CSUDH to Hold Scanning Day on Sept. 22

An identification card to permit the U.S. citizen’s indefinite leave. It certifies that Fumio Fred Takano is allowed to leave the Gila River incarceration camp on July 27, 1944 and specifies his first destination, Cleveland, Ohio.

GARDENA — The CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Archives and Special Collections will partner with the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall for a “scanning day.”

Activities will include scanning history materials for preservation and access as well as speakers on Japanese American topics and preservation issues. The scanning and presentations will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Bring your family records, photographs and other materials for scanning and placement into the California State University Japanese American Digitization Project. Materials can include letters, ancestors’ passports or papers, diaries, lease papers, camp newspapers and other materials. See http://csujad.com for samples of materials that will be scanned.

Those bringing materials will receive scanned copies of their items. Materials will be returned unless their owners prefer to donate materials to the CSUJAD project at CSU Dominguez Hills. Materials donated to CSUDH will always be accessible to donors. If you have too many items to scan in one day, the archives can make arrangements to return the materials quickly.