Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1420
Creators:
Oishi, Mamoru, 1918-1993
Dates:
circa 1941-1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes a photograph album containing photographs documenting Oishi's experiences as a Japanese American soldier during World War II and his time with the Military Intelligence Service; identification cards; maps and guidebooks; booklets issued to soldiers; language dictionaries; and miscellany.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Oishi, a Nisei soldier, was recruited into the Military Intelligence Service, a unit primarily composed of Japanese Americans who were trained as linguists. Graduates of the MIS language school were attached to other military units and performed translation, interpretation, and interrogation services. WIth the MIS, Oishi spent time in Hawaii, Minnesota, New Guinea, Australia, and the Philippines.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Karen Oishi, 2015.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Mamoru Oishi Papers, ca. 1941-1962, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Collected by the Division of Armed Forces History, National Museum of American History and transferred to the Archives Center in 2017.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Maps -- 1940-1959. Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Identity cards -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Booklets -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guidebooks -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dictionaries -- 1940-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives