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State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
doc State of California Standard Teaching Credential (ddr-densho-338-327)
Guyo Tajiri's certificate allowing her to teach elementary school in California, as well as special needs classes in the city of Oakland.

Narrator Bob Utsumi

Nisei male. Born November 12, 1928, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II. Returned to Oakland with family and attended the University of California at Berkeley before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Established career in ...
Bob Utsumi Interview (ddr-densho-1013-8)
vh Bob Utsumi Interview (ddr-densho-1013-8)
Nisei male. Born November 12, 1928, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, during World War II. Returned to Oakland with family and attended the University of California at Berkeley before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Established career in ...
Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-329)
img Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-329)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Evacuee family of Japanese ancestry leaving Wartime Civil Control Administration station to board a bus which will take them to Tanforan Assembly center.
Father and children waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-246)
img Father and children waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-246)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Residents of Japanese ancestry waiting for evacuation buses which will take them to the Tanforan Assembly center under Civilian Exclusion Order Number 28.
Soldiers on a boat approaching Bay Bridge (ddr-densho-201-141)
img Soldiers on a boat approaching Bay Bridge (ddr-densho-201-141)
Soldiers on a boat approaching the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California. Caption on Reverse: "San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Nov. 1946 Dec." Caption on front: "Jan. 1947."
Japanese American congregation prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-95)
img Japanese American congregation prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-95)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Members of the Japanese Independent Congregational Church attend Easter services prior to evacuation. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation centers for duration.
Japanese Americans boarding bus (ddr-densho-151-244)
img Japanese Americans boarding bus (ddr-densho-151-244)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Boarding a bus at the Wartime Civil Control Administration station for Tanforan Assembly center. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry will later be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
Japanese American family with baggage (ddr-densho-151-245)
img Japanese American family with baggage (ddr-densho-151-245)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Part of family unit of Japanese ancestry leave Wartime Civil Control Administration station on afternoon of evacuation, under Civilian Exclusion Order Number 28. Social worker directs these evacuees to the waiting bus.
Nisei girl with baggage (ddr-densho-151-326)
img Nisei girl with baggage (ddr-densho-151-326)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Kimiko Kitagaki, young evacuee guarding the family baggage prior to departure by bus in one half hour to Tanforan Assembly center. Her father was, until evacuation, in the cleaning and dyeing business.
Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-457)
img Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-457)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Evacuees at the Wartime Civil Control Administration Control station awaiting evacuation bus for Tanforan Assembly center under Cicilian Exclusion Order Number 28. Woman standing in background is a local Caucasian church worker assisting in the evacuation.
Isao East Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1014-7)
vh Isao East Oshima Interview (ddr-densho-1014-7)
Nisei male. Born April 20, 1921, in Berkeley, California. Family moved frequently as a child, and was living in Oakland, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, eventually settling permanently in the Twin ...
Chiyoko Yano Interview (ddr-densho-1013-9)
vh Chiyoko Yano Interview (ddr-densho-1013-9)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1918, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. In Topaz, worked for the War Relocation Authority in the Central Statistics Division. Husband served in the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services. Lived in Japan during the ...
Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-41)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-41)
Original WRA caption: Oakland, California. View from window of the Wartime Civil Control Administration station. Moving vans are taking baggage belonging to evacuees of Japanese ancestry to the Assembly Center.
Young girl with baggage (ddr-densho-151-462)
img Young girl with baggage (ddr-densho-151-462)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Young evacuee of Japanese ancestry guarding the family belongings near the Wartime Civil Control Administration station. In half an hour the evacuation bus will depart for Tanforan Assembly center.

Narrator Isao East Oshima

Nisei male. Born April 20, 1921, in Berkeley, California. Family moved frequently as a child, and was living in Oakland, California, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, eventually settling permanently in the Twin ...

Narrator Chiyoko Yano

Nisei female. Born February 27, 1918, in Oakland, California. Grew up in Oakland before being removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. In Topaz, worked for the War Relocation Authority in the Central Statistics Division. Husband served in the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services. Lived in Japan during the ...
Closed Japanese American store (ddr-densho-151-43)
img Closed Japanese American store (ddr-densho-151-43)
Original WRA caption: Oakland, California. Following evacuation orders, this store, at 13th and Franklin streets, was closed. The owner, a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, placed the "I AM AMERICAN" sign on the store front on Dec. 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority ...
Testimony of Haru Isaki (ddr-densho-67-186)
doc Testimony of Haru Isaki (ddr-densho-67-186)
Written testimony of Haru Isaki of Oakland, California. Incarcerated in the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Topaz Relocation Center." Personal information excised by Densho.

Narrator Art Imagire

Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Oakland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Reno, Nevada, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Attended the University of Nevada and later worked for an aerospace company. Presently resides in Sacramento, California.
Art Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-34)
vh Art Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-34)
Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Oakland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Reno, Nevada, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Attended the University of Nevada and later worked for an aerospace company. Presently resides in Sacramento, California.

Narrator Jean Shiraki Gize

Nisei female. Born June 16, 1938, in Alameda, California. Was age three when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in camp, father volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Mother answered an ad in the camp newspaper and ...
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