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Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
vh Tak Yamashita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-365)
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1917, in Torrance, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family decided to "voluntarily evacuate" to Colorado in order to avoid mass removal. Farmed in Colorado during the war years, and returned to Los Angeles in 1945.

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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. May 4, 1929, 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 …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 18 (November 4, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-45)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 19 No. 18 (November 4, 1944) (ddr-pc-16-45)
Selected article titles: "War Department Denies Story Of Decision to Relax Coast Restrictions After Nov. 15" (p. 1), "Federal Jury Convicts Seven on Draft Conspiracy Charge" (p. 2), "Colorado Race-Baiters Bar Nisei From Public Meetings" (p. 3), "West Coast Anti-Evacuee Group Plans to Extend Movement" (p. 8).
Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, special session (ddr-csujad-45-41)
doc Heart Mountain Relocation Project Fourth Community Council, special session (ddr-csujad-45-41)
The council minutes feature the reading of the notice of the closure of the Colorado River camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMRC_01-01_070
Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 38 (March 24, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-151)
doc Granada Pioneer Vol. II No. 38 (March 24, 1944) (ddr-densho-147-151)
Selected article titles: "Myer Reverses Statement on Voting Right. No Change from Pre-Evacuation Status" (p. 1), "Chinese American Warns of Prejudice Against Nisei" (p. 6), "Relocation: No Advantage to Remain in Centers, Says Dillon Myer" (p. 6), "In Colorado, Only Small Groups Oppose Nisei Resettlement Move" (p. 8).
Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. III No. 16 (August 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-77)
doc Poston Official Daily Press Bulletin Vol. III No. 16 (August 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-145-77)
Selected article titles: "Teachers' Training Course at Colorado River School" (p. 1), "New Platform at Warehouse Under Construction" (p. 1), "Magazines Readers Informed on Poston Project" (p. 3), "Sixty Residents Taken Ill on Block 216" (p. 6), "Police Set-up for Poston III Outlined by Director Birge" (p. 6).
Greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-34)
doc Greeting card (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 1, 1943) (ddr-janm-1-34)
Greeting card to Molly Wilson from Mary Murakami (July 1, 1943). White card with illustration in green of a sign and cacti. The sign reads "Greetings from Poston" on the front of card. Envelope is postmarked July 2, 1943 from the Poston (Colorado River) Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona.
doc "That Damned Fence" (ddr-densho-419-3)
A poem written by Min Yasui while he was incarcerated in Minidoka concentration camp. 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.
Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
vh Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
Nisei female. Born November 17, 1922, in Florin, California. Grew up in Florin, where parents operated a farm. Just prior to World War II, attended sewing school in Los Angeles. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Married in camp, and moved to Denver, Colorado.
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.

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 …

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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tak Yamashita Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-365-27)
vh Tak Yamashita Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-365-27)
Working in Colorado

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Catherine Ludy Collection (ddr-densho-161)
Collection Catherine Ludy Collection (ddr-densho-161)
The Catherine Ludy collection contains photographs of the Granada (Amache) concentration camp. Born and raised in Colorado, Catherine Ludy was an English teacher at Amache high school. The photographs in this collection focus primarily on the education system at Amache.

Narrator Bessie Yoshida Konishi

Nisei female. Born September 17, 1932, in La Jara, Colorado. Spent childhood in Alamosa, Colorado, where family operated a successful produce farm. Married in 1950 and obtained graduate degree in education. Active with Japanese American community projects and diversity education.
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