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Masamizu Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-287)
vh Masamizu Kitajima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-287)
Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Ookala, Hawaii. At a young age, sent to Japan to live with grandfather and begin ministry training, but returned to the U.S. just before the onset of World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father, a prominent Buddhist minister, was picked up and arrested by the FBI. ...
George S. Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-2)
vh George S. Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-2)
Nisei male. Born March 1, 1915, in Los Angeles, California. Spent prewar childhood in Long Beach, California, but attended grade school and junior high in Japan. Returned to the United States to attend high school. In 1941, was drafted into the U.S. army and sent to Camp Roberts, San Luis Obispo, California for basic training. Was ...
Attached answers to affidavit questions (ddr-csujad-12-27)
doc Attached answers to affidavit questions (ddr-csujad-12-27)
This item contains the more in-depth answers to questions on the affidavit that Tsugitada Kanamori submitted. In these extended answers to questions about Kanamori's repatriation to Japan and his refusal to pledge allegiance to the United States, he discusses his fear of violence and desire to keep his family together which resulted in his answering of ...
Information Digest No. 56 (ddr-densho-156-414)
doc Information Digest No. 56 (ddr-densho-156-414)
Section titles: "Dies Committee Summons Ray Best"; "Appeal Board Planned for Tule Lake Segregants"; "Rohwer Schools Buy Three Jeeps"; "Seven Nisei Girls Inducted in WAC"; "California State Board of Agriculture Resolution"; "Clearance Review Committee Enlarged"; "Denver Administrative Management Meeting"; "Community Councils Taking Active Part in Relocation Program"; "Relocation 'Team' Available to All Centers"; "Community Councils Taking ...
Letter from Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief of Internal Security, to R. B. Cozzens, Field Assistant Director, War Relocation Authority, November 22, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-90)
doc Letter from Willard E. Schmidt, National Chief of Internal Security, to R. B. Cozzens, Field Assistant Director, War Relocation Authority, November 22, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-90)
Contains recommendations for future planning and functions of the Internal Security Section of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, including for a segregation area for "bachelor Kibei and recalcitrants" and detailing needs for personnel, equipment, and security procedures; letter calls for the camp to be considered "maximum type" given that it has become more of an isolation ...
Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 12 (ddr-densho-121-17)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 12 (ddr-densho-121-17)
Selected article titles: "Charge Wounded Nisei Treated Like POWs" (p. 1), "JACL Protests Treatment of Nisei Wounded on Ship" (p. 1), "Tule Lake, Last of Centers, Closed by Relocation Agency" (p. 1), "Clark Reveals Santa Fe Camp Will Be Closed" (p. 1), "California Personnel Board Expected to Drop Charges Against Japanese Americans" (p. 2), "Report 7100 ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 8 (February 25, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-8)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 8 (February 25, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-8)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Citizenship Rights Upheld By Court. Federal Appellate Court Affirms Decision of Lower Tribunal in Test Suit of Native Sons Group" (p. 1), "Registration of Adult Evacuees Nears Completion" (p. 1), 'Stiff Prison Sentences Given Men Who Attacked JACL Head" (p. 1), "Meatless Tuesdays, Fridays to Be Observed At Topaz Center" (p. 1), ...

Narrator Betty Fumiye Ito

Nisei female. Born April 29, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, and spent childhood in Medina and Bellevue, Washington. While in high school was a member of the Bellevue Strawberry Festival's Queen's Court. In 1939 married Kenji Ito, a prominent Japanese American lawyer who practiced in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, recounts her experiences as her ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 16 (October 23, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-41)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 16 (October 23, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-41)
Selected article titles: "Japanese Americans Should Have Fair Trial, Pearl Buck Tells California Senate Group. Noted Author Declares Exclusion Laws Against Asiatics Primary Cause of Present War; Danger of Real Race War Told Committee" (p. 1), "West Coast Fair Play Group Surveys Washington Opinion On Japanese Americans. Mrs. Ruth Kingman Declares Pacific Coast Committee Interested in ...
Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
Nisei female. Born May 10, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the small town of Brooks, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Prior to World War II, became a nurse, married, and had a child. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and worked ...
Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section: holiday edition (ddr-csujad-26-46)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "An editorial" by Howard M. Imazeki; "Her name is woman" by Riley O'Suga; "Christmas tree" by Shuji Kimura; "Six old bachelors" by Miyoko Takagi; "Looking back" by Eugene Okada; "Great American tragedy" by Tsuyoshi Nakamura; "Pure hell" by Yukio ...
Frank Miyamoto Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-145)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview IV (ddr-densho-1000-145)
Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 21 (November 27, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-46)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 21 (November 27, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-46)
Selected article titles: "WRA Has No Right to Intern Nisei Citizens, Says Biddle. Attorney General Criticizes Wartime Treatment Accorded Japanese American Group. Relocation Camps Not Designed as Internment Centers, But as Refuge; Upholds Loyalty of Minority; Backs WRA Program of Resettlement" (p. 1), "War Department Reveals List Of Japanese Americans Hurt, Presumably on Italian Front" (p. ...
Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
vh Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
Nisei male. Born February 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. At age ten, was sent to Japan to live and attend school. Returned to Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred ...
Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
vh Betty Fumiye Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-189)
Nisei female. Born April 29, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, and spent childhood in Medina and Bellevue, Washington. While in high school was a member of the Bellevue Strawberry Festival's Queen's Court. In 1939 married Kenji Ito, a prominent Japanese American lawyer who practiced in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, recounts her experiences as her ...
Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 11 (ddr-csujad-26-51)
doc Tulean dispatch magazine section, vol. 1, no. 11 (ddr-csujad-26-51)
Monthly publication at Tule Lake incarceration camp including stories, poems, commentary and creative writing. Current issue includes: "Does it pay to stay here?" by Reverend Shigeo Tanabe; "Relocation" by Minoru Kimura; "Nisei personality adjustment: Nisei need to find their perspectives through self-analysis. A valuable article for all evacuees especially resettlers" by James Sakoda; "Gloom" by Buster ...

Narrator Harry Ueno

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1907, in Pauilo, Hawaii. Lived in Japan from 1915 to 1923, and settled on the mainland upon his return to the United States. Was married in 1930, and was removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. While in Manzanar, organized the Mess Hall Workers Union. ...
George Katagiri Interview (ddr-one-7-24)
vh George Katagiri Interview (ddr-one-7-24)
Nisei male. Born 1926 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a small grocery store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, was drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Eventually returned ...
Tokio Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1000-432)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview (ddr-densho-1000-432)
Kibei male. Born 1922 in Hawaii. Moved with family to Hiroshima at age three, then returned to the Fresno area of the U.S. for high school. During World War II, was sent to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. While at Jerome, refused to answer the so-called "loyalty questions" and was ...
Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
vh Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
Kibei female. Born October 5, 1910, in San Francisco, California. At age three, sent to live with grandfather and receive education in Fukuoka, Japan. After high school, temporarily moved to Tokyo and assisted family-owned business. In 1929, returned to U.S. to join parents in Sacramento. After arranged marriage to Mr. Tadao Sakita, moved to Los Angeles, ...
Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
vh Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
Nisei male. Born April 14, 1907, in Pauilo, Hawaii. Lived in Japan from 1915 to 1923, and settled on the mainland upon his return to the United States. Was married in 1930, and was removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. While in Manzanar, organized the Mess Hall Workers Union. ...
Memo from Harry L. Black, Assistant Project Director, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Police, re: disorders in Block #54, June 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-83)
doc Memo from Harry L. Black, Assistant Project Director, to Willard E. Schmidt, Chief of Police, re: disorders in Block #54, June 2, 1944 (ddr-csujad-2-83)
Discusses imprisonment in the stockade of 12 incarcerees and tension concerning the Japanese Language Schools and the schools in the camps, detailing what it terms "terrorist tactics" on the part of the Japanese Language School's proponents and concluding that the Project Director is justified in using the stockade for disciplinary purposes. The document also includes the ...
Frank Miyamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1002-1)
vh Frank Miyamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1002-1)
Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement ...
Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-5)
vh Jim Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-5)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-71)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Sep 13, 1943. In place of postage, “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in the upper right corner. Along the top “9/20-43” is written in red pencil. Inside the envelope is a letter dated Sept 12, 1943. ...
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