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Reverend Zaishin Mukushina papers

Identifier: 2009.027

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Reverend Zaishin Mukushina’s diary (1936), the Chicago Japanese American Directory 1966-67 and the Sanseido’s New Concise English-Japanese Dictionary.


  • circa 1936-1967

Biographical / Historical

Reverend Zaishin Mukushina (1910-1990) and his wife, Tamako (1913-2004), were residents of Los Angeles, California when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized United States Executive Order 9066. This order led to the forced evacuations of individuals of Japanese descent from designated “military zones” located mostly along the West Coast. The Mukushina family was swept up in the evacuation and was first sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center. After several months, they were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center located in Cody, Wyoming. Upon their release, the Mukushina family spent some time in Seabrook, New Jersey before relocating to Chicago, Illinois.

Source: Mukushina, Zaishin


1 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the JASC Legacy Center Repository

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