This collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, photographic prints, news clippings, and other materials related to a Japanese American family from White Salmon, Washington. These historical records trace a journey that included hurdles of federal and state laws, war and incarceration, exile and resettlement. Significantly, the collection includes firsthand accounts of the Portland Assembly Center and daily life at a Japanese American farm labor camp located outside of Nyssa, OR, while working in the sugar beet fields of Eastern Oregon.
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150 personal correspondences, legal documents, photographic prints, news clippings, and other historical records; 0.5 linear feet.
Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon
Courtesy of Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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