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Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
vh Carolyn Takeshita Interview (ddr-densho-1000-217)
Sansei female. Born June 2, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Family removed to Poston concentration camp, Arizona, and resettled in Denver, Colorado, after World War II. Moved to Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1950. Returned to Colorado and attended high school and college in Denver. Worked as a speech pathologist and educator. Active in …
Los Angeles City Hall (ddr-csujad-42-236)
img Los Angeles City Hall (ddr-csujad-42-236)
Photographed is Los Angeles City Hall building. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_08_006
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-145)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-145)
Excerpt: "I certainly am not keeping up with my correspondence but I can tell you that I at least came home with a good grade on my report card." Sent from Los Angeles, California, possibly to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
vh George Sakaye Nakano Interview (ddr-densho-400-17)
George Sakaye Nakano was born on November 24, 1935, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. George's parents were Kibei, born in Hawaii, then educated in Japan before returning to the U.S. Nakano grew up in Los Angeles until he was six years old. When WWII started, the Nakano family was incarcerated in the …
Ann Sugimoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-72)
vh Ann Sugimoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-72)
Nisei female. Born September 22, 1916, in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Venice, California. Married before World War II, and removed during the war to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Had a child in camp. After leaving Manzanar, lived in Ohio for a number of years before returning to California.
CSU Dominguez Hills Hiroshi Fukuwa Manzanar Diary (ddr-csujad-34)
Collection CSU Dominguez Hills Hiroshi Fukuwa Manzanar Diary (ddr-csujad-34)
The Hiroshi Fukuwa Manzanar Diary consists of a diary written by Hiroshi Fukuwa, Kibei Nisei of Los Angeles, California, along with newsletters, clippings, and handwritten notes created/collected in the incarceration camps during World War II. The diary details his incarceration experiences in the Manzanar camp in California, the Gila River camp in Arizona, and the Tule …
Hiroshi Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-13)
vh Hiroshi Uyehara Interview (ddr-phljacl-1-13)
Nisei male. Born January 1, 1916, in Oakland, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area where father started a fish cake factory. Attended UCLA and UC Berkeley and then worked as an electrical draftsman for the Department of Water and Power for the City of Los Angeles. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, …
Alan Kumamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-464)
vh Alan Kumamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-464)
Sansei male. Born January 21, 1940, in Los Angeles, California. While very young, removed with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Father joined the Military Intelligence Service out of camp, and Alan and his mother resettled in Chicago, Illinois. After father rejoined the family, they returned to …
Department of Justice Alien Enemy Control Unit Routing Slip (ddr-one-5-221)
doc Department of Justice Alien Enemy Control Unit Routing Slip (ddr-one-5-221)
Photocopy of a declassified routing slip for Keizaburo Koyama. In the remarks section of the slip, a rehearing was recommend on July 30, 1943 and that files for Koyama's case were requested and then transferred to Los Angeles, California.
Yoshi Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-6)
av Yoshi Inose Interview (ddr-densho-400-6)
Yoshi Inose was born on September 24, 1908, in Los Angeles, California. She was one of three children, and her parents' names were Seijiro and Soko Shibuya. Her father was a lawyer and the first publisher for the Rafu Shimpo and her mother was a koto instructor. After World War II broke out, the family was …
Grace Shinoda Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-8)
vh Grace Shinoda Nakamura Interview (ddr-densho-1003-8)
Nisei female. Born February 18, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Colorado before returning to California. After the war, became a teacher and an artist.

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Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
vh Thomas Shigekuni Interview (ddr-densho-1000-297)
Nisei male. Born August 4, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, lived briefly in Illinois before returning to California.

(This material is based upon work …

Postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office to Mr. Sadatsuka Hamada, June 28, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-300)
doc Postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office to Mr. Sadatsuka Hamada, June 28, 1949 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-300)
A postcard from Kazumitsu Matsumoto Accounting Office in Los Angeles, California to Sadatsuka Hamada in Compton, California, regarding reparation application. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_06_15_002
Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-374-4)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-374-4)
Moving to 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 Interior.

Postcard from Rafu Zenshuji Betsuin to Mr. M. Hamada, February 1, 1950 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-299)
doc Postcard from Rafu Zenshuji Betsuin to Mr. M. Hamada, February 1, 1950 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-299)
An announcement from Rafu Zenshuji Betsuin, Los Angeles, California, to M. Hamada regarding an annual meeting. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_06_15_001
George Fukayama (ddr-ajah-8-1)
av George Fukayama (ddr-ajah-8-1)
George Fukayama was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 21, 1926. During World War II, he served with the Military Intelligence Service and was assigned to ATIS (Allied Translator Interpreter Section) during the occupation of Japan after the war. Moved to Alameda, California, after military service.
Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-167)
vh Patricia Mariko Morikawa Sakamoto Interview (ddr-manz-1-167)
Sansei female. Born April 20, 1944, in Manzanar, California. Parents married in camp, but separated soon after when father returned with his family to Japan. Left Manzanar for the Burbank trailer camp, then moved with mother and stepfather to Los Angeles, California. Active with the Manzanar Committee.
[Nisei Week] (ddr-csujad-29-242)
img [Nisei Week] (ddr-csujad-29-242)
Photograph of a street during Los Angeles Nisei Week. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P185
[Nisei Week] (ddr-csujad-29-240)
img [Nisei Week] (ddr-csujad-29-240)
Photograph of a street during Los Angeles Nisei Week. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P183
William Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-264)
vh William Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-264)
Nisei male. Born March 13, 1927, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. One of the major players in the movement for Japanese American redress and reparations, Mr. Hohri founded the National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR).
K. C. Lee: chop suey supplies oriental medicines (ddr-csujad-5-170)
doc K. C. Lee: chop suey supplies oriental medicines (ddr-csujad-5-170)
A business card of K. C. Lee, chop suey supplies, oriental medicines. A store in Los Angeles, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_02_15_007
Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
vh Sumiye Takeno Interview (ddr-manz-1-36)
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.
Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-102)
doc Letter from Joseph Ishikawa to Joseph Conard (ddr-densho-468-102)
Letter concerning Ishikawa's admission to the University of Nebraska
Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
Collection Kuroishi Family Collection (ddr-densho-167)
The Kuroishi Family Collection features photographs and documents from the family of Iwao Kuroishi, an Issei who was the proprietor of the Chop Suey House restaurant in Los Angeles, California, prior to World War II. The collection includes photographs from the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and documents relating to the family's resettlement to Omaha, Nebraska, after …
Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi Collection (ddr-manz-10)
Collection Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi Collection (ddr-manz-10)
The Rosie Maruki Kakuuchi Collection is comprised of photographs from Rosie Maruki and her family's experiences primarily during World War II at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Materials include snapshots of family members and friends in camp as well as some postwar photos of the family in Los Angeles and immigration documents from Rosie's Issei parents.
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