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North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 25 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-27)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 25 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-27)
Selected article titles: "Election Friday. 2,502 Voters to Cast Ballots" (p. 1), "Property Registration. Evacuees Must Register Property" (p. 1), "No Permits to Get Baggage" (p. 1), "Job of Constructing" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 22 (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-16)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 22 (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-16)
Selected article titles: "Bulletin Embracing Regulations Received. Rules to go Into Effect When Manager Announces" (p. 1), "Asai Leaves to Rejoin Husband" (p. 1), "Special Clinic Now Being Conducted" (p. 1), "Education Department Opens Office" (p. 1), "400 Youths Immunized Yesterday" (p. 1), "70 Garments Turned Over to Red Cross" (p. 3), "260 Attend Waitresses' Weiner …
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 15 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-11)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 15 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-11)
Selected article titles: "Bican Succeed Sandquist. Leaves for San Francisco" (p. 1), "300 Enroll for Social Dance Class" (p. 1), "Cakes Baked for Fourth" (p. 1), "Large Throng Attends First Aid Dance" (p. 3), "2500 Books Issued" (p. 3), "Food Inspectors Visits Assembly Center" (p. 4).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 24 (August 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-18)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 24 (August 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-18)
Selected article titles: "Puyallup Leaves for Eden, Idaho" (p. 1), "Candidates May Soon File for Positions. Panel of 21 to be Elected" (p. 1), "600 Families Served by Welfare Dept." (p. 1), "Beauty Parlor Now Opened" (p. 3).
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 2 (August 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-28)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. II No. 2 (August 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-28)
Selected article titles: "Extra! We're Going to Wyoming & Idaho. Washington-Wyoming. Oregon-Idaho" (p. 1).
Letter to Robert
doc Letter to Robert "Bobby" Sandquist from Emil Sandquist (ddr-densho-452-2)
The letter is from Emil Sandquist containing well wishes to his son Robert "Bobby" Sandquist. Emil tells Bobby to take care of his mom and wishes Bobby could play with the Japanese boys at the Portland Assembly Center. The letter is written in English and translated into Japanese by Reverend Francis M. Hayashi.
Free the Prisoner board game and instructions (ddr-densho-452-1)
img Free the Prisoner board game and instructions (ddr-densho-452-1)
Game was crafted in the Portland Assembly Center for the camp director's son, Robert "Bobby" Sandquist. The "Father" piece is missing from the game.
Mass removal instructions document from page of scrapbook (ddr-densho-72-40)
doc Mass removal instructions document from page of scrapbook (ddr-densho-72-40)
Mass removal instructions by the Portland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. From page of "Scrapbook: 1943-45."
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 George Kida to mother Miyuki
doc Letter from George Kida to mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-25)
Letter and envelope to Miyuki "Kay" Kida from George Kida. Describes work opportunities, conditions in the camp and surrounding area. Kenjiro is picking up potatoes and George is pitching bundles. Mentions someone named Satoshi (who he mentioned having bought a checker board with in a previous letter) who he is becoming friends with. Mentions having received …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-17)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family) on June 16, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt asks after the family's well being after they had been vaccinated. Also tells of visits from several friends, including George Clark, Mr. Johnson, and Mrs. Crogman, who expressed her appreciation of having the Kidas' car to use. …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-22)
Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida, dated July 6, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt writes that she wishes she could be there with Kay as she is alone at the Portland Assembly Center since her husband Kenjiro and son George have left for temporary work leave in Eastern Oregon. Sarah "Sade" Pyatt tells Kay about …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-18)
Envelope from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt addressed to George Kida. Letter is from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family) on June 23, 1942. Tells the Kida family that friend and neighbor James Albert "Al" Johnson tried to visit them but was not allowed in. Mrs. Pyatt asks Kay if she needs any more …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-19)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated June 30, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt offers to send some of her pension check of $40 to the Kida's. Asks if the Kidas need more bedding. She also asks how the situation (the war/internment) looks to the Kidas and tries to offer them …
Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki
doc Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-132)
Envelope is addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked August 3, 1942 from Nyssa, Oregon. Presumably from George Kida.
Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-20)
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama. The envelope is postmarked Jul 21, 1942, and in red pencil below the postmark is the date 7/25/42. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" …
Letter from Miriam Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-211)
doc Letter from Miriam Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-211)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Miriam Koyama, daughter of Teru and Keizaburo Koyama, to Edward J. Ennis, Director Enemy Alien Control Unit. Miriam writes about her family and how much she misses her father. She mentions that she spent her 9th birthday in the Portland Assembly Center and her 10th at Minidoka. Due to …
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Lois Sato (ddr-one-5-18)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from Lois Sato at the Portland Assembely Center. Postmarked Jul 9, 1942. On the left side of the front of the postcard is a red Censored stamp with an unknown signature. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten message from Lois Sato. She writes about …
Envelope to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-26)
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked August 31, 1942. Below the postmark "Sept 3-" is written in blue ink. On the left side of the envelope …
Envelope to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-17)
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston. Sender information written in the upper left corner as "Mrs. Kei Koyama/No 16109 sec. 3-D-10/Japanese Assembly Center/N. Portland, Oregon." Postmarked June 23, 1942. Two additional dates handwritten below the postmark: "June 23-42" and "June …
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-19)
Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, in the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked Jul 13, 1942. In red pencil “7/16-42” is written just below the postmark. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "CENSORED" stamp with unknown initials below the stamp in …
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