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9A Class McCarver School (ddr-csujad-25-345)
img 9A Class McCarver School (ddr-csujad-25-345)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students at Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front to the school building in June 1933. Japanese American students are included. Inscription reads: Read A3102. See this object in the California State Universities …
9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
img 9A Class McCarver Junior High School (ddr-csujad-25-346)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1939. Japanese American students are included. Inscription reads: Read A3772. See this object in the California State Universities …
Meriko in bed (ddr-densho-494-26)
img Meriko in bed (ddr-densho-494-26)
Caption on webpage: "Pictures from the later life of Meriko Maida, 1973-2012 / From Richmond to Sacramento / Meriko lived for many years in Richmond, California with her younger sister Junko and brother-in-law Shoichi Kimura. She later lived in various configurations with her other sister, Asako Tokuno. On some occasions, she visited both Seattle and Washington, …

Narrator Peggy Tanemura

Ni-ten-gosei (half Nisei, half Sansei) female. Born June 3, 1932, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; and Tule Lake segregation center, California. Returned to Seattle after the war and stayed temporarily at the Seattle Japanese Language School.

Narrator Chizuko Norton

Nisei female. Born July 3, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Japan; Bellevue, Washington; and Kirkland, Washington. Incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Returned to Seattle after the war, obtained master's degree from the University of Washington in the field of social work. Founded Seattle's first alternative school …
Family picture in front of car and house (ddr-densho-494-25)
img Family picture in front of car and house (ddr-densho-494-25)
Photograph Caption on webpage: "Pictures from the later life of Meriko Maida, 1973-2012 / From Richmond to Sacramento / Meriko lived for many years in Richmond, California with her younger sister Junko and brother-in-law Shoichi Kimura. She later lived in various configurations with her other sister, Asako Tokuno. On some occasions, she visited both Seattle and …
Harvey Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-102)
vh Harvey Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-102)
Nisei male. Born February 7, 1919, in Exeter, California. Spent prewar childhood in Visalia, California. Drafted prior to World War II. Served in an activated National Guard unit at Fort Lewis, Washington. When World War II broke out, he and all the other Nisei servicemen at Fort Lewis were sent inland. About twenty, Harvey included, went …

Narrator Edith Watanabe

Nisei female. Born August 29, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Burlington, Washington. Was just starting college when incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp early because of illness and married a Nisei GI, Harvey Watanabe. Lived in Midwest for duration of war and resettled in Seattle, Washington following the war.

Narrator Dotti Yasuko Tagawa Reisbord

Nisei-Sansei female. Born May 9, 1941, in Seattle Washington. An infant when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, family was sent to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, family returned to Seattle, where Dotti attended school. After high school, moved to Southern California, raised a family, and became a teacher …
Ko Nakatani Yukio sogi kinen [Commemorative photograph for the late Yukio Nakatani's funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-336)
img Ko Nakatani Yukio sogi kinen [Commemorative photograph for the late Yukio Nakatani's funeral] (ddr-csujad-25-336)
A group photograph of the attendees of Yukio Nakatani's funeral held at a Buddhist temple. The photograph is taken on August 23, 1937 by "Aiko," a photo studio in Seattle, Washington. Funeral flowers are offered by: Yamaguchi Prefecture Association, Holiness Church, Kamejiro Yuasa, Yoshihito Yuasa, Shigezaburo Fukuhara, Fumikichi Okazaki, Sadao Nakatani, Cannery Workers, and others. See …

Narrator Eiichi Yamashita

Nisei male. Born January 27, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington. Finished high school in Bellingham, Washington, where family moved for father's oyster business. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp and lived in Chicago briefly before returning to the Samish Bay area near Bellingham to …

Narrator Nob Koura

Nisei male. Born April 10, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Moved from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Washington, at age five. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Volunteered for the military and served in Europe. After the war, eventually returned to Bainbridge Island and reestablished family's farm.
George Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-132)
vh George Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-132)
Nisei male. Born April 9, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Parents immigrated from Japan in the early 1900s. Attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School in Seattle before his family moved to East Los Angeles in 1936. Incarcerated in Poston Detention Camp #1, Arizona, in April 1942. While in camp, helped organize the "Music Makers," …
9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
img 9A Class McCarver Intermediate School (ddr-csujad-25-347)
A group photograph of the 9A Class students of Morton Matthew McCarver Middle School in Tacoma, Seattle. The photograph is taken by A. B. Read Photo Studio in Tacoma, Washington in front of the school building in June 1936. Inscription reads: Read A37_09. It appears that this photograph belongs to "Fusako Yoshihara." Autographed by students on …
Ko Tanaka Makoto tsuitokai kinen [Memorial service for the late Mr. Makoto Tanaka] (ddr-csujad-25-331)
img Ko Tanaka Makoto tsuitokai kinen [Memorial service for the late Mr. Makoto Tanaka] (ddr-csujad-25-331)
A group photograph of the attendees of a memorial service for Makoto Tanaka held at a Buddhist temple on October 22, 1940. The photograph is taken by "Aiko," a photo studio in Seattle, Washington. The funeral followers are offered by "Fukuoka-ken Kaigai Kyokai" [=Fukuoka Prefecture Oversee Association]. The photograph is given from Shonosuke and Nobuko Tanaka …
Manzanar Free Press Relocation Supplement Vol. 1 No. 15 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-383)
doc Manzanar Free Press Relocation Supplement Vol. 1 No. 15 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-383)
Selected article titles: "Receive Pamphlet on Schools" (p. 1), "2795 Evacuees Relocate to Northern California" (p. 1), "Four Evacuees Accepted in Santa Clara Union" (p. 1), "Two Special Cars Leave Heart Mountain Center Monthly for West Coast" (p. 1), "List of Benefits Given by Insurance Company" (p. 2), "Topaz Reserves Trains for Terminal Leaves" (p. 2), …
Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
vh Yukiko Takahashi Interview (ddr-densho-1001-22)
Nisei female. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Was working as a maid in Seattle when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of …

Narrator Warren Koichi Suzuki

Nisei male. Born February 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. At age ten, was sent to Japan to live and attend school. Returned to Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred …
Harvey Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1008-5)
vh Harvey Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1008-5)
Nisei male. Born February 1919 in Exeter, California. Spent prewar childhood in Visalia, California. Drafted prior to World War II. Served in an activated National Guard unit at Fort Lewis, Washington. When World War II broke out, he and all the other Nisei servicemen at Fort Lewis were sent inland. About twenty, Harvey included, went to …

Narrator Marianne West

Nisei female. Born November 4, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Family lived in Leavenworth, Washington, then moved to the West Coast. After the outbreak of World War II, family was removed from Bellingham, Washington, to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving to resettle in Spokane, Washington.

Narrator Hannah Hirabayashi

Nisei-Sansei female. Born 1938 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the town of Christopher, now part of Auburn, Washington, where parents ran a grocery store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to the Fort Missoula internment camp, Montana. The rest of the family went to the Puyallup Assembly …

Narrator Peggie Nishimura Bain

Nisei female. Born March 31, 1909, in Vashon Island, Washington. Raised in Vashon Island and Des Moines, Washington, before being removed with her two children to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California. Later transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka, Idaho, before resettling in Chicago, Illinois. Lived and worked in Chicago before eventually returning to …

Narrator Kunio Otani

Nisei male. Born July 31, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Raised in Raymond, Washington. Incarcerated at Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming; he worked on the staff of both camp newspapers, the Tulean Dispatch and the Heart Mountain Sentinel, respectively. Resettled in Seattle after the war and entered the greenhouse business. He …

Narrator Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki

Nisei female. Born February 19, 1931, in Fresno, California. Family moved to Seattle, Washington, where father became minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, to be reunited with father, who was arrested by the …
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-49)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-49)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. Includes a portrait of a Japanese man in suits and a Japanese woman in western dress taken at "Toyo Studio, Seattle, WH."; a photograph of Japanese male children riding on toys in snow; and a street photograph capturing buildings, "First National Bank," and "Commercial Hotel." Those photographs …
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