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Petition (ddr-one-3-11)
doc Petition (ddr-one-3-11)
Typed petition asking for an exemption from Executive Order 9066 on behalf of Kenjiro, Kay, and George Kida living in White Salmon, Washington. Signed by 67 members of the White Salmon community.
Miyuki
img Miyuki "Kay" Kida in her home (ddr-one-3-118)
Color photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida standing next to piece of furniture in her home in White Salmon, Washington.
Miyuki
img Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-100)
Color polaroid photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida in front of the Kidas' home in Pucker Huddle in White Salmon, Washington.
George and Miyuki
img George and Miyuki "Kay" Kida in fornt of their home (ddr-one-3-122)
Color photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida and George Kida standing next to their home in Pucker Huddle in White Salmon, Washington.
Christmas card from the Parriotts to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-62)
doc Christmas card from the Parriotts to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-62)
Christmas card to the Kidas from the Parriotts (likely Bert and Mattie Parriott). Envelope is postmarked White Salmon, Washington, December 26, 1943.
Miyuki
img Miyuki "Kay" Kida in front of her home (ddr-one-3-121)
Color photograph of Miyuki "Kay" Kida and a relative visiting from Japan standing in front of her home in Pucker Huddle in White Salmon, Washington.
Family in front of house (ddr-one-3-86)
img Family in front of house (ddr-one-3-86)
Color polaroid photograph of George Kida's family visiting from Japan standing in front of the Kidas' house on Pucker Huddle Road in White Salmon, Washington. Top left corner is damaged.
Kenjiro Kida's diary (ddr-one-3-123)
doc Kenjiro Kida's diary (ddr-one-3-123)
Bound diary with gray cover. The year on the front cover is based on the Japanese imperial calendar and says Meiji 43 (1910). Written in by Kenjiro Kida while working for George Pyatt. He wrote in it in both Japanese and English. Contents of diary about weather and daily life working for George Pyatt in White ...
Woman in kimono (ddr-one-3-101)
img Woman in kimono (ddr-one-3-101)
Color photograph of a young Japanese woman in a red silk kimono. On the back is written "My wife, Kumiko" and the kanji for her name. The envelope is from Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon, Washington, and is addressed to Mitsuko Combs. Bob McCoy's phone number is also written on the envelope in he upper ...
Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
Collection Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
This collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, photographic prints, news clippings, and other materials related to a Japanese American family from White Salmon, Washington. These historical records trace a journey that included hurdles of federal and state laws, war and incarceration, exile and resettlement. Significantly, the collection includes firsthand accounts of the Portland Assembly Center ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-20)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated June 30, 1942. Notes that the Kidas had written Ethel saying they were going to Eastern Oregon the next week. Also notes that the Krogmens visited the Kidas (likely in Portland). Asks if Al has visited.
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kida family (ddr-one-3-69)
Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay, George and Kida (Kenjiro Kida) dated February 6, 1944. Al writes that Mrs. Sidney Miller and Sadie McCoy wanted to get Sarah "Sade" Pyatt out of the hospital and send her to live with the Kida family in Eastern Oregon. Al told them that George was going into ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-64)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated January 1, 1944. Al had returned home from visiting the Kida family. Asks what he owes Kay for the produce and food she had given him. Deputy Walker had taken Mrs. Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to the Eastern Washington Hospital at ...
Envelope from Sarah
doc Envelope from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-37)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt. Postmarked January 25, 1943.
Christmas card (ddr-one-3-2)
doc Christmas card (ddr-one-3-2)
Christmas card and envelope from Vickie Waldron and Victoria McCoy. Addressed to Aunt Sarah "Sade" Pyatt.
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-71)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated February 9, 1944. Reassures Kay that George will not be drafted if he is "a little lame" when he visits the doctor. Advises Kay to go ahead with George's plan for early potatoes and perhaps late potatoes too. Sympathizes with ...
Christmas card and letter from Opal Yarnell to Kida family (ddr-one-3-60)
doc Christmas card and letter from Opal Yarnell to Kida family (ddr-one-3-60)
Envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. K. Kida and son in Nyssa, Oregon. Christmas card from Opal Yarnell to the Kida family dated December 16, 1943. Says she is afraid that Mrs. Pyatt doesn't have long to live. Hopes the war will end. Talks about her son Bucky in the navy and the places he has ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-21)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated July 1, 1942. Asks what the work is like (in Eastern Oregon), or if they have to work at all. Warns George against working too hard in the heat for fear of sunstroke. Writes of general news around White Salmon, such as ...
Letter from Don Comer to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-68)
doc Letter from Don Comer to the Kida family (ddr-one-3-68)
Letter from Don Comer to George Kida and family, dated January 19, 1944. Writes of news of his farm and of the Kidas' livestock. Mr. Comer was once taking care of the Kidas' cows, but he gave them to James Albert "Al" Johnson the previous winter (he didn't know if Al had told the Kidas that ...
Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A.
doc Letter requesting exemption addressed to Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt from J.A. "Al" Johnson (ddr-one-3-12)
Copy of a letter sent to Lieutenant General J. L. DeWitt by J. A. "Al" Johnson. Asks for an exemption for the Kida family from Executive Order 9066 and attests to their loyalty to the United States.
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida (ddr-one-3-39)
Letter and envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, from James Albert "Al" Johnson. Letter dated February 23, 1943, envelope postmarked February 25, 1943. James Albert "Al" Johnson brought a letter from George to a banker (Mr. Barton) in regards to the possibility of a loan for George. He believes that the loan is a ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-28)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) in Nyssa, Oregon, dated October 30, 1942. Writes that she hopes the war will be over soon. Describes the comings and goings of people in White Salmon, including Vickie (who takes care of Mrs. Pyatt), Mrs. Boyd, and Donnie Miller. Asks what Kenjiro and ...
Letters from James Albert
doc Letters from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay and George Kida (ddr-one-3-74)
Envelope addressed to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Contains a letter to George Kida and a letter to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from James Albert "Al" Johnson dated January 11, 1945. He wants George to come back to White Salmon to take over their land now that loyal Japanese are allowed to return to the West Coast. ...
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida (ddr-one-3-56)
Letter and envelope from James Albert "Al" Johnson to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 5, 1943. Tells George that he should rent a place for themselves. Offers to let George rent the place in his name. Says that the Kidas' cows are not in as good condition as they had been in the fall. ...
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-52)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) to her "children" (the Kida family) dated November 20, 1943. She wrote that James Albert "Al" Johnson came to visit her and said Kay was worried about her. Her health is still quite fragile.
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