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Terada and Miyamoto families (ddr-csujad-4-11)
img Terada and Miyamoto families (ddr-csujad-4-11)
A photograph of Terada and Miyamoto families taken in Lawndale, California, 2005. Includes Emiko Amy Terada and Laura Thomas. The inscription of the backside reads: Terada, and Miyamoto, Lawndale, CA 2005. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_006
Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, January 19, 1945 (ddr-csujad-4-22)
doc Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, January 19, 1945 (ddr-csujad-4-22)
A letter from Emiko Amy Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Miss Laura Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, Emiko asks Laura about the conditions in Lawndale, California, expressing her concern about housing. She also describes school in the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 29, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-15)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 29, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-15)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, he describes his life and the conditions of the Rohwer incarceration camp. He also describes the Japanese American soldiers visiting the camp: among the soldiers, he finds Sam Kita, one of his …
Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, March 16, 1944 (ddr-csujad-4-19)
doc Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, March 16, 1944 (ddr-csujad-4-19)
A letter from Emiko Amy Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Miss Laura Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, she talks about school and wishes that she could go back to Lawndale school. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_021
Sam [Usami], Amy [Emiko], and Ted Terada (ddr-csujad-4-10)
img Sam [Usami], Amy [Emiko], and Ted Terada (ddr-csujad-4-10)
A photograph of Sam [Usami], Emiko [Amy], and Ted Terada, who are the former incarcerees at the Rohwer incarceration camp, taken in 2005, Lawndale, California. They pose, sitting on a sofa in a house. The inscription on the backside reads: Sam, Amy, and Ted Terada, Lawndale, California, 2005. See this object in the California State Universities …
Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, October 11, 1944 (ddr-csujad-4-21)
doc Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, October 11, 1944 (ddr-csujad-4-21)
A letter from Emiko Amy Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Miss Laura Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, Emiko expresses her feelings, missing her family's farm in Lawndale, California. She tries to get camera film, but describes the situation that "this year it look so hard to get it." See this …
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. A.W. Thomas, February 7, 1945 (ddr-csujad-4-23)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. A.W. Thomas, February 7, 1945 (ddr-csujad-4-23)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to a Mr. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, Usami discusses about returning to California and asks Mr. Thomas how Lawndale has changed during the past three years. He also asks for photographs of Mr. Thomas' family, Terada's home, and their neighbor, …
June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
vh June T. Watanabe Interview (ddr-manz-1-160)
Nisei female. Born 1924 in Venice, California. Grew up in Lawndale, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, married and moved to Bloomington, Minnesota, while husband served in the military. Eventually returned to California.
Advertisement postcard from the Thos. H. Fillmore Insurance Agency to Helen Thomas, July 3, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-4)
doc Advertisement postcard from the Thos. H. Fillmore Insurance Agency to Helen Thomas, July 3, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-4)
A postcard advertisement selling "war damage insurance" covered by the US government reinsurance program. It was sent to Helen Thomas in Lawndale, California from the Thos. H. Fillmore Insurance Agency in Inglewood, California. It also includes numerical marginalia on the front. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_04_001
Class picture (ddr-densho-391-68)
img Class picture (ddr-densho-391-68)
Photograph of the AM Kindergarten class Central School in Lawndale. Written on the back are some of the names of the children in the class. On the far left in the back row is Matsuo Yoshioka.
Letter from [Emiko] A. Terada to Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas, August 27, 1948 (ddr-csujad-4-26)
doc Letter from [Emiko] A. Terada to Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas, August 27, 1948 (ddr-csujad-4-26)
A letter from Emiko Amy Terada in Los Angeles, California to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter contains news of her mother's death. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_028
Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
doc Letter from Amy [Narawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1971 (ddr-csujad-4-29)
A holiday letter of greetings on Christmas from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko Amy Terada] in Stanton, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California, which contains basic correspondence. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_031
CSU Dominguez Hills James H. Osborne Nisei Collection (ddr-csujad-4)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills James H. Osborne Nisei Collection (ddr-csujad-4)
The James H. Osborne Nisei Collection contains mainly correspondence between Emiko and Usami Terada, incarcerees in the Rohwer incarceration camp, McGehee Arkansas, and the Thomas family in Lawndale, California and some photographs of the Teradas and the Thomases. The letters describe the trip from the Santa Anita Assembly Center to the Rohwer incarceration camp, their lives …
Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
doc Letter from Amy [Emiko Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 11, 1957 (ddr-csujad-4-28)
A holiday letter with greetings on Christmas and New Year from Amy Nakawaki [=Emiko AmyTerada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter includes general correspondence, including updates on her, Sam [=Usami], and Tsuyoshi. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nis_06_030
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-18)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-18)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter discusses the Japanese American incarcerees returning to California and the West Coast. He describes the returning people as "half bred or wife of Caucasian" and a female attending Pasadena Junior College. He expresses …
Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
doc Letter from Emiko [Nakawaki] to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, December 15, 1951 (ddr-csujad-4-27)
A holiday letter with greetings on the occasion of Christmas and New Year from Emiko Nakawaki [= Emiko Amy Terada] in Anaheim, California to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, she informs them of her new address in Cypress, California and talks about her 10-month old son. See this object in the …
John Tateishi Interview (ddr-janm-13-4)
vh John Tateishi Interview (ddr-janm-13-4)
Nisei male. Born August 21,1939, in Lawndale, California. Served as National Redress Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was involved in the movement to obtain redress and reparations for Japanese Americans. Founded Tateishi/Shinoda and Associates, a management and public affairs consulting firm. In 1999, became the National Executive Director of the JACL.
John Tateishi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-469)
vh John Tateishi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-469)
Nisei male. Born August 21,1939, in Lawndale, California. Served as National Redress Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was involved in the movement to obtain redress and reparations for Japanese Americans. Founded Tateishi/Shinoda and Associates, a management and public affairs consulting firm. In 1999, became the National Executive Director of the JACL.
Hatsuko Mary Higuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-456)
vh Hatsuko Mary Higuchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-456)
Nisei female. Born January 31, 1939, in Los Angeles County, California. At a young age, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, with family. After leaving camp, returned to family's farm in Lawndale, California. Father passed away early, leaving her mother to run the farm. Hatsuko Mary became a teacher, establishing an education career in Torrance, …
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. Thomas, September 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-13)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. Thomas, September 30, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-13)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. Thomas in Lawndale, California. It details his journey from the Santa Anita temporary assembly center, California, to the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas, describing the route and what he saw along the way. He also describes the conditions of the incarceration camp. See …
Postcard from U. [Usami] Terada to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, October 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-5)
doc Postcard from U. [Usami] Terada to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, October 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-4-5)
The postcard is correspondence from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas in Lawndale, California. Usami Terada discusses his arrival to El Paso, Texas, on the way to Arkansas, describing the styles of the houses in Texas, comparing them to homes in Hermosa Beach, California. The postcard depicts a …
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, September 17, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-16)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, September 17, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-16)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. It is a condolence letter for their family members' passing. This letter also includes updates on: the weather in Arkansas, Usami's garden in the camp, and his younger brother, "Tsuyoshi." This letter is enclosed …
Letter from [Emiko Amy Terada] to Laura Thomas, September 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-17)
doc Letter from [Emiko Amy Terada] to Laura Thomas, September 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-17)
A letter to Laura Thomas, Lawndale, California. The letter was probably written by Emiko Amy Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, and enclosed in the same envelope along with the letter written by Usami Terada, which can be found at: csudh_nis_0017. The letter contains basic correspondence between the two individuals, talking about family members, …
Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, May 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-4-20)
doc Letter from Emiko [Amy] Terada to Miss Laura Thomas, May 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-4-20)
A letter from Emiko Amy Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Miss Laura Thomas in Lawndale, California. In the letter, Emiko describes her life in the camp, such as planting vegetables and flowers in the garden. She also tries to purchase camera film, but describes the situation that they "have hard time to …

Narrator June T. Watanabe

Nisei female. Born 1924 in Venice, California. Grew up in Lawndale, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, married and moved to Bloomington, Minnesota, while husband served in the military. Eventually returned to California.
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