Densho Visual History Collection ddr-densho-1000

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Joe Ishikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-205)
vh Joe Ishikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-205)
Nisei male. Born July 29, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Went to live in Japan as a college student, returning just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado, before leaving to attend the University of Nebraska. Worked as a curator in the ...
Art Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-206)
vh Art Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-206)
Nisei male. Born June 12, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in an area of Seattle with few other Japanese Americans, and was attending the University of Washington when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left Minidoka several times on temporary work leave to work ...
Mits Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-207)
vh Mits Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-207)
Nisei male. Born October 22, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where father was a prominent member of the Japanese Gardeners Association. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army, and served in Italy with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Received ...
Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-208)
vh Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-208)
Nisei female. Born October 31, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Family owned and operated a successful grocery store prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp in 1944 to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota ...
Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-209)
vh Sharon Tanagi Aburano Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-209)
Nisei female. Born October 31, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Family owned and operated a successful grocery store prior to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp in 1944 to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota ...
Gene Akutsu Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-210)
vh Gene Akutsu Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-210)
Nisei male. Born 1925 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle.
Kazuko Uno Bill Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-211)
vh Kazuko Uno Bill Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-211)
Nisei female. Born June 5, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in South Park, Washington where family operated a small produce farm. Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Washington. Was in senior year of college on December 7, 1941. Father picked up by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and sent to Missoula internment ...
Bessie Yoshida Konishi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-212)
vh Bessie Yoshida Konishi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-212)
Nisei female. Born September 17, 1932, in La Jara, Colorado. Spent childhood in Alamosa, Colorado, where family operated a successful produce farm. Married in 1950 and obtained graduate degree in education. Active with Japanese American community projects and diversity education.
Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview (ddr-densho-1000-213)
vh Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview (ddr-densho-1000-213)
Nisei female. Born April 9, 1925, in Malden, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, before being removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. From Minidoka, relocated with family to Utica, New York. Worked in Japan for the U.S. Army of Occupation, and for the Tokyo General Army ...
Nancy Sawada Miyagishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-214)
vh Nancy Sawada Miyagishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-214)
Sansei female. Born September 17, 1930, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood in Sacramento where mother and stepfather worked on strawberry fields. Sent to live with relatives in Fort Lupton, Colorado, after mother passed away in March 1941. Unable to return to West Coast after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Extended family moved ...
Mary Hamano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-215)
vh Mary Hamano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-215)
Nisei female. Born July 14, 1921, in San Gabriel, California. Spent childhood in Los Angeles where father operated a shoe repair business and grocery store. Family was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Resettled in Denver after the war and worked in several businesses in Japantown. Married in 1947 and ...
Bob Y. Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-216)
vh Bob Y. Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-216)
Nisei male. Born April 15, 1926 in Alameda, California. Spent childhood in Alameda where family operated 10-acre farm. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Resettled in Brighton, Colorado, and resumed farming. Along with wife and son, owns and operates Sakata Farms, currently one of the top produce growers in the country.
Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
vh Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in ...
Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-218)
vh Frank Shinichiro Tanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-218)
Nisei male. Born on August 10, 1919, in Osaka, Japan. Attended college at the University of Washington before being removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Established Tule Lake's newspaper, the Tulean Dispatch. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago. Drafted into the Military ...
Kazuko Uno Bill Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-219)
vh Kazuko Uno Bill Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-219)
Nisei female. Born June 5, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in South Park, Washington where family operated a small produce farm. Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Washington. Was in senior year of college on December 7, 1941. Father picked up by FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and sent to Missoula internment ...
James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
vh James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the ...
Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
vh Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
Nisei female. Born August 18, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Seattle, Washington, where family operated a grocery store. Attended Washington Grammar School and Garfield High School in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Missoula internment camp, Montana. Family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington ...
Roy Ebihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-222)
vh Roy Ebihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-222)
Nisei male. Born January 11, 1934, in Clovis, New Mexico, where father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. On January 19, 1942, officials rounded up all of the Japanese Americans in Clovis and removed them from the town without warning in the middle of the night in response to an angry mob of townspeople who were ...
George Fujimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-223)
vh George Fujimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-223)
Nisei male. Born January 13, 1920 in Colusa, California. Raised in Ault, Colorado, where family operated produce and sugar beet farm. Assumed responsibility for farm at age 15 when father suffered debilitating accident. Drafted into Army in 1942. After basic training in Camp Robinson, Arkansas, transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas. Attended second basic training in Camp ...
Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
vh Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
Nisei/Sansei female. Born December 14, 1928, in Stockton, California. Father was Issei and mother was Nisei, born in Hawaii. Grew up in Santa Monica, California. During World War II, moved with family to Colorado to avoid mass removal. Remained in Denver, later operating a grocery store and greenhouse business with husband.
Kiyoko Morey Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-225)
vh Kiyoko Morey Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-225)
Nisei female. Born September 3, 1911, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father operated a successful import/export business with retail stores. Graduated from UCLA, then lived and worked in Japan for a few years. Was married and living in Hawaii in 1941. Witnessed Japanese bomber planes overhead from home in Pearl City ...
Irene Najima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-226)
vh Irene Najima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-226)
Nisei female. Born August 9, 1927, in Petaluma, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Following World War II, established career as a teacher in Hawaii and California.
Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
vh Tadashi Kuniyuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-227)
Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Spokane, Washington, for ...
Sumie Suguro Akizuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-228)
vh Sumie Suguro Akizuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-228)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1929, in Bellevue, Washington. Grew up in Bellevue before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, returned to Bellevue.
Maynard Horiuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-229)
vh Maynard Horiuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-229)
Female. Born August 8, 1925, in Vallejo, California. Due to father's career as a prominent Navy admiral, moved frequently while growing up, living in Hawaii, Cuba, California, China and Japan. Worked as an editor for the military in Washington, D.C., and Japan. While in Japan, met future husband, Lucius Horiuchi. Presently lives in Sonoma ...

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