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Envelope and three letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and three letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Koyama family (ddr-one-5-1)
White envelope addressed to Mr. Kei Koyama in Missoula, Montana, from the Koyama family in Portland. The envelope is postmarked December 31, 1941. A purple "CENSORED" stamp is on the front of the envelope. Inside the envelope are three letters from Kei's daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama; his son, William Koyama; and his wife, Teru Koyama. Miriam …
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-24)
Yellowed postcard address to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife Teru Koyama at the Portland Assembly Center. The postcard is postmarked August 31, 1942. On the left side of the postcard is a purple stamp that reads “Censored/Camp Livingston/Internment Camp/HARMON M. TURNER.” On the back side of the postcard, which is dated …
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-13)
Postcard addressed to Dr. Keizabruo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 15, 1942. Dated May 14, 1942. On the back Teru writes Kei asking if he needs more clothes, and that she had stored their belongs with Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough. She describes the food at …
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-11)
Front of one cent postcard is addressed to Dr. K. Koyama at Fort Sill from his daughter Eva Koyama at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 11, 1942. On the back of the postcard Eva writes about the family and first few days at the Portland Assembly Center. Dated May 7, 1942.
Letter from Mary Hedley to George Kida (ddr-one-3-31)
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to George Kida (ddr-one-3-31)
Letter and envelope from Mary Hedley to George Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, dated December 18, 1942. Writes that she wishes they had completed a land deal before because the property is in Mr. Arthur Hedley's name, who is critically ill and no longer lucid.
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family (ddr-one-3-45)
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family in Nyssa, Oregon, dated April 26, 1943. She writes that she received an Easter card from the Kida family. One of her friends (Bertha) had been seriously ill but recovered.
Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki
doc Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and George Kida (ddr-one-3-53)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon. Letter from Lizzie Clark to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and George Kida dated November 21, 1943. Mentions they are sorry to hear about Mrs. Pyatt's health. Wishes them a nice Thanksgiving. Hopes they will be able to return home soon. Additional letter sent in same envelope please see …
Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (ddr-one-3-54)
doc Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (ddr-one-3-54)
Letter from Geo Clark to Kida family (calls them Georgie, Ma, and Pa) dated November 21, 1943. Says they are working too hard. Asks after Mrs. Pyatt and says that it might be a while before they can get up to visit her in the hospital. Mrs. Pyatt's health is failing; he writes that she gets …
Letter from Bertha Wylder to Sarah
doc Letter from Bertha Wylder to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt (ddr-one-3-29)
Postcard to Sarah "Sade" Pyatt from Bertha Wylder. Asking after the Kida family, whom she has not heard from in a while. Mentions that food prices are high.
Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
doc Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
Letter and envelope to George Kida from Major E. A. Steuding, the acting Provost Marshal for the State of the Oregon, informing George that his request for more information about the date of evacuation and the possibility of re-settlement in his letter written on May 19, 1942 could not be could not be answered by the …
Letter from Bertha Wylder to Kida family (ddr-one-3-63)
doc Letter from Bertha Wylder to Kida family (ddr-one-3-63)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in Nyssa, Oregon, postmarked December 30, 1943. Letter from Bertha Wylder to Miyuki "Kay" Kida and family dated Wednesday. Mr. Hedley (Mary Hedley's husband) passed away. Bertha writes with news about the plans for the funeral and let them know she had bought flowers for Mr. Hedley in the Kidas' …
Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki
doc Letter from Mary Hedley to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-26)
Envelope addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center, letter from Mary Hedley to "friends" meaning Kida family. Three clippings from the newspaper covering food rationing, the possibility of fuel rationing, and the possibility of incarcerated Japanese Americans working in sugar beet fields and other crops in the inner-United States. The letter mentions that …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-309)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-309)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance in front of a small audience inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Obon dancers from left to right: Tom Shigeto Tamiyasu, and Arthur Ojiro “Art” Sasaki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) …
Northwest Buddhist Convention Banquet (ddr-one-1-417)
img Northwest Buddhist Convention Banquet (ddr-one-1-417)
Black and white photographic negative of guests at the Northwest Buddhist Convention banquet dinner in the basement of the Seattle Buddhist Church. A flag with the Wheel of Dharma is visible behind the head table. Sitting at table in foreground on left hand side from left to right: Harry Toshi, unidentified, Irene (Fujii) Mano, unidentified and …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-301)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-301)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers practicing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Third Obon dancer from the left is identified as Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okazaki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei …
Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-10)
img Sorelles Group Photo (ddr-one-1-10)
Original black and white photographic print of the Sorelles, a high school social group. Back Row (left to right): Elsie Okazaki, Anges (Inouye) Kitayama, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Atsuko “Alice” (Matsumoto) Ando, Nami (Miura) Koida, Kimi Wakabayashi, Grace Mieko (Muramatsu) Ouchida, Masae “Elsie” (Morita) Onishi, and Betty Nakashimada. Middle Row (left to right): Rose Haruye (Muramatsu) Ouchida, …
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-436)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-436)
Black and white photographic print of six Obon dancers posing for the camera holding small Japanese and American flags. From left to right: Eddie Tamiyasu, Atsuko "Alice" Kida, Jean (Tsujimura) Takashima, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okasaki, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now …
Oregon Buddhist Church Talent Show (ddr-one-1-338)
img Oregon Buddhist Church Talent Show (ddr-one-1-338)
Five unidentified girls have their faces painted black and are dressed up in large white gloves and patched jeans. Appear to be performing a tap dance at the annual talent show hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as the Oregon Buddhist Temple).
Portland Rose Festival Parade- cowboy (ddr-one-1-505)
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- cowboy (ddr-one-1-505)
Color slide of a Roy Rogers in a white suit and hat riding a palomino horse in the Rose Festival Parade on SW Third Ave, he is passing a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor, behind the Signal gas station is the old Multnomah Hotel. In the foreground is Dale Evans riding a horse in …
Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-637)
img Sitting on a Wall (ddr-one-1-637)
Black and white photographic negative of four Nisei girls sitting on a wall in front of a parked car, weeds visible growing along the bottom of the wall. From left to right: Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa, Betty Nakashimada, Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando, and Misty (Kiyomura) Takeoka.
Portland Rose Festival Parade-  float 20
img Portland Rose Festival Parade- float 20 "Circus Special" (ddr-one-1-155)
Color slide of Rose Festival Parade float 20 being pulled by two brown horses down W Burnside in front of the W.L. Reid Company Building Hardware Specialties and the Riverside Hotel and Cafe. The float is a large streetcar decorated with flowers, with a sign above reading "Circus Special." The side of the float reads "Milwaukie," …
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-118)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-118)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples dancing at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. To the far right in front of the stage in black heels and light color skirt and jacket is Kathleen Sasaki dancing with an unidentified man.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-205)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-205)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers with arms raised to their left shoulder. In the upper center is a large podium with lanterns. Crowd sits on grass or park benches. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. …
Northwest Methodist Rally Portland (ddr-one-1-323)
img Northwest Methodist Rally Portland (ddr-one-1-323)
Black and white photographic negative of a street lined with cars. Inscription reads "Northwest Methodist Rally Portland/Northwest Methodist Rally - Portland/Northwest Methodist Rally Portland/Northwest Methodist Rally - Portland/Nov. 23-25, 1951/Northwest Rally Portland."
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