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Japanese Americans preparing to vote (ddr-densho-151-334)
img Japanese Americans preparing to vote (ddr-densho-151-334)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. Entering Recreational Hall where election is being held for Councilman. A general election for five members of the Tanforan Assembly Center Advisory Council is being held on this day. The Issei have never been able to vote before because of American naturalization laws.
Japanese Americans waiting in line to vote (ddr-densho-151-349)
img Japanese Americans waiting in line to vote (ddr-densho-151-349)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. Entering Recreational Hall where election is being held for Councilmen. A general election for five members of the Tanforan Assembly center Advisory Council is being held on this day. The Issei have never been able to vote before because of American naturalization laws.
Kinge Okauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-39)
vh Kinge Okauchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-39)
Nisei male. Born May 20, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Menlo Park, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, worked for the recreation department organizing a summer camp for kids. Attended Stanford University after leaving camp, and ...
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 the ...
Helen Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-471)
vh Helen Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-471)
Sansei female. Born February 27, 1935, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a short time in Oregon before returning to California and finding temporary housing in Hunters Point. Eventually ...
Toru Saito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-307)
vh Toru Saito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-307)
Sansei male. Born December 11, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Nearly age four when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. In this interview, Mr. Saito discusses many of the harmful psychological effects of the World War II experience on himself and other Japanese ...
Bob Y. Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-216)
vh Bob Y. Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-216)
Nisei male. Born April 15, 1926 in Alameda, California. Spent childhood in Alameda where family operated 10-acre farm. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Resettled in Brighton, Colorado, and resumed farming. Along with wife and son, owns and operates Sakata Farms, currently one of the top produce growers in the country.
Willie K. Ito Interview (ddr-manz-1-149)
vh Willie K. Ito Interview (ddr-manz-1-149)
Sansei male. Born 1934 in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where he developed an early interest in Disney and the art of cartooning. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco. Established a long career working for ...
Alice Setsuko Sekino Hirai Interview (ddr-densho-1013-1)
vh Alice Setsuko Sekino Hirai Interview (ddr-densho-1013-1)
Nisei/Sansei female. Born November 8, 1939, in San Francisco, California. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Family resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. Moved to San Francisco after one year and back to Salt Lake City in 1950. Attended University of Utah and studied nursing. Speaks to school groups about family's ...
Yoshio Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1014-1)
vh Yoshio Matsumoto Interview (ddr-densho-1014-1)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1921, in San Diego, California. Grew up in San Diego, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California. Was selected to leave camp to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Drafted into the military, completed Officer Candidate School, ...
Japanese Americans waving goodbye (ddr-densho-151-259)
img Japanese Americans waving goodbye (ddr-densho-151-259)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Inhabitants of the Japanese section wave farewell at the departure of their friends and neighbors whom they are soon to follow to Tanforan Assembly center. This bus contains some of the 660 persons to be evacuated on this day. In three more days these streets will be deserted of persons of ...
Nisei man leaving Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-183)
img Nisei man leaving Japanese American Citizens League office (ddr-densho-151-183)
Original caption: Centerville, California. Harry Konda leaves the quarters of the Japanese American Citizens League of this township for the last time. He is about to board the first bus for the Tanforan Assembly center to which all people of Japanese ancestry of this community are being evacuated on this day. He is wearing his identification ...
Helen Harano Christ Interview (ddr-densho-1013-6)
vh Helen Harano Christ Interview (ddr-densho-1013-6)
Sansei female. Born August 26, 1934, in Berkeley, California. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Family resettled in North Platte, Nebraska, where father operated a flower shop. Received undergraduate degree in education and sociology from Hastings College in Nebraska. Attended McCormick Seminary in Illinois. Married husband Frank Christ in 1959. Worked ...
Ben Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-467)
vh Ben Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-467)
Nisei male. Born August 2, 1930, in San Mateo, California. During World War II, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Due to parents' answers on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to Tule Lake when it was designated a segregation center. After leaving camp, returned to San Mateo, ...
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 ...
Yae Wada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-476)
vh Yae Wada Interview (ddr-densho-1000-476)
Nisei female. Born November 3, 1919, in Berkeley, California. Grew up in Berkeley, where father ran a laundry business. Graduated from school and opened a beauty shop in 1940. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Had two children in camp and suffered numerous medical complications. ...
Japanese Americans waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-327)
img Japanese Americans waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-327)
Original caption: Oakland, California. Mr. and Mrs. Kitagaki with two of their children at the Wartime Civil Control Administration station a few minutes before departure by bus for Tanforan Assembly center. A local church member is handing Kimiko a pamphlet expressing the good wishes of the church toward the departing evacuees. Mr. Kitagaki, prior to evacuation, ...
Japanese American voters (ddr-densho-151-26)
img Japanese American voters (ddr-densho-151-26)
Original WRA caption: San Bruno, California. Here a line is seen waiting to enter the building where they will cast their votes for Councilman from their precinct. A general election for five members of the Tanforan Assembly center Advisory Council is being held on this day. This is the first time Issei have ever been able ...
Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview (ddr-densho-1012-5)
vh Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview (ddr-densho-1012-5)
Nisei female and Nisei male. Both grew up in California. During World War II, Chizuko was removed to the Santa Anita assembly center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Ernie was removed to the Tanforan assembly center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven ...

An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-28)
av An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-28)
An oral interview with Kinichi Kimbo Yoshitomi, an incarceree at the Tanforan Assembly Center and the the Topaz incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcription is found in the item: csufccop_jaoh_0108. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ...
An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-30)
av An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-30)
An oral interview with Kinichi Kimbo Yoshitomi, an incarceree at the Tanforan Assembly Center and the Topaz incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcription is found in the item: csufccop_jaoh_0112. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1645.3_T01
An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-29)
av An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-29)
An oral interview with Kinichi Kimbo Yoshitomi, an incarceree at the Tanforan Assembly Center and the Topaz incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcription is found in the item: csufccop_jaoh_0110. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1645.2_T01
An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-31)
av An oral history with Kin'ichi Kimbo Yoshitomi (ddr-csujad-29-31)
An oral interview with Kinichi Kimbo Yoshitomi, an incarceree at the Tanforan Assembly Center and the Topaz incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcription is found in the item: csufccop_jaoh_0114. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1645.4_T01
Norm Hayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-468)
vh Norm Hayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-468)
Sansei male. Born September 11, 1939, in Oakland, California. Grandfather, father, and other family members established a nursery business in San Francisco, California prior to World War II. During the war, removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, the family returned to San Francisco and ...
Ann Fujikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1011-9)
vh Ann Fujikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1011-9)
Nisei female. Born in Berkeley, California. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, returned to Berkeley.

(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 ...

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