James Akagi--Endacott Society Interview

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Title

James Akagi--Endacott Society Interview

Subject

Microbiology
Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
Akagi, James, 1927-
University of Kansas

Description

James Akagi, professor of microbiology at the University of Kansas from 1958-1995, touches on his life as the son of Japanese immigrants in Seattle in the 1930s and his family's internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho during World War II. After the war his family relocated to Chicago to start a new life. He enlisted in the Army and during his service was introduced to microbiology and hematology. The latter part of the interview focuses on his research in microbiology and years as chair of the Department of Microbiology at KU.

Creator

Akagi, James,interviewee
Willhite, Jewell,interviewer

Date

1995-09-25

Coverage

Kansas--Lawrence

Citation

Akagi, James,interviewee and Willhite, Jewell,interviewer, “James Akagi--Endacott Society Interview,” In Their Own Words: Selected Interviews from the Endacott Society Oral History Collection, accessed September 20, 2017, https://endacott.lib.ku.edu/items/show/1404.