Guide to the Takeda Family Collection 1938-2002
SC 014.3

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Takeda family
Title
Takeda family collection
ID
SC 014.3
Date [inclusive]
1938-2002
Extent
2.0 containers
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains materials related to the Takeda family’s internment at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming and Shiro Takeda’s service as a Japanese language instructor for the United States Navy.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description]. Takeda Family Papers, 1938-2002

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

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Biographical Note

Shiro Takeda (1901-1971) and Hisako Manabe (1911-1970) were married on September 13, 1938 in Reno, Nevada. Shiro Takeda emigrated from Japan in 1929 to attend graduate school at Lincoln University in San Francisco. After graduating, he served as editor for The New-World Sun in San Francisco and the Rafu Shimpo in Los Angeles. Hisako was born in San Francisco to immigrant parents born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. In 1942, Hisako gave birth to a son, Terry. In the same year the Takeda family was removed from their home to Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming via Santa Anita Assembly Center, California by the War Relocation Authority as part of the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans authorized by Executive Order 9066. In 1943, Shiro was hired as a Japanese language instructor for the United States Navy at the University of Colorado, Boulder on May 6, 1943. On July 16, 1943, Hisako and Terry were also released from Heart Mountain. In 2002, the U.S. Navy presented an award for distinguished service to Shiro Takeda (posthumously) and other instructors at the U.S. Navy Japanese Language School.

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Scope and Contents note

The Takeda Family Papers consist primarily of records, photographs, and clippings gathered by Terry Takeda. The records contained in the collection are vital records about Shiro and Hisako Takeda, a copy of Terry Takeda’s authorization for permanent leave from the relocation camps, and records related to Shiro Takeda’s service to the United States Navy as a Japanese language instructor. Photographs are of Shiro Takeda prior to World War II and the Takeda family during their time at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. Also included in the collection is a blanket used by Shiro Takeda at Heart Mountain.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

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

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Takeda Family Collection were donated to Washington State University by Patti Hirahara, Terry Takeda’s wife, in 2010.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Steven Bingo.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Tom T. Hide Collection (SC 14.1)

George B. and Doris G. McIntyre Papers (SC 14.5)

Kenneth Nishiyori Collection (SC 14.4)

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

Okubara Family Collection (SC 14.2)

Mari Tsuruyama Okumura Collection (SC 14.6)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

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

Family Name(s)

  • Takeda family--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Artifacts
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Materials from Takeda family scrapbook 1938-2002 

1 1

Photographs of Shiro, Hisako, and Terry Takeda circa 1942 and undated 

1 2

Compact disc containing photographs of Takeda family and scans of Terry Takeda’s authorization for permanent leave 

1 3

Oversize materials from Takeda family scrapbook 2002 

Map Drawer

Blanket used by Shiro Takeda at Heart Mountain Relocation Center 

2