Frank Miyamoto Interview III Segment 5

Attending the University of Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-52-1) - 00:06:30
Being the only Japanese American in the Sociology department at the University of Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-52-2) - 00:04:37
Returning to Seattle to be closer to family (ddr-densho-1000-52-3) - 00:06:06
Concern after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, getting married (ddr-densho-1000-52-4) - 00:03:38
Community reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor: false rumors of espionage, Japanese American Citizens League flagwaving (ddr-densho-1000-52-5) - 00:04:32
Atmosphere and events following the outbreak of war: rumors and fear (ddr-densho-1000-52-6) - 00:10:56
Differences in Issei and Nisei attitudes toward the war (ddr-densho-1000-52-7) - 00:05:29
Finding out about mass removal: "there was a helpless feeling" (ddr-densho-1000-52-8) - 00:07:19
Confusion within the Japanese American community about mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-52-9) - 00:07:01
Impact of exclusion on community, rise of the JACL and anti-JACL sentiments (ddr-densho-1000-52-10) - 00:04:43
Feeling herded like cattle on the day of mass removal, first impressions of the Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-1000-52-11) - 00:06:11
Comparing conditions in Wartime Civil Control Administration assembly centers to War Relocation Authority concentration camps (ddr-densho-1000-52-12) - 00:05:24
Rise of "inu" (informer) suspicions at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-52-13) - 00:04:56
Dissension and suspicion among Japanese Americans in Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-52-14) - 00:03:54
Development and origins of the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (ddr-densho-1000-52-15) - 00:04:24
Participating in Dorothy Swaine Thomas's Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (ddr-densho-1000-52-16) - 00:10:00
Looking back on the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (ddr-densho-1000-52-17) - 00:02:15
Description of the unique population of Tule Lake and factors surrounding registration (ddr-densho-1000-52-18) - 00:10:14
Registration and the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" at Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-52-19) - 00:07:57
Confusion surrounding the so-called "loyalty questions" (ddr-densho-1000-52-20) - 00:04:38
Attitudes toward volunteering for military service (ddr-densho-1000-52-21) - 00:05:15
Camp meetings and volatile discussions regarding registration (ddr-densho-1000-52-22) - 00:09:03
Ceasing the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study due to violence in Tule Lake (ddr-densho-1000-52-23) - 00:04:01
Leaving camp and researching the resettlement period in Chicago (ddr-densho-1000-52-24) - 00:05:12
WRA's policy of encouraging assimilation among Japanese Americans after the war (ddr-densho-1000-52-25) - 00:05:56
Rebuilding the Japanese American community postwar (ddr-densho-1000-52-26) - 00:04:08
Factors contributing to the persistence of the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1000-52-27) - 00:08:46
Establishing a prestigious academic career (ddr-densho-1000-52-28) - 00:12:08
Helping to organize the Asian American Studies program at the University of Washington (ddr-densho-1000-52-29) - 00:04:19
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Community reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor: false rumors of espionage, Japanese American Citizens League flagwaving

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April 29, 1998

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Frank Miyamoto

Frank Miyamoto Interview III

02:59:32 — 29 segments

April 29, 1998

Seattle, Washington

Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement of Japanese Americans during World War II. Resettled in Seattle. Was a long-time member of the faculty in Sociology at the University of Washington, served as Chairman of his department, and was Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Frank Miyamoto passed away on November 7, 2012.

Stephen Fugita, interviewer; Matt Emery, videographer

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