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[Alpha Iota Pi fraternity welcomes five Nisei delegates at Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, April 25, 1958]

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[Alpha Iota Pi fraternity welcomes five Nisei delegates at Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, April 25, 1958]
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Los Angeles, Calif., April 25, 1958

(96.267.612)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

2 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, April 26, 1958.

Alpha Iota Pi, an Asian pharmacy fraternity at University of Southern California, welcomes five Nisei delegates at the Grill Room during the 105th meeting of the American Pharmacy Association and Affiliated Organization in the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California, April 25, 1958. The new delegates include, Dr. Mitsuru Nakamura of Montana, Dr. Gong of San Paulo, Yoshihiro Nagakura of Kyoto, Ted Taniguchi of Washington and Dr. Takeru Higuchi of Wisconsin. The five men pose with Professor Williard G. Smith of USC and are in a large group portrait.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Pharmacists from Japan Group at Biltmore.

History
Willard G. Smith founded Alpha Iota Pi in 1951 for Asian men at the University of Southern California as they were excluded at the national level in post WWII era. (12.09.2007 cht)

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