Portland

Temporary Assembly Center

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Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-20)
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. The envelope is postmarked Jul 21, 1942, and in red pencil below the postmark is the date 7/25/42. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-19)
Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, in the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked Jul 13, 1942. In red pencil “7/16-42” is written just below the postmark. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "CENSORED" stamp with unknown initials below the stamp in ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough (ddr-one-5-25)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama in Camp Livingston from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough in Portland. Postmarked Aug 31, 1942. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope was a newspaper clipping about Boy Scout Troop at the Portland Assembly Center. William Koyama's name ...
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 ...
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 8" ...
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. 3), ...
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

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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

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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

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Mary Iwasaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-53-13)
vh Mary Iwasaki Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-53-13)
First impressions of assembly center

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Kenji Onishi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-one-7-62-17)
vh Kenji Onishi Interview Segment 17 (ddr-one-7-62-17)
Asserting independence in camp

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Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-73-4)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 4 (ddr-one-7-73-4)
A child's memories of the assembly center

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Yoji J. Matsushima Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-54-6)
vh Yoji J. Matsushima Interview Segment 6 (ddr-one-7-54-6)
Preparing for mass removal and first impressions of assembly center

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Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-22-12)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 12 (ddr-one-7-22-12)
First arriving in camp

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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

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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.

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