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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.
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" …
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.
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"; …
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 …

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, …
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 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, …

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.
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. …
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 …
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 …

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.
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 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.
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