Interviews with Japanese in Utah: Kenzo Fujikawa

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Title Interviews with Japanese in Utah: Kenzo Fujikawa
Alternative Title Kenzo Fujikawa: interviews on May 18 and July 10, 1984
Creator Fujikawa, Kenzo, 1889-1990
Contributor Kelen, Leslie G., 1949-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1984-05-18; 1984-07-10
Date Digital 2014-05-07
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Spatial Coverage Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States, ; Honeyville, Box Elder County, Utah, United States, ; San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States,
Subject Fujikawa, Kenzo, 1889-1990--Interviews; Fujikawa, Kenji, 1922- ; Japanese Americans--Utah--Interviews; Japanese American farmers--Utah; Railroads--Employees
Description Transcript (typescript, 26 pages) of two interview with Kenzo Fujikawa, a Japanese-American living in Utah in 1984. Mr. Fujikawa (b. 1889) talks about his childhood in Japan and coming to America, arriving in San Francisco on 18 April 1906, just after the earthquake when the city was still in flames. He stayed one night in Oakland and was recruited to work on the railroad and sent to Ogden, Utah. He recalls working for the railroad, thinning sugar beets in Honeyville, Utah, and buying a farm. Mr. Fujikawa's son, Kenji, joins the interview and the conversation turns to returning to Japan to get a wife, family life in rural Utah, the closing of the U and I Sugar factory
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Tim Arnold; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6h71zjq
Topic Japanese Americans; Japanese American farmers; Railroads--Employees
Setname uum_ijau
Date Created 2015-10-20
Date Modified 2015-10-20
ID 898086
Reference URL