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Frank Miwa Collection (ddr-densho-475)
Collection Frank Miwa Collection (ddr-densho-475)
The collection is comprised of photographs primarily taken by Frank Miwa of family and friends before the war in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and at Poston in Arizona.
Yoshiye Handa Yasuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-485)
vh Yoshiye Handa Yasuda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-485)
Nisei female. Born August 26, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood, where father ran a carpentry business. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco with parents and finished high school. While still in …
Henri and Tomoye (Nozawa) Takahashi Personal Papers, 1932-1946 (ddr-densho-410)
Collection Henri and Tomoye (Nozawa) Takahashi Personal Papers, 1932-1946 (ddr-densho-410)
The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Personal Papers, 1932-1946 is comprised of letters, documents and photos of Henri Takahashi and Tomoye (Nozawa) Takahashi during their years in college in California, marriage in 1941 and incarceration and birth of their two children until their return to San Francisco. Included are correspondence with Tomoye's sister Martha and father Tomoyuki …
Ayako Tsurutani Interview (ddr-manz-1-89)
vh Ayako Tsurutani Interview (ddr-manz-1-89)
Nisei female. Born May 6, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, and was married before World War II. During the war, removed with husband to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, husband, an attorney, worked for the legal aid division, then served with the Office of Strategic Services. After leaving …
Alice Setsuko Sekino Hirai Interview (ddr-densho-1013-1)
vh Alice Setsuko Sekino Hirai Interview (ddr-densho-1013-1)
Nisei/Sansei female. Born November 8, 1939, in San Francisco, California. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Family resettled in Salt Lake City, Utah. Moved to San Francisco after one year and back to Salt Lake City in 1950. Attended University of Utah and studied nursing. Speaks to school groups about family's …
Family preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-235)
img Family preparing for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-235)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. This family is preparing to move from their Bush Street home to an Assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese Americans waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-105)
img Japanese Americans waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-105)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. With baggage stacked, residents of Japanese ancestry await bus at Wartime Civil Control Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, as part of the first group of 664 to be evacuated from San Francisco on April 6, 1942. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Members of the Central Raw Silk Association of Japan (ddr-densho-300-252)
img Members of the Central Raw Silk Association of Japan (ddr-densho-300-252)
Caption in album: "The Central Raw Silk Association of Japan. Japanese Pavilion, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California. Mr. M. Shirai, Manager; Miss Rui Kirino; Miss Shizuko Mitsui."
Issei man preparing to board bus (ddr-densho-151-267)
img Issei man preparing to board bus (ddr-densho-151-267)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. This evacuee of Japanese ancestry has been checked by officials and is about to board the evacuation bus for an Assembly center.
Baggage on sidewalk (ddr-densho-151-268)
img Baggage on sidewalk (ddr-densho-151-268)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Bed roll and baggage of evacuees of Japanese ancestry awaiting shipment from the Wartime Civil Control Administration station to an assembly center.
Last San Francisco family arriving at Tanforan (ddr-densho-151-158)
img Last San Francisco family arriving at Tanforan (ddr-densho-151-158)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. The last family off of the bus from San Francisco, have just arrived at this assembly center which will be their home until relocation centers inland have been established and are ready for occupancy.
Farewell letter posted in Chinatown shop (ddr-densho-151-118)
img Farewell letter posted in Chinatown shop (ddr-densho-151-118)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Letter of appreciation posted in window of Pacific Dry Goods Company, 434-440 Grant Avenue, in San Francisco's Chinatown. Evacuees of Japanese descent will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Farewell letter posted in Chinatown restaurant (ddr-densho-151-117)
img Farewell letter posted in Chinatown restaurant (ddr-densho-151-117)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Farewell letter posted in show window of T.Z. Shiota, importer in San Francisco's Chinatown, prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Sam Mihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-516)
vh Sam Mihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-516)
Nisei male. Born February 1, 1933, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown, where father edited a bilingual newspaper. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning …
Two friends awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-114)
img Two friends awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-114)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Two friends play final game while awaiting evacuation. Evacuees of Japanese descent are being housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Mass removal registration (ddr-densho-151-79)
img Mass removal registration (ddr-densho-151-79)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. Father and son register for evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Bus leaving for Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-263)
img Bus leaving for Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-263)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. This bus loaded with evacuees of Japanese ancestry, is bound for Tanforan Assembly center on the first day of evacuation of the Japanese quarter.
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-134)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-134)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. The residents of Japanese appear at 2031 Bush Street, for information on evacuation. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans boarding up their store (ddr-densho-151-234)
img Japanese Americans boarding up their store (ddr-densho-151-234)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Owners of Japanese ancestry board up windows of their stores prior to evacuation. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-106)
img Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-106)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. The family unit in kept intact in various phases of evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. ...A view at Wartime Civil Control Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, on April 6, 1942, when first group of 664 was evacuated from San Francisco. The family unit likewise is preserved in War Relocation …
Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-107)
img Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-107)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. The family unit is kept intact in various phases of evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. ...A view at Wartime Civil Contril Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, on April 6, 1942, when first group of 664 was evacuated from San Francisco. The family unit likewise is preserved at War Relocation …
Posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-77)
img Posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-77)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. On a brick wall beside air raid shelter poster, exclusion orders were posted at First and Front Streets directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from first San Francisco section to be affected by evacuation. The order was issued April 1, 1942, by Lieutenant General J.L. DeWitt, and directed evacuation …
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-133)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-133)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. The residents of Japanese ancestry appear at 2031 Bush Street for information on evacuation. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
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