Frank Abe Collection

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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 and the Constitution, which presents the story of the draft resistance movement at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming.

1944

1944

3 photographic prints, black and white; 26 oral history interviews

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Courtesy of Frank Abe

Copyright restricted
Copyright restricted

29 Objects

Trial of the Heart Mountain draft resisters (ddr-densho-122-1)
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The first day of the trial of the 63 Heart Mountain draft resisters in Federal District Court, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Trial of the Heart Mountain draft resisters (ddr-densho-122-2)
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The first day of the trial of the 63 Heart Mountain draft resisters in Federal District Court, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Fair Play Committee leader (ddr-densho-122-3)
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Frank Emi (right), leader of the Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee, stands with supporter Kozie Sakai in a photo taken at the height of the draft resistance movement.
James Omura Interview I (ddr-densho-122-4)
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Nisei male. Born November 27, 1912, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Denver and took a job as English Editor of a Japanese American vernacular newspaper, the Rocky Shimpo. As editor, wrote about and supported the Fair Play Committee in Heart Mountain concentration camp. Was charged and tried for conspiracy ...
Frank Emi Interview I (ddr-densho-122-5)
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Nisei male. Born September 23, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Attended Los Angeles City College for one year before leaving to run the family produce business. Married and had a daughter before being removed to Pomona Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. The leader of Heart Mountain's Fair Play Committee, was convicted ...
Sam Horino Interview (ddr-densho-122-6)
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Nisei male. Born July 17, 1914, in Gardena, California. Passively resisted "evacuation" in 1942, forcing two soldiers to carry him out of his home. Incarcerated at Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and became one of the steering committee leaders of the Fair Play Committee (FPC). Was tried along with the other FPC leaders and was convicted ...
Art Emi Interview (ddr-densho-122-7)
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Brother of Frank Emi, leader of the Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee (FPC). While incarcerated, helped the FPC organize.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this ...

Yosh Kuromiya Interview (ddr-densho-122-8)
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Nisei male. Born April 1923 in Sierra Madre, California. Was pursuing a degree in art at Pasadena Junior College at the time of mass removal. While incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, continued his artistic pursuits, drawing sketches and designing posters, etc. for various camp projects. Resisted the draft at age 21, and was indicted in 1944 ...
Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
vh Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
Nisei male. Born 1916 in Cupertino, California. Attended San Jose State College, where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, tried to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps, but was refused on account of his Japanese ancestry. Was one semester short of earning a business degree when he was ...
Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-122-10)
vh Mits Koshiyama Interview (ddr-densho-122-10)
Nisei male. Born August 7, 1924 in Mountain View, California. Grew up in the Santa Clara Valley, California, working on his family's leased strawberry farm. In June of 1942, he was involuntarily "evacuated" to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, then to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from high school in camp and at the ...

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