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5th annual J.Y.P.C. conference (ddr-csujad-42-186)
img 5th annual J.Y.P.C. conference (ddr-csujad-42-186)
A group photograph of attendees at 5th annual Japanese Young People's Christian conference held in Denver, Colorado, November 29-December 1, 1933. Handwritten note on the back side reads: Betty Nishimura, __aks Kubo R. F., _rue Hashiko, Betty Jane Murai. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_01_002
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 40 (April 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-129)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 40 (April 2, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-129)
Selected article titles: "Ikeda vs. Calif. in Land Case"; "Girl Enrolls at Redlands University"; "On the Other Hand"; "Members of 442nd Combat Regiment Convalescing at Colorado Springs"; "Greely Soldier Was Awarded Bronze Star"; "Federal Proposal Reported Turned Down"; "Kabuki's Paintings Shown in Philadelphia"; "Denver, Bay City Youth Forums Held"; "Want Ads Today"; "Furukawa Wounded"; "Farmers Successful"; …
President Truman visiting Fitsimon's Hospital (ddr-densho-299-252)
img President Truman visiting Fitsimon's Hospital (ddr-densho-299-252)
Caption: "President Harry Truman visited Fitsimons Hospital in Denver, Colorado to no fanfare. / The patients were taken by surprise. I was able to take these photos as my trustworthy / fellow patient who seemed to know all the rumors floating around, told me which wards he / would visit and in which order. I was …
President Truman visiting Fitsimon's Hospital (ddr-densho-299-236)
img President Truman visiting Fitsimon's Hospital (ddr-densho-299-236)
Caption: "President Harry Truman visited Fitsimons Hospital in Denver, Colorado to no fanfare. / The patients were taken by surprise. I was able to take these photos as my trustworthy / fellow patient who seemed to know all the rumors floating around, told me which wards he / would visit and in which order. I was …
President Truman visiting Fitsimon's Hospital (ddr-densho-299-251)
img President Truman visiting Fitsimon's Hospital (ddr-densho-299-251)
Caption: "President Harry Truman visited Fitsimons Hospital in Denver, Colorado to no fanfare. / The patients were taken by surprise. I was able to take these photos as my trustworthy / fellow patient who seemed to know all the rumors floating around, told me which wards he / would visit and in which order. I was …
My only crime is my face (ddr-csujad-55-2118)
doc My only crime is my face (ddr-csujad-55-2118)
Clipping from the magazine "Liberty" detailing one Japanese-American woman's experience of being removed from the west coast military zone during World War II and incarcerated in Heart Mountain incarceration camp before relocating to Denver, Colorado with her family. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2221

Narrator Rose Tanaka

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.

Narrator Sumiye Takeno

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.
Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1002-11-23)
vh Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1002-11-23)
Acquitted of government's charges; returning to Denver, Colorado

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily …

Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1002-11-19)
vh Jimmie Omura Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1002-11-19)
Avoiding mass removal by moving to Denver, Colorado

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily …

Narrator Peggy Yamato Mikuni

Sansei female. Born May 27, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp for Denver, Colorado, and eventually returned to Los Angeles, California. Took over father's travel agency in Los Angeles.
Ted Akimoto's farewell (ddr-densho-299-235)
img Ted Akimoto's farewell (ddr-densho-299-235)
Caption: "My men surprised me with an impromptu 'farewell' at the airbase as I boarded an air evacuation flight / back to the states. It took 42 hours with refueling stops at Guam, Johnston Island, and / Hawaii to reach San Francisco. Then it was on to Fitsimon's Hospital, Denver, Colorado. / President Truman visited the …

Narrator Nancy Sawada Miyagishima

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 …

Narrator Lillian Sato

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.

Narrator Chiye Tomihiro

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 …

Narrator George Oda

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.
Tulean Dispatch Vol. 6 No. 15 (August 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-265)
doc Tulean Dispatch Vol. 6 No. 15 (August 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-65-265)
Selected article titles: "Students: Bodine to Visit Here" (p. 1), "JACL Civil Rights Fund Gets $947 From Bostonian" (p. 1), "Myer Gives Reasons For Selecting Tule Lake" (p. 1), "Farm: Harvesting Continues" (p. 1), "Construction On High School Nears Completion" (p. 1), "Relocation Prospects in Denver Area Reported" (p. 2), "Northern Colorado Also Out" (p. 2), …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 7 (August 21, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-32)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 17 No. 7 (August 21, 1943) (ddr-pc-15-32)
Selected article titles: "Expect Substantial Number May Receive War Work Approval" (p. 1), "Five San Diegans Organize Group, 'No Japs, Inc'" (p. 1), "WACs Start Recruiting of Nisei Women" (p. 1), "Japanese American Members of Army's Enlisted Reserves Recalled to Active Service" (p. 2), "WRA Frowns On Relocation In Denver Area. Further Influx Into Colorado Discouraged …
Toyoko Okumura Interview (ddr-janm-13-6)
vh Toyoko Okumura Interview (ddr-janm-13-6)
Nisei female. Born October 14, 1916, in Gardena, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. In response to the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to Tule Lake segregation center with family, and expatriated to Japan. Worked in Japan for the U.S. government and …
Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
vh Connie Thorson Chandler (ddr-densho-1000-159)
White female. Born 1938 in Denver, Colorado. Father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation at the time WWII broke out, so family lived in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, in 1942. Mrs. Chandler was a child at the time, and attended elementary school in Minidoka. Moved to Twin Falls for junior high and high school years before …

Narrator Alfred "Al" Miyagishima

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, …

Narrator Eddie Owada

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 …

Narrator Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka

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 …

Narrator Mary Hamano

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 …
June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk Interview (ddr-densho-1000-453)
vh June Yasuno Aochi (Yamashiro) Berk Interview (ddr-densho-1000-453)
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, …
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