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Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-47)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-47)
Excerpt: "We've been receiving yours letters steady and as you mentioned in your last letter, we will send you more letters and much steadier." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-64)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-64)
Excerpt: "This Thurs. & Fri. we did not hear from you but when the mailman comes I think there will be a letter from you." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-72)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-72)
Excerpt: "As I went to the block office this morning, I was wondering what had happened to you because you didn't write for 1 week." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Frank Sumida Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-261-1)
vh Frank Sumida Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1000-261-1)
Born in Chicago, Illinois

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Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-163)
doc Postcard to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-163)
Excerpt: "It sure has been hot lately and I looked at the thermometer in the Odahara's place and it was 102 degrees and that was pretty hot." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from a friend (ddr-densho-153-86)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from a friend (ddr-densho-153-86)
Excerpt: "I should have written you before this but every time I would think about it some thing would come up so I didn't get at it." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-57)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-57)
Excerpt: "Sorry I haven't written in such a long time, but since I am involved in school politics along with 5 solids, it keeps me pretty well occupied." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Matsue Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1001-9)
vh Matsue Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1001-9)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. Left camp to work and attend school in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning with family to Bainbridge Island.
Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
vh Peggie Nishimura Bain Interview (ddr-densho-1000-170)
Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to ...
Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
vh Wesley K. Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-166)
Ni-ten-gosei (Nisei/Sansei) male. Born May 20, 1935, in Tacoma, Washington. Spent early childhood in Kent, Washington, and was removed with family to the Pinedale Assembly Center at age seven. Family was incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and then moved to Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled and attended grade school and high school in Chicago, ...
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois, ...
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-33)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-33)
Excerpt: "What do you know, well I'm going to be a A9 next Monday & I sure am glad this semesters over & next semester im going to have to study real hard." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Tommy T. Kushi Interview (ddr-manz-1-47)
vh Tommy T. Kushi Interview (ddr-manz-1-47)
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.
Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-136)
vh Hanako Hoshiyama Fukumoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-136)
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 to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-210)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his brother (ddr-densho-153-210)
Excerpt: "I thought I'd put this extra line in because I just finished hearing the U.S.C., U.C.L.A. Basketball game, and the bruins won for the first time after forty-two (42) consecutive defeats." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Miss Okine, December 4, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-106)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Miss Okine, December 4, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-106)
Yuka Yamasaki writes from Chicago, Illinois, to her relative or friend, Tomeyo Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp. She is a former incareree in the Rohwer camp and moves to Chicago. She describes the living conditions in Chicago, including the weather, her apartment, and job opportunities. She states that there are many Japanese people who move ...
Parole memorandum (ddr-densho-314-5)
doc Parole memorandum (ddr-densho-314-5)
This memorandum gives the date that Kazuichi Takanishi was paroled from the Santa Fe Justice Department internment camp. It also states that his address is unknown since a sponsor was not identified for Takanishi before he left camp. He was paroled to Chicago, Illinois.
Information concerning Hawaiian internees (ddr-densho-314-12)
doc Information concerning Hawaiian internees (ddr-densho-314-12)
This document lists the family members of Kazuichi Takanishi. It shows that two of his sons were serving in the US Army. Partly due to his sons' service, Takanishi was paroled first to Chicago, Illinois on the mainland and then later back to Hawaii.
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-74)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-74)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 from Avenue Hotel Corporations, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_003
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-73)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-73)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 issued by the Ray Industries, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_002
Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-72)
doc Withholding receipt 1944, Form W-2 (ddr-csujad-5-72)
Hatsuno Hotty Okine's withholding receipt 1944 Form W-2 issued by the Ray Industries, Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_14_001
Letter from May [Ayame] Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 7, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-164)
doc Letter from May [Ayame] Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 7, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-164)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her brother-in-law, Makoto Okine. She writes from Chicago Illinois. In the letter, she thanks him for the monetary gift for purchasing a car and writes about her moving plan from Chicago to California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_15_001
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 16, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-24)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 16, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-24)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 16, 1944). White card with illustration in white of two lambs looking at a star with palm trees in the background. "At Christmas" is on the top left on front of card. Envelope is postmarked December 16, 1944 from Chicago, Illinois.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (December 17, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-88)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (December 17, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-88)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from June Yoshigai (December 17, 1943). White/red card with illustration in blue/green/red of two carolers bordered by a red circle and holly leaves. A music sheet of "Come All Ye Faithful" is behind them. Envelope is postmarked December 17, 1943 from Chicago, Illinois.
Jun Ogimachi Interview (ddr-manz-1-99)
vh Jun Ogimachi Interview (ddr-manz-1-99)
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.
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