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Marion I. Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-155)
vh Marion I. Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-155)
Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Salinas, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived and worked in San Francisco for a time before moving to Ogden, Utah.
Chiyoko Yagi Interview (ddr-densho-1015-1)
vh Chiyoko Yagi Interview (ddr-densho-1015-1)
Nisei female. Born July 25, 1920, in San Juan Bautista, California. Raised in Watsonville, California, and married prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Watsonville.

Narrator Nellie Mitani

Nisei female. Born January 31, 1919, in Mesa, Arizona. Grew up in Arizona, where family ran a produce farm. Attended college, and after marrying husband, a Buddhist minister, moved to Bakersfield, California. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While in Poston, husband was picked up by the FBI and transferred to …
Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-10-6)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1002-10-6)
Memories of mass removal; first impressions of Parker Dam Assembly Center, Arizona

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not …

Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-10-7)
vh Hisaye Yamamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1002-10-7)
Recollections of Poston concentration camp, Arizona: heat, sand, and bad food

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Harry Ueno Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1002-7-28)
vh Harry Ueno Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1002-7-28)
A terrible truck ride to Leupp, Arizona, a citizen isolation center

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Tulean Dispatch Vol. 4 No. 87 (March 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-353)
doc Tulean Dispatch Vol. 4 No. 87 (March 5, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-353)
Selected article titles: "245 Evacuees May Return Home. Gen DeWitt Changes Arizona Restrictions" (p. 1), "Army Inductees... Visits to WRA Projects May be Made Without Escort" (p. 1), "Provisions Made for Storing Ashes" (p. 1), "Article on Evacuation Features in March Reader's Digest Magazine" (p. 2).
Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
doc Testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka (ddr-densho-67-163)
Written testimony of Richard Takaji Nishioka, born in Los Angeles, California. Incarcerated in Poston concentration camp, Arizona. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination and Psychological Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Dried trees in the Poston camp (ddr-csujad-35-30)
img Dried trees in the Poston camp (ddr-csujad-35-30)
A photograph of dried trees in the Poston camp in Arizona. Signed by: June Kuwahara. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: kuw_01_24_003_01
Kampus krier, vol. 3, no. 26 (May 4, 1945) (ddr-csujad-35-12)
doc Kampus krier, vol. 3, no. 26 (May 4, 1945) (ddr-csujad-35-12)
An issue of a newspaper, "Kampus krier" published by Poston I High School in Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: kuw_01_12_001
Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 29 (October 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-178)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. III No. 29 (October 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-178)
Selected article titles: "Supreme Court to Try Arizona Law on November 15" (p. 1), "Wilson: Evacuees Well Defended in Senate Hearings" (p. 1), "Editorial: Council Sees Light" (p. 2), "Residents May Engage Calif. Attorneys for Legal Matters" (p. 3), "Pasadena: Churches Study Nisei Program" (p. 5).
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 12 (January 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-46)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 12 (January 28, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-46)
Selected article titles: "Wood Conservation for Stoves Asked" (p. 1), "Rain, Yes -- But No Water" (p. 1), "Editorial: Soldiers Denied Justice" (p. 2), "Winter Vegetable Harvest Continues in High Gear" (p. 3), "National Journal Features 'Arizona City of Exiles'" (p. 4), "Conservation: Toilet Tissue" (p. 4).
Rohwer Outpost Vol. IV No. 3 (January 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-130)
doc Rohwer Outpost Vol. IV No. 3 (January 12, 1944) (ddr-densho-143-130)
Selected article titles: "Commencement Exercises Set. 40 Students to Receive Diplomas" (p. 1), "Garage Work for 200 Men" (p. 2), "Arizona Law Ruled Out" (p. 3), "Relocation Officer of New York Area in Center" (p. 3), "Passports for East Coast Nisei Seamen Now Issued" (p. 3).
Granada Pioneer Vol. I No. 84 (July 21, 1943) (ddr-densho-147-85)
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. I No. 84 (July 21, 1943) (ddr-densho-147-85)
Selected article titles: "Relocation Pamphlets to be Distributed" (p. 1), "Must Use Water Sparingly" (p. 1), "Church Groups Hear Talk on Discrimination" (p. 2), "Nisei Speak on Discrimination" (p. 3), "Control Japanese is Arizona Plea" (p. 3), "Nisei are Capable in Aiding War Effort" (p. 3).
Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sako (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-54)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Sako (December 23, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-54)
Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Sako (December 23, 1944). Blue/brown card with illustration in brown/red/green of the Three Wise Men on camels following the North Star. Envelope is postmarked December 23, 1944 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
Funeral photo titles Death of a Midwife (ddr-ajah-6-162)
img Funeral photo titles Death of a Midwife (ddr-ajah-6-162)
Caption below photo: Midwife Takiye Kondo's funeral service at Gila River incarceration camp 2, Arizona. Takiye suffered an aortic aneurism and dies in Rivers Community Hospital on march 9, 1945. She lived just an hour and a half after being admitted. She was from Alameda, CA.
Funeral photo titled Death of a Midwife (ddr-ajah-6-227)
img Funeral photo titled Death of a Midwife (ddr-ajah-6-227)
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.
Poston 2 WRA Camp (ddr-csujad-55-2492)
img Poston 2 WRA Camp (ddr-csujad-55-2492)
Map of Poston 2 incarceration camp and the surrounding area in Yuma (LaPaz) County, Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2598
Poston 3 WRA Camp (ddr-csujad-55-2493)
img Poston 3 WRA Camp (ddr-csujad-55-2493)
Map of Poston 3 incarceration camp and the surrounding area in Yuma (LaPaz) County, Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2599
Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya Interview (ddr-densho-1014-2)
vh Helen Tanigawa Tsuchiya Interview (ddr-densho-1014-2)
Nisei female. Born December 25, 1924, in Selma, California. Grew up in Parlier, Californa, where family worked on a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Indianapolis, Indiana, before settling permanently in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Messages between Tomosuke Masukawa in the Poston in Arizona and Hidetaro Myoren in Hiroshima, Japan, October 29, 1942-September 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-545)
doc Messages between Tomosuke Masukawa in the Poston in Arizona and Hidetaro Myoren in Hiroshima, Japan, October 29, 1942-September 2, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-545)
Messages exchanged between Tomosuke Masukawa at the Poston camp in Arizona and his father-in-law, Hidetaro Myoren, in Hiroshima, Japan. The original message informed Hidetaro of the safety of Tomosuke's family in the camp. The reply message informed of deaths of Hidetaro and Kazuko Myoren. The two messages were exchanged with the assistance of the Red Cross, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 116, No. 11 (March 19, 1993) (ddr-pc-65-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 116, No. 11 (March 19, 1993) (ddr-pc-65-11)
Select article titles: "Teen gets 49 years for murder of Issei woman" (p. 1); "Furutani back in election" (p. 1); "Arizona police handling of assault criticized" (p. 1); "Asian Americans asked to remember King's message of non-violence, equality" (p. 3); "Filipino Amerasian children sue U.S. government" (p. 3).
Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 71 (June 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-107)
doc Gila News-Courier Vol. II No. 71 (June 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-141-107)
Selected article titles: "Alien Control of Farming Industry Thru Coop Feared" (p. 1), "Editorial: Arizona 'Republic' Renegs" (p. 2), "Dehydration: Women Workers Needed in Plant" (p. 3), "Watermelon: Gila Assured Ample Supply" (p. 3), "Hyslop Warns Against Minority Oppression" (p. 4), "Evacuee Life Depicted by 'Common Ground'" (p. 4).
Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 14 (September 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-105)
doc Poston Press Bulletin Vol. IV No. 14 (September 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-105)
Selected article titles: "Poston III Dieticians Discuss Menus" (p. 1), "Shoe Repairmen to Organize" (p. 1), "Amendments to the Traffic Ordinance for the City of Poston" (p. 2), "Public Warned of Arizona Scorpions" (p. 2), "Editorial: Educational Aims" (p. 3), "Land Flooded, Water Supply Will Continue, Report" (p. 4).
Greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-34)
doc Greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-34)
Greeting card to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 1, 1943). White card with illustration in green of a sign and cacti. The sign reads "Greetings from Poston" on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked July 2, 1943 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
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