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Jack Y. Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-409)
vh Jack Y. Kubota Interview (ddr-densho-1000-409)
Nisei male. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and joined the navy. Graduated from college in San Diego and became an …
Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
vh Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections …
Gates Family Collection (ddr-densho-211)
Collection Gates Family Collection (ddr-densho-211)
The Gates Family Collection, 1942-1943, contains correspondence from the Matsuda and Morishita families to Mrs. Charles Gates. The Gates, Matsuda, and Morishita families were friends in Seattle, Washington before the outbreak of World War II and the correspondence covers the Matsuda's and Morishita's life at Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center, Washington and later at Poston (Colorado …

Narrator Nikki Bridges

Nisei female. Born February 2, 1911, and grew up in California. During World War II, removed to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in the War Relocation Authority office in San Francisco.
Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
vh Nikki Bridges Interview (ddr-densho-1012-15)
Nisei female. Born February 2, 1911, and grew up in California. During World War II, removed to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in the War Relocation Authority office in San Francisco.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business. …

Narrator Jack Y. Kubota

Nisei male. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and joined the navy. Graduated from college in San Diego and became an …

Narrator Ruth Y. Okimoto

Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections …
Japanese Americans coping with dusty conditions (ddr-densho-37-475)
img Japanese Americans coping with dusty conditions (ddr-densho-37-475)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Jim Morikawa sprinkling in an attempt to settle the dust at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Poston concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-476)
img Poston concentration camp (ddr-densho-37-476)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Living quarters of evacuees of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center as seen from the top of water tower facing south west.
Camp Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-826)
img Camp Catholic church (ddr-densho-37-826)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Children and their parents who once attended the Catholic Church of Father Clement, Maryknoll Priest, are now reestablished in homes back in California or throughout the Middle West and the East. Units II and III of the Colorado River Relocation Center, Poston, Arizona, meet their scheduled closings ahead of the deadline. …
Highway sign (ddr-densho-37-400)
img Highway sign (ddr-densho-37-400)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Highway leading to this war Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
Japanese Americans unloading lumber for barrack construction (ddr-densho-37-858)
img Japanese Americans unloading lumber for barrack construction (ddr-densho-37-858)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Unloading lumber with bulldozer in the construction of barracks for evacuees of Japanese ancestry who will spend the duration in War Relocation Authority centers.
Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-434)
img Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-434)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. Henry Welsh, Mojave Indian and Chairman of the tribal council on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, which is the site of a War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Shower facilities (ddr-densho-37-477)
img Shower facilities (ddr-densho-37-477)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Typical shower facilities at this War Relocation authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-828)
img Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-828)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Interior view of barrack construction at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese Americans filling straw mattresses (ddr-densho-37-404)
img Japanese Americans filling straw mattresses (ddr-densho-37-404)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Filling straw ticks for mattresses at Colorado River Relocation center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Camp garden and pond (ddr-densho-37-830)
img Camp garden and pond (ddr-densho-37-830)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Landscaping done by evacuee residents of Camp Number1.
Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-829)
img Camp new arrivals (ddr-densho-37-829)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arriving at this War Relocation Authority center.
Partially developed camp site (ddr-densho-37-401)
img Partially developed camp site (ddr-densho-37-401)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. View of partially developed site of War Relocation Authority Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
Vacant barracks (ddr-densho-37-827)
img Vacant barracks (ddr-densho-37-827)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Some of the "blocks" which were vacated earlier, are already dropping to pieces as shown here. The barracks were of cheap construction, rough lumber, and tar paper and few people thought that they would be occupied for three years. Units II and III of the Colorado River Relocation center, Poston, Arizona, …
Military sentry (ddr-densho-37-402)
img Military sentry (ddr-densho-37-402)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Military sentry keeping civilians away from mess hall at Poston I.
Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-435)
img Native American at camp site (ddr-densho-37-435)
Original WRA caption: Parker, Arizona. Henry Welsh, Mojave Indian and chairman of the tribal council for the Colorado River Indian Reservation, which is site of a War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Unloading beds (ddr-densho-37-474)
img Unloading beds (ddr-densho-37-474)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Apache Indians assist in the unloading of beds for evacuees of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation Authority center which is located on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
Basketball game (ddr-densho-37-471)
img Basketball game (ddr-densho-37-471)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. New Year's Fair. A basketball game was held as part of the athletic events to commemorate the New Year.
Japanese Americans filling straw mattresses (ddr-densho-37-403)
img Japanese Americans filling straw mattresses (ddr-densho-37-403)
Original WRA caption: Poston, Arizona. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry are filling straw ticks for mattresses upon arrival at this war Relocation Authority Center.
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