Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel. Records of Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel (Nisei Hotel), 1943-1948.

LCA Collection 17



Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel (Nisei Hostel).  Records of the Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel (Nisei Hostel). 1943-1948.  LCA Collection 17.  2 Hollinger boxes and 1 Card Catalogue box.


ABSTRACT:
The Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel (Nisei Hostel) collection consists of financial documents, ledgers, background information, correspondence, and minutes.  The facility was created to provide a temporary home for Japanese-American citizens after their experiences in relocation camps during World War II.  The hostel was funded by the Board of American Missions and the Women’s Missionary Society of the Augustana Lutheran Church; it was staffed by just three women.


HISTORICAL NOTE:
The Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel (Nisei Hostel) opened its doors in 1943, prepared to take in men, women, and children released by the War Relocation Authority. The hostel provided temporary homes for Japanese-American citizens from nine relocation centers throughout the western United States. The hostel was directed by Martha B. Akard, who had been the principal of a girls’ high school in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan, and was fluent in Japanese.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:
The collection is divided into two sections.

  • Miscellaneous, 1943-1946: This includes background information, literature on resettlement and minorities, minutes, correspondence, and statistics.
  • Financial Documents, 1943-1948: This includes receipts and ledgers from the everyday expenses to general accounting ledgers, tax and tax exemption forms, and yearly financial statements. 


RESTRICTIONS:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Lutheran Church Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:
Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel (Nisei Hostel).  Records of the Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel (Nisei Hostel). 1943-1948. LCA Collection 17.  Gustavus Adolphus College, Lutheran Church Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:
Birgitta Maj Johnson, student worker, processed this collection and developed the finding aid during September 2010.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Twin City Lutheran Relocation Hostel.
Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church--Missions.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans.
Home missions -- Minnesota.

 

 

LCA Collection 111

Box

Folder

Miscellaneous, 1943-1946

Background Information, 1944-46

1

1

Resettlement and Minorities Literature 1943-45

1

2

Hostel Committee Minutes and Reports 1943-45

1

3

Hostel Minutes and Correspondence 1943-46

1

4

Board of Missions Correspondence 1943-46

1

5

Lutheran Brotherhood 1943-46

1

6

T. C. R. Hostel Statistics, 1944-45

1

7

Financial Documents, 1943-1948

Financial, Correspondence and Related Documents 1943-48

1

8

Hostel Financial Report 1944, 1945, and 1946

1

9

127 Clifton Ave. Purchase, Mortgage, and Sale Records, 1943 and 1946-48

1

10

Hostel Tax Forms/Tax Exemption Forms, 1944-46

1

11

Receipts, December 1943-May 1944

1

12

Receipts, June-December 1944

2

1

Receipts, January-September 1945

2

2

Receipts, October 1945-January 1946

2

3

Ledger, Guest Meal Accounts 1944-46

2

4

Hostel Expense Account 1943-46

2

5

Hostel Ledger and Financial Statements 1943-46

2

6