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Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-129-24)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-129-24)
Moving to Colorado and working for the Denver Post, covering the Korean and Vietnam wars
Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-29)
img Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-29)
Nurse Matilde Honda attending a patient at Colorado Central Hospital, Denver, Colorado. She was formerly employed in public health nursing by Los Angeles Health Department. April 6, 1943. Photo by Francis Stewart. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_029
Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1614)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1614)
A photograph The War Relocation Authority took of the Okano family in Denver, Colorado at Eleanor Apartments in the Spring of 1945.
Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
vh Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in ...
Rocky Shimpo Collection (ddr-densho-148)
Collection Rocky Shimpo Collection (ddr-densho-148)
This collection contains several issues of the Rocky Shimpo, a vernacular newspaper published out of Denver, Colorado. The paper was published in both English and Japanese.
Joseph Norio Uemura Interview (ddr-densho-1014-3)
vh Joseph Norio Uemura Interview (ddr-densho-1014-3)
Nisei male. Born July 3, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before moving to Denver, Colorado, where his father, a Baptist minister, was transferred. Lived in Denver during World War II, where family helped Japanese Americans leaving camps to find housing and work. Paul Robert and Jean Schuman Hanna Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, since ...
Shyoko Hiraga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-413)
vh Shyoko Hiraga Interview (ddr-densho-1000-413)
Nisei female. Born 1927 in Denver, Colorado. Grew up in Denver, where father was a tailor, then established a newspaper, the Rocky Nippon. During World War II, father was removed as editor of the newspaper, arrested by the FBI, and interned in a Department of Justice camp. James Omura took over as head of the ...
Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 45 (August 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-86)
doc Denson Tribune Vol. I No. 45 (August 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-144-86)
Selected article titles: "Segregation Details Disclosed at Joint Meeting. Center Officials Report on Denver WRA Conference" (p. 1), "Northern Colorado Area Now Closed to Evacuees" (p. 1), "A Better Lesson: On Concentration" (p. 2), "Segregation: Not Punishment" (p. 2).
Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-18)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-18)
Leaving camp for Denver, Colorado

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-28)
img Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado (ddr-csujad-14-28)
Former Los Angeles fruit and vegetable clerk Joe Sitsuda weighing nails in Union Hardware Store, Denver, Colorado, where he has worked since December 1, 1942. He came from Colorado River incarceration camp. March 2, 1943. Photo by Tom Parker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_TOMO_028

Narrator Carolyn Takeshita

Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in ...
Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
vh Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
Nisei female. Born October 11, 1926, in San Luis Obispo, California. Grew up in San Luis Obispo, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp with the help of the Nisei Student Relocation project and moved to Denver, Colorado.
Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
vh Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
Nisei female. Born November 17, 1922, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where parents operated a farm. Just prior to World War II, attended sewing school in Los Angeles. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Married in camp, and moved to Denver, Colorado.
Nancy Sawada Miyagishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-214)
vh Nancy Sawada Miyagishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-214)
Sansei female. Born September 17, 1930, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood in Sacramento where mother and stepfather worked on strawberry fields. Sent to live with relatives in Fort Lupton, Colorado, after mother passed away in March 1941. Unable to return to West Coast after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Extended family moved ...
Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-258-19)
vh Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-258-19)
Reuniting with father in Denver, Colorado

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
vh Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
Nisei/Sansei female. Born December 14, 1928, in Stockton, California. Father was Issei and mother was Nisei, born in Hawaii. Grew up in Santa Monica, California. During World War II, moved with family to Colorado to avoid mass removal. Remained in Denver, later operating a grocery store and greenhouse business with husband.
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 12 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-pc-21-12)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 12 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-pc-21-12)
Selected article titles: "Federal Judge Goodman Rules for Restoration of Citizen Rights to Renunciant Group" (p. 1), "Legion Commander in Colorado Condemns Refusal of Denver Cemetery to Bury Nisei Hero" (p. 1), "Hawaii Court Verdict Raises Question of Fair Representation Of Racial Groups on Juries" (p. 2), "Floyd Schmoe Plans to Build Home for Hiroshima Family" ...
George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
vh George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1923, in Burbank, California. Grew up in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and worked for a time in Denver, Colorado, before eventually returning to the Los Angeles area to farm.
Information Digest No. 53 (ddr-densho-156-411)
doc Information Digest No. 53 (ddr-densho-156-411)
Section titles: "Tule Lake Situation"; "Summary of New Relocation Division"; "Colorado River Center Transferred to WRA"; "Statistical Laboratory Set Up at Central Utah"; "Heart Mountain to Have Bakery"; "Indefinite and Seasonal Leave Figure"; "Volunteers Aid Harvest"; "Gibson Joins San Francisco Staff"; "Personal Changes"; "Administrative Meeting in Denver"; "New Magazine Added to Library"; "Center Fire Protection Reviewed"; ...

Narrator Shyoko Hiraga

Nisei female. Born 1927 in Denver, Colorado. Grew up in Denver, where father was a tailor, then established a newspaper, the Rocky Nippon. During World War II, father was removed as editor of the newspaper, arrested by the FBI, and interned in a Department of Justice camp. James Omura took over as head of the newspaper, ...
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