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Starmaker (ddr-csujad-38-397)
doc Starmaker (ddr-csujad-38-397)
An announcement card for a movie, "Starmaker," presented by Associated Student Body at the Poston camp in Arizona at 6:30 PM on December 30, 1944. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 27. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_28_002
At Johnson ranch in Utah (ddr-csujad-38-254)
img At Johnson ranch in Utah (ddr-csujad-38-254)
Photographed is George Nobuo Naohara at Axel Johnson ranch in Utah. It is given to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at 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 project site: nao_02_13_005
Government property release for evacuees (ddr-csujad-38-544)
doc Government property release for evacuees (ddr-csujad-38-544)
A form of "Government property release for evacuees" issued for Tomosuke Masukawa, Block 318-2-D at the Poston camp, Arizona. It is singed by Block Manager, H. Hanemoto and Leave Officer in the camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_09_002
Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-249)
img Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-249)
Photographed is the Masukawa family incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. Includes children, and Koyuta, Mitzi, Tsotomu and Yukie. The caption reads: Me, gang. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 12. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_12_007
Card to Mitzi Naohara, March 16, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-361)
doc Card to Mitzi Naohara, March 16, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-361)
A birthday card to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Greetings on my twenty-first birthday, March 16, 1944. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_11_001
Card from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, March 16, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-362)
doc Card from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, March 16, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-362)
A birthday card from Lily to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara at the Poston camp in Arizona. The caption reads: Greetings on my twenty-first birthday, March 16, 1944. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 10. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_11_002
Wataru Nishikawa (ddr-csujad-38-227)
img Wataru Nishikawa (ddr-csujad-38-227)
Photographed is Wataru Nishikawa, an incarceree at the Poston camp in Arizona. Autographed: Wataru Nishida, 10/4/43. The caption reads: Poston, Ariz. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 9. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_09_007
Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-243)
img Masukawa family (ddr-csujad-38-243)
Photographed is the Masukawa family incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. Includes Tsutomu, Yukie, Keiko Kay, Junko June, and Mitzi. The caption reads: June 1944. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 12. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_12_001
Card from the Lights to Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-385)
doc Card from the Lights to Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-385)
A card from Mr. Light and family to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara. It was probably sent to Mitzi while she was incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 21. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_22_001
Postcard from Aiko to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara, September 14, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-166)
doc Postcard from Aiko to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara, September 14, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-166)
A postcard from Aiko, who is incarcerated in the Poston camp to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara in Glendale in Arizona. It was probably mailed in 1945. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_02_001
Katashi Johnny Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-180)
img Katashi Johnny Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-180)
Photographed is Katashi Johnny Masukawa at the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona. He was a photographer at the camp. The caption reads: John, 1944. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 3. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_03_010
Notice of decision on application for leave (ddr-csujad-42-89)
doc Notice of decision on application for leave (ddr-csujad-42-89)
A notice of decision on application for leave signed by L. H. Bennett, Project Director on February 6, 1943. It approves Fumio Fred Takano's application for indefinite leave from the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_44_001
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 25 (June 24, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-25)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 16 No. 25 (June 24, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-25)
Selected article titles: "Supreme Court Rules Coast Curfew Legal" (p. 1), "Dies Investigators 'Amazed' by Crowded Conditions at Poston" (p. 1), "California Republicans Urge Firmer Control of Evacuees" (p. 2), "Minidoka Canal Claims Life of Boy Evacuee" (p. 3), "Japanese Problem In Hawaii Exaggerated, Says Honolulu Mayor" (p. 7), "Spanish Consul To Investigate Alien Treatment" (p. …
Masako Yoshida Interview (ddr-manz-1-153)
vh Masako Yoshida Interview (ddr-manz-1-153)
Nisei female. Born July 14, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent early years in Seattle before family moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a janitor at a wholesale produce market. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to work in Detroit, …
Kiyoko Masuda Interview (ddr-ajah-1-1)
vh Kiyoko Masuda Interview (ddr-ajah-1-1)
Sansei female. Born May 4, 1940, in Alameda, California. During World War II, as an infant, was sent with family to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, family lived for over a year in Dayton, Ohio, before returning to Alameda. Kiyo grew up in Alameda, eventually …
Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-592)
img Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-592)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Chic Yamaguchi, former farm worker from Kingsburg, California, is shown turning a section of one of the model ships on the lathe in the model ship factory at the Gila River Relocation Center. Chic had never operated power machinery before starting work in the factory here. Prior …
Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 6 (ddr-densho-156-246)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 6 (ddr-densho-156-246)
Article titles: "Jap Wife Killer Ordered to Gas Cell This Winter"; "Cleric Favors Jap Centers"; "Aliens are Warned on Curfew Law Violations"; "Fair Buildings to House Japs"; "Jap Woman Charged with Bribe Attempt"; "Items from Tule Lake"; "State Needs 3,429 More Beet Workers"; "Letters to Editors"; "'Loyal Alien' Status Likely for Many Italians in California"; "Mexico …
Card from George Naohara to Mitzi Naohara, February 14, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-416)
doc Card from George Naohara to Mitzi Naohara, February 14, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-416)
A Valentine's Day card from George Nobuo Naohara to "Mitsuko" who is Mitzi Masukawa Naohara. He probably wrote from the Tule Lake camp in California where he was incarcerated to her while she was incarcerated at the Poston camp in Arizona. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 37. See this object in the California …

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 …
Isao Kameshige Interview (ddr-one-7-35)
vh Isao Kameshige Interview (ddr-one-7-35)
Nisei male. Born 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.

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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 …
Wakako Yamauchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-253)
vh Wakako Yamauchi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-253)
Nisei female. Born October 23, 1924, in Westmorland, California. Grew up in the Imperial Valley before being removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. After leaving camp, attended art school in San Diego before marrying and moving to Los Angeles. Published short story And the Soul Shall Dance, which …
Grace Watanabe Kimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-249)
vh Grace Watanabe Kimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-249)
Nisei female. Born 1925 in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Boyle Heights, where father was a prominent Baptist minister, establishing his own church. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed with family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Obtained student leave to finish high school in Abilene, Texas. Post-World War II, …
It comes up love (ddr-csujad-38-398)
doc It comes up love (ddr-csujad-38-398)
An announcement card for a movie, "It comes up love," presented by Girl Scouts at the Poston camp in Arizona at 6:30 PM on December 3, 1944. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page 27. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_03_28_003
Yutaka Fred Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-188)
img Yutaka Fred Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-188)
Photographed is Yutaka Fred Masukawa, an incarceree at the Poston camp in Arizona. He was a music staff member at the Poston III. The caption reads: Fred. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 4. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_04_007
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