Portland

Temporary Assembly Center

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Chiye Tomihiro Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-93-2)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-93-2)
Life at the Portland Assembly Center: the shame of being visited by former schoolmates

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule ...

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-123-13)
Feelings of fear and powerlessness upon witnessing the shooting death of a camp worker

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-123-11)
Witnessing the shooting of a kitchen worker by a camp guard

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Kay Aiko Abe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-232-9)
vh Kay Aiko Abe Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-232-9)
World War II experiences: memories of Portland Assembly Center
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.
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-17)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family) on June 16, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt asks after the family's well being after they had been vaccinated. Also tells of visits from several friends, including George Clark, Mr. Johnson, and Mrs. Crogman, who expressed her appreciation of having the Kidas' car to ...
Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki
doc Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-132)
Envelope is addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked August 3, 1942 from Nyssa, Oregon. Presumably from George Kida.
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Lois Sato (ddr-one-5-18)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from Lois Sato at the Portland Assembely Center. Postmarked Jul 9, 1942. On the left side of the front of the postcard is a red Censored stamp with an unknown signature. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten message from Lois Sato. She writes about ...
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his son William Koyama on Father's Day (ddr-one-5-15)
A letter written to Kei Koyama from his son William Koyama. It is dated June 21, 1942. In the letter William writes to encourage his father to stay positive and look to God as the rest of the family is doing. In the postscript written on the side of the letter, William wishes that they be ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-23)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked Aug 28, 1942. Below the postmark “Sept 1 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the postcard is a purple "Censored" stamp. The message on the back of the postcard ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-11)
Front of one cent postcard is addressed to Dr. K. Koyama at Fort Sill from his daughter Eva Koyama at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 11, 1942. On the back of the postcard Eva writes about the family and first few days at the Portland Assembly Center. Dated May 7, 1942.
Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
doc Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
Molly Kageyama Maeda's change of residence notice and travel permit form for her journey from Hood River, Oregon to Portland Assembly Center.
Lillian Horita Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-441-7)
vh Lillian Horita Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-441-7)
Feelings upon first arriving in camp, and receiving a visit from a former teacher
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 16 (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-12)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 16 (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-12)
Selected article titles: "Measles Close-Up School" (p. 1), ""Center Improvements" Topic of Nisei Forum. Initial Panel Meet to Commence at 7:50 P.M." (p. 1), "Fire Hazards Reduced by Youth's Aid" (p. 1), "Employment Dept. on Duty" (p. 4), "Issuance of Free Books Nears End" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 2 (May 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-23)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 2 (May 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-23)
Selected article titles: "Canteen Opens Today!" (p. 1), "Boy Injured" (p. 1), "Population Increase 278" (p. 1), "15 Left for Beet Fields" (p. 1), "Aged Man Collapses" (p. 3), "No Fire! False Alarm" (p. 3).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 9 (June 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-6)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 9 (June 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-6)
Selected article titles: "Zombie-Day is Now Set for Sat." (p. 1), ""Kiss the Boys Goodbye"" (p. 1), "Grads Hold Banquet and Dance" (p. 1), "Have Any Talent? How About it You Guys 'N Gals!" (p. 3), "11 More for Fire Dept." (p. 3), "Health Hints" (p. 4), "Financial Report Recreation Department" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 25 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-27)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 25 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-27)
Selected article titles: "Election Friday. 2,502 Voters to Cast Ballots" (p. 1), "Property Registration. Evacuees Must Register Property" (p. 1), "No Permits to Get Baggage" (p. 1), "Job of Constructing" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 24 (August 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-18)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 24 (August 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-18)
Selected article titles: "Puyallup Leaves for Eden, Idaho" (p. 1), "Candidates May Soon File for Positions. Panel of 21 to be Elected" (p. 1), "600 Families Served by Welfare Dept." (p. 1), "Beauty Parlor Now Opened" (p. 3).
Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-33-4)
FBI search of home and first arriving at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon

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 ...

Mae Hada Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-20-8)
vh Mae Hada Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-20-8)
Coping with difficult living conditions 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.

Massie Hinatsu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-100-9)
vh Massie Hinatsu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-100-9)
Social activities in camp: watching movies, writing letters
Frances Ota Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-13-3)
vh Frances Ota Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-13-3)
Removed to the Portland Assembly Center with sister

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 ...

Shizuko
vh Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-4-5)
Memories of the Portland Assembly Center: "Life there was just a noisy terrible confusion"

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 ...

George Azumano Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-32-16)
vh George Azumano Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-32-16)
Living conditions at 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.

Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-14-8)
vh Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-14-8)
House damaged during the war; memories of 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 ...

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