, Charles Theodore--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Minidoka Relocation Center
  • Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup, Wash.)