Kiyo Maruyama Interview Segment 1

Family background (ddr-densho-1003-1-1) -
Family moves to Glendale where father starts gardening business (ddr-densho-1003-1-2) -
Helping mother with her laundry business (ddr-densho-1003-1-3) -
Memories of elementary school (ddr-densho-1003-1-4) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1003-1-5) -
Participating in judo (ddr-densho-1003-1-6) -
Visiting Los Angeles' Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1003-1-7) -
Remembering trips to the beach as a child (ddr-densho-1003-1-8) -
Description of father's gardening business (ddr-densho-1003-1-9) -
Visiting Japan as a child (ddr-densho-1003-1-10) -
Attending school in Japan, being teased (ddr-densho-1003-1-11) -
Returning to California, attending school with different ethnic groups (ddr-densho-1003-1-12) -
Participating in high school sports (ddr-densho-1003-1-13) -
Graduating high school and attending college (ddr-densho-1003-1-14) -
Memories of kenjinkai picnics (ddr-densho-1003-1-15) -
Prewar recreational activities: Japanese movies, community activities (ddr-densho-1003-1-16) -
Enrolling at Berkeley and staying in a Japanese American dorm (ddr-densho-1003-1-17) -
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: needing birth certificate to buy a train ticket (ddr-densho-1003-1-18) -
Preparing for mass removal and traveling to camp by bus (ddr-densho-1003-1-19) -
First arriving in Manzanar (ddr-densho-1003-1-20) -
Working in the camp's engineering department (ddr-densho-1003-1-21) -
Leaving camp temporarily to work on a sugar beet farm (ddr-densho-1003-1-22) -
Returning to camp (ddr-densho-1003-1-23) -
Leaving camp and working in Chicago (ddr-densho-1003-1-24) -
Being drafted into the military (ddr-densho-1003-1-25) -
Serving in occupied Japan (ddr-densho-1003-1-26) -
Returning to California and re-enrolling in college (ddr-densho-1003-1-27) -
Graduating from college and getting married (ddr-densho-1003-1-28) -
Starting an accounting firm in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo (ddr-densho-1003-1-29) -
Involvement with the Nisei Veterans Association (ddr-densho-1003-1-30) -
Starting the Japanese American Optimist Club (ddr-densho-1003-1-31) -
Forming the Japanese American Credit Union (ddr-densho-1003-1-32) -
Helping to start the Keiro senior housing program (ddr-densho-1003-1-33) -
Thoughts on redress (ddr-densho-1003-1-34) -
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Family background

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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October 24, 2011

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Kiyo Maruyama

Kiyo Maruyama Interview

03:00:23 — 34 segments

October 24, 2011

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born August 28, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Glendale area, where father ran a gardening business. Was in college at UC Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Chicago. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan. Returned to California and started an accounting firm. Became involved in many community organizations in Los Angeles.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)

Martha Nakagawa, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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