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Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-29)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-29)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Five photographs are pasted on the page. The photographs appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. A photograph of a family includes Japanese men in suits, a Japanese woman in western dress, and children. Also include photographs of Japanese children: a portrait of boys ...
An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe (ddr-csujad-29-12)
av An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe (ddr-csujad-29-12)
Nisei district manager of an educational corporation discusses samurai ancestry; childhood on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and makeup of Bainbridge Japanese community; incarceration at the Manzanar camp, California, including circumstances as to why Bainbridge Islanders were transferred to the Minidoka camp in Idaho; wartime resettlement to Chicago; and postwar years in California, with particular attention to discriminatory ...

Narrator Pramila Jayapal

Born September 21, 1965 in Madras, India. Attended the Jakarta International School in Indonesia before moving to the United States to attend college at Georgetown University. Worked as an investment banker in New York City as well as in the management development program for Physio-Control. Currently, Pramila is the founder and Executive Director of Hate Free ...
Dale Minami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-141)
vh Dale Minami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-141)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the ...
Letter written on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-112)
doc Letter written on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-112)
Photocopy of a declassified letter written to Dr. William G. Everson, President of Linnfield College in McMinneville, Oregon and Chairman of the Alien Enemy Hearing Board by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. This is the first page of a four page letter. They are writing in response to a letter by Mrs. Alice Nichols of Seattle, ...
Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1004-11)
vh Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1004-11)
Kibei male. Born November 9, 1919, in Thomas, Washington. Went to Japan at age twelve, attended school, and returned to the U.S. as a high school student. Enlisted in the army just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was eventually recruited for the Military Intelligence Service. Selected as one of fourteen Japanese Americans to ...
Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-41)
vh Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-41)
Kibei male. Born November 9, 1919, in Thomas, Washington. Went to Japan at age twelve, attended school, and returned to the U.S. as a high school student. Enlisted in the army just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was eventually recruited for the Military Intelligence Service. Selected as one of fourteen Japanese Americans to ...
Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 5 (ddr-densho-121-12)
doc Pacific Citizen Vol. 22 No. 5 (ddr-densho-121-12)
Selected article titles: "California Demands Federal Government Maintain Financial Responsibility for Evacuees" (p. 1), "Window Smashed in Penryn Store Opened by Nisei Ex-GI" (p. 1), "Deportation Cases Will Be Handled by International Institute" (p. 1), "Hearing on Thirty Deportation Cases Postponed, Says Wirin" (p. 1), "Nisei Specialists Worked Behind Lines in Japan" (p. 1), "The Alien ...
Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
vh Dale Minami Interview II (ddr-densho-1012-7)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the ...
Dale Minami Interview I (ddr-densho-1012-6)
vh Dale Minami Interview I (ddr-densho-1012-6)
Sansei male. Born in Los Angeles, California on October 13, 1946, and grew up in Gardena, California. Received B.A. in Political Science from University of Southern California, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. Received J.D., 1971, from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California. Mr. Minami was a co-founder of the ...
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, February 21, 1979 and February 22, 1979 (ddr-csujad-24-60)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, February 21, 1979 and February 22, 1979 (ddr-csujad-24-60)
Two letters from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin. In the first letter, dated February 21, 1979, Weglyn criticizes a piece of writing Chin sent to Weglyn and others for their feedback. Weglyn refers to the piece as Chin's "'Dear Senator Sam' letter." One of her primary criticisms is that Weglyn feels Chin is not hard enough ...
Newspaper clipping regarding Joseph Grew (ddr-njpa-1-473)
doc Newspaper clipping regarding Joseph Grew (ddr-njpa-1-473)
Caption on front [translation]: "Ambassador Grew Won't Come Back After Returning to the US? Personal Possessions Already Sent From Tokyo Last Fall. The President Believed to Be Already Looking for Successor. It has been reported that US ambassador to Japan Grew will return to the US for an important report to President Roosevelt at about the ...

Narrator Joe Yasutake

Nisei male. Born 1932 in Seattle, Washington. Father employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until separated from family on December 7, 1941 and interned as an enemy alien. Removed from Seattle with mother, sister and two brothers in 1942. Attended school (fifth through sixth grades) while incarcerated at Puyallup ...
George Koshi Interview (ddr-densho-1008-1)
vh George Koshi Interview (ddr-densho-1008-1)
Kibei male. Born June 16, 1911, in Greeley, Colorado. Raised in Denver, Colorado, until the age of five. Sent to Japan for schooling in 1917 and returned to the U.S. at the age of seventeen. Continued his education to eventually become the first Nikkei attorney in the state of Colorado. Drafted into the U.S. Army in ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 65, No. 25 (December 22-29, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-52)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 65, No. 25 (December 22-29, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-52)
Selected article titles: "Supreme Court and the Nisei: 'Equal Justice Under Law' nearer reality for Japanese Americans" (p. 1), "Individual choice in marriage not a concern for State" (p. 1), "Is Warren's legal philosophy of today a consequence of Evacuation?" (p. 1), "Takao Ozawa Case imbeds Issei to 'ineligible for citizenship' predicament" (p. 1), "'The Bill ...

Narrator Roger Shimomura

Roger Shimomura's paintings, prints, and theater pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America. The inspiration for many of his works are the diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother for fifty-six years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his graduate degree from Syracuse University, New York. Shimomura has had ...
Summer home (ddr-densho-9-8)
img Summer home (ddr-densho-9-8)
This is the summer home of Masajiro Furuya, a successful merchant and banker in the Pacific Northwest. Masajiro Furuya was born in Yamanishi Prefecture, Japan, in 1862 and made his fortune in Washington State as a banker, merchant, and labor contractor. Furuya, a tailor by trade, immigrated to Seattle in 1890 and eventually opened his own ...
Roger Shimomura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-142)
vh Roger Shimomura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-142)
Roger Shimomura's paintings, prints, and theater pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America. The inspiration for many of his works are the diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother for fifty-six years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his graduate degree from Syracuse University, New York.

Shimomura has had ...
Joe Yasutake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-136)
vh Joe Yasutake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-136)
Nisei male. Born 1932 in Seattle, Washington. Father employed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as interpreter for twenty years, until separated from family on December 7, 1941 and interned as an enemy alien. Removed from Seattle with mother, sister and two brothers in 1942. Attended school (fifth through sixth grades) while incarcerated at Puyallup ...
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