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Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
vh Ruth Y. Okimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-331)
Nisei female. Born April 15, 1936, in Tokyo, Japan. Brought to the United States with parents at the age of one, and grew up in San Diego, California, where father was a minister. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, forged connections …
Funeral photo outside Buddhist Church at Gila River Camp (ddr-ajah-6-163)
img Funeral photo outside Buddhist Church at Gila River Camp (ddr-ajah-6-163)
Caption below photo: Midwife Takiye Kondo's funeral service at Gila River incarceration camp 2, Arizona. Takiye suffered an aortic aneurism and died in Rivers Community Hospital on March 9, 1945. She lived just an hour and a half after being admitted. She was from Alameda, CA. This second photo taken by the photographer of the funeral …

Narrator Taeko Joanne Iritani

Nisei female. Born September 21, 1929, in Bakersfield, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned with family to Bakersfield before eventually moving to Sacramento, California.

Narrator Nikki Bridges

Nisei female. Born February 2, 1911, and grew up in California. During World War II, removed to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in the War Relocation Authority office in San Francisco.

Narrator Roy Takai

Nisei male. Born October 3, 1918, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, was drafted out of the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence service as a translator and interpreter in India, Burma and Japan.

Narrator Gary Yamagiwa

Sansei male. Born May 8, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. Parents were Nisei, sent to the concentration camps at Poston, Arizona, Manzanar and Tule Lake, California, during World War II. After leaving camp, resettled in Chicago, where Gary was born and raised.
Postcard from Joseph G. Beeaon to Mr. George Naohara, November 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-553)
doc Postcard from Joseph G. Beeaon to Mr. George Naohara, November 2, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-553)
A postcard from Joseph G. Beeaon, Employment Investigator to George Nobuo Naohara. It responds to Goerge Naohara's application for induction into the Jerome camp, Arizona after the work in Idaho. It informs that he will be notified by the Regional Office in San Francisco, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Incarcerees at the Jerome camp, cutting trees (ddr-csujad-38-279)
img Incarcerees at the Jerome camp, cutting trees (ddr-csujad-38-279)
Photographed are male incarcerees at the Jerome camp in Arkansas, working on cutting trees. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Kay, Terry, Aiko, Grace, Emily (ddr-csujad-38-177)
img Kay, Terry, Aiko, Grace, Emily (ddr-csujad-38-177)
Photographed are Kay, Terry, Aiko, Grace, and Emily at the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona. They are probably teachers of the preschool at the camp. The caption reads: Kay, Terry, Aiko, Grace, Emily. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
Lumbering in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-285)
img Lumbering in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-285)
Photographed are two male incarcrees in the Jerome camp, Arkansas, posing during the lumbering work. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 16. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Interior of the barracks at the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-265)
img Interior of the barracks at the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-265)
Photographed is the interior of the barracks at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 15. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
324 whole group nursery (ddr-csujad-38-202)
img 324 whole group nursery (ddr-csujad-38-202)
A group photograph of children and teachers of the nursery at the Poston camp in Arizona. Teachers include: Betty Aoyagi, Mitzi Masukawa Naohara, and Hruye Koga. The caption reads: 324 whole group nursery, 3/44. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 5. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Card from George Naohara to Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-387)
doc Card from George Naohara to Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-387)
A Christmas greeting card from George Naohara to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara. He probably writes from the Jerome camp in Arkansas to her while she is incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. George's photograph is attached. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 22. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Card from Dorothy Yoshiye Noahara to Mitzi Naohara, March 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-395)
doc Card from Dorothy Yoshiye Noahara to Mitzi Naohara, March 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-395)
A birthday card from Dorothy probably Yoshiye Naohara in the Jerome camp in Arkansas to Mitzi Masukasa for her 22nd birthday. It was sent to her when Mitzi was incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 26. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Card from Fusaye Janet Tateishi to Mitizi Naohara, October 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-342)
doc Card from Fusaye Janet Tateishi to Mitizi Naohara, October 23, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-342)
A card from Fusaye Janet Tateishi to Mitizi Masukawa Naohara, inviting to Sadako Uyeda's wedding shower held on October 23, 1943 at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Sadako Uyeda's shower given by Janet T. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 1. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American …
George Naohara and Atsushi Art Ishida in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-252)
img George Naohara and Atsushi Art Ishida in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-252)
Photographed are George Nobuo Naohara and Atsushi Art Ishida at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. George is wearing an apron. The photo was given to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated in the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 13. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Poston camp (ddr-csujad-35-8)
doc Poston camp (ddr-csujad-35-8)
A a travel journal written by Kenji Kawabe of his time away from the Poston camp, Arizona from May 9 through June 2, 1944. He visited the Granada camp in Colorado and Salt Lake and the Topaz camp in Utah, meeting his friends and going sightseeing and shopping. See this object in the California State Universities …
Card to Mitzi Naohara, May 18, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-368)
doc Card to Mitzi Naohara, May 18, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-368)
An invitation card to a dance program, "Adios Amigos" held at 318 Mess Hall of the Poston camp in Arizona, on May 18, 1945. It was sent to "Mitsuko" who is Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated at the camp. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 13. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Alien's travel permit (to be used only in cases of terminal departure), WRA-394 (ddr-csujad-38-546)
doc Alien's travel permit (to be used only in cases of terminal departure), WRA-394 (ddr-csujad-38-546)
An alien's travel permit, WRA-394, for Tomosuke Masukawa, an incarceree in the Poston camp, Arizona. It certifies that his travel to Glendale, California, has been permitted by the Department of Justice and is singed by Project Leave Officer in the camp. The item is imperfect. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Postcard from Irene Ibana to Mitzi Naohara, March 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-400)
doc Postcard from Irene Ibana to Mitzi Naohara, March 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-400)
A postcard from Iye Irene Ibana who left the Poston camp in Arizona for Detroit, Michigan. She wrote from Salt Lake, Utah, during her trip. It was sent to Mitzi while she was incarcerated at the Poston camp. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 28. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Poston 3 annual staff of 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-171)
img Poston 3 annual staff of 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-171)
Photographed are Emily Ku__da, Grace Kushio, and Aiko Kubo at the Poston III camp, Arizona. They are probably teachers of the preschool at the camp. The caption reads: Poston 3 annual staff of 1943. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
Young female children in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-276)
img Young female children in the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-276)
Photographed are four young female children, including Emiko Sasaki, incarcerated at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The photo was sent from Sally Sakaye Sasaki at the Jerome camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 15. See this object in the California State Universities …
Manzanar Free Press Vol. II No. 40 (October 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-125-84)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. II No. 40 (October 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-125-84)
Selected article titles: "Dr. Togaski, Local Health Head, Transfers to Tule Lake Center" (p. 1), "Auditor Reports on Financial Condition" (p. 1), "Proud Papas May See Babies" (p. 1), "Chop Suey Treat for Local Gourmands" (p. 1), "Vegetables Shipped" (p. 1), "Cotton Picking Venture Fails, Reports Investigation Board" (p. 1), "Arizona Ranch Seeks Male Cook" (p. …
Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 21 (May 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-314)
doc Poston Chronicle Vol. XII No. 21 (May 16, 1943) (ddr-densho-145-314)
Selected article titles: "Nippon Army Men Block Expression of Liberalism. Writer Points to Facade to Units: Sees Hope in Pro-Allied Group" (p. 1), "President Roosevelt Reaffirms Regulation on Fair Employment. Defense Industries Open to Nisei. Poster Carrying Executive Order Says Race, Origin Not Grounds for Discrimination in War Effort" (p. 1), "Citizen League Cleared" (p. 2), …
Miyoko Kaneta Interview (ddr-densho-1000-449)
vh Miyoko Kaneta Interview (ddr-densho-1000-449)
Nisei female. Born December 16, 1926, in El Centro, California. Grew up in various places in California, where parents owned a barbershop. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with her family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, resettled in Hazelton, Idaho, and Oakland, California, before moving to Seattle, Washington. After the war, …
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