New Mexico JACL Collection


This collection consists of interviews conducted by the New Mexico chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.

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3 oral history interviews


Courtesy of the New Mexico JACL Collection

3 Objects

Roy Ebihara Interview (ddr-densho-1009-1)
vh Roy Ebihara Interview (ddr-densho-1009-1)
Nisei male. Born January 11, 1934, in Clovis, New Mexico, where father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. On January 19, 1942, officials rounded up all of the Japanese Americans in Clovis and removed them from the town without warning in the middle of the night in response to an angry mob of townspeople who were …
Mary Montoya Interview (ddr-densho-1009-2)
vh Mary Montoya Interview (ddr-densho-1009-2)
Female of Japanese and Mexican ancestry. Born 1916 in El Paso, Texas. Father was an Issei from Japan, and mother was from Mexico. Mary grew up in several cities in New Mexico. She was married and living in California when the war broke out, but was not identified as being of Japanese ancestry. Returned to Gallup, …
Charlie Matsubara - Mary Matsubara - Evelyn Togami Interview (ddr-densho-1009-3)
vh Charlie Matsubara - Mary Matsubara - Evelyn Togami Interview (ddr-densho-1009-3)
This interview was conducted with husband and wife Charlie and Mary Matsubara, and Mary's sister Evelyn Togami. Charlie was born June 3, 1920, in San Francisco, California. Mary was born January 3, 1922, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Evelyn was born December 9, 1920, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary and Evelyn were living in California with their …