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Hatsumi Barbara Ujita at the Poston camp (ddr-csujad-38-237)
img Hatsumi Barbara Ujita at the Poston camp (ddr-csujad-38-237)
Photographed is Hatsumi Barbara Ujita holding her child, Masako Joy, at the Poston camp in Arizona. The handwritten notes on the back side reads: Photographed are Hatsumi and Masako Ujita. The photo was taken in October, 1944. [In Japanese]. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 11. See this object in the California State …
Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-209)
img Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-209)
Photographed is the Masukawa family incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona, including Tomosuke, Koyuta, Tsutomu, Yukie, Mitzi, and children of Tsutomu and Yukie, Keiko Kay and Junko June. "Hammond Photo Service, Meridian, Miss., Mar 15, 1944" stamped on the back side. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 7. See this object in …
Bussei review, vol. 2, no. 8 (Jan. 11, 1944): pages 1-14 (ddr-csujad-38-358)
doc Bussei review, vol. 2, no. 8 (Jan. 11, 1944): pages 1-14 (ddr-csujad-38-358)
New year's edition of "Bussei review"published on January 11, 1944, at the Poston camp in Arizona. It is published by Poston III Young Buddhist Association (YBA) which is affiliated with the Buddhist Church of America. It contains pages 1-14. Pages 15-16 are found in item: csudh_nao_0418. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 7. See …
Pre-school--kindergarten (ddr-csujad-38-204)
img Pre-school--kindergarten (ddr-csujad-38-204)
Photographed are preschool children and teachers incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. Includes Nisei teachers, Mrs. Joane Mimura and Haruye G. Koga. The caption reads: Pre-school--kindergarten. Title from caption. "Photographed by Kunkle and Wilcox" stamped on the back side. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 6. See this object in the California …
Card from George Naohara to Mitsuko Naohara, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-406)
doc Card from George Naohara to Mitsuko Naohara, 1942 (ddr-csujad-38-406)
Idaho card sets, "Beautiful Idaho: the gem state," mailed from George Nobuo Naohara while he was working in the U. S. Farm Labor Camp, Rupert, Idaho. The sets were sent to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara who was incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 32. See this object in …
Card from Kintaro Kitahara to Mitzi Naohara, December 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-356)
doc Card from Kintaro Kitahara to Mitzi Naohara, December 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-356)
An invitation card to the wedding ceremony for Tayeko Kitahata and Sgt. Ray Kikumi Umade held at Third Christian Church Chapel 1 in the Poston camp in Arizona at 7:00 on Tuesday December 14, 1943. The caption reads: Tykies wedding announcement. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 6. See this object in the California …
Gila River Co-op workers' picnic (ddr-csujad-42-232)
img Gila River Co-op workers' picnic (ddr-csujad-42-232)
A group photo of the Gila River Co-op workers. It was taken during the picnic. The handwritten note on the back side reads: Gila Co-op workers picnic, April 15, 1945. Stamped on the back side: Photographed by Kunkle and Wilcox 331 W. Washington St. Ph. 3-4563, Phoenix Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities …
Gila River 50th reunion and dedication (ddr-csujad-42-182)
doc Gila River 50th reunion and dedication (ddr-csujad-42-182)
An envelope for Yoneko Takano, who is an attendant of the Gila River 50th reunion and dedication events held at Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona, March 17-19, 1995. The envelope has presumably contained a booklet, bus tickets, and a T-shirt, handed to Yoneko Takano during the events. See this object in the California State Universities …
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 …
Letter from George Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, [September 11, 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-6)
doc Letter from George Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, [September 11, 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-6)
Personal letter written from Santa Anita Assembly Center. Yoshioka discusses the start of "movement to Relocation Centers," naming Parker Dam; Wyoming; Granada, Colorado; Arkansas; and Gila, Arizona, along with locations from which people are being removed, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Long Beach, and other Southern California locations. He also mentions that his family has …
Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
vh Hy Shishino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-386)
Nisei male. Born June 25, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents owned a flower shop. During World War II removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for several years before returning to Los …
Sat Kuwamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-7)
vh Sat Kuwamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-7)
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.

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Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-601)
img Leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-601)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers Arizona. Relocators being checked by Leave Officers before boarding bus for California. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once …
Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-37-784)
img Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-37-784)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Evacuees returning to their former homes in California by Greyhound bus. On September 15, two weeks before the Canal Camp at Rivers, Arizona, was to close, only 635 people remained and 370 of these had bus or train reservations for the following week (the Canal Camp once …
Card from Hazel Irene Rodgers to Mitzi Naohara, April 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-404)
doc Card from Hazel Irene Rodgers to Mitzi Naohara, April 25, 1943 (ddr-csujad-38-404)
An Easter card from Hazel Irene Rodgers of Indianapolis, Indiana. It was mailed to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. It appears that Hazel Irene Rodgers is affiliated with church and supporting Mitzi in teaching in a nursery in the camp. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 31. See this …
Card to Mitzi Naohara, February 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-379)
doc Card to Mitzi Naohara, February 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-379)
An invitation card to the Denson Highs School commencement exercises, Class of 1944, held in the Jerome camp in Arkansas on February 24, 1944. It was sent from Misao Oka at the Jerome camp in Arkansas to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 18. See …
Block R's of Block 318 (ddr-csujad-38-189)
img Block R's of Block 318 (ddr-csujad-38-189)
Photographed are Todd, Tosh, Ben, and John, who are members of "Block R's of Block 318," a Nisei men's club of the high school, at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Block R's of Block 318, 1943, Poston, Ariz. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 4. See this …
Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-213)
img Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-213)
Photographed are Tsutomu and Yukie Masukawa with their children, Keiko Kay and Junko June standing in front of barracks at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: March 1944. "Hammond Photo Service, Meridian, Miss., Mar 15, 1944" stamped on the back side. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 7. See this object …
324 nursery group picture (ddr-csujad-38-192)
img 324 nursery group picture (ddr-csujad-38-192)
Photographed are a teacher (Mitzi Masukawa Naohara) and children of 324 nursery at the Poston camp in Arizona, including Tom Yonekura, Minoru Hosaka, Akira Haraguchi, Emiko Satake, Masa__ Seki, Ja__ Mo__, and Tomiko Yabuta. The caption reads: 324 nursery group picture, March 1944. Title from caption. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 5. …
Electrician (ddr-csujad-38-287)
img Electrician (ddr-csujad-38-287)
Photographed are male incarcerees working on a utility pole at the Jerome camp in Arkansas. The caption reads: Electrician. Title from caption. 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 …
Card from Frances Hara to Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-391)
doc Card from Frances Hara to Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-391)
A Christmas card from Yasuko Frances Hara who was Mitzi Masukawa Naohara's student in the Poston camp in Arizona. It was probably sent to Mitzi while she was incarcerated at the Poston camp. The caption reads: Pupil in kindergarten, relocated to St. Louis, Mo. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 24. See this object …
Uniform straight bill of lading (ddr-csujad-42-107)
doc Uniform straight bill of lading (ddr-csujad-42-107)
An uniform straight bill of lading issued by Southern Pacific Lines in Reno, Nevada. It provides the information on the shipment that one box containing mechanical hand tools is shipped from Tom Nakashima to Fumio Fred Takano in the Gila River incarceration camp. The destination is listed as Casa Grande, Arizona. See also item: csudh_tak_0108. See …
Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
vh Yosh Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-385)
Nisei male. Born June 30, 1925, in Rosemead, California. Grew up in the Rosemead area. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for a time before being drafted into the military. Served in Europe with the 442nd …
Poston Camp hearing bares shameful facts (ddr-csujad-19-61)
doc Poston Camp hearing bares shameful facts (ddr-csujad-19-61)
An article from "Los Angeles examiner" published on June 20, 1943. It describes the training of a tactical unit, mob rule and open rebellion in the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona. It also discusses the reasons for these shameful activities to be the lack of central authority to assume responsibility and the confusion among the administration. …
Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
vh Charles Olds Interview (ddr-densho-1000-121)
White male. Born 1913 in Karuizawa, Japan, to missionary parents. Attended Canadian school in Kobe, Japan, before coming to the United States with his older brother. He attended the University of Chicago School of Social Work, then volunteered to work for the War Relocation Authority (WRA). He later worked as a relocation officer in the concentration …
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