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Issei at the Public Market (ddr-densho-36-46)
img Issei at the Public Market (ddr-densho-36-46)
These Issei farmers are at the Public Market, in Seattle, Washington. By the World War I, Japanese Americans occupied seventy percent of the market's stalls. Here, they are donating vegetables to needy families. The Public Market is also known as the Farmer's Market and Pike Place Market. Original museum description: Japanese farmers had sold fruits and …
John A. (Jack) Svahn Interview (ddr-densho-1000-536)
vh John A. (Jack) Svahn Interview (ddr-densho-1000-536)
Caucasian male. Born May 13, 1943, in New London, Connecticut. Moved frequently as an adolescent since father was in the U.S. Navy. Attended high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, then college at the University of Washington. Served in the U.S. Air Force, then attended the University of the Pacific McGeorge Law School and Georgetown University School of …
Yone Bartholomew Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-5)
vh Yone Bartholomew Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-5)
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 …
Yone Bartholomew Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-4)
vh Yone Bartholomew Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-4)
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 …

Narrator Clifford Uyeda

Nisei male. Born January 14, 1917, in Olympia, Washington. Raised in Washington before attending the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1940. Earned medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School in 1949. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and …

Narrator Gerald L. Beppu

Sansei male. Family owned Linc's Tackle, a longtime Japanese American business in Seattle, Washington. Prior to World War II, father became the owner of Togo's Tackle shop. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While the family was in camp, their prewar insurance agent paid the premiums …
Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
Collection Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
This collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, photographic prints, news clippings, and other materials related to a Japanese American family from White Salmon, Washington. These historical records trace a journey that included hurdles of federal and state laws, war and incarceration, exile and resettlement. Significantly, the collection includes firsthand accounts of the Portland Assembly Center …

Narrator Yaeko Yoshihara

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the war, returned to Bainbridge with family.

Narrator Rae Takekawa

Sansei female. Born August 27, 1927, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on the family farm in Bellevue, Washington, prior to World War II. Was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Was released early to harvest sugar beets in Chinook, Montana. At the onset of World War II, her father was …

Narrator Orest Kruhlak

Male of Ukrainian descent. Born October 15, 1940, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and then earned a PhD at the University of Alberta. Worked to establish a research program in the Office of the Commissioner to examine issues of official languages in Canada. In 1986, appointed as Assistant Under-Secretary of …

Narrator Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki

Nisei female. Born February 19, 1931, in Fresno, California. Family moved to Seattle, Washington, where father became minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, to be reunited with father, who was arrested by the …

Narrator Chester Earls

White male. Born in Spokane, Washington. Served as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, with a mainly Japanese American congregation, for thirteen years in the 1960s and '70s.

Narrator Hiroko Nakashima

Kibei female. Born 1927 in Spokane, Washington. Went to Japan at the age of twelve with her mother and sister to visit relatives and gain a "Japanese education." Was in Japan when World War II broke out, remaining there for the duration of the war. Returned to the United States soon after the war ended, married …

Narrator Satoru Ichikawa

Nisei male. Born November 2, 1929, in Fresno, California. Moved with family at a young age to Seattle, Washington, where father was the minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. Father was arrested by the FBI following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and removed to various Department of Justice internment camps. The rest of the family was …

Narrator Toshikazu "Tosh" Okamoto

Nisei male. Born October 8, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Renton, Washington, where father operated a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Briefly transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Drafted into the army and served in Italy as a replacement …

Narrator Kaz T. Tanemura

Male, Issei-han. Born April 27, 1928, in Japan. As an infant, came to the U.S. where parents had previously immigrated. Family ran a hotel in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Seattle, finished high …

Narrator Hannah Lai

Nisei female. Born April 11, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents ran a hotel. Went to live in Japan for several years prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While in Minidoka, recruited to teach elementary school, and …

Narrator Warren Koichi Suzuki

Nisei male. Born February 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. At age ten, was sent to Japan to live and attend school. Returned to Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred …
News clippings regarding the incarceration of Japanese Americans, F.C. 17, October-November, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-759)
doc News clippings regarding the incarceration of Japanese Americans, F.C. 17, October-November, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-759)
Collection of newspaper clippings covering Japanese Americans during World War II. Topics include incarceration camps, Japanese American soldiers, race, prejudice, work, and other commentary. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0761

Narrator Taketo Omoto

Nisei male. Born September 20, 1917, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Drafted into the army in 1941 prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After World War II, started a wholesale greenhouse business.

Narrator Bill Takemoto

Nisei male. Born and raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the war, joined the Air Force and eventually returned to Bainbridge Island.
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 24 (December 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-157)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. I No. 24 (December 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-119-157)
Selected article titles: "Abe Found Dead" (p. 1), "Flat Tires Play Role in Discovery. Eye-Witness Account Related" (p. 1), "Leave Clearances from Washington Being Speeded Up" (p. 1), "300 Nisei Strong Pledge Support of Yasui Case" (p. 2), "Sept. Pay is Cleared Up. Unpaid Workers Get Checks" (p. 2), "New Policy Facilitates Relocation" (p. 2), "Harmonica …
Pacific Citizen Christmas 1945 Issue Section IV (ddr-densho-121-8)
doc Pacific Citizen Christmas 1945 Issue Section IV (ddr-densho-121-8)
Selected article titles: " ACLU Director Says: RACIAL DISCRIMINATION -- Our Last Big Problem" (p. 1), "A Returnee's Survey: Postwar and the Nisei" (p. 1), "Eyes and Ears of the Allied Pacific Forces: The Story of Fort Snelling, Training Ground for Our Japanese American Linguists" (p. 2), "The Service Flags: A Short Story by Bill Hosokawa" …
Digest of Information No. 25 and 26 (ddr-densho-156-386)
doc Digest of Information No. 25 and 26 (ddr-densho-156-386)
Section titles: "Regional Chiefs in Washington"; "1,000 Apply for Leave"; "WRA Movie Released"; "Background Bulletin Completed"; "Welfare Agencies Map Program"; "Plan WRA Office in Chicago"; "Complete Agricultural Conferences"; "Meets with legion Officials"; "Dr. Thompson Here"; "Arnold Leaves for Hawaii"; "To Survey Project Requirements"; "Change Script in 'Little Tokyo'"; "Railroads Seek Workers"; "Progress in Land Purchase"; "Marks …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 15 No. 7 (July 16, 1942) (ddr-pc-14-10)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 15 No. 7 (July 16, 1942) (ddr-pc-14-10)
Selected article titles: "U.S. Army Trains Thousand Nisei Soldiers for Overseas Duty as 'All-Japanese' Unit" (p. 1), "Four Japanese Face U.S. Indictments in Santa Anita Incident" (p. 1), "Nisei Loyalty to U.S. Stressed By WRA Official in Congress" (p. 1), "States Have No Right to Bar Citizens, Says Governor Carr" (p. 2), "Production Is Key to …
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