img Wading at the Oregon Coast (ddr-one-1-456)
Color slide of five Nisei girls wading into the water at the Oregon Coast while others wonder around the rock edge in the distance, two men can be seen fishing. Woman on far right in the water is May (Ebihara) Gelfand. According to donor processed on September 12, 1952.
vh Shiuko Sakai Interview Segment 21 (ddr-manz-1-128-21)
Returning to the West Coast and living in Portland, Oregon
doc Topaz Times Vol. X No. 22 (March 16, 1945) (ddr-densho-142-390)
Selected article titles: "Oregon League Asks Dismissal of WRA Director" (p. 1), "Nation-Wide Survey Indicates Few Evacuees Returned to Coast" (p. 1).
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. III No. 57 (May 19, 1945) (ddr-densho-147-267)
Selected article titles: "WRA Solicitor Says: Legality of Oregon Land Law in Doubt" (p. 1), "Expects 'Spotty' Coast Sentiment to Improve" (p. 1).
doc Topaz Times Vol. XI No. 9 (May 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-142-403)
Selected article titles: "Another Livingston Incident is Reported; SF Paper Wants Action" (p. 1), "Evacuees' Return to Coast Okayed by Oregon CIO" (p. 3), "Officers Investigate Attack on Evacuee Home" (p. 3).
Narrator Lillian Horita
Nisei female. Born November 9, 1929, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend school in Des Moines, Iowa, before eventually ...
Narrator Yoji J. Matsushima
Nisei male. Born January 31, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a general merchandise store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for the East Coast because parents wanted to repatriate to Japan. Did not secure a place on ...
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4320 (June 7, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-34)
Selected article titles: "Violence Threats are Held Bar to Nisei Return to Coast"; "Army to Get 'Japanese Course' From Nisei Instructors"; "Army Power to Bar Japanese from War Area is Upheld"; "Yank Power Bitterly Denounces West Coast Abuse of Loyal Nisei"; "Rev. Fujimori to Leave for California"; "Fresno Churches Provide Quarters for Evacuees"; "Organize Against Returnees: ...
img Obon dragon dance (ddr-one-1-112)
Black and white photographic negative of four unidentified men playing traditional Japanese instruments at the Obon Festival in front a microphone. All are dressed in happi coast and have tenugui (light cotton towel) headbands. Two dancers in a dragon costume dance in front of the musicians. Man sitting on far right identified as Henry Matsunaga. Obon ...
doc Weekly Press Review No. 38 (ddr-densho-156-350)
Original summary excerpt: Coalition of five West Coast Congressmen who have united to "wipe out WRA" was highlighted in a series of articles by Ray Richards, Hearst-controlled writer. Charges that evacuees released from centers were buying rich farm lands in Washington and Oregon also recevied prominent space during the week. This series by Ray Richards echoed ...
img Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-400)
Black and white photographic negative of Lillian (Niimi) Mikariya (right) sunbathing at the Oregon Coast with an unidentified Nisei. Behind them is Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba playing with a beach ball at a beach outing planned by the Sorrelles (a high school social group).
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 78, No. 17 (May 3, 1974) (ddr-pc-46-17)
Selected article titles: "'Operation Zebra' Reminds JACL of 1942 Evacuation of Japanese" (p. 1), "Tighter U.S. Policy Seen Reducing Number of Foreign Students This Year" (p. 1), "Washington Newsletter: What Can I Do About P.R.?" (p. 2), and "30-Year Debate of 'Direct Hit' Off Oregon Coast by Japanese Sub Ends" (p. 3).
img Sorelles Beach Outing (ddr-one-1-395)
Black and white photographic negative of Tom Fujii (left) and Shig Tada (right) sitting on Yoji Kiso at the Oregon Coast at a beach outing planned by the Sorrelles (a high school social group). Aki (Shiraishi) Dong is laying in the sand next to Yoji Kiso.
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4318 (June 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-32)
Selected article titles: "First Arrest Made in Anti-Nisei Terror Raids"; "S.F. Chronicle: Only a Shotgun"; "2353 Japanese Back on Coast"; "Anti-Nisei Group Refuses to Testify at ILWU Hearing"; "Farm Returned to Oregon Nisei by Jury Order"; "Midwest Attitude Toward Nisei Favorable"; "Bears to Play Fitzsimons Sunday."
Narrator Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai
Nisei female. Born April 14, 1922, in Yakima, Washington, and grew up in Central Washington state. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Left camp to attend college in Kansas and North Carolina. Eventually returned to the West Coast.
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 8 (January 17, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-98)
Selected article titles: "Oregon Governor Keeps Own Views"; "He's Not Afraid"; "On the Other Hand"; "Priority System Set"; "Manchus Will Play Granada's Quintet"; "50% May Return to West Coast: Myer"; "Reduce Temperatures"; "Here's an Idea"; "Mysterious Fires"; "Want Ads Today"; "Casualties Revealed"; "151 Niseis Wounded"; "Grave Problems Confronting Those Who Come Back to Farms Analyzed"; "Photo ...
doc Japanese Exclusion League Journal (ddr-densho-35-369)
Selected article titles: "For the Love of Mike, Whose Democracy Is This?" (p. 1), "WRA To Dump 25,000 Japs on Coast This Year" (p. 1), "How Japs 'Freeze' U.S. Farmers" (p. 2), "Part of the Crowd at Bellevue Exclusion League Meeting" (p. 3), "Japs in U.S. Must Go, Says Oregon Ex-Governor" (p. 4).