The display at Yale follows a controversy this year involving an auction of significant internment material, including family photographs, that was canceled after an outcry from Japanese-Americans.
Miles, the curator of Western Americana at the Beinecke.
“There is a gap that I don’t think we are ever going to be able to completely document,” he said. Satoda’s home but went unread.“At Christmastime you get all kinds of mail,” Mr.
Before he was drafted, he sent it off to his parents.
“I was a single guy, so I threw all my stuff in a box,” he said.
After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States was filled with panic. S., where residents feared more Japanese attacks on their cities, homes, and businesses, this feeling was especially great.
During the time preceding World War II, there were approximately 112,000 persons of Japanese descent living in California, Arizona, and coastal Oregon and Washington.
Van Patten noted that while some of the items “may seem trivial,” they would be significant sources for future historians. Satoda’s diary in 2012 from an antiquarian book dealer.
The diary had moved through the antiquarian trade, said George A.
Sato persisted, contacting museums, placing ads with Asian and Japanese-American organizations and eventually reaching Mr. Soon afterward she received an unexpected package from Mr.
Satoda: his Berkeley diploma, which had been redirected to the Fresno Assembly Center in the 1940s with 4 cents due in postage after it was sent to him by the university. Satoda and his family were guests of honor at the Yale exhibition, which opened last month.