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Guide to the George Yuzawa Papers TAM.442

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Yung Hua Nancy Ng Tam and Janice Liao

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 08, 2022 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Amy C. Vo to change legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II  , February 2021

Container List

Series V: Photographs and Artwork, circa 1900-2009, undated

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of eighty three black-and-white and color photographs, and two pieces of artwork, dating from circa 1900-2009 that document George Yuzawa's family history, experience before, during and after World War II, and activism and personal life beginning in the early 1970s. Includes early twentieth century studio portraits of George Yuzawa, Kimiko Hattori, and family, and other pre-war photographs; and wartime-era snapshots of Yuzawa in the United States Army, and with family and friends.

Events Yuzawa participated in or observed from the 1970s to circa 2009 include late 1970s group portraits of Yuzawa with JAHFA members; a visit to the White House with First Lady Rosalyn Carter; 1982 "Day of Remembrance" activities in New York City; Ronald Reagan signing bill to pay reparations to Japanese-Americans incarcerated during World War II; and Yuzawa receiving the "Day of Remembrance" Proclamation at City Hall in 1992, the Governor's Award for Excellence from New York State Governor George Pataki, and the order of the Sacred Treasure, 5th Class in 1983. Includes two reproductions of photographs depicting Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II used to publicize an exhibit at Ellis Island, "America's Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience," and a photograph of the exhibit.

Two pieces of artwork include one colored (woodblock?) print of a skier by K. Sakamoto signed and inscribed to Yusawa (which may refer to Yusawa's enjoyment of skiing), and one pen and ink sketch of a man (possibly George Yusawa) unsigned.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: Tamiment Shared A004 Family Photographs
circa 1900s-1940s, 1960s
Box: Tamiment Shared A004 Photographs
circa 1940-1949
Box: Tamiment Shared A004 Photographs
circa 1970-1979
Box: Tamiment Shared A004 Photographs
Box: Tamiment Shared A004 Photographs
circa 1990-2009, undated
Box: Tamiment Shared A004 Artwork

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