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George Koshi Interview (ddr-densho-1008-1)
vh George Koshi Interview (ddr-densho-1008-1)
Kibei male. Born June 16, 1911, in Greeley, Colorado. Raised in Denver, Colorado, until the age of five. Sent to Japan for schooling in 1917 and returned to the U.S. at the age of seventeen. Continued his education to eventually become the first Nikkei attorney in the state of Colorado. Drafted into the U.S. Army in …
Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 12 (July 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-192)
doc Topaz Times Vol. IV No. 12 (July 29, 1943) (ddr-densho-142-192)
Selected article titles: "Segregation Procedures Formulated" (p. 1), "Myer Explains Reasons for Segregation Plans to Safeguard, Further National Interest" (p. 1), "Tule Lake for Segregates" (p. 1), "The Mail Box: Through the V-Mail" (p. 2), "City Swelters for Fifth Day" (p. 3), "Ten Colorado Counties Closed to Relocators" (p. 3).
Horse drawn plow in sugar beet farm (ddr-csujad-25-98)
img Horse drawn plow in sugar beet farm (ddr-csujad-25-98)
A photograph of a horse drawn plow in a sugar beet farm. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_040
Horse drawn plow in sugar beet farm (ddr-csujad-25-101)
img Horse drawn plow in sugar beet farm (ddr-csujad-25-101)
A photograph of horses for a plow in a sugar beet farm. The photograph is probably taken in Brighton, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_043
Mary Schroeder Interview (ddr-densho-1000-387)
vh Mary Schroeder Interview (ddr-densho-1000-387)
White female. Born December 4, 1940, in Boulder, Colorado. Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Gordon Hirabayashi's 1983 coram nobis case, Judge Schroeder authored the opinion which vacated both Hirabayashi's curfew and exclusion convictions on proof of the allegations of governmental misconduct.
Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 18, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-18)
doc Christmas card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 18, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-18)
Christmas card to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (December 18, 1943). Blue card with illustration in white of two lambs looking at a shining star. "Joyous Christmas" is on the bottom center on front of card. Envelope is postmarked December 18, 1943 from the Granada (Amache) Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado.
Amache WRA Camp (ddr-csujad-55-2484)
img Amache WRA Camp (ddr-csujad-55-2484)
Topographic map of the Amache incarceration camp and surrounding area in Prowers County, Colorado. Includes camp data and statistics. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2590
Aerial view of Amache (ddr-csujad-55-1329)
img Aerial view of Amache (ddr-csujad-55-1329)
Black and white photograph depicting an aerial view of Amache incarceration camp. Caption reads: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1331
Yoshimi Hasui Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-31)
vh Yoshimi Hasui Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-31)
Nisei female. Born August 23, 1935, in Brawley, California. Grew up in the town of Niland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved along with family and a group of other Japanese American families to Boise City, Oklahoma. After living there for about six months, moved to Rocky Ford, Colorado.
Racial epithet (ddr-densho-37-657)
img Racial epithet (ddr-densho-37-657)
Original WRA caption: Door of barber shop owned by Andy Hale, in a little desert town of Parker, 15 miles from where is located the Colorado River Relocation Center. Evacuees from the center, who cannot leave its confines without a pass, are discouraged from shopping in Parker, by WRA officials.
Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-12)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-12)
Recollections of the crowded journey to Poston concentration camp, Colorado

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Narrator Alley Watada

Nisei male. Born July 20, 1930, in Plateville, Colorado. Grew up in Fort Lupton, Colorado, where parents ran a farm. Continued farming in Fort Lupton during World War II, employing German prisoners of war as well as Japanese Americans who had been in concentration camps. Attended Colorado State University and UC Davis, earning a PhD in …

Narrator Jack Y. Kubota

Nisei male. Born in Pasadena, California. Grew up El Centro, California, where father was a truck farmer. During World War II, removed with family to the Poston (Colorado River) concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and joined the navy. Graduated from college in San Diego and became an …
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 44 (November 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-292)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 44 (November 25, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-292)
Selected article titles: "Telegram Discloses Manzanar Volunteer Wounded in France" (p. 1), "Observe Armistice" (p. 1), "Return of Evacuees Alarms Congressman" (p. 1), "Facts About Evacuee Property" (p. 1), "Catholic Group Plan Christmas Program" (p. 3), "Jerome to House Prisoners of War" (p. 4), "Anti Alien Land Bill Defeated in Colorado" (p. 4).
Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 59 (May 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-172)
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 59 (May 27, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-172)
Selected article titles: "Center Faces Drastic Water Supply Crisis. Loss of Pump Operators Causes Problem" (p. 1), "WRA Property Must be Clarified When Returned" (p. 1), "Efforts Made to Speed Return of Contraband" (p. 1), "Nisei Trio Held for Grand Jury Trial" (p. 3), "No More Evacuees to Relocate in Colorado" (p. 4).
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-85)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-85)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Kamie Taenaka and Yaeko Taenaka [?] in McMorrow's sugar beet farm. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_027
Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
img Taenaka family in a farm (ddr-csujad-25-83)
A photograph of the Taenaka family in a farm, Brighton, Colorado. Includes Tamesaburo Taenaka and Yaeko Taenaka [?] in McMorrow's sugar beet farm. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_08_01_025
Young Sansei (ddr-csujad-29-218)
img Young Sansei (ddr-csujad-29-218)
Photograph titled: "A young Sansei--third generation Japanese American--pictured in a field at the Granada War Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P161
Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
vh Lillian Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-224)
Nisei/Sansei female. Born December 14, 1928, in Stockton, California. Father was Issei and mother was Nisei, born in Hawaii. Grew up in Santa Monica, California. During World War II, moved with family to Colorado to avoid mass removal. Remained in Denver, later operating a grocery store and greenhouse business with husband.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 6 (February 10, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 52, No. 6 (February 10, 1961) (ddr-pc-33-6)
Selected article titles: "Colorado Aliens Barred From Work at Bars: Or in Any Place Licensed to Sell Liquor, Says Yasui" (p. 1), "Nisei Acceptance Not Permanent, Enomoto Tells Sacramento JACL" (p. 2), and "Five Chapters Reach All-Time High Membership: First Official 1961 Report Shows National Total of 6,125 CLers" (p. 4).
doc "The Soliloquy of an African Ant-Eater" (ddr-densho-419-2)
A poem Min Yasui wrote under the pseudonym, "The Mad Mongolian" while he was in Multnomah County Jail. The original poem is a part of the Minoru Yasui Collection which is held at the Auraria Library Special & Digital Collections Department, University of Colorado Denver. Contact [email protected] for use permissions and more information.
Keith One Interview (ddr-chi-1-10)
vh Keith One Interview (ddr-chi-1-10)
Sansei male. Born 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. Parents' families lived in Sacramento, California, prior to World War II. During the war, they were sent to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Both parents resettled in Chicago after the war, where they met and Keith was born.
Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-162)
doc Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-162)
Letter and envelope from Ralph Carr (former Governor of Colorado) to Wakako Domoto (his former housekeeper) thanking Wakako for her Christmas card, asking her to write back with more information about her move to San Francisco, and informing her of the developments in his family life (two new grandchildren and a new wife.)
Racial epithet (ddr-densho-37-658)
img Racial epithet (ddr-densho-37-658)
Original WRA caption: Close-up of door of barber shop owned by Andy Hale, in a little desert town of Parker, 15 miles from where is located the Colorado River Relocation Center. Evacuees from the center, who cannot leave its confines without a pass, are discouraged from shopping in Parker, by WRA officials.

Narrator George Yano

Sansei male. Born July 6, 1942, in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Compiled an extensive family history detailing parents' participation in a "voluntary evacuation" from Milpitas, California, to Fort Lupton, Colorado, in 1942, to avoid incarceration.
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