Portland

Temporary Assembly Center

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Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-58-9)
vh Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-58-9)
Adjusting to life in the 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.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-123-10)
Memories of the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon: working to distribute dairy products, help people settle

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

Fumi Kaseguma Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-203-11)
vh Fumi Kaseguma Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-203-11)
Life in the Portland Assembly Center, a former livestock exposition area
Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-273-16)
vh Marjorie Matsushita Sperling Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-273-16)
Home community divided and sent to separate camps

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Kara Kondo Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-139-27)
vh Kara Kondo Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-139-27)
Early memories of life in assembly center: "You're in a daze for a while until you get your bearings"
Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-378-16)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-378-16)
Having a child in camp

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Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 11 of 13. (ddr-one-5-238)
doc Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 11 of 13. (ddr-one-5-238)
Photocopy of a typed letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis concerning the rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama's case. Mrs. Koyama then goes on about her faith and that of her husband's. In both of their cases, they say that their incarceration has helped them to become better Christians. She also talks about her ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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).
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
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