doc Military Police and Japanese Clash in Denver (December 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-867)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 9, 1942, p. 5
doc Japanese Sought For Beet Harvest (September 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-845)
The Seattle Daily Times, September 18, 1942, p. 3
doc Treason is Laid to 3 Jap Women (May 9, 1944) (ddr-densho-56-1041)
The Seattle Daily Times, May 9, 1944, p. 5
doc Color Bar in Ownership of Realty Voted. Court Rules Landholder Has Right to Restrict Occupancy to White Race. (June 17, 1930) (ddr-densho-56-420)
The Seattle Daily Times, June 17, 1930, p. 11
doc 'Race Persecution,' Say Jap Suspects (May 10, 1944) (ddr-densho-56-1042)
The Seattle Daily Times, May 10, 1944, p. 13
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 Daniel Inouye Interview (ddr-janm-13-5)
Nisei male. Born September 7, 1924, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Served in the all-volunteer, all-Nisei, 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, lost his right arm in action and earned the Distinguished Service Cross. Following the war, became an attorney, then a six-term senator for Hawaii. Sat on the Select Committee on Intelligence, Select Committee on …
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 …
vh George T. "Joe" Sakato Interview (ddr-manz-1-29)
Nisei male. Born February 19, 1921, in Colton, California. In 1942, moved with family to Glendale, Arizona, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Volunteered for the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team as a replacement troop. Fought in Italy and France in 1944, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which was …
vh Frank Konishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-25)
Nisei male. Born December 2, 1928 in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Family operated dairy farm. Received undergraduate degree from Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) and doctorate from Cornell University. Worked as Professor of Nutrition until retirement.
vh Alley Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-30)
Nisei male. Born July 20, 1930, in Plateville, Colorado. Grew up in Fort Lupton, Colorado, where parents ran a farm. Continued farming in Fort Lupton during World War II, employing German prisoners of war as well as Japanese Americans who had been in concentration camps. Attended Colorado State University and UC Davis, earning a PhD in …
vh Susumu Yenokida Interview (ddr-manz-1-35)
Nisei male. Born June 28, 1925, in Turlock, California. Grew up in the Cortez, California, area. During World War II, was removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. When drafted by the military, refused to report for the preinduction physical, and was tried and jailed for refusing the draft. Served …
vh Gladys Koshio Konishi Interview (ddr-manz-1-26)
Nisei female. Born August 14, 1930, in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Raised in Fort Lupton, where family operated a produce farm. Attended Colorado College of Education. Following World War II, lived in Carbondale, Illinois, before returning to Colorado.
vh Art Imagire Interview (ddr-manz-1-34)
Nisei male. Born August 1, 1933, in Oakland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Reno, Nevada, during the "voluntary evacuation" period. Attended the University of Nevada and later worked for an aerospace company. Presently resides in Sacramento, California.
vh Bob Fuchigami Interview (ddr-manz-1-28)
Nisei male. Born May 15, 1930, in Marysville, California. Family operated a farm prior to World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Remained in Colorado after the war.
vh Yoshimi Hasui Watada Interview (ddr-manz-1-31)
Nisei female. Born August 23, 1935, in Brawley, California. Grew up in the town of Niland, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved along with family and a group of other Japanese American families to Boise City, Oklahoma. After living there for about six months, moved to Rocky Ford, Colorado.
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 …