Robert and Toshi Akamatsu papers, 1941-2003

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Robert and Toshi Akamatsu papers, 1941-2003

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Akamatsu, Robert

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Papers and collected materials of a Japanese American couple now living in Madison, Wisconsin, who were interned at the relocation camp in Topaz, Utah during World War II. The collection includes a microfilmed scrapbook which contains evacuation orders; forms concerning storage of property, housing, and work assignments; travel passes; and memorabilia of camp social life. Also included with the papers are clippings (some based on interviews with the Akamatsus), pamphlets, documents relating to the U.S. government's payment of reparations and apology in the late 1980s-1990, and a videocopy of home movies made by Dave Tatsuno during his family's internment and at later reunions.

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Wisconsin Historical Society

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