Portland

Temporary Assembly Center

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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.
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.

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
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.

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 ...

Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-22)
Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida, dated July 6, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt writes that she wishes she could be there with Kay as she is alone at the Portland Assembly Center since her husband Kenjiro and son George have left for temporary work leave in Eastern Oregon. Sarah "Sade" Pyatt tells Kay about ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-18)
Envelope from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt addressed to George Kida. Letter is from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family) on June 23, 1942. Tells the Kida family that friend and neighbor James Albert "Al" Johnson tried to visit them but was not allowed in. Mrs. Pyatt asks Kay if she needs any more ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-24)
Yellowed postcard address to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife Teru Koyama at the Portland Assembly Center. The postcard is postmarked August 31, 1942. On the left side of the postcard is a purple stamp that reads “Censored/Camp Livingston/Internment Camp/HARMON M. TURNER.” On the back side of the postcard ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-12)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 14, 1942. Message on the back dated May 13, 1942. Teru writes to Kei about her and the children getting their first typhoid shots, her new work duties, and the family's enjoyment ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-22)
Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, in the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked August 24, 1942, and is stamped "VIA AIR MAIL" over the postmark. Written in blue pencil under the postage stamp is “Aug 23, 1942.” Written below the address in blue pencil is ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-13)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizabruo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 15, 1942. Dated May 14, 1942. On the back Teru writes Kei asking if he needs more clothes, and that she had stored their belongs with Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough. She describes the food at ...
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his daughter Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-16)
Letter dated June 21, 1942, from Miriam Kiyo Koyama to her father Kei Koyama. She wishes him a happy Father's Day, tells him that she joined 4H, and hopes that next year they will be together for Father's Day.
Envelope to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-26)
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked August 31, 1942. Below the postmark "Sept 3-" is written in blue ink. On the left side of the envelope ...
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 7 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-24)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 7 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-24)
Selected article titles: "Sign Painters Move" (p. 1), "Comm. - Exer. Coming Wed. 75 Students to Graduate in Arena" (p. 1), "190 Workers Heads for East Ore." (p. 1), "Canteen Now Busy" (p. 5), "General Aid for Your Health" (p. 6).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 1 (May 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-22)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 1 (May 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-22)
Selected article titles: "Tulelake Crew Being Recruited" (p. 1), "Fire Tests to be Held" (p. 2), "Explosion One Injured" (p. 3), "Typhoid Inoculations Wednesday Morning (May 20)" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 13 (June 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-10)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 13 (June 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-10)
Selected article titles: "McFarland Cautions Smokers. Increase of Fire Hazards Noted" (p. 1), "Girl Injured" (p. 1), "Sixth Group of Sugar Beet Workers Leave" (p. 1), "Young Men Register" (p. 1), "No. of Pages to Diminish" (p. 2), "Canteen Now Most Popular Department in Center" (p. 3), "Jobs Open to Populace" (p. 3).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 20 (July 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-14)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 20 (July 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-14)
Selected article titles: "Coupon Books to be Issued. New Set-Up to be Used" (p. 1), "Curfew Orders Received" (p. 1), "Vital Meeting Monday Night" (p. 1), "Issuance of Clothing Under-Way" (p. 1), "Pygmy's Day Program All Set for Saturday" (p. 1), "Epidemic of Measles End" (p. 3), "Model Plane Contest. Contest to be Held August ...
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 14 (July 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-25)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 14 (July 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-25)
Selected article titles: "S.R.O's Filled Out by 125 Students" (p. 1), "Insurance Survey Being Held by WCCA" (p. 1), "Barber Shop Now Open for Business" (p. 1), "Men's Glee to Appear" (p. 3).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 2 (August 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-28)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 2 (August 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-28)
Selected article titles: "Extra! We're Going to Wyoming & Idaho. Washington-Wyoming. Oregon-Idaho" (p. 1).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 23 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-17)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 23 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-17)
Selected article titles: "Administrative Change in Order. Bican Announces New System" (p. 1), "3rd Pay Roll Checks Total $11,000" (p. 1), "Board of Section Mgrs. Organized" (p. 1), "Buddhists Hold First Social Fete" (p. 3), "17 Registers for Art Class" (p. 3), "Japanese Music Night Coming" (p. 3), "375 Articles Turned Over to Soldiers" (p ...
Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-33-5)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-33-5)
Adjusting to lack of privacy 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.

Tomiko Takeuchi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-68-7)
vh Tomiko Takeuchi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-one-7-68-7)
Hearing about mother's hardships with a new baby in camp
Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-46-13)
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.

Shig Oka Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-74-9)
vh Shig Oka Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-74-9)
Friends coming to visit at 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.

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