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Collection ddr-densho-2 - Bain Collection

The Bain collection, 1920s-1940s, focuses on the daily and recreational activities of the Nishimura and Yorita families, originally from Seattle, Washington. This collection contains several photographs of farming, fishing, and swimming. The majority of the collection focuses on the incarceration of the two families at Minidoka, Idaho, and Tule Lake, California. Many photographs document their jewelry-making ...

Collection ddr-densho-3 - Sawa Collection

The Sawa collection, early 1900s-1930s, contains images from Days, Washington. This collection documents the work and leisure activities of the Nakashima family, who owned a dairy farm.

Collection ddr-densho-5 - Ito Collection

The Ito collection, 1940s, features photographs of WRA camp inmates working on farms in Utah and Montana under the seasonal leave program. Also included are photographs of a family that relocated to Spokane, Washington, after World War II. Densho interviewed collection donor Toshio Ito in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-6 - Kamikawa Collection

The Kamikawa collection, 1998, consists of photographs from the Nisei veterans reunion in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Collection ddr-densho-7 - Kaneko Collection

The Kaneko collection, 1944, consists of War Relocation Authority (WRA) resettlement photographs of the Kaneko and Isoda families. The two families relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during World War II, and the WRA photographed their home and daily activities. The pictures were accompanied by captions worded in a positive manner to encourage Japanese Americans to leave the ...

Collection ddr-densho-8 - Kashino Collection

The Kashino collection, 1998, focuses on the Nisei veterans reunion in Honolulu, Hawaii. Densho interviewed collection donor Louise Kashino in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-9 - Kawaguchi Collection

The Kawaguchi collection, 1930s, focuses on the Shiraishi family, who were farmers from Bellevue, Washington. In addition to photographs of agricultural activities, the collection contains images of picnics and sports.

Collection ddr-densho-10 - Kinoshita Collection

The Kinoshita collection (1940s, 1970s, and 1980s-1990s) contains photographs from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Several photographs show the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the camp's newspaper. The collection also documents the redress movement from its inception. Densho interviewed collection donor Cherry Kinoshita in 1997.

Collection ddr-densho-11 - Klimek Collection

The Klimek collection, 1998, documents the pilgrimage to the site of the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Photographs depict participants viewing barracks, old foundations from the camp, and Castle Rock and attending a memorial service at Linkville cemetery in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Collection ddr-densho-12 - Kunitsugu Collection

The Kunitsugu collection, circa 1918-1930s, focuses on the business and leisure activities of the Kunitsugu family of Seattle, Washington. Seattle's prewar Nihonmachi area appears in the background of several of the photographs.

Collection ddr-densho-13 - Mamiya Collection

The Mamiya collection, c.1918-1960s, records the business and leisure activities of the Asaba and Shibata families of Seattle, Washington. Dance and graduation programs from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, are also shown. Densho interviewed collection donor Yoshi Mamiya in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-14 - Mitsui Collection

The Mitsui collection, 1998, documents the Nisei veterans reunion in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Collection ddr-densho-15 - Mitsuoka Collection

The Mitsuoka collection, 1917-1940s, includes photographs of oyster farming in Washington State, canneries in Alaska, Japanese American Boy Scout troops on outings, and leisure activities such as skiing. Daily life at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, is also well-documented in photographs of cooking, doing laundry, and participating in sports.

Collection ddr-densho-16 - Murakami Collection

The Murakami family operated the Higo Ten-Cent Store in Seattle's International District (formerly Nihonmachi). Photographs in this collection, early 1900s-1950s, include interior and exterior views of the business and one family portrait. Densho interviewed collection donors, sisters Ayako and Masako Murakami, in 1997.

Collection ddr-densho-18 - Natsuhara Collection

The Natsuhara collection, 1920s-1930s, focuses on the agricultural, business, and leisure activities of Japanese Americans in the White River Valley area of Washington State. There are also photographs of farm children.

Collection ddr-densho-20 - Okawa Collection

The Okawa collection, circa 1918-1940s, features photographs of picnics and other leisure activities of the Japanese American community before World War II. The concentration camp at Minidoka, Idaho, is also shown.

Collection ddr-densho-22 - Saul Collection

The Saul collection, 1940s, consists exclusively of images of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. The photographs focus on the battalion's campaigns in Germany and the liberation of the death camp at Dachau, Germany.

Collection ddr-densho-23 - Tazuma Collection

The Tazuma collection, 1917-1950s, focuses on the Tazuma family, owners of a store in Seattle's Nihonmachi. This collection contains photographs of the family, their store, and recreational activities such as football and judo. There are also several views of the family at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Documents include Bunshiro Tazuma's immigration papers and ...

Collection ddr-densho-24 - Y. Tazuma Collection

The Y. Tazuma collection focuses on the Tazuma family, owners of a store in Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown. This collection contains photographs of the family, their store, and a photograph of the family at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

Collection ddr-densho-25 - Yamada Collection

The Yamada collection, early 1900s-1950s and 1990s, focuses on the Iseri family, who resided in the White River Valley area of Washington State before World War II and in Weiser, Idaho, after the war. The photographs depict agricultural life and community activities such as sports, mochitsuki, and religious ceremonies. This collection also includes mass removal and ...

Collection ddr-densho-26 - Yanagihara Collection

The Yanagihara collection, 1930s and 1980s-1990s, documents agricultural life on Vashon Island, Washington, in addition to recent events such as the redress movement and the memorial to Japanese American soldiers at the Nisei Veterans Hall in Seattle, Washington.

Collection ddr-densho-27 - Uchida Collection

The Uchida collection consists of one photograph of matsutake (pine mushroom) hunting, a popular pastime for Japanese Americans both before and after World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-28 - Akizuki Collection

This Akizuki collection, 1920s-1940s, documents some locations in Bellevue, Washington, and includes one photo of Seattle's Public Market in the 1920s.

Collection ddr-densho-29 - Fugita Collection

The Fugita collection consists of one photograph of fishermen in the Rio Vista area of California in the 1930s.

Collection ddr-densho-30 - S. Ohashi Collection

The Ohashi collection is comprised of photographs of the Japanese language school in Seattle, Washington, when it was used as a hostel for Japanese Americans immediately after World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-31 - Tsuji Collection

The Tsuji collection consists of two photographs of the Japanese language school in Seattle, Washington, when it was used as a hostel for Japanese Americans immediately after World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-32 - H. Nakagawa Collection

The H. Nakagawa collection consists of several photographs of the Japanese language school in Seattle, Washington, when it was used as a hostel for Japanese Americans immediately after World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-33 - Nishitani Collection

The Nishitani collection consists of several photographs of the Oriental Gardens, a Japanese-run nursery in Seattle, Washington, prior to World War II. Densho interviewed collection donor Martha Nishitani in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-34 - Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection

The collection of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, 1890s-1940s, consists primarily of photographs of strawberry farms, businesses, sawmills, and the church and school activities of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of the Bainbridge Island community of Port Blakely, the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island ...

Collection ddr-densho-35 - Densho Collection

The Densho collection consists of historic photographs of early Seattle and surrounding areas, as well as current photographs of historical sites and community events. This collection includes photographs of Tule Lake, California; Minidoka, Idaho; the Nisei veterans Memorial Day service in Seattle, Washington, and photos of the Golden Potlatch festival in Seattle, Washington, c. 1911. Also ...

Collection ddr-densho-36 - Museum of History & Industry Collection

The collection of the Museum of History & Industry of Seattle, Washington, circa 1914-1940s, focuses on the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island and Seattle, Washington. Staff photographers for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a local newspaper, took all the photographs. There are also several images of prewar Nihonmachi and postwar memorial services for Nisei soldiers.

Collection ddr-densho-37 - National Archives and Records Administration Collection

The National Archives and Records Administration collection, 1940s, primarily focuses on the ten War Relocation Authority camps. The collection also documents the exploits of Nisei soldiers who served with the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service.

Collection ddr-densho-38 - Seattle Buddhist Temple Archives Collection

The collection of the Seattle Buddhist Temple Archives, early 1900s-1940s, focuses on the Seattle Buddhist Temple and church-related activities such as picnics, entertainment, and the Bon Odori festival.

Collection ddr-densho-39 - Wing Luke Asian Museum Collection

The photographs in the collection of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1920s-1940s, focus primarily on oyster farming and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The images from Minidoka include barracks, schools, and leisure activities such as sports and arts and crafts.

Collection ddr-densho-42 - Washington State Historical Society Collection

The collection of the Washington State Historical Society at Tacoma, Washington, contains a single photograph of Seattle's Nihonmachi, or Japantown, in the early 1900s.

Collection ddr-densho-43 - Seattle Japanese Language School Collection

The Seattle Japanese Language School collection contains photographs of the pre-World War II Japanese Language School in Seattle, Washington.

Collection ddr-densho-44 - K. Ross Toole Archives, University of Montana at Missoula

The collection of the K. Ross Toole Archives, University of Montana, contains photographs of the Department of Justice internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana.

Collection ddr-densho-45 - UW Nikkei Alumni Association Collection

The UW Nikkei Alumni Association collection contains photographs of Japanese American student groups at the University of Washington both before and after World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-46 - J. Egashira Collection

The J. Egashira collection, early 1900s-1930s, contains images from Days, Washington. This collection documents the work and leisure activities of the Nakashima family, who owned a dairy farm.

Collection ddr-densho-60 - Sato Collection

The Sato collection consists of three photographs from the personal family collection of Rick Sato, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-61 - Hayashida Collection

The Hayashida collection is comprised of personal photographs from the family of Fumiko Hayashia, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-62 - Watanabe Collection

The Watanabe collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Edith and Harvey Watanabe, who were each interviewed separately by Densho in 1996.

Collection ddr-densho-63 - Hashiguchi Collection

The Hashiguchi collection consists of personal photographs from the family of Mitsuko Hashiguchi, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-64 - M. Nakagawa Collection

The M. Nakagawa collection consists of photographs and documents from the personal collection of Mako Nakagawa, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998. Some of the materials depict life in the Crystal City internment camp, Texas.

Collection ddr-densho-65 - Tulean Dispatch Collection

This collection consists of selected issues of the Tulean Dispatch, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Many of the issues are originals, and were donated to Densho by Joe Matsuzawa in 2001.

Collection ddr-densho-66 - Fujii Collection

The Fujii collection consists of personal photographs from the family of Frank S. Fujii, who was interviewed by Densho in 1997.

Collection ddr-densho-67 - Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Collection

This collection consists of selected papers collected by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC), which was created on July 30, 1980 by an act of Congress. Formed mainly to investigate matters surrounding the incarceration and to recommend appropriate remedies, the CWRIC had no power to correct grievances and was viewed as a ...

Collection ddr-densho-68 - Bainbridge Island Review Collection

This collection consists of selected articles from the Bainbridge Island Review, a community paper from Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, the Bainbridge Island Review was the sole newspaper on the West Coast to continuously speak out against the mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, primarily through the editorials of Walt Woodward, editor from ...

Collection ddr-densho-69 - San Francisco Chronicle Collection

This collection contains selected articles from the San Francisco Chronicle. The articles are all from the early 1900s, and demonstrate the anti-Asian sentiment depicted in the U.S. media at the time.

Collection ddr-densho-72 - Ikeda Collection

The Ikeda collection consists of photographs and documents from the personal collection of Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda, who was interviewed by Densho in 2000. Mr. Ikeda was an avid creator of scrapbooks, and he documented a wide range of years from World War II and beyond.

Collection ddr-densho-75 - Hirata Collection

The Hirata collection contains one photograph from the personal collection of Mary Hirata, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998. The photograph is of her four brothers in the military.

Collection ddr-densho-76 - Kamihara Collection

The Kamihara collection consists of personal photographs from the family of Chiyo Kamihara.

Collection ddr-densho-77 - Kiuchi Collection

The Kiuchi collection consists of personal photographs from the family of George Kiuchi. The three photos document life in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

Collection ddr-densho-78 - T. Matsuoka Collection

The T. Matsuoka collection consists of two photographs from the personal collection of Tom Matsuoka, who was interviewed by Densho in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-81 - Sasaki Collection

The Sasaki collection consists of one photograph from the personal family collection of May K. Sasaki, who was interviewed by Densho in 1997. The photo is of a Japanese American baseball team in 1917.

Collection ddr-densho-83 - Suguro Collection

The Suguro collection consists of two prewar-era photographs from the personal family collection of Ed Suguro.

Collection ddr-densho-87 - Mukai Collection

The Mukai collection contains one photograph from the personal family collection of Gary Mukai. The photo is of two recent immigrants from Japan in the early 1900s.

Collection ddr-densho-89 - J. Matsuoka Collection

The J. Matsuoka collection consists of two cartoons drawn by artist Jack Matsuoka.

Collection ddr-densho-90 - Okimoto Collection

The Okimoto collection consists of one drawing by artist Ruth Okimoto.

Collection ddr-densho-91 - A. Shibayama Collection

The A. Shibayama collection is comprised of photographs from the personal family collection of Art Shibayama, a Japanese Peruvian who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photos depict Art's life in prewar Peru, as well as his activities in Crystal City internment camp, Texas, and his military service in Europe.

Collection ddr-densho-92 - Yoshida Collection

The Yoshida collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of musician George Yoshida, who was interviewed by Densho in 2002.

Collection ddr-densho-93 - Ansel Adams Collection

This collection is comprised of photographs from the Library of Congress's repository of photographs from the collection of photographer Ansel Adams. The photographs document life in the Manzanar concentration camp during 1943.

Collection ddr-densho-96 - Japanese American Courier Collection

This collection consists of selected articles from the Japanese American Courier, which was the first English-language weekly published exclusively for the Nisei community. It was published and edited by James Sakamoto, one of the founding members of the Japanese American Citizens League. The Courier's first issue was published on January 1, 1928, and its last ...

Collection ddr-densho-97 - Heart Mountain Sentinel Collection

This collection consists of the Heart Mountain Sentinel, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Collection ddr-densho-101 - Aoki Collection

The Aoki collection consists of one photograph of the staff of the Japanese American Courier, a Seattle-area Japanese American-published newspaper.

Collection ddr-densho-102 - Kondo Collection

The Kondo collection consists of photographs and documents from the personal family collection of Kara Kondo, who was interviewed by Densho in 2002. Many of the materials depict Kara's life growing up in Wapato, Washington, prior to World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-103 - Inouye Collection

The Inouye collection consists of documents from the personal papers of Dr. Ruby Inouye, who was interviewed by Densho in 2003.

Collection ddr-densho-104 - Kurose Collection

The Kurose collection (1930s-1950s) consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Akiko Kurose, who was interviewed by Densho in 1997.

Collection ddr-densho-105 - Tsubota Collection

The Tsubota collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Minoru "Min" Tsubota, who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photographs document Minoru's life growing up in Kent, Washington, through his incarceration at Tule Lake concentration camp, and finally through his military service.

Collection ddr-densho-106 - B. Shibayama Collection

The B. Shibayama collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Betty Morita Shibayama, who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photographs document Betty's life in prewar Hood River, Oregon, her experiences in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and her involvement in the fight for redress for Japanese Latin Americans.

Collection ddr-densho-107 - Matsumoto Collection

The Matsumoto collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Ranger Roy H. Matsumoto, who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. Mr. Matsumoto was one of the famed Merrill's Marauders, and the photographs depict aspects of his life from his childhood in California through his induction into the Ranger Hall of Fame.

Collection ddr-densho-109 - Magden Collection

These images were collected by Ron Magden, a prominent historian in the Pacific Northwest. The collection is comprised of photographs from the Tacoma/Fife area of Washington State. Densho interviewed Mr. Magden in 2004.

Collection ddr-densho-111 - Ishikawa Hayes Collection

The Ishikawa Hayes collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Elaine Ishikawa Hayes, who was interviewed by Densho in 2004. Many of the photographs depict life in Tule Lake concentration camp, California.

Collection ddr-densho-113 - Uyeda Groves Collection

The Uyeda Groves collection, 1900s-1950s, features photographs of the Uyeda family, who resided in Hiroshima, Japan, Rock Springs, Wyoming and Seattle, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of Minidoka concentration camp and Seattle's postwar Issei community. The collection donor, Fumiko Uyeda Groves, was interviewed by Densho in 1998.

Collection ddr-densho-114 - Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Collection

The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee collection includes photographs of Japanese American soldiers and linguists during World War II and the postwar occupation of Japan. These WWII photographs are from the U.S. Army and contain original captions. The collection also consists of postwar memorial services and activities of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC). The Seattle ...

Collection ddr-densho-115 - UT Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio Collection

The UT Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio collection consists of photographs from several of the lesser-documented World War II Department of Justice internment camps. The Institute of Texan Cultures, part of the University of Texas, is a museum dedicated to enhancing the understanding of cultural history, science, and technology and their influence upon the ...

Collection ddr-densho-116 - ManyMountains.org Collection

The ManyMountains.org collection features a single photograph of a poetry group from the Santa Fe Department of Justice internment camp.

Collection ddr-densho-117 - K. Murakami Collection

The K. Murakami collection consists of two photographs of children in Seattle's prewar Nihonmachi, or Japantown, neighborhood.

Collection ddr-densho-118 - Yasutake Collection

The Yasutake collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of siblings Mitsuye May Yamada, Tosh Yasutake and Joe Yasutake, who were each interviewed by Densho in 2002.

Collection ddr-densho-119 - Minidoka Irrigator Collection

This collection consists of selected issues of the Minidoka Irrigator, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945. Many of the issues are originals, and were donated to Densho by Cherry Kinoshita, who was on the staff of the Irrigator.

Collection ddr-densho-120 - North Portland Evacuazette Collection

This collection consists of issues of the North Portland Evacuazette, a newspaper published at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. The paper was published from May through August of 1942.

Collection ddr-densho-121 - Pacific Citizen Collection

This collection contains several issues of the Pacific Citizen, an English-language newspaper published by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). The newspaper was first published in 1929, and became the JACL's official publication in 1932. For more information, please visit www.pacificcitizen.org.

Collection ddr-densho-122 - Frank Abe Collection

The Frank Abe Collection consists of three photographs from the Heart Mountain draft resistance movement. Included are two photographs of the trial of the Heart Mountain draft resisters and one photograph of Fair Play Committee leader Frank Emi. All photographs are from the website www.resisters.com. This website is a companion to the documentary Conscience ...

Collection ddr-densho-123 - Inui Collection

The Inui Collection features five photographs of Seattle's Japanese American community from 1920-1943. Included are photographs of two Japanese American schools, a New Years Day celebration, and a group of internees at Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico.

Collection ddr-densho-124 - Tamura Collection

The Tamura Collection focuses on the prewar recreational activities of a group of Issei. The photographs feature gatherings in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown), outings to parks and beaches, hiking on Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood, and trips to Selleck, Washington. Also included is one photograph of Tule Lake concentration camp, Idaho.

Collection ddr-densho-125 - Manzanar Free Press Collection

This collection consists of the Manzanar Free Press, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Collection ddr-densho-127 - Grant Hirabayashi Collection

The Grant Hirabayashi Collection features five photographs and documents from the personal collection of Grant Hirabayshi, who was interviewed by Densho in 2006. The collection focuses on Mr. Hirabayashi's work as one of the famed Merrill's Marauders during World War II and as an interpreter and translator during the U.S. occupation of Japan.

Collection ddr-densho-128 - Frank Kubo Collection

The Frank Kubo Collection, 1910s-1960s, focuses on the leisure and business activities of a group of Japanese Americans from Seattle, Washington. Included are photographs of Seattle landmarks, Tsutakawa Company and Furuya Company picnics and camping trips, and Pacific Market, a Japanese American operated grocery store on Jackson Street in Seattle. Also featured are several photographs of ...

Collection ddr-densho-129 - Akimoto Collection

The Akimoto collection contains three photographs of the Akimoto family, who operated University Cleaners, a dye works business located in Seattle, Washington. These photos were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-130 - Fukano Collection

The Fukano collection features six photographs of the prewar Japanese American community in North Seattle. Included are four photographs of the Green Lake Young People's Club and two photographs of the M & M Dye Works, a small business operated by the Fukano family. These photographs were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese ...

Collection ddr-densho-131 - Hirano Collection

Included in the Hirano collection is one photograph of Junction Produce Co., an Issei-run produce store located in the Green Lake area of Seattle, Washington prior to World War II. This photograph was also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-132 - Ishii Collection

The Ishii Collection consists of two photographs of Oriental Gardens, a Japanese-run nursery and florist prior to World War II. These photographs were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-133 - Kanno Collection

The Kanno collection features three photographs of a Japanese American community gathering in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. These photographs were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-134 - Kumasaka Collection

The Kumasaka collection, circa 1913-1930s, features the leisure and business activities of the Japanese American community of Green Lake, an area located in North Seattle. The Kumasaka family ran the Green Lake Gardens Company, a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms. These photos were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-135 - M. Ohashi Collection

The M. Ohashi collection includes three photographs of the Tamura family, who operated Royal Dye Works in the Fremont area of Seattle prior to World War II. These photographs were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-136 - Tanagi Collection

The Tanagi collection, circa 1930s, features the leisure and business activities of the Japanese American community of Green Lake, an area located in North Seattle. Prior to World War II, the Tanagi family leased a farm on what is now a commercial shopping mall. These photos were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese ...

Collection ddr-densho-137 - Ota Collection

Included in the Ota collection is one photograph of the Ota family home. This photograph was also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-138 - Uyeji Collection

The Uyeji collection includes the leisure and business activities of the Uyeji family, who operated a farm in North Seattle prior to World War II. These photographs were also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-139 - Hayashi Collection

The Hayashi collection includes one photograph of the Hayashi family home, which was also used in the book, The Green Lake Japanese American Community, 1900-1942.

Collection ddr-densho-140 - Mihara Collection

The Mihara Collection features photographs of the Mihara family as well as the personal correspondence written by Genji Mihara to his wife during his World War II imprisonment in various detention camps. Mihara, a prominent Issei leader of the Japanese American community, was arrested immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and ...

Collection ddr-densho-141 - Gila News-Courier Collection

This collection consists of the Gila News-Courier, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Collection ddr-densho-142 - Topaz Times Collection

This collection consists of the Topaz Times, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Collection ddr-densho-143 - Rohwer Outpost Collection

This collection consists of the Rohwer Outpost, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Collection ddr-densho-144 - Denson Tribune Collection

This collection consists of the Denson Tribune, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. The paper was published from 1942 until 1944.

Collection ddr-densho-145 - Poston Chronicle Collection

This collection consists of the Poston Chronicle, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Poston consisted of three separate sections, designated Poston I, II and III. As a result, many of the Chronicle's issues contain pages contributed by the different sections. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Collection ddr-densho-146 - Santa Anita Pacemaker Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Santa Anita Pacemaker, a newspaper published at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California. The paper was published from April through August of 1942.

Collection ddr-densho-147 - Granada Pioneer Collection

This collection consists of the Granada Pioneer, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.

Collection ddr-densho-148 - Rocky Shimpo Collection

This collection contains several issues of the Rocky Shimpo, a vernacular newspaper published out of Denver, Colorado. The paper was published in both English and Japanese.

Collection ddr-densho-149 - Tanforan Totalizer Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Tanforan Totalizer, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Tanforan Assembly Center, California. The paper was published from May through September of 1942.

Collection ddr-densho-150 - Colorado Times Collection

This collection contains several issues of the Colorado Times, a newspaper published in both English and Japanese during World War II. Although not published in an incarceration camp, this paper served as a source of information for residents of the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado.

Collection ddr-densho-151 - Dorothea Lange Collection

The Dorothea Lange Collection, March-July 1942, features photographs taken by Dorothea Lange, who was hired by the government to visually record the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The photographs document the many different stages of mass removal and incarceration in California and contain original captions written by Dorothea Lange.

Collection ddr-densho-152 - Evelyn Dell Collection

The Evelyn Dell Collection features photographs of Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, where Ms. Dell worked as a fourth grade teacher. The collection focuses on education in camp and includes photographs of students, teachers and administrators, camp facilities, and school celebrations.

Collection ddr-densho-153 - Manzanar National Historic Site Collection

This collection contains contains photographs and documents collected by the Manzanar National Historic Site. The Manzanar National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service, was established to preserve the stories of the internment of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and to serve as a reminder to this and future generations of ...

Collection ddr-densho-154 - Katayama Collection

The Katayama collection contains photographs from the Katayama family. The photos include portraits taken in Japan in the early 20th century, as well as photographs depicting life in Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-155 - Merrill Collection

The Merrill Collection consists of personal papers belonging to Mr. Kenneth Merrill, who worked in the procurement office at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The collection includes personal correspondence with Japanese Americans who had already left camp, as well as War Relocation Authority publications. Also included are forms for the procurement of items for the camp, and ...

Collection ddr-densho-156 - Bigelow Collection

This collection consists of photographs and documents from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Documents include student essays as well as numerous reports and publications from the War Relocation Authority sent to all of the camps including Minidoka.

Collection ddr-densho-157 - Wada and Homma Family Collection

This collection consists of photographs and documents from the Wada and Homma families. Reverend Masahiko Wada was a Buddhist reverend in Japan and in the Gardena area of California before World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado.

Collection ddr-densho-159 - George Ochikubo Collection

This collection is comprised of photographs taken by George Ochikubo, a native of Portland, Oregon. During World War II, he and his family were removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, where he took numerous striking and dramatic photographs using a 4x5 speed graphic camera. In memory of George Ochikubo.

Collection ddr-densho-160 - James G. Lindley Collection

These photographs are from the collection of James G. Lindley, project director of the Granada (Amache) concentration camp. The scans were made from color slides depicting everyday life in Granada, with an emphasis on camp personnel and administrative staff.

Collection ddr-densho-161 - Catherine Ludy Collection

The Catherine Ludy collection contains photographs of the Granada (Amache) concentration camp. Born and raised in Colorado, Catherine Ludy was an English teacher at Amache high school. The photographs in this collection focus primarily on the education system at Amache.

Collection ddr-densho-162 - Ted Nagata Collection

This collection contains photographs of various Japanese American communities in Utah, before, during and after World War II. The photos were compiled for the book Japanese Americans in Utah, published in 1996 for the JA Centennial Committee.

Collection ddr-densho-163 - Amache Co-op Collection

This collection consists of photos that were part of a publication by the Amache Consumer Enterprises, Inc. This successful co-op was established at the Amache (Granada) concentration camp, Colorado.

Collection ddr-densho-164 - Taki Family Collection

This collection consist of photographs and documents from a Nisei man from Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, he served in France and Italy with the 100th Battalion and later with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team when the 100th became the 442nd's 1st Battalion.

Collection ddr-densho-166 - Mayeno Family Collection

This collection consists of photographs and documents from the Mayeno family, relatives of the owners of the Maneki Restaurant in Seattle, Washington. The collection contains photographs of the restaurant's Japanese garden prior to World War II, as well as materials from the internment camps in Santa Fe and Lordsburg, New Mexico.

Collection ddr-densho-167 - Kuroishi Family Collection

The Kuroishi Family Collection features photographs and documents from the family of Iwao Kuroishi, an Issei who was the proprietor of the Chop Suey House restaurant in Los Angeles, California, prior to World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and documents relating to the family's resettlement to Omaha, Nebraska ...

Collection ddr-densho-171 - Helen Amerman Manning Collection

This collection contains documents donated to Densho by Helen Amerman Manning, a high school teacher at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, during World War II. The collection includes several publications by the War Relocation Authority.

Collection ddr-densho-173 - Kobayashi Collection

This collection contains two documents from Densho narrator Thomas Kobayashi. He served with the Military Intelligence Service during World War II, and the documents are from the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Camp Savage, Minnesota.

Collection ddr-densho-174 - Horiuchi Collection

The Horiuchi Collection contains family photos belonging to Densho narrator Bernadette Suda Horiuchi. The photographs chronicle her life in pre-World War II Seattle to her marriage to artist Paul Horiuchi and life in Wyoming.

Collection ddr-densho-175 - Davis Collection

The Davis collection contains several items related to the Rohwer camp high school. Ellene Wilson Cooper was a schoolteacher at Rohwer during World War II. While there, she met and married Samuel Leo Davis, Sr. Their son, Samuel Leo Davis, Jr., saved these items over the years.

Collection ddr-densho-177 - Nakano Collection

The Nakano collection consists of several photographs belonging to Densho narrator James Nakano. Originally born in Hawaii, Mr. Nakano was removed to the mainland U.S. during World War II. The photographs in this collection were taken at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California.

Collection ddr-densho-178 - Tokunaga Collection

This collection features photographs belonging to Densho narrator Tosh Tokunaga, who was interviewed in 2009. The photos depict the lumber mill at Selleck, Washington, where many Japanese Americans were employed prior to World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-179 - Akira Nakamura Family Collection

This collection contains photographs and documents belonging to Mr. Akira Nakamura, who served in the U.S. Military Intelligence Service during World War II. In 1945, he was selected to serve in Okinawa interrogating Japanese prisoners of war. The collection includes photographs of Okinawan civilians and U.S. soldiers. Also included are drawings and calligraphy given ...

Collection ddr-densho-180 - Kimi Yamada Yanari Family Collection

This collection consists of documents compiled by Kimi Yamada, who was incarcerated at the Stockton Assembly Center, California, in 1942. The documents are all typed copies of essays written by detainees at Stockton.

Collection ddr-densho-181 - Takeo Tsuji Family Collection

This collection is comprised of documents from the personal collection of Takeo Tsuji, who was held in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II. Many of the documents are related to Mr. Tsuji's efforts to have his belongings restored to him after the war.

Collection ddr-densho-182 - Ouchi Family Collection

The Ouchi Family Collection is comprised of photographs belonging to the Ouchi and Mimbu families. Many of the photos depict Issei hiking on Mt. Rainier in Washington state prior to World War II. There are also many images of prewar family outings and community gatherings.

Collection ddr-densho-184 - Kenji Harada Collection

The Kenji Harada Collection consists of letters written by Kenji Harada, a Nisei incarcerated in the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. The letters are written to his friends from Carmichael, California, where he resided before the war. Kenji Harada contracted pneumonia while in Poston, and passed away there.

Collection ddr-densho-185 - Yabu Family Collection

This collection contains family photographs from the collection of Densho narrator Shig Yabu.

Collection ddr-densho-186 - Clarice Osterud Hargiss Collection

This collection consists of letters written to Clarice Osterud Hargiss, a student at the University of Washington during World War II. The letters were written by two Nisei friends, one in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and the other at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California.

Collection ddr-densho-187 - Arikawa Family Collection

The Arikawa collection consists primarily of photographs taken at the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, along with some family photographs.

Collection ddr-densho-188 - Yamanaka Collection

This collection contains documents and photographs from Densho narrator K. Morgan Yamanaka. The documents include letters and papers regarding Tule Lake, California, during the time it was designated a segregation center, including documents about the Tule Lake stockade and renunication of citizenship.

Collection ddr-densho-189 - Arbo-Gram Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Arbo-Gram, which was the newspaper for the Marysville Assembly Center, California, open from May 8, 1942, to June 29, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-190 - Fresno Grapevine Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Fresno Grapevine, which was the newspaper for the Fresno Assembly Center, California, open from May 8, 1942, to June 29, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-191 - Mercedian Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Mercedian, which was the newspaper for the Merced Assembly Center, California, open from May 6, 1942, to September 15, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-192 - Pinedale Logger Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Pinedale Logger, which was the newspaper for the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, open from May 7, 1942, to July 23, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-193 - Pomona Center News Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Pomona Center News, which was the newspaper for the Pomona Assembly Center, California, open from May 7, 1942, to August 24, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-194 - Puyallup Camp Harmony News-Letter Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Puyallup Camp Harmony News-Letter, which was the newspaper for the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, open from April 28, 1942, to September 12, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-195 - Salinas Village Crier Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Salinas Village Crier, which was the newspaper for the Salinas Assembly Center, California, open from April 27, 1942, to July 4, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-196 - Stockton El Joaquin Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Stockton El Joaquin, which was the newspaper for the Stockton Assembly Center, California, open from May 10, 1942, to October 17, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-198 - Turlock TAC Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Turlock TAC, which was the newspaper for the Turlock Assembly Center, California, open from April 30, 1942, to August 12, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-199 - Walerga Wasp Collection

This collection consists of issues of the Walerga Wasp, which was the newspaper for the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, open from May 6, 1942, to June 26, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.

Collection ddr-densho-200 - Hiratsuka Collection

This collection contains photographs and documents from the family of Densho narrator Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka.The collection includes Ms. Hiratsuka's father's photos from the Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico, as well as written testimonials from his friends and family asking for his release.

Collection ddr-densho-201 - Masao Sakagami Collection

This collection contains photographs and documents from the collection of Masao Sakagami. The photos were taken by Mr. Sakagami when he was serving with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-202 - George Hiromoto Collection

This collection consists of a diary kept by a Nisei man at Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, in 1944.

Collection ddr-densho-203 - Fujita Family Collection

The Fujita family collection consists of documents belonging to issei Frank Kumaichi Fujita. The letters and other documents relate to Mr. Fujita's alien status and his requests for travel permits and change of parole status.

Collection ddr-densho-204 - Hideo Takeuchi Collection

This collection consists of photographs from Hideo Takeuchi, who was in the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, during World War II. Mr. Takeuchi was employed as a firefighter while in camp. While in camp, he purchased a Bessel 620 camera though a catalog and built a darkroom and enlarger to process his photographs.

Collection ddr-densho-205 - Bill Fuchigami Collection

This collection consists of documents and one photograph from Bill Fuchigami, who was in the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, during World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-211 - Gates Family Collection

The Gates Family Collection, 1942-1943, contains correspondence from the Matsuda and Morishita families to Mrs. Charles Gates. The Gates, Matsuda, and Morishita families were friends in Seattle, Washington before the outbreak of World War II and the correspondence covers the Matsuda's and Morishita's life at Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center, Washington and later at ...

Collection ddr-densho-223 - Henrietta Schoen Collection

The Henrietta Schoen Collection consists of photographs, correspondence, and other ephemera collected by Henrietta Schoen during her time as head nurse at Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico.

Collection ddr-densho-229 - The Northwest Times Collection

The Northwest Times Collections includes full editions of the newspaper, a Seattle-based Japanese American publication that ran from 1947-1955 (collection covers 1947-1951).

Collection ddr-densho-234 - Yoshio "Kokomo Joe" Kobuki Collection

The Yoshio "Kokomo Joe" Kobuki Collection contains approximately 30 photographs of jockey Yoshi "Kokomo Joe" Kobuki and his winning mounts (June 1941-October 1941). Includes races in Crescent City, Pleasanton, Fresno, and Eureka, CA.

Collection ddr-densho-241 - Yamashita Family Collection

The Yamashita Family Collection contains Kiyoshi Yamashita's undergraduate diploma, program, and honors bulletin, which the University of Washington sent to him while he was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California (1942).

Collection ddr-densho-242 - Hatchimonji Collection

The Hachikonji Collection contains 34 photographs of Kumezo Hatchimonji, his family, his store, farming, and Heart Mountain, c 1923-1956.

Collection ddr-densho-243 - Suzuki Family Collection

The Suzuki Family Collection contains photographs from Warren Suzuki. They cover life at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho during the war and a pilgrimage back in later years.

Collection ddr-densho-252 - Taniguchi Family Collection

The Taniguchi Family Collection consists of one photograph album containing prints that record the history of the Taniguchi family from the early to later 20th century in both Japan and the United States.

Collection ddr-densho-253 - Harry Hiroshi Imamura Collection

The Harry Hiroshi Imamura Collection consists of 7 paintings by Harry Hiroshi Imamura. These paintings capture the journey to and life in Manzanar concentration camp, California. Mr. Imamura began painting in the 1970s after he sold his truckstop restaurant, the East Valley Cafe.

Collection ddr-densho-254 - Takeda Family Collection

The Takeda Family Collection contains a photograph and documents related to Senichiro Takeda's time at Tule Lake concentration camp, Californina, Seabrook Farms, and correspondence with Wayne M. Collins.

Collection ddr-densho-257 - Frice Family Collection

The Frice Family Collection consists of two documents. One is the Granada (Amache) Directory, a listing of all the incarcerees, staff members, and organizations in camp. And the other is a marriage scroll for Baba Nobuzo and Miye Kato.

Collection ddr-densho-258 - Ichikawa Family Collection

The Ichikawa Family Collection contains a photograph album with approximately 200 pictures of the Ichikawa family and their communities in Oregon (c.1935-1942) and Anderson Dam, ID (1945-c.1960).

Collection ddr-densho-259 - Yasui Family Collection

The Yasui Family Collection consists of two photograph albums belonging to Homer Yasui. The photographs document the Yasui family's life in Hood River, Oregon before the outbreak of World War II.

Collection ddr-densho-266 - Scene and Nisei Vue Collection

The Scene and Nisei Vue Collection contains complete copies of approximately 70 issues of Nisei Vue magazine that later became Scene Magazine and was published between 1949-1955.

Collection ddr-densho-271 - Tsuchida Family Collection

The Tsuchida Family Collection consists of documents related to Kiwamu Tsuchida's time in the United States army.

Collection ddr-densho-273 - Shyoko Hiraga Collection

The Shyoko Hiraga Collection consists photographs, postcards, and portraits related to the Hiraga family.

Collection ddr-densho-274 - Shosuke Sasaki Collection

This collection consists of documents from the personal collection of Mr. Shosuke Sasaki, an Issei who immigrated to the U.S. in 1919. During World War II he was incarcerated in Minidoka, Idaho, and later worked for Standard & Poor's financial institution for many years. His papers document his work with Minidoka's Welfare Department, as ...

Collection ddr-densho-275 - Frances Haglund Collection

The Frances Haglund Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous documents about Frances Haglund's time as a teacher at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation

Collection ddr-hmwf-1 - Okumoto Collection

Photograph collection of Yoshio Okumoto documenting his time at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

Japanese American National Museum

Collection ddr-janm-1 - Mollie Wilson Murphy Collection

Mollie Wilson Murphy was an African-American woman who lived in Boyle Heights during World War II. She had many Japanese-American friends who were forced into concentration camps during the war. This collection comprises of the correspondences between Mollie and her friends in camp. The Mollie Wilson Papers include correspondence, school photographs, and miscellaneous photos in Boyle ...

Collection ddr-janm-2 - Fumio Nakamura Collection

One panoramic photograph of Corporal Edward Nakamura's military funeral. Taken in 1946 in Puʻunēnē, Maui, Hawai'I, when the remains of Corporal Edward Etsuzo Nakamura were finally returned to the family (KIA in November 1943). The photograph was taken in front of the family's home in a plantation village, McGerrow Camp, which no longer ...

Collection ddr-janm-4 - Tsuyako Kitashima Collection

Various materials from Topaz, Redress, the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations (NCRR), and the Japanese American Citizens' League (JACL) by Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima. Kitashima was born in Hayward, California in 1918. Her and her family were among the 120,000 Japanese Americans forcefully interned in war relocation camps during World War Two. They were first ...

Collection ddr-janm-5 - Santa Anita Pacemaker Newspapers Collection

The Santa Anita Pacemaker was a newspaper published for approximately 19,000 Japanese Americans who were relocated to the Santa Anita racetrack turned assembly center for the temporary internment of Japanese Americans. The newspaper ran for six months in 1942 and was the longest running newspaper out of all the Japanese American assembly centers. It was ...

Collection ddr-janm-6 - The Rohwer Outpost Newspapers Collection

Newspaper of the Rohwer Incarceration camp located in McGehee, Arkansas which had a peak population of 8,475 in November of 1943. The Rohwer Outpost ran from October 24, 1942 to July 21, 1945 and was published twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It was then renamed the Rohwer Relocator released by the WRA to ...