Alfred "Al" Miyagishima Interview Segment 16

Description of siblings (ddr-manz-1-27-1) - 00:04:12
Father's immigration to the United States at age sixteen (ddr-manz-1-27-2) - 00:06:45
Father's early work in the United States (ddr-manz-1-27-3) - 00:03:02
Mother's immigration to the United States (ddr-manz-1-27-4) - 00:04:26
Description of parents (ddr-manz-1-27-5) - 00:06:23
Doing odd jobs in the neighborhood as a child (ddr-manz-1-27-6) - 00:05:25
Father's prewar grocery store business, informal gathering place (ddr-manz-1-27-7) - 00:06:55
Remembering social activities, Japanese movies prewar (ddr-manz-1-27-8) - 00:05:56
Attending Christian church (ddr-manz-1-27-9) - 00:03:16
Growing up in a non-Japanese American community: "Why was I born Japanese?" (ddr-manz-1-27-10) - 00:02:11
Moving to California after father's health deteriorates (ddr-manz-1-27-11) - 00:05:12
Adjusting to school in Stockton (ddr-manz-1-27-12) - 00:05:37
Father's reaction to hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor (ddr-manz-1-27-13) - 00:05:54
Returning to school on December 8th (ddr-manz-1-27-14) - 00:05:40
Preparing for mass removal while father was bedridden (ddr-manz-1-27-15) - 00:05:19
Making new friends in the Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-manz-1-27-16) - 00:05:32
Daily life in the Gila River concentration camp (ddr-manz-1-27-17) - 00:08:37
Taking Spanish classes in camp (ddr-manz-1-27-18) - 00:03:09
Leaving camp and returning to Nebraska (ddr-manz-1-27-19) - 00:05:04
Description of the postwar Japanese American community in Scottsbluff, Nebraska (ddr-manz-1-27-20) - 00:05:04
Serving in the military (ddr-manz-1-27-21) - 00:07:41
Moving to Denver after finishing military service (ddr-manz-1-27-22) - 00:07:14
Thoughts on the Japanese American community in Denver postwar (ddr-manz-1-27-23) - 00:10:15
Discussion of Bill Hosokawa and the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-manz-1-27-24) - 00:05:11
Observing differences between Japanese Americans from the interior and those from the West Coast (ddr-manz-1-27-25) - 00:07:10
Getting married, having children (ddr-manz-1-27-26) - 00:05:40
Reflections (ddr-manz-1-27-27) - 00:04:06
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Making new friends in the Stockton Assembly Center

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    Alfred "Al" Miyagishima

    Alfred "Al" Miyagishima Interview

    02:30:56 — 27 segments

    May 13, 2008

    Denver, Colorado

    Nisei male. Born December 2, 1926 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Family operated grocery store prior to World War II. Moved to Stockton, California, due to father's illness. Removed to Stockton Assembly Center and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Resettled in Nebraska and finished high school. Drafted into the army in 1945, and joined family in Denver, Colorado after completing military service.

    Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Kirk Peterson, videographer

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