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Glenn H. Kageyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-16)
vh Glenn H. Kageyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-16)
Sansei male. Born March 6, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. Son of Akira Kageyama, one of the key players in the guyaule rubber-producing project at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, …

An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu (ddr-csujad-29-57)
vh An Oral History with Mitsuhiko H. Shimizu (ddr-csujad-29-57)
Issei community leader and businessman in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo recounts his arrest by Federal Bureau of Investigation after Pearl Harbor, his experiences in internment camps in North Dakota and Louisiana, and the Manzanar incarceration camp, California. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is …
Constance Yamashiro Interview (ddr-chi-1-18)
vh Constance Yamashiro Interview (ddr-chi-1-18)
Sansei female. Born May 6, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with her parents and grandparents. After leaving camp, the family resettled in Chicago, Illinois, where her mother did factory work. (This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the U.S. Department of …
Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
doc Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
A book order form. Books published by TecCom Productions include: Manzanar, Tule Lake, Rohwer, Heart Mountain, Assembly Center I (Santa Anita, Pomona, Fresno, Tulare, Pinedale, Salinas), Assembly Center II (Turlock, Tanforan, Stockton, Sacramento, Marysville, Portland, Puyallup). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_01_004
Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-294)
vh Hank Shozo Umemoto Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-294)
Nisei male. Born October 12, 1928, in Florin, California, a small community outside of Sacramento, California. Lost father at an early age, and was raised primarily by older brother. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, snuck out of camp to spend time in the surrounding hillside. …
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
Collection Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Collection (ddr-densho-34)
The collection of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, 1890s-1940s, consists primarily of photographs of strawberry farms, businesses, sawmills, and the church and school activities of the Japanese American community on Bainbridge Island, Washington. The collection also includes photographs of the Bainbridge Island community of Port Blakely, the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island, …
An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe (ddr-csujad-29-12)
av An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe (ddr-csujad-29-12)
Nisei district manager of an educational corporation discusses samurai ancestry; childhood on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and makeup of Bainbridge Japanese community; incarceration at the Manzanar camp, California, including circumstances as to why Bainbridge Islanders were transferred to the Minidoka camp in Idaho; wartime resettlement to Chicago; and postwar years in California, with particular attention to discriminatory …
Arnold T. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1003-5)
vh Arnold T. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1003-5)
Nisei male. Born July 17, 1926, in Santa Monica, California. Grew up in the Santa Monica area where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, worked as a chick sexer, technical illustrator in the aerospace industry, and a life insurance salesman. Returned to California …
What happened at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-19-70)
doc What happened at Manzanar (ddr-csujad-19-70)
This is an article from the magazine "Common Ground," volume III, no. 3, spring 1943, which discusses about the first violent outbreak at the Manzanar incarceration camp on the eve of the first anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-22_01
Certificate of Commendation to William Minoru Hohri (ddr-csujad-24-47)
doc Certificate of Commendation to William Minoru Hohri (ddr-csujad-24-47)
William Minoru Hohri was honored by the Manzanar Committee for his leadership of the class action lawsuit Hohri v. U.S., a civil suit filed against the U.S. government demanding compensation for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: chi_02_006
Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1001-1)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1001-1)
Nisei female. Born January 21, 1911, in Winslow, Washington. Grew up in Japan and the Fletcher's Bay area of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Member of the first group of Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, while pregnant and caring for two …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 72, No. 18 (May 7, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 72, No. 18 (May 7, 1971) (ddr-pc-43-18)
Selected article titles: "Drug problem on campus: Dorsey High's March 26 Incident" (p. 1), "Asians picket San Diego High production of 'King and I' play" (p. 1), "Californians becoming oblivious to race difference in election" (p. 1), "500 Sansei win California state scholarship award" (p. 1), "JACL represented at American Immigration and Citizenship confab" (p. 2), …
Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-355)
vh Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-355)
Nisei male. Born October 10, 1915, in California. Married prior to mass removal, and was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and worked on the camp newspaper. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service in the Philippines and occupied Japan.

(This material is …

Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-376)
vh Jack Y. Kunitomi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-376)
Nisei male. Born October 10, 1915, in California. Married prior to mass removal, and was sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, and worked on the camp newspaper. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service in the Philippines and occupied Japan.

(This material is …

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
vh Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-250)
Nisei female. Born August 5, 1924, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Washington representative and researcher for National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR) and primary archival researcher for Commission on Wartime Relocation …
Mas Okui Interview (ddr-densho-1003-13)
vh Mas Okui Interview (ddr-densho-1003-13)
Nisei male. Born October 4, 1931, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to the Los Angeles area. Was drafted into the military and served during the Korean War. Became a teacher, and is active in Japanese American community organizations.

(This material is based …

Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
vh Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1940, in Compton, California. As an infant, taken with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the government issued the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for ten years at a farm labor camp on an island outside of …
Tule Lake Co-ordinating committee notes (ddr-csujad-2-27)
doc Tule Lake Co-ordinating committee notes (ddr-csujad-2-27)
Meeting notes of incarceree led Tule Lake Camp government. Describes a desire to "return to normalcy" after unrest in camp including various publications, vandalism, the arrival of Manzanar transfers, lack of employment, and no prisoners being released for three weeks from the army stockades. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 85 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-329)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 6 No. 85 (April 14, 1945) (ddr-densho-125-329)
Selected article titles: "Manzanar Saddened by President's Death" (p. 1), "Message by Block Managers Assembly Chairman" (p. 1), "Property Receiving, Shipping Warehouse Moves to Mess Two" (p. 1), "Insurance Not Available to Japanese" (p. 1), "War Correspondent Writes of Nisei Soldiers' Problems" (p. 1), "Four Additional WRA Offices to Open in Southern California" (p. 1), "Students …
Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-15)
vh Fumiko Hayashida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-15)
Nisei female. Born January 21, 1911, in Winslow, Washington. Grew up in Japan and the Fletcher's Bay area of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Member of the first group of Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Incarcerated at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, while pregnant and caring for two …
Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
vh Harry Ueno Interview (ddr-densho-1002-7)
Nisei male. Born April 14, 1907, in Pauilo, Hawaii. Lived in Japan from 1915 to 1923, and settled on the mainland upon his return to the United States. Was married in 1930, and was removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, during World War II. While in Manzanar, organized the Mess Hall Workers Union. …
Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
vh Bruce T. Kaji Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-300)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles and was in high school when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, then was inducted into the army. Joined …
Archie Miyatake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-299)
vh Archie Miyatake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-299)
Nisei male. Born November 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where father, renowned photographer Toyo Miyatake, established a photo studio. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. In camp, father became the camp's photographer. After the war, Archie Miyatake returned to Los Angeles and eventually took …
Akira Kageyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-15)
vh Akira Kageyama Interview (ddr-densho-1003-15)
Nisei male. Born July 2, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. Lost both parents at an early age, and was responsible for younger siblings. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. In camp, was a key figure in Manzanar's guayule project. After leaving camp, returned to …
Chikaye Sande Azeka Hashimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-6)
vh Chikaye Sande Azeka Hashimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1003-6)
Nisei female. Born May 29, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with family. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles where parents reestablished the family business. Studied and performed Japanese classical dance during and after …
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