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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes about Mrs. Yamasaki who she has run into at an event hosted by the Chicago Buddhist Church. Mrs. Yamasaki appears to be a former incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-209)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-209)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomeyo Okine. She hopes to visit California to see Tomeyo again and also to move to California. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope read: Arrived on September 3, replied on 24 [in Japanese]. See this object in the California State ...
Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
doc Letter from Ayame and Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, October 18, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-172)
A letter from Masao and Ayame Okine to their parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. Masao reports to his parents about his arrival to Chicago after his discharge from the U.S. Army, serving as a Nisei solder in Japan. He describes his life in Chicago, such as buying a car and driving to New York to see ...
Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to Makoto Okine, October 8, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-171)
doc Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to Makoto Okine, October 8, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-171)
A telegram from Masao Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to Makoto Okine in Whittier, California. It notifies that Masao has received money to purchase a car. The arrival date of the telegraph, October 9, 1946, is recorded on the backside of the envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_16_001
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She congratulates on Makoto Okine's returning home from Europe. She also writes about her next plan moving back to California with her husband, Masao, once he returns from Japan to Chicago. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, Ayame describes her job in Chicago. She assists in making cameras and helps to light tobaccos. Her work starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM, including a 20-minute break two times. She earns ...
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-208)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-208)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomeyo Okine. Yamasaki thanks Seiichi and Tomeyo for their warm welcome during her stay in their place in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_47_001
Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 22, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-173)
doc Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 22, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-173)
A letter from Ayame May Okine in Chicago to her brother-in-law, Makoto Okine in Whittier, California. She expresses her delight about her husband's returning home from Japan and updates on their lives including traveling to New York and visiting her sister in New Jersey. She also expresses that she is awaiting for the day when Masao ...
Letter from M. Kurima to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 22, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-126)
doc Letter from M. Kurima to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 22, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-126)
A letter from Tadashi Mac and Fusaye Alice Kurima in Chicago, Illinois, to their relatives, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. Kurima thanks them for the Christmas gift and congratulates on their daughter, Hatsuno's marriage. He also writes about Masao Okine who sent a 5-yen bill to Kurima from Japan. See this object in the ...
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomoye Okine. She thanks Tomeyo for the gift pertaining to the birth and giving a name, "Masaye." Jeanne Masaye Okine is a newly born granddaughter to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The envelope is stamped with "Received unsealed Chicago, ILL M.D. no. 25." See ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, July 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-154)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her father-in-law, Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. She thanks her parents-in-law for their thoughtful letters. She is glad to know that Seiichi likes her gift for the Father's Day. She hopes that they will be able to celebrate the fourth of July by having fireworks this year. ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 23, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-161)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 23, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-161)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. In the letter, she expresses her excitement about her husband, Masao's returning home from Japan where he is stationed as a Nisei solder. She anticipates that she is going to go back to California where Seiichi and Tomeyo reside once Masao ...
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart ...
Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. It is probably taken in Chicago, Illinois, 1944. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_009
Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to S. Okine. September 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-162)
doc Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to S. Okine. September 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-162)
A Western Union telegram from Masao Okine to his father Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. It notifies of Masao's arrival at San Francisco from Japan where he has been stationed as a Nisei soldier and his next destination, Chicago, where his wife, Ayame, resides. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project ...
Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
doc Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
Contains two letters from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes two separate letters to the Okines and encloses into one envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_68_001-003
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, September 7, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-88)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, September 7, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-88)
A letter from Masao Okine in Fort Snelling, Minnesota to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, in the Rohwer incarceration camps. Masao writes about Military Intelligence Service Language School in Fort Snelling and informs that he is finishing the language training in February 2, 1946. He also talks about his trip to Chicago, visiting their relatives ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mrs. and Mrs. Okine, February 13, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-128)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mrs. and Mrs. Okine, February 13, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-128)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Ayame. She writes about her husband, Masao Okine, who is stationed in Tokyo, as well as her job in Chicago. Her job requires the use of a sewing machine and she meets one of her old friends, Sakie Sakaeda, at work. She hears about other ...
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, December 13, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-112)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, December 13, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-112)
Ayame Okine writes from Bartlett, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. She states that she is glad to hear that they have returned to California safely and would be able to spend winter holidays at home. She also describes the Japanese community in Chicago, making mochi for new year's day. The ...
Letter from May [Ayame] Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 7, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-164)
doc Letter from May [Ayame] Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 7, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-164)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her brother-in-law, Makoto Okine. She writes from Chicago Illinois. In the letter, she thanks him for the monetary gift for purchasing a car and writes about her moving plan from Chicago to California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_15_001
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 7, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-118)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 7, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-118)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, in Hawthorne, California. Ayame Okine encloses a check for the marriage of her sister-in-law, Hatsuno Hotty Okine. Ayame also writes about her moving plan, informing that her sister has bought a house and Ayame is going to move into the house ...
Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, taken in 1944 probably in Chicago, Illinois. The photograph is addressing Ayame Okine and signed from Henry H. Sugimoto [Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_010
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-137)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-137)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, she describes her new job, making women's leather purses. She packs merchandise into boxes for shipping, earning 65 cents per hour. At work, there are only 12 Japanese workers and other workers are all African ...
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Miss Okine, December 4, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-106)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Miss Okine, December 4, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-106)
Yuka Yamasaki writes from Chicago, Illinois, to her relative or friend, Tomeyo Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp. She is a former incareree in the Rohwer camp and moves to Chicago. She describes the living conditions in Chicago, including the weather, her apartment, and job opportunities. She states that there are many Japanese people who move ...
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