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Floyd H. Tanaka Papers

Identifier: M458


Floyd H. Tanaka (1925-2008), founder of THK Associates, a landschape architecture, planning, market research and urban design firm, was a veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He attended the University of Denver for architecture and urban design, graduating in 1951.


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Biographical / Historical

Floyd H. Tanaka (1925-2008) was born in Colusa, California. During World War II, he was interned at Manzanar Relocation Center, subsequently becoming a memeber of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. After the war ended, he attended the University of Denver (class of 1951) and earned a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. For the next 50 years, he worked as a city planner for Colorado Springs. He served as the Deputy Director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, the principal of Tanaka and Associates, and was one of the three founders of THK Associates. He was involved with the First Unitarian Church of Denver, the Balarat Council of Denver Public Schools, and Denver Parks People.


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Scope and Contents

The collection contains two (2) series. Series 1: Personal Papers; Series 2: City Planning and Architecture.

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