Hiroko Nonoshita letters
Manzanar (camp) correspondence to Helen Tracy. Includes 15 letters and postcards and one photograph.
- 1942 - 1944
Biographical / Historical
From Jim Satturberg on his mother: "My mother was a busy person. She raised me and my two sisters. She was very protective and active throughout our lives. She was a leader in Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts. She graduated from UCLA and was a forever fan and supporter for years. She entered the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. She returned to school and received her Masters Degree in Education (CSUF) with special emphasis on children with various physical and mental challenges. She ultimately became a Special Education Teacher teaching the educable mentally challenged. During her tenure in education she became a teachers advocate and became active in the politics of education while defending the rights of her fellow teachers. She was very curious, compassionate, engaging and a friend to all. However, she had a quick wit which served her well throughout her life. The following line from Shakespeare describes her well: Brevity is the Soul of Wit. She could become a pit bull when defending her students and even her children. Her wit was her best and most useful tool.
I wish I knew more about [Hiroko Nonoshita]. It was unfortunate, but the fact she continued her correspondence and relationship highlighted how she touched and engaged with people. I never read the letter in its entirety, She never discussed her relationship. She was not the kind of person that talked much about herself nor anything she did."
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Aisle 14B--Shelf 11
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Donated by Jim Satterburg, son of one of the correspondents, in 2019.
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