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Sam Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-437)
vh Sam Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-437)
Nisei male. Born July 12, 1931, in Saratoga, California. Grew up in Saratoga, where father worked as a gardener on a large estate. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father moved the family inland to Reedley in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Eventually removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to California …
Letter from Kaneji Domoto to his father Kanetaro (ddr-densho-329-875)
doc Letter from Kaneji Domoto to his father Kanetaro (ddr-densho-329-875)
Letter from Chicago, where Kan is borrowing a car from his brother Toichi "Nich" Domoto and visiting some local Frank Lloyd Wright houses. He plans to return to Taliesin East to pack his things before continuing on to Arizona for the winter at Taliesin West, and hopes to spend some time at home at the end …

Narrator Mas Hashimoto

Nisei male. Born September 15, 1935, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville before being removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following World War II, returned with family to Watsonville and finished school. Became a teacher of U.S. History at Watsonville High School.

Narrator Catherine Embree Harris

White female. Born October 30, 1919. Grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, before World War II. After college, took a job with the Office of Indian Affairs, and went to work at the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, continued to work for the War Relocation Authority and then other agencies.

Narrator Peggy Yamato Mikuni

Sansei female. Born May 27, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp for Denver, Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, California. Took over father's travel agency in Los Angeles.

Narrator George Hiromoto

Nisei male. Born 1921 in Courtland, California. Grew up in the Clarksburg area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan. Eventually returned to Clarksburg and reestablished farm.

Narrator Nancy Iwami

Nisei female. Born May 20, 1914, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville and married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived in Denver for a time before eventually returning to Watsonville.

Narrator Dave T. Maruya

Nisei male. Born May 25, 1920, in Brawley, California. Grew up in Brawley where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, drafted into the army, and served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan and Korea. After discharge, returned to California.

Narrator Akiko Okuno

Nisei female. Born 1926 in Gilroy, California. Grew up in the Gilroy area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to attend university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming a medical technician. After the war, returned to California.

Narrator George Kazuo Ikeda

Nisei male. Born February 24, 1922, in San Juan Bautista, California. Grew up in the nearby town of Salinas. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. With the help of the Quakers, left Poston and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became an engineer.

Narrator Jiro Sugidono

Nisei male. Born October 25, 1923, in Watsonville, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered for the military out of Poston, and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe as a replacement troop. Following military service, returned to Watsonville.

Narrator Kitako Izumizaki

Nisei female. Born November 21, 1921, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville, where family operated a truck farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Lived for a time in Texas while husband served in the military before eventually returning to Watsonville.

Narrator Sat Kuwamoto

Nisei male. Born February 25, 1922, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran several retail stores. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, graduated from the Missouri School of Mines. Returned to Fresno after World War II.

Narrator Shoso "Sho" Nomura

Nisei male. Born October 1, 1918, in Southern California. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Joined the Military Intelligence Service and served with the Dixie Mission, a U.S. Army Observation Group, a U.S. effort to establish official relations with the Communist Party of China and the People's Liberation Army.

Narrator John Nakada

Nisei male. Born January 14, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Azusa, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Returned to Azusa after leaving camp worked for the Forest Service.

Narrator Robert M. Wada

Nisei male. Born July 12, 1930, in Redlands, California. Spend childhood in Redlands before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Redlands and continued school. Served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Narrator Isao Kameshige

Nisei male. Born April 13, 1925, in Galt, California. Grew up in Hollister, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Drafted into the military and served with the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. After service, joined family in Ontario, Oregon.

Narrator George H. Morishita

Nisei male. Born in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived in Sawtelle, California, for a time before being drafted in the army and serving in Korea. Lived in Arizona and Nevada after the war.
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 19 (May 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-127)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 19 (May 8, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-127)
Selected article titles: "WRA May Ban Park County Jobs. Action Looms Following Cody, Powell Resolution" (p. 1), "New York Paper Raps DeWitt's Attitude on Nisei" (p. 1), "Joe Nisei Finds Many Not Summer at Heart Mountain" (p. 1), "Needy Evacuees Can Get Funds" (p. 1), "Grew Praises Loyal Nisei" (p. 1), "Repatriates Can Change Plans" (p. …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 23 (June 10, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-23)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 23 (June 10, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-23)
Selected article titles: "Myer Refuses Dies Committee Request to Halt Resettlement; Asks Restraint on Investigation" (p. 1), "JACL Will Contest Legality of Restrictive Law in Arizona" (p. 1), "Veterans Will Urge Retention of Gen. DeWitt" (p. 2), "Don't Expect Any Picnic, Says Letter from Private at Shelby" (p. 3), "Racial Equality is Termed Test of Democracy" …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 1 (January 8, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-2)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 18 No. 1 (January 8, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-2)
Selected article titles: "Japanese American Battalion Fighting Some of Hardest Italy Battles, Says Newsman" (p. 1), "WRA Director Warns Against Wishful Thinking" (p. 1), "H.V. Kaltenborn Questions Coast Policy on Evacuation" (p. 1), "Hunt Firemen Strike Against Long Hours" (p. 2), "Twin Falls Official Denies Charges in Hearst Paper" (p. 3), "WRA to Drop Resettlement In …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 25 (December 23, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-52)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 25 (December 23, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-52)
Selected article titles: "Army Revokes West Coast Exclusion Order" (p. 1), "Proclamation Restores Right Of Evacuee Group to Return To Homes After January 2" (p. 1), "Supreme Court Rules Loyal Citizens Cannot Be Detained" (p. 1), "Hood River Legion Post May Replace Some Nisei Names" (p. 3), "Expanded Relocation Effort By WRA in East Seen by …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 49, No. 16 (October 16, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 49, No. 16 (October 16, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-42)
Selected article titles: "Issei red cap, working at Seattle's King St. station since opening day in 1906, retires" (p. 1), "Ike congratulates Issei 100 years old" (p. 1), "San Francisco Bay area surpassing Los Angeles in production of cut flowers" (p. 1), "Repeal of Arizona Alien Land Act Sought by JACL" (p. 2), "U.S. Supreme Court …
Card from 307 YBA to Mitzi Naohara, March 24, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-369)
doc Card from 307 YBA to Mitzi Naohara, March 24, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-369)
An invitation card to farewell social for Hideko Mayeda and Frank G. Tanaka sponsored by 307 Young Buddhist Association (YBA) held at 307 Mess Hall in the Poston camp in Arizona at 7:30 PM on March 24, 1945. It was sent to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated at the Poston camp. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook …
Sasaki family at the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-275)
img Sasaki family at the Jerome camp (ddr-csujad-38-275)
Photographed is the Sasaki family incarcerated at the Jerome camp in Arkansas, including Ichiji and Shika Sasaki, and their Nisei son in the U.S. Army uniform. 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), …
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