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Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A.
doc Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A. "Al" Johnson (ddr-one-3-12)
Copy of a letter sent to Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt by J. A. "Al" Johnson. Asks for an exemption for the Kida family from Executive Order 9066 and attests to their loyalty to the United States.
Petition (ddr-one-3-11)
doc Petition (ddr-one-3-11)
Typed petition asking for an exemption from Executive Order 9066 on behalf of Kenjiro, Kay, and George Kida living in White Salmon, Washington. Signed by 67 members of the White Salmon community.
Miyuki
img Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-100)
Color polaroid photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida in front of the Kidas' home in Pucker Huddle in White Salmon, Washington.
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-93)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-93)
Color photograph of four people fishing along the Columbia River.
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida (ddr-one-3-39)
Letter and envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, from James Albert "Al" Johnson. Letter dated February 23, 1943, envelope postmarked February 25, 1943. James Albert "Al" Johnson brought a letter from George to a banker (Mr. Barton) in regards to the possibility of a loan for George. He believes that the loan is a ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-28)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated October 30, 1942. Writes that she hopes the war will be over soon. Describes the comings and goings of people in White Salmon, including Vickie (who takes care of Mrs. Pyatt), Mrs. Boyd, and Donnie Miller. Asks what Kenjiro and ...
Letters from James Albert
doc Letters from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay and George Kida (ddr-one-3-74)
Envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Contains a letter to George Kida and a letter to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from James Albert "Al" Johnson dated January 11, 1945. He wants George to come back to White Salmon to take over their land now that loyal Japanese are allowed to return to the West Coast. ...
Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
doc Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VI, April 22, 1942. Written by the J.A.C.L. (Japanese American Citizens League). Covers preparations for the incarceration of the Japanese American community, including packing, property sales, personal documents (e.g. wills, letters of recommendations, etc.), financial concerns, and other information regarding the evacuation order. Includes a description about what life at the Assembly ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida (ddr-one-3-56)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 5, 1943. Tells George that he should rent a place for themselves. Offers to let George rent the place in his name. Says that the Kidas' cows are not in as good condition as they had been in the fall. ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-52)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated November 20, 1943. She wrote that James Albert "Al" Johnson came to visit her and said Kay was worried about her. Her health is still quite fragile.
Letter from Bertha Wylder to Sarah
doc Letter from Bertha Wylder to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (ddr-one-3-29)
Postcard to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt from Bertha Wylder. Asking after the Kida family, whom she has not heard from in a while. Mentions that food prices are high.
Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-91)
img Woman holding fish (ddr-one-3-91)
Color photograph of Japanese woman wearing a long tan coat holding up recently caught fish.
Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
doc Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
Letter and envelope to George Kida from Major E. A. Steuding, the acting Provost Marshal for the State of the Oregon, informing George that his request for more information about the date of evacuation and the possibility of re-settlement in his letter written on May 19, 1942 could not be could not be answered by the ...
Letter from Ethel Crow to Kida family (ddr-one-3-59)
doc Letter from Ethel Crow to Kida family (ddr-one-3-59)
Letter from Ethel Crow (Vickie's daughter, Sarah "Sade" Pyatt's niece) to the Kida family in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 15, 1943. Tells the Kida family that Aunt Sade (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) was taken to Medical Lake the previous Friday because she could not be left alone and could not be cared for properly where she was. ...
Letter from Louis and Lee McKenzie (ddr-one-3-50)
doc Letter from Louis and Lee McKenzie (ddr-one-3-50)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Louis and Lee McKenzie to Kida family dated October 11, 1943. She and her husband had gone to visit the Kidas in Oregon. They describe their trip back to White Salmon and thank the Kida family for all their hospitality. Asks if George wants to ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-33)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated January 4, 1943. Says she misses the Kida family and hopes the war will end soon so they can come home. Discusses her health problems.
George Kida and relatives from Japan at family graveyard (ddr-one-3-88)
img George Kida and relatives from Japan at family graveyard (ddr-one-3-88)
Color photograph of George Kida and family visiting from Japan visiting Miyuki "Kay" Kida and Kenjiro Kida's gravestones. George is in the center.
Kenjiro Kida's diary (ddr-one-3-123)
doc Kenjiro Kida's diary (ddr-one-3-123)
Bound diary with gray cover. The year on the front cover is based on the Japanese imperial calendar and says Meiji 43 (1910). Written in by Kenjiro Kida while working for George Pyatt. He wrote in it in both Japanese and English. Contents of diary about weather and daily life working for George Pyatt in White ...
Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-98)
img Fishing along the Columbia (ddr-one-3-98)
Color photograph of three people fishing on the Columbia River. A woman in a long tan coat is crouching in the center of the photo.
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-30)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 2, 1942. She writes that she is angry about Kay's treatment in town. Writes that she wishes they were home. Talks about Ethel Crow, her sister Vickie, and Vickie's granddaughter Victoria, as well as general news about other people ...
Chirstmas card from Mary Hedley to Kida family (ddr-one-3-116)
doc Chirstmas card from Mary Hedley to Kida family (ddr-one-3-116)
Christmas card from Mary Hedley to the Kida family postmarked Dec 10, 1943. Envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa Oregon.
Japanese-Americans suffered under unjust order (ddr-one-3-111)
doc Japanese-Americans suffered under unjust order (ddr-one-3-111)
News clipping of Keith McCoy's guest column in The Enterprise on May 23, 2002 with the headline "Japanese-Americans suffered under unjust order". Also a sheet of handwritten notes. For unpublished typed copy, please see ddr-one-3-310.
Japanese women (ddr-one-3-90)
img Japanese women (ddr-one-3-90)
Color Polaroid photograph of two Japanese women (one wearing a long tan coat, the other a striped vest) holding up recently caught fish.
Miyuki
img Miyuki "Kay" Kida having tea with company (ddr-one-3-119)
Color photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida and three white women sitting at a dining table. The table is set for tea.
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-51)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated November 19, 1943. Mrs. Pyatt suffered a stroke and was writing from the West Klickitat Hospital; she addressed the letter incorrectly, so there was a letter from Wilma Thornton, the hospital manager, included, which ...
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