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Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She congratulates on Makoto Okine's returning home from Europe. She also writes about her next plan moving back to California with her husband, Masao, once he returns from Japan to Chicago. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American ...
War Relocation Authority change of residence report card (ddr-csujad-5-77)
doc War Relocation Authority change of residence report card (ddr-csujad-5-77)
A blank form of "War Relocation Authority change of residence report card." It addresses "Mr. Vernon Kennedy, Relocation Supervisor," in Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_16_002
Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. It is probably taken in Chicago, Illinois, 1944. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_009
Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
doc Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
Engagement greeting card written by Violet Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/pink card with illustration in pink/green of a bouquet of pink roses tied together with a piece of white ribbon. "An engagement wish for your future happiness" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked January 29, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Shimako
vh Shimako "Sally" Kitano Interview (ddr-manz-1-54)
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.
Mary Blocher Smeltzer Interview (ddr-manz-1-38)
vh Mary Blocher Smeltzer Interview (ddr-manz-1-38)
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 Chiye Tomihiro

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 ...

Narrator Mae Kanazawa Hara

Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle before moving to Chicago, Illinois, for three years to study music. Taught music in Japan for four years before returning to Seattle. After the outbreak of World War II, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp with husband for ...
Letter from the Smiths to Hotty Okine, September 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-5-71)
doc Letter from the Smiths to Hotty Okine, September 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-5-71)
A brief letter from the Smiths in Chicago, Illinois to Hatsuno Hotty Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. It depicts his concerns about missing connections with her. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_12_001
Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
vh Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
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 ...
Kaz Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-111)
vh Kaz Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-111)
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 ...

Narrator Jane Hidaka

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).
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomoye Okine. She thanks Tomeyo for the gift pertaining to the birth and giving a name, "Masaye." Jeanne Masaye Okine is a newly born granddaughter to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The envelope is stamped with "Received unsealed Chicago, ILL M.D. no. 25." See ...
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-208)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-208)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomeyo Okine. Yamasaki thanks Seiichi and Tomeyo for their warm welcome during her stay in their place in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_47_001
Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
doc Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
Contains two letters from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes two separate letters to the Okines and encloses into one envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_68_001-003
Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-78)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-78)
Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944). Blue/white card with illustration in blue/green/white of a snow covered village with a Chritmas tree and blue and white stars. "Christmas Greetings" and the first two lines of "Silent Night" are on the front right corner of card. Envelope is postmarked December 18, 1944 from ...
Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
vh Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp. Wrote for 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. Ms. Embrey passed ...
Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
vh Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
White male. Born August 28, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Lost father at an early age and moved to Los Angeles, California. While in Los Angeles, began to study judo. Was part of a group in 1943 that visited Manzanar and competed in a judo tournament. Served in the navy during World War II and eventually returned ...
Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
vh Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
Nisei female. Born April 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Spent one summer in Japan just before the onset of war between the U.S. and Japan. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp as part of the National Youth Administration, and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chicago, ...

Narrator Betty Morita Shibayama

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, ...

Narrator Peggie Nishimura Bain

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 ...

Narrator Richard Iwao Hidaka

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 ...

Narrator Wesley K. Watanabe

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, ...
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, ...
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