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An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …
Japanese American man in front of statue (ddr-densho-26-192)
img Japanese American man in front of statue (ddr-densho-26-192)
Japanese American man standing in front of the Fountain of Time statue. Written on the back is "Fountain of Time" in English and a Japanese caption. Fountain of Time was completed in 1920 and dedicated in 1922. Located in Washington Park in Chicago.
Freight bill (ddr-csujad-55-2403)
doc Freight bill (ddr-csujad-55-2403)
Freight bill for George Hideo Nakamura covering goods shipped from Terre Haute, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2509
Letter from Elmer L. Shirrell, Relocation Supervisor, to George Hideo Nakamura, December 22, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2394)
doc Letter from Elmer L. Shirrell, Relocation Supervisor, to George Hideo Nakamura, December 22, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-2394)
Letter from Elmer L. Shirrell to George Hideo Nakamura regarding the form, "Request for Transportation of Property" Form WRA 156. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2500
Memo from War Relocation Authority to center residents and WRA staff, March 31, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1679)
doc Memo from War Relocation Authority to center residents and WRA staff, March 31, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1679)
Memorandum of understanding from the War Relocation Authority to Center Residents and WRA Staff regarding relocation assistance from social agencies to support "resettlement" in areas of the mid-western United States. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1681
Request for transportation of property, WRA-156, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2393)
doc Request for transportation of property, WRA-156, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2393)
Form requesting the transportation of property for George Hideo Nakamura from Marysville, California to Chicago, Illinois. Includes list of personal property and description of individual pieces. Form WRA 156. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2499
Freight bill (ddr-csujad-55-2391)
doc Freight bill (ddr-csujad-55-2391)
Freight bill for George Hideo Nakamura covering goods shipped from Sacramento, California to Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2497
Uniform straight bill of lading (ddr-csujad-55-2388)
doc Uniform straight bill of lading (ddr-csujad-55-2388)
Bill of lading for the personal property shipment of George Hideo Nakamura to Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2494
Ishii family standing next to a white wooden staircase (ddr-csujad-50-5)
img Ishii family standing next to a white wooden staircase (ddr-csujad-50-5)
The Ishii family standing next to an outdoor wooden staircase that has been painted white. (L-R) Frank, Hisa, Kiyo, Frances See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: hslb_ish_0005
Evacuee property report (ddr-csujad-55-2401)
doc Evacuee property report (ddr-csujad-55-2401)
Receiving record for the personal property of George and Dorothy Nakamura. Covers items transported from Marysville, California to Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2507
Government bill of lading memorandum copy, Standard form no. 1103a, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2430)
doc Government bill of lading memorandum copy, Standard form no. 1103a, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2430)
Government bill of lading form for George Hideo Nakamura for transport of his personal property from Sacramento, California to Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2536
Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to S. Okine. September 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-162)
doc Western Union telegraph from Masao Okine to S. Okine. September 26, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-162)
A Western Union telegram from Masao Okine to his father Seiichi Okine in Whittier, California. It notifies of Masao's arrival at San Francisco from Japan where he has been stationed as a Nisei soldier and his next destination, Chicago, where his wife, Ayame, resides. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
doc Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
Contains two letters from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes two separate letters to the Okines and encloses into one envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_68_001-003
Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to [Seiishi and Tomeyo Okine], May 21, [1946], [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-184)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes about Mrs. Yamasaki who she has run into at an event hosted by the Chicago Buddhist Church. Mrs. Yamasaki appears to be a former incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-209)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, September 14, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-209)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomeyo Okine. She hopes to visit California to see Tomeyo again and also to move to California. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope read: Arrived on September 3, replied on 24 [in Japanese]. See this object in the California State …
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, December 13, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-112)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, December 13, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-112)
Ayame Okine writes from Bartlett, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. She states that she is glad to hear that they have returned to California safely and would be able to spend winter holidays at home. She also describes the Japanese community in Chicago, making mochi for new year's day. The …
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mrs. and Mrs. Okine, February 13, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-128)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mrs. and Mrs. Okine, February 13, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-128)
A letter from Ayame Okine to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Ayame. She writes about her husband, Masao Okine, who is stationed in Tokyo, as well as her job in Chicago. Her job requires the use of a sewing machine and she meets one of her old friends, Sakie Sakaeda, at work. She hears about other …
Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, September 7, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-88)
doc Letter from Masao Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, September 7, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-88)
A letter from Masao Okine in Fort Snelling, Minnesota to his parents, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine, in the Rohwer incarceration camps. Masao writes about Military Intelligence Service Language School in Fort Snelling and informs that he is finishing the language training in February 2, 1946. He also talks about his trip to Chicago, visiting their relatives …
Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. It is probably taken in Chicago, Illinois, 1944. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_009
Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 22, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-173)
doc Letter from [Ayame] May Okine to Mr. Makoto Okine, October 22, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-173)
A letter from Ayame May Okine in Chicago to her brother-in-law, Makoto Okine in Whittier, California. She expresses her delight about her husband's returning home from Japan and updates on their lives including traveling to New York and visiting her sister in New Jersey. She also expresses that she is awaiting for the day when Masao …
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-137)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, March 6, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-137)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, she describes her new job, making women's leather purses. She packs merchandise into boxes for shipping, earning 65 cents per hour. At work, there are only 12 Japanese workers and other workers are all African …
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomoye Okine. She thanks Tomeyo for the gift pertaining to the birth and giving a name, "Masaye." Jeanne Masaye Okine is a newly born granddaughter to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The envelope is stamped with "Received unsealed Chicago, ILL M.D. no. 25." See …
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. S. Okine, September 2, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-158)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She congratulates on Makoto Okine's returning home from Europe. She also writes about her next plan moving back to California with her husband, Masao, once he returns from Japan to Chicago. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
doc Letter from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, January 15, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-120)
A letter from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois, to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. In the letter, Ayame describes her job in Chicago. She assists in making cameras and helps to light tobaccos. Her work starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM, including a 20-minute break two times. She earns …
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