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George Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-132)
vh George Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-132)
Nisei male. Born April 9, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Parents immigrated from Japan in the early 1900s. Attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School in Seattle before his family moved to East Los Angeles in 1936. Incarcerated in Poston Detention Camp #1, Arizona, in April 1942. While in camp, helped organize the "Music Makers," …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-165)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-165)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features discussion of the Women's auxiliary, the Pacific Citizen newspaper, and the San Francisco District Council meeting. Additional topics include the convention fund, the Japanese benefit show, tickets and prizes for the drawing, delegate selection for the National Convention, and a letter from Sonoma County asking …
Letters from Seiichi Okine to Naraji Okine, Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka, September 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-159)
doc Letters from Seiichi Okine to Naraji Okine, Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka, September 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-159)
Contains one envelope and three letters written by Seiichi Okine addressing his son, Masao Okine, his brother Naoji Okine, and his brother-in-law, Jokichi Yamanaka, in Japan. Those three letters are enclosed in an envelope and mailed to Masao Okine who is stationed in Japan via San Francisco by the U.S. Postal Service, but the letter is …
Manzanar Free Press Relocation Supplement Vol. 1 No. 15 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-383)
doc Manzanar Free Press Relocation Supplement Vol. 1 No. 15 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-383)
Selected article titles: "Receive Pamphlet on Schools" (p. 1), "2795 Evacuees Relocate to Northern California" (p. 1), "Four Evacuees Accepted in Santa Clara Union" (p. 1), "Two Special Cars Leave Heart Mountain Center Monthly for West Coast" (p. 1), "List of Benefits Given by Insurance Company" (p. 2), "Topaz Reserves Trains for Terminal Leaves" (p. 2), …
Letter from F. de Amat, Consul of Spain, to Mr. Shizuo Sasaki, Secretary, Spanish Consul Joint Committee, Topaz, Utah, February 18, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-886)
doc Letter from F. de Amat, Consul of Spain, to Mr. Shizuo Sasaki, Secretary, Spanish Consul Joint Committee, Topaz, Utah, February 18, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-886)
Correspondence from F. de Amat, Consul of Spain, to Shizuo Sasaki, Secretary, Spanish Consul Joint Committee, regarding selective service of the Japanese American citizens. Includes information from the Embassy in Washington. D.C. regarding obligations of American citizens of Japanese descent to serve in the U.S. Army. Letter relayed from the Consul of Spain in San Francisco …
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-173)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-173)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Heads of families and single persons living alone, of Japanese ancestry, in response to Civilian Exclusion Order Number 20, line up on Bush Street for half a block at the Wartime Civil Control Administration Control Station to receive their final instructions concerning their evacuation. The evacuation of this district will be …

Narrator Charlie Matsubara

Nisei male. Born June 3, 1920, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. When World War II broke out, Charlie stayed in California with his brother to help take care of property and belongings while the rest of the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Charlie and his brother were then sent …

Narrator Robert Moriguchi

Sansei male. Born November 11, 1931, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, moved to Utah for a time before eventually returning to California and becoming a pharmacist. Served on the board of the Japanese American Citizens League and …

Narrator Clara S. Hattori

Nisei female. Born May 21, 1919, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the Loomis area of California, where parents ran a farm and fruit orchard. Just prior to World War II, worked in the Japanese Pavilion at the San Francisco World's Fair of 1939-1940. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and …

Narrator Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura

Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Voluntarily stayed in Tule Lake after it was designated a Segregation Center, and worked in the legal aid office. Assisted attorney Wayne …

Narrator Ernest Besig

White male. Born May 30, 1904, in Albany, New York. Founder and Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California from 1934 to 1971. Fought for civil rights throughout his career, and was involved in the General Strike in San Francisco, the McCarthy Era, and the Free Speech, civil rights, and anti-war movements. …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 8, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-128)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 8, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-128)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics discussed include the meeting with the San Francisco chapter concerning the anti-alien fishing bill, the garden project at the Monterey Union High School, and committee appointments. Also discussed are suggestions of how to make the meetings more lively, a proposal to sponsor a camera …
Visiting at Letterman Hospital in S.F. (ddr-csujad-38-503)
img Visiting at Letterman Hospital in S.F. (ddr-csujad-38-503)
A photograph of George Nobuo Naohara and his family and relatives, including Mr. Masukawa, Mr. Yokota, Mitzi Naohara, and Lester Naohara. It was taken when his family and relatives visited George Naohara who was hospitalized in the Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. The caption reads: Visiting at Letterman Hospital in S. F. Title from caption. …
James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
vh James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
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 …
Ship Asama Maru docked in San Francisco. (ddr-ajah-6-763)
img Ship Asama Maru docked in San Francisco. (ddr-ajah-6-763)
Caption below photo: the Asama Maru docked at the San Francisco, CA., waterfront, with the west section of the Bay Bridge in the background. Nippon Yusen Kaisha of Japan build the "Queen of the Sea" in 1929. It's first voyage took it to California. It would also visit Hong King, Shanghai, Honolulu and Los Angeles. It …
Two men sitting on steps (ddr-ajah-6-238)
img Two men sitting on steps (ddr-ajah-6-238)
Caption below photo: Unknown Issei man (at left) with Matao Koga. Koga immigrated from Japan and lived in San Francisco, CA. He married Shigeko Iwaihara, of Alameda, CA., in 1939. He worked as a Benshi, a man who showed silent movies. Benshi in Japan were as much of an attraction as the stars of the film, …
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-196)
img Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-196)
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Consists primarily of newspaper clippings from the Monterey Peninsula Herald and Pacific Citizen, the bulk of which pertain to social activities and charity benefits organized by the JACL, as well as the chapter's involvement in various community events, such as the annual Fourth of July parade. Also …
Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
vh Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
Yonsei male. Born March 28, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Following the war, became a counselor in the public school system in Los Angeles. Active in a number of community causes including …
Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-272)
vh Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-272)
Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became …
Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1011-10)
vh Shig Yabu Interview (ddr-densho-1011-10)
Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became …

Narrator George Matsumoto

Nisei male. Born July 19, 1924, in San Francisco, California. At a young age, family moved to Ocean Park, California, where father ran a concession stand in an amusement park. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, had numerous jobs, including as part of the …

Narrator Judy Furuichi

Sansei female. Born December 27, 1942, in the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Prior to World War II, parents lived and worked in Alameda, California. During World War II, the family was sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After the war, the family returned to Alameda, where Judy grew up. …
Domoto Family induction program (ddr-densho-329-843)
doc Domoto Family induction program (ddr-densho-329-843)
Program from the award presentation and induction of the Domoto family into the California Floriculture Hall of Fame, presented by the Kee Kitayama Research Foundation and the California Ornamental Research Foundation. Program includes a schedule of events, a two-page history of the Domoto family's nursery and its impact on the floriculture industry, and credits to event …

Narrator George Yoshida

Nisei male. Born April 9, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Parents immigrated from Japan in the early 1900s. Attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School in Seattle before his family moved to East Los Angeles in 1936. Incarcerated in Poston Detention Camp #1, Arizona, in April 1942. While in camp, helped organize the "Music Makers," …
Tetsujiro
vh Tetsujiro "Tex" Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-263)
Nisei male. Born July 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939. During World War II, was removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Voluntarily stayed in Tule Lake after it was designated a Segregation Center, and worked in the legal aid office. Assisted attorney Wayne …
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