Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Digital Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Higano Family Papers
1934-1963



Manuscript Collection No.: 2870
Accession No.: 2870-001
Creator: Higano family , creator
Title: Higano family papers
Dates : 1934-1963
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Languages: Collection materials are in English and Japanese.
Letter to Hanji and Ura Higano, Camp Harmony. Higano Family Papers, Special Collections, UW Libraries

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Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Digital Content

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Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

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.

Acquisition Info

The Higano papers were donated to the Libraries by Ura Higano (via Sally Kazama) on July 7, 1978.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
Higano, Norio
Incoming Letters
1/1-5Higano, Hanji and Ura1942-1944
1/6Higano, Shizuko1942-1943
1/7Kumasaka, George1942-1945
1/8National Japanese American Student Relocation Council 1943-1944
1/9-11Okuda, Kenji1939-1943
1/12Ross, Vernon1942
1/13Saito, Perry1942
1/14A-He1941-1947
1/15Hy-Ko1942-1945
1/16L-Sa1942-1945
1/17Se-Ti1942-1945
2/1To-Z1941-1943
2/2Unidentified -- In English1942, 1945
Scope and Content: 2 items.
2/3Unidentified -- In Japanese
Scope and Content: 19 items.
2/4Correspondence Regarding Norio Higano1942
2/5"Instructions for Aliens of Japanese Nationality Leaving Relocation Centers"1945
2/6Listsn.d.
2/7Clippings -- In Japanese
2/8Ephemera1936-1945, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Higano, Hanji and Ura
Incoming Letters
2/9-10Higano, Norio1942-1947
2/11-14Higano, Shizuko1943-1947
2/15-16Kodama, Aiko Higano1946-1947
2/17A-He1942-1946
2/18Hi-Hu1942-1947
3/1I-Ka1942-1947
3/2Ku-Na1946-1947
3/3Ni-Ta1942-1947
3/4To-Y1942-1947
3/5Unidentified -- In Japanese1945-1947
Scope and Content: 4 items.
3/6Outgoing Letters1943, n.d.
3/7-8Financial Records1940-1950
3/9Legal Documents1941-1943
4/1Book of Household Hints -- In Japanesen.d.
4/2Book of Notes Taken at Church Services -- In Japanese 1958-1963
4/3Notebook of Patternsn.d.
4/4Naturalization Class Notes1967
4/5Photographs Taken in Japann.d.
Scope and Content: 2 items.
4/6Ephemeran.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Higano, Shizuko
Incoming Letters
4/7Higano, Norio1942
4/8Ephemera1942

  
Box/FolderDate
Higano, Aiko
Incoming Letters
4/9C-W1934-1937

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Higano family--Archives.
Higano, Norio, 1921-
Organizations:
Minidoka Relocation Center.
Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup, Wash.)
Subjects:
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.
Genre Headings:
Photographs.
Last modified: November 14, 2013
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