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Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-25)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, taken in 1944 probably in Chicago, Illinois. The photograph is addressing Ayame Okine and signed from Henry H. Sugimoto [Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto]. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_010
Takeshi Minato Interview (ddr-manz-1-57)
vh Takeshi Minato Interview (ddr-manz-1-57)
Nisei male. Born July 13, 1922, in Park City, Utah. Family moved several times prior to World War II, and was living in Terminal Island, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, during the war. After the war, lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois, and Seabrook, ...
Robert Katsuto Fujioka Interview (ddr-manz-1-126)
vh Robert Katsuto Fujioka Interview (ddr-manz-1-126)
Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a farm and then father became a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to finish high school in Chicago, Illinois, and attend college in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drafted into the military. Eventually returned to ...
Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago ...
Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr and Mrs. S. Okine, April 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-142)
doc Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr and Mrs. S. Okine, April 26, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-142)
A letter from Ayame May Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her father-in-law, Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. Learning about the Okine's moving from Hawthorne to Whittier, she expresses her concerns about the neighborhood in the new location, and updates on her life in Chicago and Makoto Okine in Japan. The arrival date of the letter, April ...
Jane Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-346)
vh Jane Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-346)
Nisei female. Born August 18, 1933, in La Jolla, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome and Rohwer concentration camps, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Eventually became involved with the Chicago Nisei Athletic Association (CNAA).

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Dan Liu greeting Lois Higgins-Grote at the Honolulu Airport (ddr-njpa-2-615)
img Dan Liu greeting Lois Higgins-Grote at the Honolulu Airport (ddr-njpa-2-615)
Caption on reverse: "POLICE FEMME: Dr. Lois Higgins of Chicago, director of the Illinois State Crime Prevention Bureau, and president of the International Association of Women Police, arrived via Pan American Airways from San Francisco Tuesday. She will address the 64th annual conference of International Association of Chiefs of Police next Monday at the Royal Hawaiian ...

Narrator Tommy T. Kushi

Nisei male. Born February 1, 1924, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where family operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and settled in Chicago, Illinois.

Narrator Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto

Nisei female. Born 1923 in Montebello, California. Lived in several places in Southern California, where father was a flower grower. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Married and had a child in camp. Left Manzanar for Chicago, Illinois.
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. T. Okine, April 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-143)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. T. Okine, April 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-143)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki to her relative or friend, Tomeyo Okine. In the letter, she describes the conditions of life and jobs in Chicago, Illinois. She also expresses her concerns about the living conditions in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_65_001
May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
vh May Ota Higa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-174)
Nisei female. Born March 14, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle and Ellensburg, Washington, before going to Japan to teach just prior to the onset of World War II. Returned to Seattle in 1941, and was removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, resettled in ...

Narrator Joe Kino

Nisei male. Spent early years in Japan before returning to Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Chicago, Illinois, for a time before eventually returning to Bainbridge.

Narrator Frank Hiratsuka

Nisei male. Born July 16, 1926, in Alviso, California. Lived in various places in California as a child. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, family moved to Reedley, California, in an attempt to avoid incarceration, but were removed when the exclusion zone extended to Reedley. Sent to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. ...
Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-345)
vh Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-345)
Nisei male. Born April 11, 1928, in Modesto, California. Grew up in Modesto, where parents ran a laundry business and then a farm. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, finished school in Chicago, Illinois, and served in the National Guard. Remained ...
Kiyo Yoshimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-344)
vh Kiyo Yoshimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-344)
Nisei female. Born July 31, 1924, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Richmond, California, where father worked for the Santa Fe railroad company. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois. Remained in Chicago, becoming a social worker, and getting involved with ...
Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to Makoto Okine, October 8, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-171)
doc Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to Makoto Okine, October 8, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-171)
A telegram from Masao Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to Makoto Okine in Whittier, California. It notifies that Masao has received money to purchase a car. The arrival date of the telegraph, October 9, 1946, is recorded on the backside of the envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_16_001

Narrator Jun Ogimachi

Nisei male. Born May 26, 1928, in San Fernando, California. Grew up in San Fernando, where father ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with family. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to San Fernando. Served in the U.S. Navy.

Narrator Dorothy H. Sato

Nisei female. Born May 24, 1923, in Carlisle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago, Illinois, before returning to Oregon.

Narrator Betty Tanakatsubo

Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.
Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
vh Kanji Sahara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-448)
Issei male. Born April 4, 1934, in Hiroshima, Japan, while mother and older siblings were visiting Japan for an extended period. Came to the United States at a few months old, and grew up in the Uptown area of Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the ...

Narrator Shimako "Sally" Kitano

Nisei female. Born April 6, 1932, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, and was eight years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Before the war was over, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.

Narrator Mary Blocher Smeltzer

White female. Born in 1915 in Texas. Grew up in La Verne, California, where family was active with the Church of the Brethren. During World War II, lived in the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and worked as a teacher there. Along with husband, established a hostel in Chicago, Illinois, for Japanese Americans leaving the camps.

Narrator Sue K. Embrey

Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California. Wrote for the Manzanar Free Press while incarcerated. Resettled during World War II in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Los Angeles, California, in 1948. Founding member of Nisei Progressives and the Manzanar Committee.

Narrator Isao Kikuchi

Nisei male. Born December 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, volunteered to move to Manzanar concentration camp, California, early in order to help with the construction of the camp. After leaving camp, relocated to Chicago, Illinois. Drafted into the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and served overseas. Eventually ...

Narrator Kaz Yamamoto

Nisei male. Born March 18, 1924, in Sanger, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work at a farm labor camp in Pocatello, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning ...
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