Densho Visual History Collection ddr-densho-1000

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Roy H. Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-153)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-153)
Nisei male. Born May 1, 1913 in Laguna, California. Lived in Japan from childhood through teenage years, before returning to the United States during high school. Incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Volunteered for the U.S. army in 1942, and was inducted in the Military Intelligence Service ...
Arthur Ogami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-154)
vh Arthur Ogami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-154)
Nisei male. Born April 10, 1922 in Whittier, California. Spent childhood in California, before being removed to Manzanar concentration camp in 1942. Left Manzanar several times to work as a beet topper for local farmers. Decided to expatriate to Japan because of mother's wishes, and was transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp. In 1945, was ...
Emery Brooks Andrews Interview (ddr-densho-1000-155)
vh Emery Brooks Andrews Interview (ddr-densho-1000-155)
Caucasian male. Born November 14, 1937 in Seattle, Washington. Son of Reverend Emery Andrews, the Japanese Baptist Church minister in Seattle for many years. After the Japanese Americans in Seattle were removed to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, Emery Brooks moved with family to Twin Falls, Idaho, to minister to Nikkei in camp. Visited Japanese American friends ...
Pramila Jayapal Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-156)
vh Pramila Jayapal Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-156)
Born September 21, 1965 in Madras, India. Attended the Jakarta International School in Indonesia before moving to the United States to attend college at Georgetown University. Worked as an investment banker in New York City as well as in the management development program for Physio-Control.

Currently, Pramila is the founder and Executive Director of Hate Free ...

Elaine Ishikawa Hayes Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-157)
vh Elaine Ishikawa Hayes Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-157)
Nisei female. Born June 30, 1923, in Willows, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Wisconsin, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois. Post-World War II, was active in ...
Elaine Ishikawa Hayes Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-158)
vh Elaine Ishikawa Hayes Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-158)
Nisei female. Born June 30, 1923, in Willows, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Wisconsin, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois. Post-World War II, was active in ...
Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
vh Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
Caucasian female. Born 1938 in Denver, Colorado. Father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation at the time WWII broke out, so family lived in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, in 1942. Mrs. Chandler was a child at the time, and attended elementary school in Minidoka. Moved to Twin Falls for junior high and high school years before ...
Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
vh Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
Caucasian male. Born June 29, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with many Japanese American friends. Observed the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II. Served with the 1901st Aviation Engineers during the war, and was stationed in Okinawa. Returned to the Bainbridge Island, Washington, area after ...
Pramila Jayapal Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-161)
vh Pramila Jayapal Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-161)
Born September 21, 1965 in Madras, India. Attended the Jakarta International School in Indonesia before moving to the United States to attend college at Georgetown University. Worked as an investment banker in New York City as well as in the management development program for Physio-Control.

Currently, Pramila is the founder and Executive Director of Hate Free ...

Ron Magden Interview (ddr-densho-1000-162)
vh Ron Magden Interview (ddr-densho-1000-162)
Caucasian male. Born August 30, 1926 in Mountain Home, Idaho. An enterprising child, took a job selling newspapers at age nine. High school age during the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, remembers reading about anti-Japanese sentiment in Boise, Idaho. Attended the University of Idaho and taught in Orofino, Idaho, for three years before ...
Elaine Ishikawa Hayes Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-163)
vh Elaine Ishikawa Hayes Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-163)
Nisei female. Born June 30, 1923, in Willows, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Wisconsin, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois. Post-World War II, was active in ...
Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
vh Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
Nisei male. Born June 7, 1929, in Merced, California. Grew up in Mount Eden, California, and was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp in Utah, then moved to Tule Lake concentration camp after family volunteered to move to Japan. While at Tule Lake ...
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922 in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining ...
Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
vh Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, Illinois ...
Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
vh Joe Yamakido Interview (ddr-densho-1000-167)
Nisei male. Born March 3, 1922, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in various cities in California, and was living in Harbor City, California, when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Later moved to the Jerome concentration camp in ...
Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-168)
vh Mae Kanazawa Hara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-168)
Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle before moving to Chicago, Illinois, for three years to study music. Taught music in Japan for four years before returning to Seattle. After the outbreak of World War II, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband for ...
Charles Z. Smith Interview (ddr-densho-1000-169)
vh Charles Z. Smith Interview (ddr-densho-1000-169)
Born February 23, 1927, in Lakeland, Florida. Left home at age fourteen to live under the educational supervision of Dr. William H. Gray, Jr., attended Florida A & M, and graduated with a degree in business administration from Temple University. Graduated from University of Washington Law School in 1955, then served as law clerk for Supreme Court ...
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to Seattle ...
May Y. Namba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-171)
vh May Y. Namba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-171)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Spent brief time in Japan as a young child, then returned to Seattle. Worked as a clerk in the Seattle School District until the onset of World War II, then was forced to resign under pressure from parent groups. Removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington ...
Yosh Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-172)
vh Yosh Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-172)
Nisei male. Born December 27, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and was in the third grade during mass removal to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington. Moved with family to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before returning to Seattle to attend middle and high school. Found a lifelong job at Osborn & Ulland, a retail sporting goods ...
Alice Abrams Siegal Interview (ddr-densho-1000-173)
vh Alice Abrams Siegal Interview (ddr-densho-1000-173)
Jewish female. Born January 23, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Mother immigrated to the U.S. at age six from Russia, father was born in Lithuania. Alice grew up in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, and remained in Seattle after World War II. Married and had two children before pursuing a master's degree in ...
May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
vh May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
Nisei female. Born March 14, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle and Ellensburg, Washington, before going to Japan to teach just prior to the onset of World War II. Returned to Seattle in 1941, and was removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, resettled in ...
James Yamazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-175)
vh James Yamazaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-175)
Nisei male. Born in 1916. Grew up in the Los Angeles area, where father was a Buddhist minister. Attended medical school before World War II. During the war, served in the U.S. Army as a doctor with the 106th Infantry Division in Europe. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge and was held in several ...
Julie Otsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-176)
vh Julie Otsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-176)
Sansei female. Born May 15, 1962, in Palo Alto, California. Mother was a Nisei who was incarcerated during World War II, and father was a Japanese immigrant who came to the United States in 1950. Grew up in Palo Alto, California, before studing art at Yale University. Later moved to New York, giving up art and ...
Daryl Keck Interview (ddr-densho-1000-177)
vh Daryl Keck Interview (ddr-densho-1000-177)
Caucasian male of German descent. Born December 5, 1921, in Oketo, Kansas. Worked for a shipyard on Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Served in the United States Air Force during World War II, and presently lives in Hammett, Idaho. Mr. Keck passed away on December 24, 2010.

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