Jim Hirabayashi

Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the second Nisei to teach at San Francisco State University. Instrumental in the struggle to establish the field of Ethnic Studies. Brother of Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied the curfew and removal orders in 1942, and was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Gordon Hirabayashi's conviction was vacated in 1986.


Jim Hirabayashi Interview — ddr-densho-1002-5
October 2, 1992. San Francisco, California.
01:33:56 — 18 segments.
Jim Hirabayashi - Rick Shiomi Interview — ddr-densho-1012-12
October 27, 1983. San Francisco, California.
00:16:48 — 7 segments.
Jim Hirabayashi