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Evacuee property report (ddr-csujad-55-2431)
doc Evacuee property report (ddr-csujad-55-2431)
Receiving record for the personal property of George Hideo and Dorothy Nakamura. Covers items transported from Marysville, California to Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2537
Termination notice (ddr-csujad-55-2420)
doc Termination notice (ddr-csujad-55-2420)
Termination notice for George Hideo Nakamura's position as a butcher at Tule Lake incarceration camp due to Nakamura's relocation to Chicago, Illinois. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2526
Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
doc Engagement greeting card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (January 29, 1945) (ddr-janm-1-80)
Engagement greeting card written by Violet Saito to Mollie Wilson. White/pink card with illustration in pink/green of a bouquet of pink roses tied together with a piece of white ribbon. "An engagement wish for your future happiness" is on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked January 29, 1945 from Chicago, Illinois.
Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
img Henry H. Sugimoto (ddr-csujad-5-24)
A photograph of Hidematsu Henry Sugimoto, a former incarceree in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. It is probably taken in Chicago, Illinois, 1944. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_05_009
Request for transportation of property, WRA-156, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2419)
doc Request for transportation of property, WRA-156, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2419)
Request form for transfer of George Hideo Nakamura's personal property from Tule Lake incarceration camp to Chicago, Illinois. Includes itemized list of personal property. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2525
Shimako
vh Shimako "Sally" Kitano Interview (ddr-manz-1-54)
Nisei female. Born April 6, 1932, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, and was eight years old when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Before the war was over, moved to Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Bainbridge Island after World War II.
Mary Blocher Smeltzer Interview (ddr-manz-1-38)
vh Mary Blocher Smeltzer Interview (ddr-manz-1-38)
White female. Born in 1915 in Texas. Grew up in La Verne, California, where family was active with the Church of the Brethren. During World War II, lived in the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and worked as a teacher there. Along with husband, established a hostel in Chicago, Illinois, for Japanese Americans leaving the camps.
Letter from the Smiths to Hotty Okine, September 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-5-71)
doc Letter from the Smiths to Hotty Okine, September 5, 1944 (ddr-csujad-5-71)
A brief letter from the Smiths in Chicago, Illinois to Hatsuno Hotty Okine in the Rohwer incarceration camp, Arkansas. It depicts his concerns about missing connections with her. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_12_001
Postcard from Don to Goro Fujii, June 16, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2036)
doc Postcard from Don to Goro Fujii, June 16, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2036)
Postcard from Don to Goro Fujii in the Poston incarceration camp depicting the Oriole room at the YMCA hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Includes greeting from Don. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2139
Ben Chikaraishi Interview (ddr-chi-1-11)
vh Ben Chikaraishi Interview (ddr-chi-1-11)
Nisei male. Born September 10, 1921, in Colusa, California. As a child, family moved to Stockton, California, where parents owned a hotel. Was attending the University of California at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and the family was sent to the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp to live in Chicago, Illinois, where he became …
Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
vh Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
Nisei male. Born December 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, volunteered to move to Manzanar concentration camp, California, early in order to help with the construction of the camp. After leaving camp, relocated to Chicago, Illinois. Drafted into the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and served overseas. Eventually …
Kaz Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-111)
vh Kaz Yamamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-111)
Nisei male. Born March 18, 1924, in Sanger, California. Grew up in Santa Monica, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp temporarily to work at a farm labor camp in Pocatello, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois, before eventually returning …
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mrs. S. Okine, October 29, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-212)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomoye Okine. She thanks Tomeyo for the gift pertaining to the birth and giving a name, "Masaye." Jeanne Masaye Okine is a newly born granddaughter to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. The envelope is stamped with "Received unsealed Chicago, ILL M.D. no. 25." See …

Narrator Ellen Watanabe-Huxtable

Sansei female. Born in 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Grew up hearing stories of her parents' wartime experiences at the Santa Anita Assembly Center and Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, parents resettled in Chicago, Illinois, where Ellen was born and raised.
Postcard from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, October 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-375)
doc Postcard from Lily to Mitzi Naohara, October 31, 1944 (ddr-csujad-38-375)
A postcard from Lily in Chicago to Mitzi Masukawa Naohara incarcerated in the Poston camp in Arizona. Lily writes from Chicago, Illinois, on her way to Denver, Colorado. She is planing to visit Geo and go to the Gila River camp in Arizona where her family was incarcerated. An item from: Mitzi Naohara scrapbook (csudh_nao_0400), page …
Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-78)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944) (ddr-janm-1-78)
Christmas card to Mollie Wilson from Violet Saito (December 18, 1944). Blue/white card with illustration in blue/green/white of a snow covered village with a Chritmas tree and blue and white stars. "Christmas Greetings" and the first two lines of "Silent Night" are on the front right corner of card. Envelope is postmarked December 18, 1944 from …
Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
vh Fumi Kaseguma Interview (ddr-densho-1000-203)
Nisei female. Born April 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Spent one summer in Japan just before the onset of war between the U.S. and Japan. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp as part of the National Youth Administration, and worked in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chicago, …
Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
doc Letters from Ayame Okine to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, June 8, 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-147)
Contains two letters from Ayame Okine in Chicago, Illinois to her parents-in-law, Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. She writes two separate letters to the Okines and encloses into one envelope. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_68_001-003
Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-208)
doc Letter from Y. [Yuka?] Yamasaki to Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine, August 30, 1947 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-208)
A letter from Yuka Yamasaki in Chicago, Illinois, to her aunt or friend, Tomeyo Okine. Yamasaki thanks Seiichi and Tomeyo for their warm welcome during her stay in their place in California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_47_001
Request for transportation of property, WRA-156, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2393)
doc Request for transportation of property, WRA-156, George Hideo Nakamura (ddr-csujad-55-2393)
Form requesting the transportation of property for George Hideo Nakamura from Marysville, California to Chicago, Illinois. Includes list of personal property and description of individual pieces. Form WRA 156. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2499
Chiyoko Chiyo Omachi Interview (ddr-chi-1-17)
vh Chiyoko Chiyo Omachi Interview (ddr-chi-1-17)
Nisei female. Born July 12, 1926, in Terminal Island, California. Grew up on Terminal Island where father worked as a ship builder. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Pennsylvania with relatives before attending college in New York. Family resettled in Chicago, Illinois, after the war, where …
Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
vh Sue Kunitomi Embrey Interview (ddr-manz-1-2)
Nisei female. Born January 6, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp. Wrote for Manzanar Free Press while incarcerated. Resettled during World War II in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. Returned to Los Angeles, California, in 1948. Founding member of Nisei Progressives and the Manzanar Committee. Ms. Embrey passed …
Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
vh Clyde Tichenor Interview (ddr-manz-1-164)
White male. Born August 28, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Lost father at an early age and moved to Los Angeles, California. While in Los Angeles, began to study judo. Was part of a group in 1943 that visited Manzanar and competed in a judo tournament. Served in the navy during World War II and eventually returned …
Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago …
Envelope from War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to George Naohara, September 27, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-569)
doc Envelope from War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to George Naohara, September 27, 1945 (ddr-csujad-38-569)
An envelope from War Relocation Authority, United States Department of the Interior, to George Nobuo Naohara in Chicago, Illinois, where he has been reestablishing his life after leaving the Tule Lake camp, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_13_022
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