Guide to the Fusataro Nakaya Photographs, circa 1944
SC 14.11

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Nakaya, Fusataro
Title
Fusataro Nakaya photographs
ID
SC 14.11
Date
circa 1944
Extent
1.0 item
Language
English
Abstract
The Fusataro Nakaya Photographs contains a USB drive containing 6 photographs of Fusataro Nakaya, a Japanese American doctor incarcerated at Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II. Three of the photographs were taken at Heart Mountain.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Fusataro Nakaya Photographs, circa 1944.

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Administrative History

Fusataro Nakaya was born in Japan in 1886. After immigrating to the United States, he attended medical school at the University of Illinois in 1916. Nakaya went on to practice medicine in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles County. In Los Angeles, Fusataro also met his wife, Edith Morton. Due to the anti-miscegenation laws in place at the time, the couple married in Tijuana. As a result of the marriage, Nakaya-Morton was stripped of her U.S. citizenship. Prior to World War II, Fusataro was Vice President of the Los Angeles Japanese Association. In 1942, Nakaya was incarcerated at Heart Mountain Relocation Center by the authority granted to the Western Defense Command by Executive Order 9066. Nakaya relocated to Chicago, Illinois, where he passed away in 1952. Fusataro Nakaya was survived by his children, Marilyn, Robert, Paul, Gladys, and Frances Nakaya-Morton.

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Scope and Contents note

The Fusataro Nakaya Photographs contains one USB flash drive containing 6 photographs of Fusataro Nakaya. 2 photographs feature Nakaya in scrubs outside the hospital at Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming, 1 photograph is a group portrait of the Heart Mountain Catholic congregation, 2 photographs are portraits in an unidentified location, and 1 photograph features Nakaya and 1 unidentified man on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with the Washington Monument in the background. The collection consists only of digital reproductions of the photographs scanned at 200 dpi.

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Arrangement note

The Fusataro Nakaya Photographs is arranged at the collection level.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

The donor has stated his wish that the images be released to the public domain. Permission to access the original images in this collection must be obtained from the family of Fusataro Nakaya.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Fusataro Nakaya Photographs was donated by Charles R. Davis in 2016 (MS 2016.28).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Steven Bingo.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Heart Mountain High School Tempo, 1945 (SC 14.10)

Tom Hide Collection (SC 14.01)

George and Frank C. Hirahara Photograph Collection (SC 14)

Terry Ishihara Collection (SC 14.08)

Mike Mackey Collection (SC 14.09)

George B. and Doris G. McIntyre Papers (SC 14.05)

Kenneth Nishiyori Collection (SC 14.04)

Okubara Family Collection (SC 14.02)

Takeda Family Collection (SC 14.03)

Mari Tsuruyama Okumura Collection (SC 14.06)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.) -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.) -- History
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

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