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Berth 58 at Port of Los Angeles (ddr-csujad-43-213)
img Berth 58 at Port of Los Angeles (ddr-csujad-43-213)
Appraisal photograph number 3199 of Berth 58 at the Port of Los Angeles. Negative scan. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ter_03_070
[Nisei Week] (ddr-csujad-29-238)
img [Nisei Week] (ddr-csujad-29-238)
Photograph of Los Angeles Nisei Week from San Pedro Street with City Hall in the background. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P181
Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-6)
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-6)
First letter from Emmy Sumida to her father Chimata Sumida describing status of a few Japanese businesses in Los Angeles including the reorganization of Sun Produce, where her future husband. Ken Ito, was named a manager. She also mentions air raids along the western coast of California.
Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
img Japanese American doctor (ddr-densho-151-424)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Doctor James Goto, Medical Director of Japanese ancestry is in charge of all medical work at this War Relocation Authority center. He has had six years of experience as House Surgeon in the Los Angeles General Hospital, prior to evacuation.
Civilian exclusion order no. 43 (ddr-csujad-55-860)
doc Civilian exclusion order no. 43 (ddr-csujad-55-860)
Exclusion orders and evacuation instructions for persons of Japanese ancestry residing in the Los Angeles area. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0862
Sumiko Higashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-521)
vh Sumiko Higashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-521)
Sansei female. Born August 5, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, the family was sent to the Santa Anita assembly center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Los Angeles, where father was a gardener and mother worked in LA's fashion district in garment factories. Graduated from UCLA …
Yoneo Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-12)
vh Yoneo Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-12)
Nisei male. Born March 26, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Boyle Heights area where father ran a pharmacy. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Cleveland, Ohio, before returning to Los Angeles and establishing a successful career in public health. …
Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-309)
Nisei female. Born September 19, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father worked in Little Tokyo. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Soon after arriving in Heart Mountain, was able to leave camp to attend National College in …
Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
vh Sakaye Aratani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-442)
Nisei female. Born December 11, 1919, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where parents ran a chicken farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved temporarily to live with family in Reedley, California, then was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. While on a visit to a different camp, Sakaye met her future …
Iku Kiriyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-251)
vh Iku Kiriyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-251)
Sansei female. Born November 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed as a small child to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California with family, where parents established a nursery business in Torrance, California. Graduated from the University of Southern California, and worked as a teacher. Integral in …
James O. Ito Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-308-3)
vh James O. Ito Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-308-3)
Growing up in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of …

The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 18 (November 9, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-45)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 18 (November 9, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-45)
Selected article titles: "California Voters Repudiate Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "People's Mandate Has Upset 50 Years of Anti-Orientalism in California, Says Masaoka" (p. 1), "Mayor Bowron of Los Angeles Admits Wartime Prejudice Against Japanese Americans" (p. 3), "Coercion Charged in Test Case Filed to Cancel Renunciation of Citizenship by Three Nisei" (p. 3).
Masukawa family's house (ddr-csujad-38-337)
img Masukawa family's house (ddr-csujad-38-337)
Photographed is the Masukawa family's house located on Lomita Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 22. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_22_003
Koyuta Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-335)
img Koyuta Masukawa (ddr-csujad-38-335)
Photographed is Koyuta Masukasa at her house on Lomita Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 22. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_22_001
All-inclusive membership card (ddr-csujad-5-238)
doc All-inclusive membership card (ddr-csujad-5-238)
Tomeyo Okine's membership card for the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, located in Los Angeles, California. She is a member of Excelsior High. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_69_001
Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
doc Memorial Day services (ddr-csujad-1-205)
A program for Memorial Day services held at Evergreen Memorial Park, Los Angeles California on May 25, 1998. Services were conducted by the Nisei Veterans Coordinating Council. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_04_09_001
Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
vh Bill Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1011-1)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
vh Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-393)
Nisei male. Born December 24, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in California where parents ran a successful grocery store business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, became involved in Boy Scouts activities. Left camp and returned to …
Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
img Japanese American building a model ship (ddr-densho-37-597)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Wataru Ichinotsubo, former produce market employee form Los Angeles, California, is shown sandpapering the hull of a model into final shape in the model ship factory here. These ships are carefully constructed for the Navy by the Japanese-American craftsmen.
Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-417)
img Japanese American doctor examining patient (ddr-densho-151-417)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Making an examination of an evacuee patient are Doctor Takahashi, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, and his wife who is his assistant. They are evacuees of Japanese ancestry from Los Angeles now spending the duration at this War Relocation Authority Center.
Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
vh Sachi Kaneshiro Interview (ddr-manz-1-67)
Nisei female. Born January 1, 1920, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Covina, California. Worked for the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA). Volunteered to go early to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, to help set up the camp. Eventually transferred to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before leaving for New York. Eventually pursued a career in …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-95)
Kibei female. Born May 23, 1924, in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, …
Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
vh Ayame Tsutakawa Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-94)
Kibei female. Born May 23, 1924, in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, …
Mitzi Masukawa Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-324)
img Mitzi Masukawa Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-324)
Photographed is Mitzi Masukawa Naohara in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California. "May 1952" stamped on the back side. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 21. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_21_003_01
Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-327)
img Mitzi Naohara (ddr-csujad-38-327)
Photographed is Mitzi Masukawa Naohara in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California. The caption reads: Harbor City, 1950. A photo from: Mitzi Naohara photo album (csudh_nao_0200), page 21. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_02_21_006
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