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Weekly Press Review No. 22 (ddr-densho-156-334)
doc Weekly Press Review No. 22 (ddr-densho-156-334)
Original summary excerpt: The Dies Committee investigation continued as most important news source. Statements by various committee representatives and reports of hearings at which former and present Colorado River officials testified received prominent play, particularly in West Coast papers, although the press in other areas also carried wire service dispatches. New accusations reported included one that …
Daily Press Review, Vol. IV, No. 15 (ddr-densho-156-233)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. IV, No. 15 (ddr-densho-156-233)
Article titles: "McIntyre's Stand on Jap Center Teachers' Pay Hit"; "Teachers Take Positions at Jap Center"; "Marlin T. Kurtz Named Guidance Director at Heart Mountain Relocation Center"; "Start of School Delayed Until August 31 by Army Request"; "Soldiers Arrive Sunday: First Japanese Come by Train Monday"; "Legion Extends Charters of Two Japanese Posts"; "Nevada Legion Wants …
Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
vh Phil Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-364)
Yonsei male. Born March 28, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Following the war, became a counselor in the public school system in Los Angeles. Active in a number of community causes including …
Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-342)
vh Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-342)
Nisei female. Born July 22, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. Father ran a prominent hotel which was frequently patronized by visiting Japanese dignitaries. Father was picked up by the FBI on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, moved to …
Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
Sansei female. Born December 4, 1935, in Sawtelle, California. Grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where father worked as a chauffeur. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and taken to the Tuna Canyon Detention Station. He rejoined the family at the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the family was …
Esther Takei Nishio Interview (ddr-densho-1000-370)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview (ddr-densho-1000-370)
Nisei female. Born February 20, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Venice, California, where father and uncle ran a carnival concession stand. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. In 1944, was part of a group organized by the Quakers …
Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko Interview (ddr-densho-1000-282)
Nisei female. Born October 7, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, age nine when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, so family could …
Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
vh Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1926, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where father owned and operator a shoe sales and repair business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Walnut Grove. Was drafted and served …

Narrator James Sakamoto

Nisei male. Born April 18, 1924, in Mayfield, California. Spent prewar childhood years in Alviso, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Despite this, was removed to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Colorado …

Narrator Eddie M. Inaba

Nisei male. Born May 9, 1917, in Walnut Grove, California. Parents worked at Canal Ranch, an agricultural community, where they grew produce for Libby, McNeill & Libby. Parents also owned and ran a bar in Walnut Grove. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. …
T.K. Pharmacy Collection (ddr-densho-319)
Collection T.K. Pharmacy Collection (ddr-densho-319)
The T.K. Pharmacy Collection consists of letters, invoices, and other documents related to the daily business of a Japanese American owned and run pharmacy in Denver, Colorado during the 1940s. Many of the letters and orders come from Japanese and Japanese Americans incarcerated in the 10 WRA concentration camps. Requests range from sake to art supplies …

Narrator Aya Uenishi Medrud

Nisei female. Born April 9, 1925, in Malden, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, before being removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. From Minidoka, relocated with family to Utica, New York. Worked in Japan for the U.S. Army of Occupation, and for the Tokyo General Army Hospital …

Narrator Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto

Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, area, and was married with a child by the time World War II broke out in 1941. During the war, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration …

Narrator June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk

Nisei female. Born October 17, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, and was involved at an early age with traditional Japanese dancing and stage performance. During World War II, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, family resettled in Denver, …

Narrator Mas Okabe

Nisei male. Born December 2, 1929, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents operated a restaurant. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, in 1945, then went to Japan with family. Lived in Japan for …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 17 (May 3, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-18)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 17 (May 3, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-18)
Selected article titles: "Nisei Pilot Gives Life in Georgia Crash. Japanese American Veteran Stays With Falling Plane Until It Clears Urban Area" (p. 1), "Utah Governor Supports Evacuee Claims Legislation. Gov. Maw Asks Congress Leaders to Extend Citizen Rights to Issei Residents" (p. 1), "Baldwin Announces Formation of Tokyo Office of JACL to Assist U.S. Citizens …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 21 (July 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-95)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 21 (July 8, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-95)
Selected article titles: "New Leave Rulings Made. Revised Trial Indefinite Regulations Are Clarified. Evacuees Out on Season, Short-term May Not Convert Leave Into Test Permit" (p. 1), "Southern California Methodists Push Return of Evacuees to West Coast Area" (p. 1), "Jerome Center Closes on July 1" (p. 1), "6 Granadans Found Guilty. 14 Colorado WRA Center …
James Sakamoto Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-1)
vh James Sakamoto Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-1)
Nisei male. Born April 18, 1924, in Mayfield, California. Spent prewar childhood years in Alviso, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Despite this, was removed to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Colorado …
Mo Nishida Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-380)
vh Mo Nishida Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-380)
Nisei male. Born August 11, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California and became involved in numerous civil rights organizations and movements postwar. Founded the …
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 …
Mo Nishida Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-382)
vh Mo Nishida Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-382)
Nisei male. Born August 11, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. During World War II, was removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California and became involved in numerous civil rights organizations and movements postwar. Founded the …

Narrator George Fujimoto

Nisei male. Born January 13, 1920 in Colusa, California. Raised in Ault, Colorado, where family operated produce and sugar beet farm. Assumed responsibility for farm at age 15 when father suffered debilitating accident. Drafted into Army in 1942. After basic training in Camp Robinson, Arkansas, transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas. Attended second basic training in Camp …

Narrator Tetsushi Marvin Uratsu

Nisei male. Born February 7, 1925, in Sacramento, California. At a very young age, sent to Japan for several years. Returned at age six and lived with family in Loomis, California. During World War II, removed to the Arboga Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred briefly to the Amache concentration camp, …

Narrator Paul Bannai

Nisei male. Born July 4, 1920, in Delta, Colorado. Grew up in small mining and farming towns in Colorado, Utah and Arizona, until his family moved to Boyle Heights in the Los Angeles, California area. After graduating from high school, he tested discrimination and employment practices and eventually succeeded in obtaining a job at a bank. …

Narrator Kiyoshi Seishin Yamashita

Nisei male. Born February 14, 1920, in Kent, Washington. Grew up in the nearby town of Auburn, where parents ran a farm. Family was involved Auburn Buddhist Church. Graduated from the University of Washington in 1942 and removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Recruited out of Tule Lake to teach …
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