Arnold T. Maeda Interview Segment 1

Family background (ddr-densho-1003-5-1) -
Father's immigration to the U.S. with his parents (ddr-densho-1003-5-2) -
Attending Japanese language school (ddr-densho-1003-5-3) -
Father's prewar nursery business (ddr-densho-1003-5-4) -
Description of father (ddr-densho-1003-5-5) -
Childhood memories (ddr-densho-1003-5-6) -
Preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-1003-5-7) -
Studying music in Manzanar with Louis Frizzell (ddr-densho-1003-5-8) -
First impressions of camp (ddr-densho-1003-5-9) -
Working as an orderly in camp's hospital (ddr-densho-1003-5-10) -
(ddr-densho-1003-5-11) -
Participating in music and drama in camp (ddr-densho-1003-5-12) -
Running for student government in camp (ddr-densho-1003-5-13) -
Leaving camp to attend school, but being drafted (ddr-densho-1003-5-14) -
Going to trade school to become a chick sexer (ddr-densho-1003-5-15) -
Description of chick sexing (ddr-densho-1003-5-16) -
Thoughts on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" (ddr-densho-1003-5-17) -
Getting married and raising a family (ddr-densho-1003-5-18) -
Looking for a job in technical illustration (ddr-densho-1003-5-19) -
Establishing a career in the aerospace industry (ddr-densho-1003-5-20) -
Changing careers and becoming an insurance salesman (ddr-densho-1003-5-21) -
Discovering a talent for insurance sales (ddr-densho-1003-5-22) -
Returning to school (ddr-densho-1003-5-23) -
Becoming involved in the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-densho-1003-5-24) -
Helping to erect a community marker (ddr-densho-1003-5-25) -
Involvement with the Manzanar Reunion Committee (ddr-densho-1003-5-26) -
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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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Arnold T. Maeda

Arnold T. Maeda Interview

02:48:51 — 26 segments

January 9, 2012

Los Angeles, California

Nisei male. Born July 17, 1926, in Santa Monica, California. Grew up in the Santa Monica area where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked as a chick sexer, technical illustrator in the aerospace industry, and a life insurance salesman. Returned to California and became involved in community organizations.

(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.)

Sharon Yamato, interviewer; Tani Ikeda, videographer

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