Higano family papers, 1934-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Higano family
Title
Higano family papers
Dates
1934-1963
Quantity
1.5 linear ft.
Collection Number
2870 (Accession No. 2870-001)
Summary
A Seattle Japanese American family, some of whose members were incarcerated at Camp Harmony in Puyallup, Washington, and the Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho
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

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Languages
English, Japanese
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

Japanese-American family, Seattle, Washington. Some members of the family were incarcerated at Camp Harmony (Puyallup, Wash.) and the Minidoka Relocation Center (Hunt, Idaho) during World War II.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This accession is predominately composed of correspondence among members of a Seattle family during the World War II forced removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Most of the letters were written by inmates and were addressed to Norio Higano, who was attending medical school in St. Louis, Missouri. Norio's parents, Hanji and Ura, and his sister Shizuko were at Camp Harmony and at Minidoka. Another sister, Aiko was enrolled at Joshi Isen, a women's medical college in Tokyo, Japan, from 1938-1942. Aiko married while in Japan and her last name became Kodama. Also included in the accession are recipes, dress patterns, financial records, class notes, photographs, and notes taken during church services.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

The letters, other writings and photographs created by member of the Higano family may be used for research, publication and similar purposes, with the exception of Aiko Higano Kodama's letters in Japanese to her mother, which may not be used for any purpose.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Higano, NorioReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
1/1-5
Higano, Hanji and Ura
1942-1944
1/6 1942-1943
1/7 1942-1945
1/8 1943-1944
1/9-11 1939-1943
1/12 1942
1/13 1942
1/14
 A-He
1941-1947
1/15 1942-1945
1/16
 L-Sa
1942-1945
1/17 1942-1945
2/1
 To-Z
1941-1943
2/2
Unidentified -- In English
2 items.
1942, 1945
2/3
Unidentified -- In Japanese
19 items.
Box/Folder
2/4
Correspondence Regarding Norio Higano
1942
2/5
"Instructions for Aliens of Japanese Nationality Leaving Relocation Centers"
1945
2/6
Lists
n.d.
2/7
Clippings -- In Japanese
2/8 1936-1945, n.d.

Higano, Hanji and UraReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
2/9-10
Higano, Norio
1942-1947
2/11-14
Higano, Shizuko
1943-1947
2/15-16
Kodama, Aiko Higano
1946-1947
2/17
A-He
1942-1946
2/18
Hi-Hu
1942-1947
3/1
I-Ka
1942-1947
3/2
Ku-Na
1946-1947
3/3
Ni-Ta
1942-1947
3/4
To-Y
1942-1947
3/5
Unidentified -- In Japanese
4 items.
1945-1947
Box/Folder
3/6
Outgoing Letters
1943, n.d.
3/7-8
Financial Records
1940-1950
3/9
Legal Documents
1941-1943
4/1
Book of Household Hints -- In Japanese
n.d.
4/2
Book of Notes Taken at Church Services -- In Japanese
1958-1963
4/3
Notebook of Patterns
n.d.
4/4
Naturalization Class Notes
1967
4/5
Photographs Taken in Japan
2 items.
n.d.
4/6
Ephemera
n.d.

Higano, ShizukoReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
4/7 1942
Box/Folder
4/8
Ephemera
1942

Higano, AikoReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
4/9
C-W
1934-1937

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concentration camp inmates--Idaho--Hunt
  • Concentration camp inmates--Washington (State)--Puyallup
  • Concentration camps--Idaho--Hunt
  • Concentration camps--Washington (State)--Puyallup
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
  • Japanese Americans--Washington (State)
  • Medical students--Missouri
  • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Idaho--Hunt
  • World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945--Washington (State)--Puyallup
  • Personal Names :
  • Higano, Norio, 1921-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Minidoka Relocation Center
  • Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup, Wash.)
  • Family Names :
  • Higano family--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)