Portland

Temporary Assembly Center

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Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-20)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated June 30, 1942. Notes that the Kidas had written Ethel saying they were going to Eastern Oregon the next week. Also notes that the Krogmens visited the Kidas (likely in Portland). Asks if Al has visited.
George Nakata Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-29-13)
vh George Nakata Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-29-13)
First impressions of the Portland Assembly Center

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 5 (June 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-3)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 5 (June 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-3)
Selected article titles: "Maeda and Shiiki Added to Board. Board Well Balanced" (p. 1), "Leonetti to Tule Lake" (p. 1), "Who's Coming and Where From" (p. 1), "Glenn Miller In "Sun Valley Serenade"" (p. 1), "17 Arrived Last Wk.end" (p. 1), "50 Students Visit First Aid Car" (p. 1), "Soldier Reports" (p. 2), "Rec ...
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 18 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-13)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 18 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-13)
Selected article titles: "New Orders Regarding Transfers" (p. 1), "Bican Outlines Policy for This Center" (p. 1), "Pay Checks Due Again Saturday" (p. 1), "Firemen Promoted" (p. 3), "Sabbath Day Speakers" (p. 3), "Early Teen-Age Youths to Hold Big Day July 25. Shig Sakamoto and Eunica Torii Chosen Co-Chairmen" (p. 3).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 8 (June 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-5)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 8 (June 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-5)
Selected article titles: "71 Graduates Receive Diplomas" (p. 1), "16 Elementary Holds Party" (p. 1), "Canteen Enlarged" (p. 1), "Educational Program Opens" (p. 1), "Food Exams Being Conducted" (p. 1), "Symbol of God" (p. 2), "Religious Services" (p. 2), "Lab. Added to Hospital" (p. 3).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 15 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-11)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 15 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-11)
Selected article titles: "Bican Succeed Sandquist. Leaves for San Francisco" (p. 1), "300 Enroll for Social Dance Class" (p. 1), "Cakes Baked for Fourth" (p. 1), "Large Throng Attends First Aid Dance" (p. 3), "2500 Books Issued" (p. 3), "Food Inspectors Visits Assembly Center" (p. 4).
Hiro Heidi Inahara Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-75-5)
vh Hiro Heidi Inahara Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-75-5)
First impressions of the Portland Assembly Center

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-22-15)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 15 (ddr-one-7-22-15)
Recreational activities in camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-27)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked Sep 1, 1942, with a 6 cent airmail stamp. On the left side of the postcard are two purple stamps; one is an air mail stamp and the second is a "Censored" stamp. On ...
Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 10 of 13. (ddr-one-5-237)
doc Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 10 of 13. (ddr-one-5-237)
Photocopy of a typed letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis concerning the rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama's case. Mrs. Koyama notes that it is very unusual for Issei parents to raise their kids in an American-style environment, but she doesn't regret the decision to do so. While she was worried about war between ...
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from William Koyama (ddr-one-5-21)
The letter is written on thin paper and possibly missing pages, dated July 21, 1942. William writes to his father about his current classes, describing his Boy Scout troop and his changing weight. He asks after his father's health and the entertainment as his camp.
Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1012-3-7)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1012-3-7)
Observing the difficult living conditions in camp: "it infuriated me" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1014-18-8)
vh Lucy Kirihara Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1014-18-8)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and going to assembly center

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North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 6 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-4)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 6 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-4)
Selected article titles: "Volunteer Beet Workers Leave Sunday" (p. 1), "Graduation Wednesday" (p. 1), "520 Arrived Today From Washington. 627 More Evacuees Due on Saturday" (p. 1), "2000 Persons Attend Show" (p. 1), "'Hi Neighbor' Jig This Sat!" (p. 3), "Shower Schedule" (p. 3), "Hospital Adds New Mess Hall" (p. 3), "Mattresses Available" (p. 3), "500 ...
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 3 (May 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-1)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 3 (May 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-1)
Selected article titles: "250 Leaving Tonite. Beet-Workers Leave Wed." (p. 1), "Fire Dept. Holds Movie" (p. 1), "Salem Not Coming Here" (p. 1), "20 Pass Fire Exam" (p. 1), "Staff Holds Weiner Feed" (p. 3), "Ladies' Rendezvous" (p. 3), "Nurse's Aids Needed" (p. 5).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 26 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-19)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 26 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-19)
Selected article titles: "45 Candidates Vie in Election. Advisory Council of 7 to be Appointed" (p. 1), "37 Return From Beets" (p. 1), "Few Changes in Orders" (p. 1), "School to Close" (p. 1), "Moving?" (p. 1), "24 Hours of Service" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 12 (June 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-9)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 12 (June 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-9)
Selected article titles: "Prominent Chicagoan is Speaker" (p. 1), "Coupon Book Set-Up Revised. Higashi in Charge" (p. 1), "Nisei Forum to be Held Wednesday Problems to be Aired" (p. 1), "Americanism" (p. 2), "Mann Visits Center on Inspection Tour" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 22 (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-16)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 22 (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-16)
Selected article titles: "Bulletin Embracing Regulations Received. Rules to go Into Effect When Manager Announces" (p. 1), "Asai Leaves to Rejoin Husband" (p. 1), "Special Clinic Now Being Conducted" (p. 1), "Education Department Opens Office" (p. 1), "400 Youths Immunized Yesterday" (p. 1), "70 Garments Turned Over to Red Cross" (p. 3), "260 Attend Waitresses' Weiner ...
Mae Hada Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-20-5)
vh Mae Hada Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-20-5)
Memories of the Portland Assembly Center

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Transfer schedule from Portland Assembly Center to Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-291-24)
doc Transfer schedule from Portland Assembly Center to Minidoka concentration camp (ddr-densho-291-24)
The transfer schedule for the dates of September 6th to 10th, 1942. Includes names, family number, relationship, sex, and age.
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