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Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, circa 1900-2015

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1920-2003
1.5 Linear Feet
Box 1-2

Biographical materials relating to Bob Stocksdale include resumes and records from his eighty-fifth birthday party hosted by Forrest Merrill and from his memorial service. Records from the party include some print-outs of digital photographs, cards, invitations, printed material, and a menu.
Documentation belonging to Kay Sekimachi includes award ribbons, address notes, stationery, and resumes. Also of note are records originating from Sekimachi's forced relocation by the War Relocation Authority which include informational broadsheets, mess hall and food rations cards, an identification card, and work assignment information.
Sekimachi's school records include material from her early education in the California Bay Area, the Tanforan and Topaz centers, and later at the California College of Arts and Crafts. In letters written to her old classmates, Sekimachi describes the early days of her experience at Tanforan Relocation Center. Also found is a letter outlining a pact between Kay and her school friends at Topaz to meet again ten years after leaving camp in Utah. Handmade dance and party invitations comment on student and youth life at the internment camp. School projects are likely from Kay's schooling prior to Topaz and are on subjects such as ancient history, Europe, and the coronation of King George VI. Projects consist of notebooks containing drawings, collages, and writings.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 1.1: General, 1942-2003
  • 1.2: School Records, circa 1920-1958
1.1: General, 1942-2003
Description Container
Addresses and Business Cards, circa 1950s-1980s
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Awards, Ribbons, 1952-1961
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Awards, Retirement Recognition, 1982
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Calendar, 1956
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Continuing Education Records, Swim Class, 1965
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Events, Bob Stocksdale's 85th Birthday, 1998
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Events, Bob Stocksdale's Memorial, Cards from Flowers, 2003
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Events, Bob Stocksdale's Memorial, General, 2003
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Events, Bob Stocksdale's Memorial, Photographs, 2003
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Resumes and Biographical Sketches, circa 1990s-2002
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Stationery, Sekimachi Handprints, circa 1950
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War Relocation Authority, Brochures and Broadsheets about Internment, circa 1942-1944
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War Relocation Authority, Food Rations and Mess Hall Card , 1942
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War Relocation Authority, Leave Identification Card and Relocation Card, 1944
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War Relocation Authority, Programs for Events at Topaz, circa 1944
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War Relocation Authority, Work Assignment Form, 1943
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1.2: School Records, circa 1920-1958
No Subnote Content
Description Container
Awards and Certificates, 1939-1941
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California College of Arts and Crafts Records, 1946-1958
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Dance and Party Invitations from Tanforan and Topaz, circa 1942-circa 1944
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Diploma from Topaz High School, 1944
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Graduation Memorabilia from Topaz High School, 1944
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Identification and Membership Cards from Topaz High School, 1943
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Letters from Tanforan and Topaz, circa 1942-1944
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Newspapers, Topazette and Topaz Times Jr. and Ram-bler, 1942-1944
Topaz High School newsletters and newspapers written and published by students
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Report Cards and Schedules, 1938-1944
Includes material from Tanforan and Topaz.
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Reports and Projects, Source Material for Projects, circa 1937-circa 1941
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Project from Longfellow Elementary School, 1938
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Reports and Projects from Burbank Junior High, 1939-1940
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Reports and Projects from Burbank Junior High, 1941
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Reports and Projects from Burbank Junior High, 1941
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Reports and Projects from Tanforan and Topaz High School, 1942-1944
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Reports and Projects, Undated Material probably from Burbank Junior High, circa 1940-circa 1941
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Reports and Projects, California College of Arts and Crafts, circa 1947
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Weaving Course Manual, Kay Geary Class, 1947
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Writings and Notes from Topaz High School, 1943-1944
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Writings and Notes from Topaz High School, 1943-1944
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Yearbook from Burbank Junior High School, 1941
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