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Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-129-21)
vh Bill Hosokawa Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-129-21)
Leaving camp to work as a copy editor for the Des Moines Register in Iowa
Paul Bannai Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-128-23)
vh Paul Bannai Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-128-23)
Moving to Des Moines, Iowa to attend college, volunteering to join the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
A woman with two children (ddr-densho-300-85)
img A woman with two children (ddr-densho-300-85)
Caption in album: "Judith, 3 yrs old. Keith, 6 months old. Daisy Yamamoto. Des Moines, Iowa. Aug. 1946."
Portrait of Joe Iwataki (ddr-ajah-2-752)
img Portrait of Joe Iwataki (ddr-ajah-2-752)
Caption: Joe Iwataki of Alameda, CA. Woltz was a family owned photo p=business that was in business well before WWII. It still exists as of 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa.
M. Jack Takayanagi - Mary Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-123)
vh M. Jack Takayanagi - Mary Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-123)
Nisei male and female, married couple. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and eventually settled in Portland, Oregon.
First WAC Training Center Christmas menu (ddr-csujad-49-43)
doc First WAC Training Center Christmas menu (ddr-csujad-49-43)
First WAC Training Center Christmas Menu, Fort Des Moines, Iowa. An item from: pages 32-33 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_026_03

Narrator Mary Takayanagi

Nisei female. Grew up in West Los Angeles, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and eventually settled in Portland, Oregon.
Des Moines postcard (ddr-csujad-49-45)
doc Des Moines postcard (ddr-csujad-49-45)
Blank postcard with "Greetings from Des Moines Iowa" illustration on the front. An item from: pages 32-33 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_026_05
Wilbur Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-455)
vh Wilbur Sato Interview (ddr-densho-1000-455)
Nisei male. Born April 26, 1929, in Pasadena, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, family lived for a time in a hostel in Des Moines, Iowa, before returning to California. After the war, became an attorney and longtime community activist.
WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-850)
doc WRA digest of current job offers for period of July 1 to July 15, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-850)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in Des Moines, Iowa. Includes summary of jobs, housing, and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0852

Narrator Wilbur Sato

Nisei male. Born April 26, 1929, in Pasadena, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, family lived for a time in a hostel in Des Moines, Iowa, before returning to California. After the war, became an attorney and longtime community activist.
Frank Muramatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-431)
vh Frank Muramatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-431)
Nisei male. Born May 29, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and was drafted into the military. After military service, finished …
Taira Fukushima Interview (ddr-manz-1-124)
vh Taira Fukushima Interview (ddr-manz-1-124)
Nisei male. Born February 8, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father did custodial work. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Finished high school at Manzanar, and left camp to attend Drake college in Des Moines, Iowa. Drafted into the military and served as a medic …
Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-829)
doc Current relocation opportunities; Current housing situation, Kansas City area for period ending March 10, 1944, Des Moines, Iowa District (ddr-csujad-55-829)
Report on job vacancies and opportunities for "resettlers" in the Kansas City area. Includes summary of jobs, housing, and a list of job titles and pay for males and females. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0831

Narrator Yuriko Hohri

Nisei female. Born May 25, 1929, in Long Beach, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, moved with family to Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. Along with husband, William Hohri, was instrumental in the redress movement, including the establishment of …
Postcard from M. Shellhaas to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-175)
doc Postcard from M. Shellhaas to Sue Ogata Kato (ddr-csujad-49-175)
Postcard from "Shelly," that is, Pvt M. Shellhaas at Camp White, Oregon to Sue Ogata Kato at Fort Des Moines, Iowa (nicknamed "Pvt Coathanger"), dated January 1944. An item from: pages 92-93 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_060_16
WAC Training Center (ddr-csujad-49-247)
img WAC Training Center (ddr-csujad-49-247)
Group picture of enlisted Wacs at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Listed as "the 2nd Co., 3rd Reg. at the 1st WAC Training Center" and dated January 25, 1944. An item from: pages 120-121 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_075_05

Narrator Frank Muramatsu

Nisei male. Born May 29, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and was drafted into the military. After military service, finished …

Narrator Lillian Horita

Nisei female. Born November 9, 1929, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend school in Des Moines, Iowa, before eventually …

Narrator Taira Fukushima

Nisei male. Born February 8, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father did custodial work. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Finished high school at Manzanar, and left camp to attend Drake college in Des Moines, Iowa. Drafted into the military and served as a medic …
Postcard from Edith Y. Kodama to Sue Ogata Kato, January 1946 (ddr-csujad-49-205)
doc Postcard from Edith Y. Kodama to Sue Ogata Kato, January 1946 (ddr-csujad-49-205)
Postcard from Edith Y. Kodama of Fort Snelling, Minnesota to Sue Ogata Kato of Camp Ritchie, Maryland. The postcard features an image from Fort Des Moines, Iowa and is dated January 1946. An item from: pages 100-101 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
M. Jack Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-122)
vh M. Jack Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-122)
Nisei male. Born June 28, 1922, in San Jose, California. As a teenager, moved with family to West Los Angeles, where father was a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, Jack volunteered to work with the orphans at the Manzanar Children's Village, and also helped to establish …

Narrator Yosh Nakamura

Nisei male. Born June 30, 1925, in Rosemead, California. Grew up in the Rosemead area. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp and lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for a time before being drafted into the military. Served in Europe with the 442nd …

Narrator M. Jack Takayanagi

Nisei male. Born June 28, 1922, in San Jose, California. As a teenager, moved with family to West Los Angeles, where father was a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, Jack volunteered to work with the orphans at the Manzanar Children's Village, and also helped to establish …
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