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Kato Family Papers

Identifier: 2005.006

Scope and Contents

The Amy Kato collection primarily consists of newspaper and newsletter publications created at the Lordsburg, Santa Fe, Jerome and Rohwer internment camps (1942-1944). Contents are written in Japanese and English. Collection also includes newspaper clippings related to the internment experience (ca. 1943), two issues of the Pacific Citizen newspaper (1943-1944) and a graduation announcement from Denson High School (1944).


  • 1942-1944

Biographical / Historical

Amy Kato was born in Long Beach, California, and was residing there when the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Immediately after the attack, her father was separated from the family and was incarcerated in the Lordsburg and Santa Fe Interment Camps for a one year period. Meanwhile, his family was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center and then was assigned to the Jerome Relocation Center and, later, to the Rohwer Relocation Camp. Upon their release from internment, Amy and her family settled in Chicago where she still currently resides.

Source: Kato, Amy


2 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the JASC Legacy Center Repository

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