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Loyal, no matter what : Jim and Kimiko Tazoi

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8596

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a booklet called Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Yagi Tazoi. The booklet describes Jim's experiences serving as a Japanese American in Europe during WWII and Kimiko's experiences in a Japanese internment camp in Arizona. Dated 2006.

Dates

  • 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Loyal, No Matter What: Jim and Kimiko Tazoi must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Jim Tazoi (1919-2007) was a Japanese American who was relocated to Poston, Arizona and then was allowed to served on the European front during WWII.

Jim Tazoi was born August 28, 1919 in Garland, Utah. He enlisted in the US Army during his studies at Utah State University. After Pearl Harbor he was not initially allowed to fight because of his ethnicity. Following US policy change he was allowed to served on the European front as a Radioman for the 3rd Battalion, in the 442nd Regiment. Jim married Kimiko Yagi on January 15, 1948. She was stationed at a relocation facility in Poston, Arizona during WWII. He died on March 2, 2007 in Perry, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Kimiko Yagi Tazoi (1922-2012) was relocated to an internment camp in Arizona during WWII.

Kimiko Yagi Tazoi was born on June 27, 1922 in Kerman, California. Her family was sent to an internment camp during WWII in Poston, Arizona. Following the war her family made its way to Utah in the search of employment. In Utah Kimiko met and married Jim Tazoi, who had served in the military in Europe during WWII. She died on July 7, 2012 in Garland, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Tamera Newman (1951-) lives in Treemountain, Utah and writes biographical hisotries.

Tamera Newman was born May 20, 1951. She lives in Treemountain, Utah and writes biographical histories.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated in 2014

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2014.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Seth Cannon, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Title
Register of Loyal, no matter what : Jim and Kimiko Tazoi
Status
Completed
Author
Seth Cannon
Date
2015 January 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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