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Alice Murata collection

Identifier: 2010.012

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two, handcrafted wood objects by Kisakichi Ishii that were created during his WWII internment at Granada Relocation Center and Tule Lake Relocation Center. The first item is a vase that has been constructed out of a hollowed piece of tree. The bark exterior has been varnished and a glass cup has been glued inside. The second object is gnarled tree root sculpture.


  • circa 1944

Biographical / Historical

Alice Murata, Ph.D. (b. 1944) is a professor emerita in the Department of Counselor Education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She is the co-founder of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society and has played an active role in documenting the Japanese American experience in Chicago before and during World War II and during the resettlement period in Chicago. Murata is the author of Japanese Americans in Chicago and has contributed articles to the project entitled REgeneration Oral History Project: Rebuilding Japanese American Families, Communities, and Civil Rights in the Resettlement Era. More recently she has worked with Boston University with their Peace Psychology initative and published chapters on International Peace. During WWII, she was interned at Poston Relocation Center along with her family.

Source: Murata, Alice


1 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the JASC Legacy Center Repository

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