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Narrator Carolyn Takeshita

Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in …
Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
vh Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
Nisei female. Born October 11, 1926, in San Luis Obispo, California. Grew up in San Luis Obispo, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp with the help of the Nisei Student Relocation project and moved to Denver, Colorado.
Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-18)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview Segment 18 (ddr-jamsj-2-4-18)
Leaving camp for Denver, 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.

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.
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.
Nancy Sawada Miyagishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-214)
vh Nancy Sawada Miyagishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-214)
Sansei female. Born September 17, 1930, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood in Sacramento where mother and stepfather worked on strawberry fields. Sent to live with relatives in Fort Lupton, Colorado, after mother passed away in March 1941. Unable to return to West Coast after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Extended family moved …
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.
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.
1931 Japanese Young People's Christian Conference of Colorado (ddr-csujad-42-185)
img 1931 Japanese Young People's Christian Conference of Colorado (ddr-csujad-42-185)
A group photograph of attendees at Japanese Young People's Christian conference held in Denver, Colorado in December 1931. The photo is addressed to Shikio Kaniya in Yokohama, Japan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_01_001
Information Digest No. 53 (ddr-densho-156-411)
doc Information Digest No. 53 (ddr-densho-156-411)
Section titles: "Tule Lake Situation"; "Summary of New Relocation Division"; "Colorado River Center Transferred to WRA"; "Statistical Laboratory Set Up at Central Utah"; "Heart Mountain to Have Bakery"; "Indefinite and Seasonal Leave Figure"; "Volunteers Aid Harvest"; "Gibson Joins San Francisco Staff"; "Personal Changes"; "Administrative Meeting in Denver"; "New Magazine Added to Library"; "Center Fire Protection Reviewed"; …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 12 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-pc-21-12)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 12 (March 26, 1949) (ddr-pc-21-12)
Selected article titles: "Federal Judge Goodman Rules for Restoration of Citizen Rights to Renunciant Group" (p. 1), "Legion Commander in Colorado Condemns Refusal of Denver Cemetery to Bury Nisei Hero" (p. 1), "Hawaii Court Verdict Raises Question of Fair Representation Of Racial Groups on Juries" (p. 2), "Floyd Schmoe Plans to Build Home for Hiroshima Family" …
Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-161)
doc Letter to Wakako Domoto from Ralph Carr (ddr-densho-356-161)
Letter and envelope from Ralph Carr (former Governor of Colorado) to Wakako Domoto (his former housekeeper) thanking Wakako for her Christmas greeting on behalf of the family, and telling of his granddaughter's growth and Christmas experience. Ralph Carr inquires about Wakako's life in Boston and offers to host her if she ever wants to visit or …
George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
vh George Oda Interview (ddr-manz-1-151)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1923, in Burbank, California. Grew up in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp and worked for a time in Denver, Colorado, before eventually returning to the Los Angeles area to farm.

Narrator Shyoko Hiraga

Nisei female. Born 1927 in Denver, Colorado. Grew up in Denver, where father was a tailor, then established a newspaper, the Rocky Nippon. During World War II, father was removed as editor of the newspaper, arrested by the FBI, and interned in a Department of Justice camp. James Omura took over as head of the newspaper, …
Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-258-19)
vh Frances Midori Tashiro Kaji Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-258-19)
Reuniting with father in Denver, 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.

Narrator Joseph Norio Uemura

Nisei male. Born July 3, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before moving to Denver, Colorado, where his father, a Baptist minister, was transferred. Lived in Denver during World War II, where family helped Japanese Americans leaving camps to find housing and work. Paul Robert and Jean Schuman Hanna Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, since …
Manzanar Free Press Vol. III No. 32 (April 21, 1943) (ddr-densho-125-124)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. III No. 32 (April 21, 1943) (ddr-densho-125-124)
Selected article titles: "National Director of WRA, Dillon Myer, Pays Visit. Two-day Center Tour Conducted" (p. 1), "Statistics Show Midwest Living Expense Lower. Cost of Living in Kansas City, Indianapolis and Denver Lower" (p. 1), "Insufficient Work Reported by Boys in Idaho Related" (p. 1), "Colorado Accepts Farm Laborers" (p. 1), "Relocation is an Opportunity Says …
Manzanar Free Press Vol. III No. 59 (July 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-125-151)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. III No. 59 (July 24, 1943) (ddr-densho-125-151)
Selected article titles: "Investigation of Niseis Recalled as Evidence Lacking" (p. 1), "Publish Reports on Resettlement" (p. 1), "Local Officials Attend WRA Conference. Representatives of Ten Centers to Meet at Denver, Colorado" (p. 1), "Racial Problem Support Asked" (p. 1), "Construction on Monument Begins" (p. 1), "Liberties Union Hits 'Evacuation' in Annual Report" (p. 1), "Malicious …
Eddie Owada Interview (ddr-manz-1-37)
vh Eddie Owada Interview (ddr-manz-1-37)
Nisei male. Born December 22, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up primarily on Vashon Island, Washington. Removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, Washington, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service. Worked for the U.S. Forest Service and eventually …
Alfred
vh Alfred "Al" Miyagishima Interview (ddr-manz-1-27)
Nisei male. Born December 2, 1926, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Family operated grocery store prior to World War II. Moved to Stockton, California, due to father's illness. Removed to Stockton Assembly Center and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Resettled in Nebraska and finished high school. Drafted into the army in 1945, and joined family in Denver, Colorado, …
Amache remembered 1942-1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2695)
doc Amache remembered 1942-1945 (ddr-csujad-55-2695)
Pamphlet listing Amache memorial dedication schedule and the program of Amache reunion banquet/dance at Regency Hotel in Denver, Colorado, and historical photographs of the Granda (Amache) incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2859

Narrator Mollie Nakasaki

Nisei female. Born November 17, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas's Japantown community before moving to various towns in California after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Removed to Poston concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp with family for Denver, Colorado, in 1945 before returning to California and establishing the Mandarin Restaurant in San Jose's Japantown.
Letter from Aochi to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, September 1, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-89)
doc Letter from Aochi to Mr. and Mrs. Okine, September 1, 1945 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-89)
A letter from Aochi who resides in Denver, Colorado to Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine. He thanks the Okines for the potatoes that they sent to him. He also comments on the Okines' plan returning to California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_01_26_002
Mary Hamano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-215)
vh Mary Hamano Interview (ddr-densho-1000-215)
Nisei female. Born July 14, 1921, in San Gabriel, California. Spent childhood in Los Angeles where father operated a shoe repair business and grocery store. Family was removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Resettled in Denver after the war and worked in several businesses in Japantown. Married in 1947 and …
Mollie Nakasaki Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-4)
vh Mollie Nakasaki Interview (ddr-jamsj-2-4)
Nisei female. Born November 17, 1930, in Salinas, California. Grew up in Salinas's Japantown community before moving to various towns in California after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Removed to Poston concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp with family for Denver, Colorado, in 1945 before returning to California and establishing the Mandarin Restaurant in San Jose's Japantown. …
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