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The Resource 1942-1945 Manzanar, California, Kango Takamura

1942-1945 Manzanar, California, Kango Takamura

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1942-1945 Manzanar, California
Title
1942-1945 Manzanar, California
Statement of responsibility
Kango Takamura
Title variation
Kango Takamura
Title variation remainder
1942-1945 Manzanar, California
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Language
eng
Summary
Bound volume produced by Wes Tanaka of color reproductions of the watercolor paintings created by Kango Takamura during his internment in the Manzanar War Relocation Center in Manzanar, California between 1942 and 1945.
Cataloging source
CLU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Takamura, born in Kumamoto-ken, Japan in January of 1895, came to the United States when he was seventeen years old. Pursuing his interest in the motion picture industry, he worked briefly at the Paramount Studios offices in Long Island before moving to Los Angeles where he found work as a photo retoucher for RKO Studios in Hollywood. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Takamura was sent to the Santa Fe Internment Camp in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then to the Manzanar War Relocation Center in Manzanar, California, where he joined his wife, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. He remained at Manzanar with his family until 1945. Takamura was not allowed to take photographs during his stays at Santa Fe and Manzanar but he recorded his surroundings and life in the camps in drawings and watercolors. After he and his family were released in 1945, Takamura returned to Hollywood and worked at RKO Studios for another twenty-five years before retiring
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1942-1945 Manzanar, California, Kango Takamura
Instantiates
Note
  • Cover title
  • "The photographs in this book are original scans taken from the archives of his work from the UCLA Library Special Collections which he donated in 1974. In addition, some of the works are from the Manzanar National Historic Site as well as in the personal collections of family members. Most of this work has only recently been discovered and not seen before"--Front dust jacket flap
  • To see Takamura's original watercolor paintings, consult Collection 433, Kango Takamura Paintings, at Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Finding aid for the collection is available on the Online Archive of California www.oac.cdlib.org
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Extent
38 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: white paper boards, featuring a large black-and-white photographic portrait of Kango Takamura on upper board; matching white illustrated dust jacket with photo reproduction on rear flap of Takamura with his wife and baby daughter in Manzanar, taken Nov. 14, 1942; gray endpapers; in white slipcase. Gift of Wes Tanaka, 2016.
Other physical details
all color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982702174
  • ucoclc982702174
Label
1942-1945 Manzanar, California, Kango Takamura
Note
  • Cover title
  • "The photographs in this book are original scans taken from the archives of his work from the UCLA Library Special Collections which he donated in 1974. In addition, some of the works are from the Manzanar National Historic Site as well as in the personal collections of family members. Most of this work has only recently been discovered and not seen before"--Front dust jacket flap
  • To see Takamura's original watercolor paintings, consult Collection 433, Kango Takamura Paintings, at Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Finding aid for the collection is available on the Online Archive of California www.oac.cdlib.org
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Extent
38 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: white paper boards, featuring a large black-and-white photographic portrait of Kango Takamura on upper board; matching white illustrated dust jacket with photo reproduction on rear flap of Takamura with his wife and baby daughter in Manzanar, taken Nov. 14, 1942; gray endpapers; in white slipcase. Gift of Wes Tanaka, 2016.
Other physical details
all color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982702174
  • ucoclc982702174

Library Locations

  • Charles E. Young Research LibraryBorrow it
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  • UCLA LibraryBorrow it
    Los Angeles, CA, US
  • UCLA Library Special CollectionsBorrow it
    A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575, US
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