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Notes for didactic novel
doc Notes for didactic novel "Johnny Obata" (ddr-densho-468-76)
Sketches of ideas for novel involving Johnny Obata character from ddr-densho-468-75. Author comments on his relationship to Nisei group and expresses concern for Nisei individuals (but not the group as a whole).
Short story:
doc Short story: "Heavy fog rolled in from the Pacific" (ddr-densho-468-75)
Assignment for English 211, Section II. Part 1 ("Hope") is set in 1941 and follows a Japanese American who moved to Yokohama in 1939 and returned to the US disillusioned two years later. The main character, Johnny Obata, then faces anti-Japanese racism and unemployment. Part two ("Faith") follows Johnny's experiences following Pearl Harbor. In Part 3 …
Short story:
doc Short story: "At the sound of the chimes" (ddr-densho-468-8)
Handwritten draft on stationery from The Japan-California Daily News
Story notes and two poems (ddr-densho-468-15)
doc Story notes and two poems (ddr-densho-468-15)
Three notecards on one sheet. The first card has story notes describing the relationship between three characters. The second and third cards have an unfinished draft of a sonnet.
Short story draft [incomplete]:
doc Short story draft [incomplete]: "Coward's Pay" (ddr-densho-468-64)
Typed draft, two versions. First version is less than one sentence. Second version is one incomplete paragraph. Handwritten story sketch on second page.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 1: New Year Edition (January 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-46)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 1: New Year Edition (January 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-46)
Selected article titles: "WRA Reiterates Leave Eligibility of Evacuees" (p. 3), "Soldier's Kin to Receive Priority" (p. 4), and "Torment: A Pre-Evacuation Story" (p. 12).
Short story:
doc Short story: "Homecoming" (ddr-densho-468-72)
Typed draft with notes. Assignment for English 212. Story is missing pages 2-3.
Story ideas (ddr-densho-468-18)
doc Story ideas (ddr-densho-468-18)
Three notecards with story ideas. 1. "Like reaching for the moon"; 2. two plot sketches; 3. Title "Some of my best friends are racists"