Ted Nagata Interview Segment 12

Family background: father immigrated to Hawaii, mother born in California (ddr-densho-1013-3-1) - 00:03:41
Memories of growing up in Berkeley, California (ddr-densho-1013-3-2) - 00:02:46
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor as a child (ddr-densho-1013-3-3) - 00:02:19
Preparing for mass removal: "There was a huge amount of personal property loss" (ddr-densho-1013-3-4) - 00:03:46
Memories of Tanforan assembly center as a seven-year-old (ddr-densho-1013-3-5) - 00:05:33
First impressions of Topaz concentration camp (ddr-densho-1013-3-6) - 00:05:07
Attending school in Topaz, participating in sports (ddr-densho-1013-3-7) - 00:04:57
The effects of incarceration on mother (ddr-densho-1013-3-8) - 00:03:42
Camp security: hearing about a shooting by camp guards (ddr-densho-1013-3-9) - 00:04:36
Leaving camp for Salt Lake City: living in an orphanage for a year (ddr-densho-1013-3-10) - 00:06:25
Father's efforts to make a living following World War II (ddr-densho-1013-3-11) - 00:05:22
Thriving Japantown in Salt Lake City following World War II (ddr-densho-1013-3-12) - 00:02:37
Not discussing incarceration experience until later in life (ddr-densho-1013-3-13) - 00:03:32
Interest in a career in art (ddr-densho-1013-3-14) - 00:02:17
Religion in the Japanese American community (ddr-densho-1013-3-15) - 00:03:17
Beginning a career in graphic design (ddr-densho-1013-3-16) - 00:05:08
Getting married (ddr-densho-1013-3-17) - 00:01:55
The decline of Japantown in Salt Lake City (ddr-densho-1013-3-18) - 00:01:56
Description of children (ddr-densho-1013-3-19) - 00:04:18
The establishment of the Topaz Museum and the monument at the Topaz camp site (ddr-densho-1013-3-20) - 00:06:43
Continuing community activities, speaking to schoolchildren about experiences (ddr-densho-1013-3-21) - 00:03:47
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Thriving Japantown in Salt Lake City following World War II

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June 3, 2008

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Ted Nagata

Ted Nagata Interview

01:23:44 — 21 segments

June 3, 2008

Salt Lake City, Utah

Sansei male. Born October 5, 1935, in Santa Monica, California. Raised in Berkeley, California, where father worked as a salesman. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Mother had difficult time in camp. Family was one of the last to leave Topaz. Resettled in Salt Lake City and, with sister, sent to St. Ann's Orphanage for one year. Attended West High School and University of Utah. Received Master's degree in commercial design. Operated successful graphic design firm in Salt Lake City until retirement.

Megan Asaka, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer

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