Yonekazu Satoda papers, photographs, and moving films
Scope and Contents
Material related to his incarceration at the Jerome Relocation Center includes a diary he kept from May 1942 to February 1945, as well as photographs that document the camp and his family.
Material related to his military service includes training information from Officer Candidate School at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, as well as photographs and moving films created during his service in Japan
Conditions Governing Access
Box 11 (moving film): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
3.91 Linear Feet ((12 boxes) + 3 broadside folders)
Language of Materials
Yonekazu Satoda (born 1921)
Satoda graduated from University of California in 1942, the same year that authorities sent him to the Jerome Relocation Center in Denison, Arkansas. In February 1945, the United States Army drafted Satoda. He received basic training at Camp Hood, Texas, and attended Officer Candidate School at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, as well as Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. From November 1946 to August 1948, Satoda served as a first lieutenant and military intelligence officer in Tokyo and Hokkaido, Japan. After discharge from the active duty, Satoda served in the United States Army Reserves from 1949 to 1969; he retired as a major.
In March 1961, Satoda married Taka "Daisy" Uyeda (born circa 1928) and they had three children. Satoda worked as an accountant and lived in San Francisco, California.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
- Arkansas -- Pictorial works
- Concentration camps -- Arkansas
- Concentration camps -- Arkansas -- Pictorial works
- Infantry School (U.S.)
- Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952 -- Pictorial works
- Japan -- Pictorial works
- Japanese American soldiers
- Japanese American soldiers -- Pictorial works
- Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Pictorial works
- Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
- Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.)
- Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.) -- Pictorial works
- Motion pictures (visual works)
- Negatives (photographic)
- Photographic prints
- Satoda, Yonekazu, 1921-
- United States. Army -- Officers -- Pictorial works
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Arkansas
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Arkansas -- Pictorial works
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Japanese American
- Guide to the Yonekazu Satoda Papers, Photographs, and Films
- by Matthew Daniel Mason
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- 2021 May: Finding aid revised to address outdated or harmful descriptive language. See the processing note for more information.
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