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Janice Deguchi Interview (ddr-sjacl-2-24)
vh Janice Deguchi Interview (ddr-sjacl-2-24)
Alison Fujimoto and Joy St. Germain interviewed 1998 Chapter President, Janice Deguchi. During her tenure, third generation Sansei Deguchi was one of the youngest Chapter Presidents. Deguchi helped lead the Chapter in forming a coalition of PoC groups to fight an initiative that would bar Affirmative Action programs in Washington State. Although unsuccessful, Deguchi and other …
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XIX, No. 7, July-August 1982 (ddr-sjacl-1-311)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XIX, No. 7, July-August 1982 (ddr-sjacl-1-311)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Chapter vote on endorsing ?People?s Campaign to Urge an End to Nuclear Arms Madness and Participate in the Campaign?s Oct. 2nd Fund Raiser, the ?Legs against Arms? fun run; 90 people attended JACL Fun nite; Seattle JACL joins a coalition in a amicus curiae brief in a successful Supreme Court decision …
Lon Inaba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-537)
vh Lon Inaba Interview (ddr-densho-1000-537)
Sansei male. Born September 15, 1955, in Yakima, Washington. Grew up in the Yakima area, where several generations of family members had run a farm since before World War II. Prior to the war, since Japanese immigrants were barred from purchasing land, Lon's grandfather and great-grandfather had leased land from the Yakama Indian tribe. After they …
Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
vh Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
Nisei male. Born May 30, 1927, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, where parents ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge for a time and then volunteered for the military, serving in …

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.
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 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.

Narrator Nobuko Omoto

Nisei female. Born December 20, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, before moving to Minidoka, Idaho, in early 1943. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.

Narrator Yukiko Katayama Omoto

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, eventually transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator Akio Suyematsu

Nisei male. Born October 30, 1921, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and was drafted into the U.S. army. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war and established a successful farm.
Kinuta Uno Collection (ddr-densho-324)
Collection Kinuta Uno Collection (ddr-densho-324)
The Kinuta Uno Collection consists of letters and documents regarding the Uno Family's life in Seattle, Washington pre-World War II through their removal and life in Pinedale Assembly Center, Tule Lake and Minidoka concentration camp. Pre-war topics include: family business dealings and Kinuta Uno's work with the Northwest American Japanese Association, Seattle Zairyudobo, and the Consulate …
Bainbridge Island Review Collection (ddr-densho-68)
Collection Bainbridge Island Review Collection (ddr-densho-68)
This collection consists of selected articles from the Bainbridge Island Review, a community paper from Bainbridge Island, Washington. During World War II, the Bainbridge Island Review was the sole newspaper on the West Coast to continuously speak out against the mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans, primarily through the editorials of Walt Woodward, editor from …

Narrator 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 …

Narrator May Y. Namba

Nisei female. Born May 12, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Spent brief time in Japan as a young child, then returned to Seattle. Worked as a clerk in the Seattle School District until the onset of World War II, then was forced to resign under pressure from parent groups. Removed with family to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, …

Narrator Sam Ogo

Nisei male. Born September 1, 1919, in Millwood, Washington, where father worked for SP&S railroad. After serious injury, father quit the railroad and moved family to Spokane, Washington, where they operated numerous hotels. Sent to Japan with siblings in 1933 to attend school. Was only one in the family to return to the U.S. three years …

Narrator Spady Koyama

Nisei male. Born June 4, 1917, in Ferry County, Washington. Sent to Japan at age five following father's death, returning to Spokane, Washington, in 1927. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1942. Served with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II where he was seriously injured during a …

Narrator Frank Miyamoto

Nisei male. Born July 29, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Wrote 'Social Solidarity Among the Japanese in Seattle' as a Master's thesis, published in 1939 as one of the first academic works on the Japanese immigrant community. Incarcerated in Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Member of the Evacuation and Resettlement Study which studied the incarceration and resettlement …

Narrator Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita

Nisei male. Born February 14, 1920, in Kent, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Auburn, where parents ran a farm. Family was involved Auburn Buddhist Church. Graduated from the University of Washington in 1942 and removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Recruited out of Tule Lake to teach …

Narrator Marjorie Matsushita Sperling

Nisei female. Born July 27, 1922, in Wapato, Washington. Grew up in Wapato, where family ran a farm. Was attending the University of Washington when the war broke out on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, worked for the recreation …

Narrator Matsue Watanabe

Nisei female. Born and raised in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. Left camp to work and attend school in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning with family to Bainbridge Island.

Narrator Sumie Suguro Akizuki

Nisei female. Born January 2, 1929, in Bellevue, Washington. Grew up in Bellevue before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, returned to Bellevue.

Narrator Tomiko Hayashida Egashira

Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge Island.
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 92 (May 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-337)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 92 (May 9, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-337)
Selected article titles: "Two More Mess Halls Close as Population Decreases" (p. 1), "Final Civil Service Exams to be Given" (p. 1), "Persons Found Outside Center Boundary to be Denied Readmittance" (p. 1), "Washington Discloses Civilian Sugar Supply Cut Beginning May 1" (p. 1), "Merritt Warns on Water Supply for Garden Use" (p. 1), "Vandals Damage …
Information Digest No. 32 (ddr-densho-156-392)
doc Information Digest No. 32 (ddr-densho-156-392)
Section titles: "Senate Committee to Investigate"; "Outline Evacuee Property Policies"; "Chicago Employment Conference"; "Smart Completes Study"; "To Meet with Reports Officers"; "WRA Meetings on Construction Continue"; "Spanish Consuls Visit Centers"; "Industrial Equipment Available"; "Ade's Trip Productive"; "Employment to Take Over Student Leave"; "Ration Boards to be Set Up"; "Personnel Division Adds to Staff"; "Bates in Washington"; …
WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
img WRA resettlement image (ddr-densho-7-8)
Original WRA caption: Every man likes to put on his slippers, light up his favorite pipe, and read the evening paper before the fireplace. Mr. George Isoda is no exception. After a hard day's work as a Milwaukee auto mechanic, Mr. Isoda likes to relax in the large living room of the home which he shares …
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