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Narrator Yoshihiro Uchida

Nisei male. Born April 1, 1920, in Calexico, California. Grew up in the Orange County area. Drafted into the army during World War II, while family was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Father and brothers were all transferred to Department of Justice camps, and eventually went to Japan. After military service, Mr. Uchida returned …
Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 10 (March 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-118)
doc Heart Mountain Sentinel Vol. II No. 10 (March 6, 1943) (ddr-densho-97-118)
Selected article titles: "Robertson Places Responsibility for Enlistments on Block Heads. Lift Ban for Evacuees in Arizona" (p. 1), "Recruiting for New Class at Camp Savage Will Begin Soon" (p. 1), "Life-Long Stigma Awaits Nisei Who Have Failed to Shoulder Obligations" (p. 1), "Non-Citizens May Volunteer for Uncle Sam's Army" (p. 2), "Editorial: The Only Course" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 48, No. 16 (April 17, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 48, No. 16 (April 17, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-16)
Selected article titles: "Yen debt claimants seeking pre-war exchange rate" (p. 1), "Cal. FEPC bill signature by governor due" (p. 1), "442nd RCT linked with famous U.S. Army regiments of history" (p. 1), "Nisei greeted as 5-millionth visitor of United Nations" (p. 1), "Fair housing bill in Minnesota reported" (p. 1), "'Nothing in common' between language …
Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (ddr-csujad-38-341)
img Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (ddr-csujad-38-341)
A scrapbook compiled by Mitzi Masukawa Naohara. Contained are items collected by Mitzi Masukawa during her incarceration at the Poston camp in Arizona, which include postcards, greeting cards, birthday cards, and invitation cards to events, such as, weddings, farewell parties, and dance events. She was a preschool teacher at the Poston camp and the collected items …
Invitation to freedom - A proposal for a program of liberal adult education (ddr-csujad-18-1)
doc Invitation to freedom - A proposal for a program of liberal adult education (ddr-csujad-18-1)
Detailed proposal for an "adult education system for the Japanese relocation project at Poston, Arizona"; the author credits the American Friends Service Committee for financial support for research and a trial of the plan. Sections of the report include "Background at Poston"; "Foreground of the Problem"; "The Great Books"; "The Seminar"; "The Schedule and Organization"; "The …
Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
img Dentists of Rivers Community Hospital (ddr-csujad-11-196)
A photograph of the dentists at the Rivers Community Hospital at the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. Each of the dentists' names are provided as well as their hometowns. Standing, left to right: Dr. Obo Sakaguchi- Los Angeles, Dr. Kawamura- San Jose, Dr. Kiyoshi Sonoda- Los Angeles, Dr. C. Nishi- San Francisco, Dr. Masao Sugiyama- …
Frank Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-341)
vh Frank Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-341)
Nisei male. Born July 16, 1926, in Alviso, California. Lived in various places in California as a child. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, family moved to Reedley, California, in an attempt to avoid incarceration, but were removed when the exclusion zone extended to Reedley. Sent to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. …
Sam Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-402)
vh Sam Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-402)
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 …
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 Harry Ueno

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1907, in Pauilo, Hawaii. Lived in Japan from 1915 to 1923, and settled on the mainland upon his return to the United States. Was married in 1930, and was removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. While in Manzanar, organized the Mess Hall Workers Union. …

Narrator Taneyuki Dan Harada

Kibei male. Born June 17, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles before moving to Japan and attending school. Returned to the U.S. in 1938, and was attending high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While …

Narrator Sakaye Aratani

Nisei female. Born December 11, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where parents ran a chicken farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved temporarily to live with family in Reedley, California, then was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While on a visit to a different camp, Sakaye met her future …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 21 (May 24, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-21)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 21 (May 24, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-21)
Select article titles: "Hearings on temporary Japanese farm labor program completed in Washington; Labor Dep't, labor groups and JACL testifies" (p. 1); "Min Yasui's father dies in Portland, was 70" (p. 1); "JACL-COJAEC lists names of awardees ready to be paid by next appropriation measure; more names to appear" (p. 1); "'Teahouse' production earns unprecedented rave …
Desert Sentinel, Vol. I. No. 15, June 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-1)
doc Desert Sentinel, Vol. I. No. 15, June 21, 1943 (ddr-csujad-17-1)
School newspaper published at the Gila River incarceration camp. According to an announcement on the back page, publication seeks to make known the War Relocation Authority's "plans and policies," the results of Community Council deliberations, and various regulations and news about life at the Gila River Incarceration Camp. Issue features articles about and by the Camp's …
Souvenir of Southern Oregon and Shasta Cascade Wonderland from Wataru Hishikawa (ddr-csujad-38-344)
doc Souvenir of Southern Oregon and Shasta Cascade Wonderland from Wataru Hishikawa (ddr-csujad-38-344)
A collection of pictures of Southern Oregon and Shasta Cascade Wonderland, which is a souvenir from Wataru Hishikawa to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara. Wataru sent it from the Tule Lake camp in California, where he was transferred from the Poston camp in Arizona, to Mitzi, who was an incarceree remained in the Poston camp. It appears that …
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-92)
Nisei male. Born July 7, 1925, near San Jose. Grew up in Salinas, California, until he went to Japan at the age of thirteen. Studied in Japan until about 1939. Incarcerated at the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered out of camp to serve in the U.S. military. Fought in Europe as …

Narrator Rudy Tokiwa

Nisei male. Born July 7, 1925, near San Jose. Grew up in Salinas, California, until he went to Japan at the age of thirteen. Studied in Japan until about 1939. Incarcerated at the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Volunteered out of camp to serve in the U.S. military. Fought in Europe as …
College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
doc College summer service in a relocation center (ddr-csujad-18-5)
Call for college students to meet a "desperate need" by serving as group work leaders supporting community activities, arts and recreation, church vacation Bible schools, and boys and girls clubs in either the Gila River or Manzanar Incarceration Camp; flier states that such service would provide the students with the opportunity to "serve significantly in these …
Letter from Tsuruno Meguro to Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano, August 17-20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-42-71)
doc Letter from Tsuruno Meguro to Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano, August 17-20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-42-71)
A letter from Tsuruno Meguro to her son-in-law and daughter, Fumio Fred and Yoneko Takano in the Santa Anita Assembly Center. She writes during the train trip to the Heart Mountain incarceration camp and also in the camp after the arrival. The train passes through Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. She describes the train trip, including …
Four men looking at the Johnson Hall dedication plaque (ddr-njpa-2-1026)
img Four men looking at the Johnson Hall dedication plaque (ddr-njpa-2-1026)
Caption on reverse: "NEW U.H. RESIDENCE HALL FOR MEN DEDICATED: The new $350,000 residence hall for men at the University of Hawaii at 2555 Dole Street, opposite Cooke Field, was dedicated yesterday at 4 p.m. The building, dedicated to those who served the cause of freedom in the armed services, is the third unit of the …
Frances Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-400-10)
vh Frances Kaji Interview (ddr-densho-400-10)
Frances Kaji was born on April 30, 1928, in Gardena, California. She grew up in Gardena as the daughter of pioneer physician Kikuwo Tashiro. She remembers Gardena as it changed from a rural to suburban community. During World War II, her family moved to Fresno to avoid incarceration but was eventually imprisoned at the concentration camp …
Yukio Kawaratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-377)
vh Yukio Kawaratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-377)
Nisei male. Born May 30, 1031, in San Juan Capistrano, California. Grew up in various places in California. During World War II, was removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While in Poston, family signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred to Tule Lake. Father and two older brothers renounced their …
Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …

Narrator Bill Nishimura

Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 9 (March 1, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-9)
Selected article titles: "Noted Oregonians Honored for Wartime Service to Nisei, JACL" (p. 1); Bill Hosokawa Promoted Post's Exec. News Ed" (p. 1); Shonien 'red carp,' JACL 'pinwheel' on L.A. museum exhibit" (p. 1); No. Calif. Japanese Americans launch $5,000 campaign for Immigration Museum" (p. 1); "Issei, Nisei, Sansei...Sensei" (p. 2); "Seek central camp in Orange …
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