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Guide to the Charles Theodore Takahashi Papers
1903-1959



Accession No.: 3542-001
Creator: Takahashi, Charles Theodore , creator
Title: Charles Theodore Takahashi Papers
Date Span: 1903-1959
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Minidoka Relocation Center, 1942. Photo: Francis Stewart. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW21143z

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Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Digital Content

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Acquisition Info

The Takahashi papers were donated to the Libraries by Charles T. Takahashi in October 1983 and December 1984.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
Personal Papers
1/1Biographical Features1903, 1944-1945
Incoming Letters
1/2Moran, William M.1944-1945
1/3Miscellaneous, A-W1935, 1941-1945
1/4Outgoing Letters1942-1945, n.d.
General Correspondence
1/5Bassett, Samuel B.1942-1944
1/6-14 to 2/6Carroll, Hillman and Hedlund1942-1944
2/7-10Gregory, Mamie1942-1944
2/11Griffin, Tracy E.1942-1944
2/12-13Hutt, Mr. and Mrs. A. A.1943
2/14-15 to 3/1-2Kirby, Herb R.1942-1944
3/3Masuda, Thomas1942-1944
3/4Shenker, William S.1943-1944
3/5Worsley, H. Barrington1942-1944
3/6-8Miscellaneous1942-1946
3/9Letters Regarding Takahashi1941-1944
Financial Records - Business
3/10T.T. Corporation1943-1944
3/11Albany Hotel1942-1944
3/12Grand Pacific Hotel1942-1944
3/13Alvord Hotel1944, n.d.
3/14Sun Ray Court Apartments1942-1944
3/15-16Dover Apartments1942-1944
3/17-18Third and Main Building1941-1944
3/19Main Bowl1944-1945
3/20Houses1942-1944
3/21-22,Miscellaneous1942-1944, 1951-1958
Box
7Miscellaneous    OVERSIZE1942-1944, 1951-1958
Scope and Content: Includes oversize account ledger.
Box/Folder
3/23-24Financial Records - Personal1942-1944
3/25Inventories1941, 1944
4/1Writings1943-1944
4/2Notes1943, n.d.
4/3-10Legal Documents1941-1944, n.d.
4/11Minutes - T.T. Corporation1944
4/12Lists1943, n.d.
4/13Newsletter1944
4/14Brochuren.d.
4/15-16Clippings1942-1944, n.d.
4/17Ephemera
Subject Series
U.S.A. vs. Takahashi and Osawa
4/18Correspondence1942-1944
4/19Financial Records1943
4/20Clippings1943-1944, n.d.
Box
7Ephemera    OVERSIZE1942
I.R.S. Tax Case
Box/Folder
4/21Incoming Letters1942-1944
4/22Outgoing Letter1943
4/23-25General Correspondence1942-1943
Scope and Content: Major Correspondents: Bassett, Samuel B.; Whittle, George V.; and Worsley, H. Barrington.
4/26Letters Regarding Takahashi1942-1944
4/27Notes1943, n.d.
4/28Legal Documents
Main Bowl Reorganization
4/29-30Correspondence1942-1944
4/31-32Court Papers
4/33Legal Document1944
4/34Notes
5/1Pepper Tank and Contracting Co. vs. U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. and C.T. Takahashi1942-1944
5/2Takahashi vs. National Antiseptics, et al. 1942-1944
5/3Takahashi vs. W.C. Berry and Sonken Galamba Supply 1941-1944
5/4O.T. Contractors1942-1943
5/5Central Oregon Quicksilver Mines1938-1942

  
BoxDate
Tenkatsu Cafe
7Legal Documents    OVERSIZE
General Notes: In bound volume.

  
Box/FolderDate
Camp Harmony, Puyallup, Washington
Incoming Letters
5/6Takahashi, Frank1942
5/7Miscellaneous, A - N1942
5/8Outgoing Letters1942
5/9Clipping1942

  
Box/FolderDate
Camp Minidoka, Idaho
Incoming Letters
5/10Camp Minidoka, Idaho. Community Council Office. 1944
5/11Takahashi, Chikako
5/12Miscellaneous, C - U1942-1944, n.d.
5/13Outgoing Letters1942-1945
General Correspondence
5/14MacLaughlin, Victor1945
5/15Masuda, Thomas1943
5/16U.S. Army. Service Forces1945
5/17U.S. War Relocation Authority
5/18Letters Regarding Takahashi1943
5/19Letters Collected by Takahashi1942-1945
5/20Memoranda1944
5/21Financial Records1943
5/22Minutes1944
5/23Legal Documents1943, n.d.
5/24Report1944
5/25Property File1944-1945, n.d.
5/26Writings1943, n.d.
5/27Lists1943, n.d.
5/28Notes
5/29-30Clippings1943-1944, n.d.
5/31Ephemera1944, n.d.
Subject Series
5/32Segregation of "Disloyal" Evacuees1943-1944
5/33Coal Distribution1942-1943
6/1Irrigation Canal1942-1943
6/2Labor Problems1943-1944
6/3Roseworth Tract1944
6/4U.S. Army. Air Forces. Reserve1943-1944, n.d.
6/5Boy Scouts of America. Snake River Council. Air Scouting Program1943-1944, n.d.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Takahashi, Charles Theodore--Archives.
Organizations:
Minidoka Relocation Center.
Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup, Wash.)
Subjects:
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.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Idaho--Hunt.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Washington (State)--Puyallup.
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans.
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