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Daisy Osumi Diaries

Identifier: M2070

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Daisy Osumi's diary (1941-1943). Topics covered in the diary include: life in Denver during WWII; finding jobs and housing for Japanese Americans from Calif.; raising money for the war chest drives; reaction to Japan's declaration of war against the U.S.; daily life; clipping concerning the death of her husband's cousin in China: Admiral Mineo Osumi (Japanese Supreme War Councilor); George Honda killing his wife, Mary. The diary also contains the names and addresses of friends and relatives, including one serving at Pearl Harbor.


  • 1941-1943


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Daisy Osumi, b. April 4, 1906, and her husband, Harry Osumi ran a jewelry and clock repair shop at 2010 Larimer St., Denver, Colo. during WWII.


1 envelope (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Sandra Dallas, 2009.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States