Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Letter to Clara Breed from Katherine Tasaki, Poston, Arizona, September 8, 1942]

Tasaki, Katherine [ bio ]

[Letter to Clara Breed from Katherine Tasaki, Poston, Arizona, September 8, 1942]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

H: 7.875 in, W: 5 in (sheet) H: 3.5 in, W: 6 in (envelope)

Poston, Ariz., September 8, 1942


Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada


1 letter and envelope from Katherine Tasaki to Clara Breed.

Dear Miss Breed, /Thank you for the nice letter. My finger is better now. I dropped a glass, and when I was picking up the pieces, a got a deep cut. Tell Miss McNary "thank you" for the candy./Since the weather is getting cooler, every body is cathing a cold. I had one, and now I caught another one. I have lots of fun with my girl friend. We play dolls and hospital. She has a very nice doll buggy. I have a nice one, but I left it at home. /We were playing with a girl, and haveing a nice time, but she was a half, and so she went back to Pheonix. /After Camp 3 is settled, we might go there. I don't know if I want to go or not. I have made two nice friends here, and I hate to leave them. But maybe it's better, because our room is so big, it will be hard to keep it warm. But in #3, they have petitions./I mustn't forget to tell you about our crocheting circle. Mamma was crochheting a scarf, and kinted a sweater so now all the women on this block are either kintting or crocheting/Thats all for now./Yours Truly,/Katherine Tasaki

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (



Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum home   ▪   Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1998-2019 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: 213.625.0414