Joe Ishikawa Interview Segment 4

Description of given name, siblings (ddr-densho-1000-205-1) -
Parents' lives in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-205-2) -
Parents' immigration to the U.S. with a daughter (ddr-densho-1000-205-3) -
Early life growing up in Los Angeles, California (ddr-densho-1000-205-4) -
Mother's personality: "she was always the life of the party" (ddr-densho-1000-205-5) -
Dealing with the shock and grief of mother's passing (ddr-densho-1000-205-6) -
Going to Japan as a college student to strengthen family ties (ddr-densho-1000-205-7) -
Getting into political arguments with a relative in Japan (ddr-densho-1000-205-8) -
Writing a politically-charged article regarding Japan's overseas policies (ddr-densho-1000-205-9) -
Returning to the United States just prior to World War II (ddr-densho-1000-205-10) -
Attending UCLA, joining the wrestling team (ddr-densho-1000-205-11) -
Volunteering for the military on December 7, 1941 (ddr-densho-1000-205-12) -
Continuing to attend UCLA after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: some strange encounters (ddr-densho-1000-205-13) -
Working for Hollywood actor Basil Rathbone (ddr-densho-1000-205-14) -
Feelings upon finding out about mass removal: "I thought this is insane" (ddr-densho-1000-205-15) -
Thoughts on Santa Anita assembly center, its effects on the community (ddr-densho-1000-205-16) -
Impressions of Amache concentration camp: rattlesnakes (ddr-densho-1000-205-17) -
Leaving camp to attend the University of Nebraska (ddr-densho-1000-205-18) -
Working in the art department at the University of Nebraska (ddr-densho-1000-205-19) -
Working with kids in a settlement house as part of a social service program (ddr-densho-1000-205-20) -
Meeting noted socialist Norman Thomas (ddr-densho-1000-205-21) -
Working for Norman Thomas in New York (ddr-densho-1000-205-22) -
Meeting future wife (ddr-densho-1000-205-23) -
Description of wife, challenges of interracial marriage (ddr-densho-1000-205-24) -
Leading a successful effort to desegregate a city swimming pool (ddr-densho-1000-205-25) -
Thoughts on current political climate in the United States (ddr-densho-1000-205-26) -
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Early life growing up in Los Angeles, California

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January 10, 2008

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Joe Ishikawa

Joe Ishikawa Interview

02:55:10 — 26 segments

January 10, 2008

Seattle, Washington

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 university's art museum and for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska. Worked for and was greatly influenced by noted socialist Norman Thomas.

Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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