Portland

Temporary Assembly Center

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Personal identification tag (ddr-densho-287-1)
doc Personal identification tag (ddr-densho-287-1)
Tag worn by Molly Kageyama Maeda during mass removal from Hood River, Oregon to Portland Assembly Center.
Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-287-6)
img Wedding portrait (ddr-densho-287-6)
Molly Kageyama Maeda and Milton Maeda's wedding portrait. Taken at Portland Assembly Center, Oregon.
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
Letter from George Kida to mother Miyuki
doc Letter from George Kida to mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-25)
Letter and envelope to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from George Kida. Describes work opportunities, conditions in the camp and surrounding area. Kenjiro is picking up potatoes and George is pitching bundles. Mentions someone named Satoshi (who he mentioned having bought a checker board with in a previous letter) who he is becoming friends with. Mentions having received ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-19)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated June 30, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt offers to send some of her pension check of $40 to the Kida's. Asks if the Kidas need more bedding. She also asks how the situation (the war/internment) looks to the Kidas and tries to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 11 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-8)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 11 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-8)
Selected article titles: ""Mark of Zorro" to Show Tonite. Power Co-Starred With Darnell in Melodrama" (p. 1), "134 Return Today. Beet Workers Anxious to Go Back to Fields" (p. 1), "Nurses Leave for Tule Lake" (p. 1), "Handcraft Art Exhibition Held" (p. 5), "Movies Give Rec. Dept. Problems" (p. 6).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 3 (August 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-21)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 3 (August 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-21)
Selected article titles: "Evacuation Instructions. Regarding Train Discipline" (p. 1), "Concerning Gov. Supplies" (p. 1), "Departure Regulations" (p. 1), "Info. on New Homes. Wyoming" (p. 1), "Idaho" (p. 1), "Appeal to Workers" (p. 3), "Departure Forms" (p. 3), "An Editorial -- Task Ahead" (p. 4), "Articles May Be Sent Later" (p. 4), "Change of Address" (p. 4 ...
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 1 (August 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-20)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 1 (August 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-20)
Selected article titles: "8th Group to Leave for Beets" (p. 1), "Boy Scout Court of Honor August 25" (p. 1), "Final Report. Recreation Department" (p. 1).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 17 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-26)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 17 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-26)
Selected article titles: "Some to Leave Here for Tule Lake Soon. Pinedale Residents Begin North-ward Journey" (p. 1), "Nisei Forum Acclaimed Success. Elective Advisors Chief Topic of Forum" (p. 1), "Physical Examinations Completed" (p. 3), "Who Does Mom's Work? General Laborers Do Everything" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 10 (June 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-7)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 10 (June 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-7)
Selected article titles: "500 Expected for the Zombie Day Schedule All Set" (p. 1), "Four Families Leaving Tonite Bound for Tule Lake" (p. 1), "46 Pass Exam to Become as Competent First Aiders" (p. 1), "Information Pliss. "You Askem Maybe We Tellem"" (p. 4), "For College Students -- New for Further Education" (p. 6).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 4 (May 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-2)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 4 (May 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-2)
Selected article titles: "3rd Baby" (p. 1), "12 Students Arrives From OSC and O of O" (p. 1), "Art Exhibit" (p. 1), "Visiting Rules Changed" (p. 2), "A Tribute to Women" (p. 21).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 21 (July 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-15)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 21 (July 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-15)
Selected article titles: "Pygmy Day Acclaimed Success. Teen-Age Youths Take Over Day" (p. 1), "Tea Planned for Mothers Saturday" (p. 1), "Join in the War Effort" (p. 1), "Center Draws Praise" (p. 1), "Bars, Cigs for Soldiers" (p. 3), "Welfare Dept. Serves Many" (p. 3).
Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-3-6)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-3-6)
Impressions of the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon: "the conditions were terrible" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 ...

Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-47-13)
vh Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-47-13)
Living conditions in Portland: a medical emergency

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.

Sumi Ikata Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-71-9)
vh Sumi Ikata Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-71-9)
Crowded conditions 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.

Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-22-14)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 14 (ddr-one-7-22-14)
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.

Jim Tsugawa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-55-11)
vh Jim Tsugawa Interview Segment 11 (ddr-one-7-55-11)
Dealing with extreme weather 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.

Kena Gimba Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-2-3)
vh Kena Gimba Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-2-3)
Sent to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, with two children

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Ruth Sasaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-64-10)
vh Ruth Sasaki Interview Segment 10 (ddr-one-7-64-10)
Meeting new friends at 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.

Kenji Onishi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-62-16)
vh Kenji Onishi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-one-7-62-16)
First impressions of 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.

Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-22-13)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview Segment 13 (ddr-one-7-22-13)
Leaving camp temporarily to work in the sugar beet fields

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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