Yamada Collection ddr-densho-25
img Farewell party for a Buddhist Reverend (ddr-densho-25-107)
This farewell party for Reverend Takemura took place in the White River Buddhist Church.
doc Letter regarding travel permit (ddr-densho-25-108)
In 1945, Matahichi Iseri applied for a travel permit to visit friends at the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho. His permit was denied, since his reason for wanting to visit did not fit into any of the permit categories.
doc Memorandum regarding travel permits (ddr-densho-25-109)
An Japanese American who applied for a travel permit received a memorandum entailing the requirements for obtaining such a permit. After applying, a week often elapsed before permission was granted.
doc Family travel permit (ddr-densho-25-111)
From 1943 until 1945, the Iseri family resided in Ontario, Oregon, as part of the War Relocation Authority's Seasonal Work Leave Program. In early 1945 they applied to move to Hunt, Idaho, and received this telegram granting permission.
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-112)
This letter from a district director of the Department of Justice was sent to an Issei in 1945. He was detained at the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho for a period of time, and the letter informed him that while he was there, he did not have to report to a parole officer.
doc Letter regarding parole termination (ddr-densho-25-117)
This letter from a Department of Justice officer to Matahichi Iseri informed him that as of November 15, 1945, his parole status as an enemy alien had been terminated.
doc Letter regarding parole status (ddr-densho-25-118)
Letter to Matahichi Iseri from an immigration officer, requesting that he meet with an immigration inspector in Ontario, Oregon.
doc "Disposition of World War II Armed Forces Dead" pamphlet (ddr-densho-25-119)
This pamphlet was sent to Matahichi Iseri following the death of his son, Private Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, during World War II.
img Issei and her daughter at the Iwo Jima Memorial (ddr-densho-25-128)
(Left to right): Beverly Iseri, Kisa Iseri.
img Issei receiving her redress check (ddr-densho-25-131)
Assistant Attorney General John Dunne presenting a redress check to Kisa Iseri of Ontario, Oregon.
img Autographed photo of redress check presentation (ddr-densho-25-132)
Kisa Iseri, an Issei woman, receiving her redress check from Assistant Attorney General John Dunne.
img Mochitsuki (ddr-densho-25-136)
Matahichi Iseri (far right) and Mrs. Fujinaga (back to camera) were originally from the White River Valley in Washington. After their wartime incarceration, they resettled in Ontario, Oregon, with their families. They and friends are following the New Year's tradition of mochitsuki, making rice cakes. Clockwise from the left: Mr. Kanetomi, unidentified, Mrs. Morimoto, Mrs. Kanetomi, …
img Mochitsuki (ddr-densho-25-137)
George Iseri (left) was originally from the White River Valley in Washington. After the incarceration, he relocated to Ontario, Oregon. He is making mochi (Japanese rice cakes) with his friends. Left to right: George Iseri, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, and Tadao Shigero (originally from Portland, Oregon).