Railroads

When the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act ended the immigration of workers from China, railroad companies turned to the Japanese to fill the void. Labor contracting companies such as Furuya and Tobo recruited workers for the Northern Pacific and Great Northern railways. Issei (Japanese immigrant) men were primarily manual laborers, working ten-hour days laying tracks.

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Queen Anne and Seattle Railway yard (ddr-densho-26-226)
img Queen Anne and Seattle Railway yard (ddr-densho-26-226)
Written on back "West Q. Anne and Kinnear Park and Wheeler Bridge City Dry dumping site and G. N. Ry. Yard from my houee [sic], Looking East. July - 24 1948"
[Newspaper clipping titled:] Loomis votes to support railroad mining workers (ddr-csujad-55-2006)
doc [Newspaper clipping titled:] Loomis votes to support railroad mining workers (ddr-csujad-55-2006)
Newspaper clipping published in "Rafu shimpo" [Rafu shinpo] regarding a resolution passed by the Loomis Town Council to extend coverage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 to cover railroad and mining workers who were previously denied restitution. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2109
[Newspaper clipping titled:] My family's wartime experience (ddr-csujad-55-2008)
doc [Newspaper clipping titled:] My family's wartime experience (ddr-csujad-55-2008)
Commentary published in "Nichi Bei times" regarding Otani's reflections on her experience during World War II and her father's experience being fired from his job as a railroad worker. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2111
[Newspaper clipping titled:] Loomis supports redress for fired railroad workers (ddr-csujad-55-2007)
doc [Newspaper clipping titled:] Loomis supports redress for fired railroad workers (ddr-csujad-55-2007)
Newspaper clipping published in "Nichi Bei times" regarding a resolution passed by the Loomis town council to extend coverage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 to cover railroad and mining workers who were previously denied restitution. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2110
Northern Pacific Railway Company offer of employment (ddr-csujad-55-899)
doc Northern Pacific Railway Company offer of employment (ddr-csujad-55-899)
Offer of employment from the Northern Pacific Railway Company for Shoji Nagumo as a gang track laborer. Covers wages, housing, transportation, and other benefits. Includes Japanese handwritten notes. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0901
Letter from Crickett Strock, Town Clerk, Town of Loomis, to Ida Otani, August 21, 1997 (ddr-csujad-55-2004)
doc Letter from Crickett Strock, Town Clerk, Town of Loomis, to Ida Otani, August 21, 1997 (ddr-csujad-55-2004)
Correspondence from Crickett Strock to Ida Otani regarding a resolution by the Loomis Town Council to extend the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2107
Union Pacific Railroad Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-251)
img Union Pacific Railroad Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-251)
Photograph number SP-5208 of a private road. Note on the back side reads: Private Road of the Union Pacific R. R. Co. [Railroad Company], immediately adjacent the southerly side of Cerritos Channel looking westerly. In foreground showing portion of background of photograph SP-5207. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Union Pacific Rail Road Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-246)
img Union Pacific Rail Road Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-246)
Photograph number SP-5198 of a private road. Note on the back side reads: Private Road of the Union Pacific R.R. Co. [Railroad Company], immediately adjacent the southerly side of Cerritos Channel looking westerly. In foreground showing portion of background of photograph SP-5197. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ter_04_041_001
Union Pacific Rail Road Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-252)
img Union Pacific Rail Road Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-252)
Photograph number SP-5210 of a private road. Note on the back side reads: Private Road of the Union Pacific R. R. Co.[Railroad Company], immediately adjacent the southerly side of Cerritos Channel looking westerly. In foreground showing portion of background of photograph SP-5209. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ter_04_053_001
Union Pacific Rail Road Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-248)
img Union Pacific Rail Road Company private road (ddr-csujad-43-248)
Photograph number SP-5205 of a private road. Note on the back side reads: Private Road of the Union Pacific R. R. Co. [Railroad Company], immediately adjacent the southerly side of Cerritos Channel looking westerly. In foreground showing portion of background of photograph SP-5204. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Resolution (Loomis, California), no. 97 (ddr-csujad-55-2005)
doc Resolution (Loomis, California), no. 97 (ddr-csujad-55-2005)
Resolution passed by the Town of Loomis and signed by Mayor Gary Gade regarding support for extension of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 to cover Japanese American railroad and mining workers who were previously denied restitution. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2108
Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
doc Akira Yokomi (ddr-csujad-8-85)
Oral history interview with Akira Yokomi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Yokomi, Akira
Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
doc Mr. and Mrs. Masao Nakata (ddr-csujad-8-51)
Oral history interview with Masao and Haruye [Harue] Nakata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nakata, Mr and Mrs Masao
Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
doc Judge Mikio Uchiyama (ddr-csujad-8-78)
Oral history interview with Judge Mikio Uchiyama. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Uchiyama, Judge Miko
Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
doc Tadashi Kanemoto interview (ddr-csujad-6-11)
Oral history interview with Tadashi Kanemoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_KANEMOTO_TADASHI
George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
doc George and Jean Abe interview (ddr-csujad-6-1)
Oral history interview with George and Jean Abe. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_ABE_GEORGE_AND_JEAN
Kiichi Tange interview (ddr-csujad-6-30)
doc Kiichi Tange interview (ddr-csujad-6-30)
Oral history interview with Kiichi Tange. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANGE_KIICHI
Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
doc Dr. Frank Nishio interview (ddr-csujad-6-26)
Oral history interview with Dr. Frank Nishio. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_NISHIO_FRANK
Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
doc Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshito Takahashi (ddr-csujad-8-72)
Oral history interview with Dr. Mae Takahashi and Mr. Yoshio Takahashi. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Takahashi, Dr Mae and Mr Yoshito
Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
doc Harley Mitsugi Nakamura (ddr-csujad-8-50)
Oral history interview with Harley Mitsugi Nakamura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nakamura, Harley Mitsugi
Naomi Tagawa (ddr-csujad-8-69)
doc Naomi Tagawa (ddr-csujad-8-69)
Oral history interview with Naomi Tagawa. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tagawa, Naomi
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 5, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-78)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, September 5, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-78)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which she writes about doing research for the Yoshida railroad workers case. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_004
Clipping titled Exposed: America's World War II concentration camps (ddr-csujad-24-124)
doc Clipping titled Exposed: America's World War II concentration camps (ddr-csujad-24-124)
An article published in Mount Holyoke Alumnae quarterly, Fall 1997. A profile of Michi Wegyln that details her writing of the book "Years of Infamy" as well as her efforts to try to get redress for Japanese American railroad workers who were fired during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
doc Letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn, April 26, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-135)
A letter from Ida Otani to Michi Weglyn about the firing of Japanese American railroad workers during World War II. Otani describes the hardships her family went through after her father was fired by Western Pacific Railroad and the family was forced to vacate their home because it was on railroad property. See this object in …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, August 27, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-75)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, August 27, 1997 (ddr-csujad-24-75)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which Weglyn writes about the death of her husband Walter and thanks Chin for his support. Weglyn also writes about her support for railroad and mine workers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_06_001
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