231 items
Letter from incarcerees to Frank Hagan regarding employment, November 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-15)
doc Letter from incarcerees to Frank Hagan regarding employment, November 12, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-15)
Letter from incarerees requesting Tule Lake administration cut off employment from couples to make employment accessible for large families who have more expenses. Somewhat dire and threatening tone to letter. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0015
Letter from children of Kihichi Sakamoto to Project Director [Raymond R. Best], February 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-94)
doc Letter from children of Kihichi Sakamoto to Project Director [Raymond R. Best], February 14, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-94)
Letter from three of his children, Tatsuo, Manabu, and Osamu Sakamoto, requests the release of their father, Kihichi Sakamoto, from the Army Stockade, for the sake of their mother's "health and mind" stating that she has been ill since their stay in Heart Mountain the previous year and has suffered a relapse upon her husband ...
[Minutes of the meeting of the advisory council and the divisional responsible men, January 14, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-34)
doc [Minutes of the meeting of the advisory council and the divisional responsible men, January 14, 1944] (ddr-csujad-2-34)
Meeting minutes between incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government and the Advisory Council. Discusses role of the Co-ordinating Committee within the Camp, and the rejection of employees from camp jobs. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sjs_sch_0034
Report of the informal meeting of the stockade internees and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-2-68)
doc Report of the informal meeting of the stockade internees and the Co-ordinating Committee of the Tule Lake Center (ddr-csujad-2-68)
Report provides minutes of meeting requested by stockade incarcerees, listing the incarcerees, Co-ordinating Committee members, and others in attendance and presenting paraphrased text, identifying speakers by name. Topics addressed include incarcerees' difficulties in talking honestly, especially when they are spoken with in groups rather than individually; incarcerees' understanding of conditions in the camp outside of the ...
An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda (ddr-csujad-29-56)
vh An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda (ddr-csujad-29-56)
Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal and incarceration, camp conditions, wartime ...
Roger Daniels Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1012-17-9)
vh Roger Daniels Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1012-17-9)
Physical and psychological effects of camp on Japanese Americans (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 recommendations expressed ...

Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1002-5-15)
vh Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1002-5-15)
Shifting roles of the Issei and Nisei as a result of the incarceration experience

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically ...

Frank Isamu Kikuchi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-manz-1-5-6)
vh Frank Isamu Kikuchi Interview Segment 6 (ddr-manz-1-5-6)
Daily routine in camp; effects of camp on Issei generation
Kunio Otani Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-75-32)
vh Kunio Otani Segment 32 (ddr-densho-1000-75-32)
Reflecting on the positive and negative aspects of the incarceration experience
Kunio Otani Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-75-12)
vh Kunio Otani Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-75-12)
Reflecting on the camps: "In the end maybe it all worked out"
May K. Sasaki Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-79-23)
vh May K. Sasaki Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-79-23)
Feeling ashamed of being Japanese American: changing name from "Kimiko" to "May"
Akio Hoshino Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-26-9)
vh Akio Hoshino Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-26-9)
Minidoka concentration camp: social life, work, impact of incarceration on families
Seichi Hayashida Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-14-21)
vh Seichi Hayashida Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-14-21)
Making the best of the situation, impact of incarceration on Issei vs. Nisei
Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-9-14)
vh Francis Mas Fukuhara Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-9-14)
Impact of FBI detention on father, and the impact on family of repatriation and questions of loyalty
Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-138-34)
vh Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 34 (ddr-densho-1000-138-34)
Very little discussion with children about discrimination, incarceration experience

William Toshio Yasutake was interviewed together with his sister Mitsuye (Yasutake) Yamada and surviving brother, Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. He was interviewed individually on November 14, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own family ...

Frank Kitamoto Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-35-36)
vh Frank Kitamoto Segment 36 (ddr-densho-1000-35-36)
Beginning an oral history project to teach others about the incarceration experience
Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-129-23)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-129-23)
Finding the positive in the mass removal: Japanese Americans were forced out of ethnic enclaves into wider society
Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-137-11)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-137-11)
Influence of incarceration on father, his concern regarding Mitsuye's status as a Japanese alien

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned ...

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