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Anton Zakelj papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC2887
Abstract Typescript of a memoir "Starting Over in Cleveland" by Anton Zakelj, translated from Slovenian into English and edited by John Zakelj, with photographs by Anton Zakelj. Also a typescript of an article "Cleveland in the 50s" by Anton Zakelj. The Zakelj family immigrated to the United States from Slovenia in 1950, settling in Cleveland, Ohio. The memoir depicts life in the Slovenian neighborhood of Cleveland, around the St. Vitus Church.
Dates: 1950-1953

Tometaro Kitagawa papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1289
Content Description The papers (1918-2004) of Tometaro Kitagawa (1876-1962), a Japanese born American businessman, consist of 44 diaries (some diaries contain loose items -- 1920, 1939, 1949, 1950, 1958), transcripts of the diaries, two photographs, and a catalog from the store Kitagawa owned and operated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The diary transcripts were created by his descendants starting in the late 1980s, and completed in the early 2000s. The majority of the collection in English, with some Japanese.
Dates: 1918-early 2000s

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