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Chiura Obata papers, 1891-2000, bulk 1942-1945

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Series 1:Biographical Material, 1894-1898, 1935-circa 1975
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 4

Included in this series are Chiura Obata's school diplomas and resumes, as well as material related to his family's forced relocation and eventual resettlement. Also included is material related to another prisoner's attack on him while incarcerated in Topaz in 1943. There is a small amount of biographical material on other people, such as documents related to memorial meetings held for Perham Nahl, a friend, artist and Berkeley art professor; and material related to the forced relocation of Hiro Niwa, a fellow Japanese American who was also incarcerated at Tanforan and Topaz along with the Obata family during World War II.
A biographical sketch and chronology on Chiura Obata are at the beginning of the series; the rest of the material is in chronological order.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Materials which have not been digitized include blank pages of notebooks and duplicates. A few publications have only had their covers and relevant pages digitized.
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Biographical Sketch and Chronology Excerpt, circa 1947-circa 1975
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1
Zoroku Sato (Chiura Obata) School Diplomas, 1894-1898
OV 4
1
Memorial Meetings for Perham W. Nahl, 1935-1939
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2
Forced Relocation of Obata Family, Applications for Certificate of Identification, 1942
1
3
Forced Relocation of Obata Family, Notebooks of Items Packed or Sold, 1942
1
4
Forced Relocation of Hiro Niwa and Material from Tanforan and Topaz, 1942-1945
1
5
Tanforan Camp Visitor's Slip, 1942
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6
Attack in Topaz and Hospitalization, 1943-1944
1
7
Resettlement from Topaz to St. Louis and Return to Berkeley, 1943-1945
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8

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