doc Summary Notes on Segregation Conference of W.R.A. Officials (ddr-csujad-19-56)
The summary notes on the Segregation Conference of W.R.A. Officials, Colorado, July 26-27, 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-12_01
vh Bob Y. Sakata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-216)
Nisei male. Born April 15, 1926 in Alameda, California. Spent childhood in Alameda where family operated 10-acre farm. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Resettled in Brighton, Colorado, and resumed farming. Along with wife and son, owns and operates Sakata Farms, currently one of the top produce growers in the country.
vh Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
Nisei female. Born August 18, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Seattle, Washington, where family operated a grocery store. Attended Washington Grammar School and Garfield High School in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Missoula internment camp, Montana. Family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, …
vh Roy Ebihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-222)
Nisei male. Born January 11, 1934, in Clovis, New Mexico, where father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. On January 19, 1942, officials rounded up all of the Japanese Americans in Clovis and removed them from the town without warning in the middle of the night in response to an angry mob of townspeople who were …
vh Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview (ddr-densho-1000-213)
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 …
vh James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the …
vh George Fujimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-223)
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 …
vh Bessie Yoshida Konishi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-212)
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.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1213)
Phil writes to his wife, Alice Okano, concerning his travel from Amanche Concentration camp to Denver. He couldn't convince his father to leave Amanche. Phil writes that many people were biding their time in the camp to see how the war in the Pacific would pan out before making any decisions about leaving camp. Phil is …
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1221)
Phil writes about meeting a friend of Alice's in Denver. He also writes about his day at the laundry and shopping trip to buy a new jacket.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1214)
Phil reports back on his first full day in Denver. He found a job, but he isn't sure how much he'll be making or if he'll like it.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1220)
Phil discusses if Denver would be a good place to try to open his own laundry or cleaning business based on what he's talked about with other people in the business.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1217)
Phil writes about receiving his first paycheck and learning to use a steam gun for silk pressing.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1222)
Phil writes about his continued work at the laundry. He warns Alice, his wife, not to write back because he'll be on the move.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1219)
Phil writes about his work at the laundry and visiting another laundry called Band Bou that could hire him and specialize in different types of fabric cleaning that he is keen to learn. He reminds Alice, his wife, to pay the rent on their house since he isn't sure Denver is a place he would like …
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1215)
Phil writes of his first day at his new job at a laundry in Denver. He says he can only keep the job for a little while so he discusses the pros and cons of staying in Denver to find more work or returning to Caldwell, Idaho.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1218)
Phil writes about a trip to Boulder to see his sister, Ayako, and his brother-in-law. His family encourage him to get a job teaching Japanese which is draft deferable, but Phil writes that he isn't interested.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1224)
Phil writes a short message to Alice once he arrives in Denver on his way to Amanche.
doc Letter from Phil Okano to Alice Okano (ddr-densho-359-1216)
Phil talks about his work at the laundry and how he believes he is improving. At this point Phil thinks he will stay in Denver another week.
doc Yoshi Hibiya reference letter (ddr-densho-381-173)
Mr. and Mrs. Hattori write to Dillon S. Myer attesting to Yoshi Hibiya's American and Christian upbringing.
vh John Tateishi Interview (ddr-janm-13-4)
Nisei male. Born August 21,1939, in Lawndale, California. Served as National Redress Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and was involved in the movement to obtain redress and reparations for Japanese Americans. Founded Tateishi/Shinoda and Associates, a management and public affairs consulting firm. In 1999, became the National Executive Director of the JACL.
vh Norman Mineta Interview (ddr-janm-13-3)
Nisei male. Born November 12, 1931, in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and served in the military as an intelligence officer in Japan and Korea. Served on the San Jose City Council from 1967 to 1971, and as mayor …