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Guide to the Takako Wada Papers TAM.723

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

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

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2018 accretion Edited by Amy C. Vo to change legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II  , August 2019 , February 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wada, Takako, 1921-2016
Source - dnr: Wada, Stephanie
Title: Takako Wada Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1942-2004
Abstract: Takako "Taxi" Wada (née Kusunoki) was a writer, editor, and activist whose career reflected her commitment to ensuring Asian American civil rights in the United States. In 1981 she closely followed the public hearings held by the Commission for Wartime Relocation and Internment Civilians all across the country. Materials in this collection include correspondence, testimonies, newsletters, event ephemera, newspapers and newspaper clippings, and other research materials, much of which focuses on the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II and the movement to obtain redress. Files include correspondence (much between Wado and William Hohri, lead plantiff in the National Council for Japanese American Redress lawsuit seeking reparations for incarceration), personal statements and testimonies submitted to Wada for the public hearing held in New York City on November 23, 1981, as well as transcripts of the hearing. In addition to materials concerning incarceration and redress, the collection includes materials documenting Wada's journalism career, her work with JASSI (Japanese American Social Services), newsletters and other materials for Asian American civil rights activism, and ephemera for Asian American cultural and community events.
Quantity: 7 linear feet in 5 record cartons, 1 oversize flat box, and 1 small media box.
Quantity: 5 audiocassettes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: The majority of materials are in English, with some publications and other documents in Japanese.
Call Phrase: TAM.723