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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America

In the 1920s and 1930s, Nisei (second-generation) boys joined Boy Scout troops organized by public schools or community churches. Promoting "Americanism," government administrators condoned Boy Scout activities in the World War II concentration camps.

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Boy Scout Band (ddr-densho-287-149)
img Boy Scout Band (ddr-densho-287-149)
Photograph of the Minidoka Boy Scout Troop Marching Band and color gaurd. Written on the bottom is "'43" in black ink.
Girl Scouts troop 85 (ddr-densho-330-4)
img Girl Scouts troop 85 (ddr-densho-330-4)
Caption on slide says: 6/7/1938 Girl Scouts Troop 85 SR Letitia
Boy Scouts (ddr-one-1-91)
img Boy Scouts (ddr-one-1-91)
Black and white photographic negative of an unidentified boy scout troop at Obon Festival. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 18
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 18 "Sailing" (ddr-one-1-472)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 18 driving down W Burnside in front of a crowd gathered outside the Noon Bag Company building. On the side of the building is an advertisement for San Juan Slacks. The float is a large sailboat with six women riding inside, one is holding a pink ribbon. The sail …
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough (ddr-one-5-25)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama in Camp Livingston from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough in Portland. Postmarked Aug 31, 1942. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope was a newspaper clipping about Boy Scout Troop at the Portland Assembly Center. William Koyama's name …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
Select article titles: "15th Biennial Convention Set Aug. 22-25, 1958" (p. 1); "JACL's Anti-Nisei TV Film Project Eyed by U.S. Senator" (p. 1); "Hawaiian Nisei picked 'outstanding young farmer,' grew coffee on lava soil" (p. 1); "Anti-bias bill in redevelopment passes" (p. 1); "Civil rights bill due Senate action" (p. 1); "JACL representative on Boy Scout …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 12 (March 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 12 (March 22, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-12)
Select article titles: "Japan Actor to Visit Hollywood, Aided stranded Nisei during War" (p. 1); "Simplified form for renunciant now at I&NS" (p.1); "Purple Heart veteran steals ring; nets $10, but faces 15-yr. prison term" (p. 3); "Busy start for Monterey Peninsula CL, auxiliary and Boy Scouts calendared" (p. 5); "Permanent home for Korean tyke sought …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 11 (March 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 11 (March 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-11)
Select article titles: "An Address from JACL-LEC Legislative Strategy Chair"(p.1);"Asian Pacific Municipal Officials Caucus Holds Workshop on Black/Asian Relations"(p.1);"Sakura Grove Dedicated as Memorial to Walerga Assembly Center"(p.2); "70% Increase in Asian/Pacific People from 1980 to 1988 Due to Immigration"(p.3); "San Francisco's Boy Scout Troop 12, Among U.S.'s Oldest, Founded by Issei"(p.8).
Three Girl Scouts (ddr-densho-61-4)
img Three Girl Scouts (ddr-densho-61-4)
Three girls in Brownie uniforms. L to R: Natalie (Hayashida) Ong, Jane (Kitamoto) Akita, Susan (Hayashida) Fujita.
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from William Koyama (ddr-one-5-21)
The letter is written on thin paper and possibly missing pages, dated July 21, 1942. William writes to his father about his current classes, describing his Boy Scout troop and his changing weight. He asks after his father's health and the entertainment as his camp.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from William Koyama (ddr-one-5-64)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Santa Fe Detention Center from his son, William Koyama, at Minidoka. Envelope is postmarked August 3, 1943. In red pencil "8/10-43" is written above the receiver's information. The letter from William Koyama is yellowed and water-damaged. At the bottom of the letter is an "EXAMINED" stamp with unknown initals. …
Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-30)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, and daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama. Postmarked Sep 16, 1942. In red pencil “9/20-42” is written to the left of the postmark. In the lower left corner is a purple "Censored" stamp from Camp Livingston. Inside the envelope are two letters, one from …
Letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-38)
Letter dated Oct 5, 1942, to Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his daughter, Eva Koyama. In the letter Eva writes about life at Minidoka: Shin came to visit, school is starting soon, Mr. Mita's funeral, lunch, and Girl Scouts. Eva sends her regards to Dr. Tanaka and Mr. Ikeya.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-43)
The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Nov 12, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 14-42” is written on the left side of the envelope. On the back of the envelope is a large white sticker that says "EXAMINED BY/U.S.A. 219." The letter is dated …
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-40)
Slightly yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked October 19, 1942. Along the top 10-23-1942 is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope is a letter dated October 17, 1942. Teru writes about …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 08, (August 24, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 77, No. 08, (August 24, 1973) (ddr-pc-45-33)
Select article titles: "Inouye Copy in Nation's Press Continues to Score" (p.1); "Bob Hope Slips in 'Jap' Joke at Jamboree: Scout Chief Apologizes to Sansei" (p.1); "All WRA Camps Sites Should Be Posted as 'Historic Landmarks'" (p.3); "U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Chinese Student Case against School" (p.3); "Urban Redevelopment May Squeeze Life Out of …
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