Yone Bartholomew Interview II Segment 1

Meeting and marrying Clarence Arai (ddr-densho-1000-5-1) - 00:08:57
Clarence Arai: unfulfilled desire to fight in World War II, political and social activities, and illness and passing (ddr-densho-1000-5-2) - 00:04:08
Family tragedy: losing both son and husband to illness (ddr-densho-1000-5-3) - 00:02:46
Being recruited to work for Mr. Canlis, owner of Seattle Washington's Canlis Restaurant (ddr-densho-1000-5-4) - 00:03:17
Leaving Canlis Restaurant, working to sell cosmetics at a department store (ddr-densho-1000-5-5) - 00:02:08
Working for twelve years for Mr. Canlis, owner of Seattle Washington's Canlis Restaurant (ddr-densho-1000-5-6) - 00:04:19
Never be ashamed "if you're out there to earn a decent dollar" (ddr-densho-1000-5-7) - 00:02:29
(ddr-densho-1000-5-8) - 00:01:09
Clarence Arai's political and social activities (ddr-densho-1000-5-9) - 00:02:24
Involvement in community activities (ddr-densho-1000-5-10) - 00:02:29
Clarence Arai's legal work with cannery workers (ddr-densho-1000-5-11) - 00:02:47
Clarence Arai's work (ddr-densho-1000-5-12) - 00:01:55
Clarence Arai's explanation to his son about the reason for the WWII mass removal (ddr-densho-1000-5-13) - 00:01:35
Clarence Arai's position as a reserve officer in the military (ddr-densho-1000-5-14) - 00:04:01
(ddr-densho-1000-5-15) - 00:02:22
Clarence Arai's involvement with the associated businessmen (ddr-densho-1000-5-16) - 00:02:03
(ddr-densho-1000-5-17) - 00:01:06
Clarence Arai's interest in photography (ddr-densho-1000-5-18) - 00:02:21
Attending social events with the army reserve officers (ddr-densho-1000-5-19) - 00:02:16
(ddr-densho-1000-5-20) - 00:01:18
Explaining death and cremation to son, who had cancer (ddr-densho-1000-5-21) - 00:04:19
Son's illness and passing (ddr-densho-1000-5-22) - 00:01:52
Interest in herbal medicine (ddr-densho-1000-5-23) - 00:02:02
Caring for Clarence Arai during time of illness (ddr-densho-1000-5-24) - 00:05:53
Meeting second husband, George Bartholomew (ddr-densho-1000-5-25) - 00:02:35
Memories of being the only Japanese American in high school (ddr-densho-1000-5-26) - 00:01:32
Description of the Japanese American community in Seattle (ddr-densho-1000-5-27) - 00:01:35
Marriage to George Bartholomew: family's reaction to ethnic difference (ddr-densho-1000-5-28) - 00:05:48
Decision to marry George Bartholomew (ddr-densho-1000-5-29) - 00:02:12
Choosing to remarry (ddr-densho-1000-5-30) - 00:01:54
Working in cosmetics at a Seattle department store (ddr-densho-1000-5-31) - 00:01:40
Reflecting on the different relationships in two marriages (ddr-densho-1000-5-32) - 00:02:07
The difficulties of being married in an earlier era (ddr-densho-1000-5-33) - 00:02:12
(ddr-densho-1000-5-34) - 00:02:13
Feeling secure in second marriage (ddr-densho-1000-5-35) - 00:05:29
Passing of second husband, George Bartholomew (ddr-densho-1000-5-36) - 00:02:10
(ddr-densho-1000-5-37) - 00:02:34
Looking back on incarceration: "It's all behind... We were lucky to have a safe place..."; grateful for redress (ddr-densho-1000-5-38) - 00:05:28
Listening to advice of foster mother (ddr-densho-1000-5-39) - 00:01:54
Pursuing recent interests: tai chi, healing (ddr-densho-1000-5-40) - 00:08:17
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Meeting and marrying Clarence Arai

00:08:57 — Segment 1 of 40

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May 8, 1998

Densho Visual History Collection


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Yone Bartholomew

Yone Bartholomew Interview II

01:56:23 — 40 segments

May 8, 1998

Seattle, Washington

Nisei female. Born July 15, 1906, in Bedderavia, California. Was given for adoption by her parents to a couple who could not have children of their own. Grew up on a family farm and was one of the oldest Nisei in the Santa Barbara area of California. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Widow of Clarence Arai, lawyer and key figure in founding of the Japanese American Citizens League. In her interview, discusses childhood and memories of being married to Clarence during the turbulent war years. After the war, supported the family and cared for the ailing Clarence until his death in 1964. Remarried to George Bartholomew in 1978.

Tracy Lai, interviewer; John Pai, videographer


Courtesy of Densho