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Guide to the George Yuzawa Papers TAM 442

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Yung Hua Nancy Ng Tam and Janice Liao

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Series I: Early Life through World War II, 1908-2004

Scope and Content Note

Series consists largely of official documents, correspondence and clippings chronicling the experience of the Yuzawa and Hattori families at Granada Relocation Center in Amache, Colorado. During his time there, James T. Yuzawa held leadership roles, including representing fellow residents of Block 8K as block manager and serving as a board member of Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc., a co-op established to serve residents within the camp. In these capacities, James was able to amass administrative documents documenting camp governance such as by-laws, financial reports, communications and directives from authorities, forms requesting and granting permission, letters of reference and lists of residents, relatives, and addresses as well as more personal items such as notebooks. These, along with documents that George Yuzawa preserved relating to arriving at, living in and leaving the camp, provide rich detail of the interaction between interned Japanese American families and the War Relocation Authority. Also contained within this series are records George requested relating to his service in the U.S. Army during WWII and a few files on his life in Los Angeles, CA before internment. These include correspondence, programs, and forms documenting his involvement in the YMCA, Japanese American Athletic Union, and Boy Scouts of America.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Addresses of Internees at Concentration Camps in Livingston, Louisiana and Lordsburg, New Mexico Separated from Family in Amache, Colorado
Feb 10, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Analysis Report of Books and Records
Aug 31, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Audit Report of Books and Records
Feb 28, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Balance Sheet
Apr 29, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: By-Laws
[1942-1944]
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Certificate to James T. Yuzawa for Service on Board of Directors
Oct 26, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Consumer Cooperatives Information Booklets (in English and Japanese)
1942-1943
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Correspondence: M. Naruse (President) to James T. Yuzawa
Aug 2, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: Flyer Advertisements
May 25-27, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc.: List of Board of Directors, Committee Members, and Employees
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Ashikaga, Nobuji: Passport Translation, Alien Seaman's ID Card, Reference Letters
1908-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Booklet of Collected Newspaper Articles on Pacific Front of World War II and Japanese Americans
[1941-1942]
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Boy Scouts of America: Excerpts from Constitution and Application Form
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Church of All Nations: Athletic Activities Leaflet
Sep 22, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Citizens National Bank of Los Angeles: Correspondence: H.B. Dickie to James T. Yuzawa (re: Chieko Yuzawa's accounts)
May 17, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Civilian Exclusion Order No. 5
Apr 1, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Clipping from New York Times Magazine: "What We Don't Know is Likely to Hurt Us"
May 14, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Disciples of Christ, Committee on War Services: Blank Data Forms (with accompanying letter)
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Executive Order No. 9066
Feb 19, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 20 FBI: Correspondence: E.E. Conroy to George Yuzawa (re: inquiry into employment of JAs in defense industries)
Oct 7, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Amache Senior High School Yearbook
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Camp Directory
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Charter for Community Government
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Community Analysis Report
1943-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: James G. Lindley (Project Director) to Community Council
Jan 12, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: James G. Lindley to James T. Yuzawa
Feb 11, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: James T. Yuzawa to Ray Gibbons (Council for Social Action)
Apr 14, 1944-May 22, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Correspondence: Samuel J. Gordon (Director of Adult Ed) to Bun Yuzawa
Feb 29, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Directory of Staff and Internees
Jan 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Forum Discussion Series re: Leaving Concentration Camp: Lecture Schedule
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: James T. Yuzawa's Block Manager Files
[1942-1944]
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: John Adrian Rademaker (Community Analyst) Farewell Speech to Internees
Jun 3, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: List of Instructors and Students in Japanese Arts and Music Classes (handwritten)
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: List of Interned Families by Block Residence
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: List of Persons Above 16 Years of Age in Block 8K
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Names and Addresses of Internees and Their Relatives and Friends in Japan
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: "The Need for Community Leadership" (typescript)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado: Petition for Permission for Internees to Reunite with Families
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Hillcrest Sanitarium at La Crescenta, California: Correspondence: Louis Boonshaft to James T. Yuzawa (re: Chieko Yuzawa)
Sep 11, 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Japanese American Athletic Union Souvenir Program
Mar 29-31, 1934
Box: 1 Folder : 41 National Japanese American Student Relocation Council: Newsletter
Apr 20, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Resettlement Council of Japanese American Organizations in New York City
Sep 13, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Santa Anita Assembly Center: Directive to Evacuate to Granada Issued to George and Kimi Yuzawa
Sep 21, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Santa Anita Assembly Center: Schedule of Athletic Events
[1941]
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Seabrook Farms, Deerfield Packing Corporation: Instructions to All Employees re: Treatment of German Prisoners of War Contracted to Work at Company
Jun 17, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Sherwin Cody School of English: Brochure and Enrollment Form
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47 University of California at Los Angeles Commencement Program
Jun 14, 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 48 U.S. Army Service: Correspondence: George Yuzawa to James T. and Bun Yuzawa
Aug 6, 1944-Dec 13, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 49 U.S. Army Service: Discharge Papers (George Yuzawa)
1946
Box: 1 Folder : 50 U.S. Army Service: Family Allowance of World War II Servicemen
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 51 U.S. Army Service: Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) Commencement Program
Sep 23, 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 52 U.S. Army Service: Special Orders (George Yuzawa)
1944-1947
Box: 1 Folder : 53 U.S. Army Service: Veteran Benefits (forms and information)
1997-2004
Box: 1 Folder : 54 U.S. Department of State: Memorandum re: Reunion of Internees with Their Families
Feb 7, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 55 War Relocation Authority: Application for Leave Assistance Grant and Travel Authorization (made by James T. Yuzawa)
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 56 War Relocation Authority: "Civilian Living in Wartime" (booklet prepared for residents leaving camp)
Feb 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 57 War Relocation Authority: Correspondence: Dillon S. Myer (Director) to James G. Lindley
Nov 12, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 58 War Relocation Authority: Correspondence: E. M. Rowalt (Deputy Director) to Kimiko Yuzawa (re: repatriation to Japan)
Jan 14, 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 59 War Relocation Authority: Correspondence: Jacob Gerrild (Counselor, Public Welfare Section) to James T. Yuzawa
Jun 29, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 60 War Relocation Authority: First Quarterly Report
Mar 18, 1942-Jun 30, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 61 War Relocation Authority: Information and Regulations re: Repatriation to Japan
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 62 War Relocation Authority: Information re: "What Relocators Need to Know and What Evacuees Need to Know to Encourage Them to Relocate"
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 63 War Relocation Authority: Message from WRA Director re: Final Phase of Relocation Program and Closing of Centers
[1945-1946]
Box: 1 Folder : 64 War Relocation Authority: Public Welfare Section Advisory Committee: Meeting Minutes and Correspondence
Nov 18, 1943-Aug 2, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 65 War Relocation Authority: Questionnaires to be Filled Out by Relocatees
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 66 War Relocation Authority: Records on George Yuzawa (copies of medical records, travel requests, references)
1942-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 67 War Relocation Authority: Records on George Yuzawa: Property Storage and Transportation
1943
Box: 1 Folder : 68 War Relocation Authority: Relocation Advisory Board: Meeting Minutes and List of Committees and Members
Dec 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 69 War Relocation Authority: Request for Transportation of Property to Amache, Colorado (made by George Yuzawa)
[1942]
Box: 1 Folder : 70 War Relocation Authority: Resettlement Information Bureau: Flow Chart of Services and Benefits
[1940s]
Box: 1 Folder : 71 War Relocation Authority: Summary Assessment of Hattori Family at Granada Relocation Center
May 19, 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 72 YMCA of Los Angeles: Correspondence: James W. McCandless to George Yuzawa
Apr 24, 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 73 YMCA of Los Angeles: Correspondence: Masao W. Sato to Japanese American YMCA Fellows (re: mass evacuation)
Mar 18, 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 74 YMCA of Los Angeles and Southern California Japanese Athletic Union
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 75 Yuzawa, James T.: Declaration of Intent to Travel
Aug 23, 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 76 Yuzawa, James T.: Declaration of Intention Filed With Immigration and Naturalization Service
Feb 7, 1947
Box: 1 Folder : 77 Yuzawa, James T.: Letters of Reference from WRA Officers at Amache, Colorado
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 78 Yuzawa, James T.: Scrapbook of Clippings re: World War II
1944-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 79 Yuzawa, James T.: Spiral Composition Book
[1944]
Box: 1 Folder : 80 Yuzawa, James T. and Bun Yuzawa: Correspondence
1942-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 81 Yuzawa, James T., Bun, and Chieko Yuzawa: Personal Documents
1942-1944

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