Portland

Temporary Assembly Center

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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 the United ...
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.
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 ...
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 use. ...
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.
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.
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).
George Nakata Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-29-14)
vh George Nakata Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-29-14)
Adjusting to life in camp

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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

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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"

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George Tsugawa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-57-9)
vh George Tsugawa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-57-9)
Memories of the Portland Assembly Center: "that was miserable living there"

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Kaz Kinoshita Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-12-6)
vh Kaz Kinoshita Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-12-6)
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Portland Assembly Center

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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

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Masuko Oyama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-51-8)
vh Masuko Oyama Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-51-8)
First impressions of the Portland Assembly Center

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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

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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

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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

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Ami Kinoshita Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-70-9)
vh Ami Kinoshita Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-70-9)
First impressions of the Portland Assembly Center

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