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Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1086)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-359-1086)
A family portrait taken at Manzanar Concentration Camp in California. The photograph is signed "To Mr. + Mrs Otsuka Iwasa Family 5/22/43". Kyoichi Iwasa with Ralph Iwasa, Yonchan Iwasa with Lynn Iwasa
Japanese American soldier (ddr-densho-61-7)
img Japanese American soldier (ddr-densho-61-7)
Fumiko Hayashida's son, Leonard, in uniform while serving in the Vietnam War. He was twenty-five years old at the time the photo was taken, and was born in Manzanar concentration camp, California.
Amy Uyematsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-523)
vh Amy Uyematsu Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-523)
Sansei female. Born in 1947 in Pasadena, California. Parents were incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. Graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a mathematics degree. Taught math for more than thirty years in the Los Angeles Unified Schools. Began publishing poetry …
Amy Uyematsu Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-524)
vh Amy Uyematsu Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-524)
Sansei female. Born in 1947 in Pasadena, California. Parents were incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. Graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a mathematics degree. Taught math for more than thirty years in the Los Angeles Unified Schools. Began publishing poetry …
Kazuko Miyoshi - Yasuko Miyoshi Iseri Interview (ddr-manz-1-134)
vh Kazuko Miyoshi - Yasuko Miyoshi Iseri Interview (ddr-manz-1-134)
Nisei females, sisters. Kazuko Miyoshi born 1936, Yasuko Miyoshi Iseri born 1938. Grew up in Culver City, California, where parents ran a nursery business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Both sisters returned to California after the war.
Elaine Clary Stanley Interview (ddr-manz-1-110)
vh Elaine Clary Stanley Interview (ddr-manz-1-110)
White female. Born April 5, 1920, in Union town, Kansas. Grew up in California, where parents moved when she was young. During World War II, took a job as a physical education teacher at the Manzanar concentration camp, California.
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-139)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-139)
Excerpt: "I'm awfully sorry I made you mad as a hornet by telling you about that rumor but I had to let you know what really was going around." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, possibly to Camp Robinson, Arkansas.
Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-72)
doc Letter to a Nisei man from his sister (ddr-densho-153-72)
Excerpt: "As I went to the block office this morning, I was wondering what had happened to you because you didn't write for 1 week." Sent from Manzanar concentration camp, California, to Chicago, Illinois.
Nobuko Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-11)
vh Nobuko Omoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-11)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1923, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed along with family to Manzanar concentration camp, California, before moving to Minidoka, Idaho, in early 1943. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war.
Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
vh Rose Tanaka Interview (ddr-manz-1-145)
Nisei female. Born October 11, 1926, in San Luis Obispo, California. Grew up in San Luis Obispo, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp with the help of the Nisei Student Relocation project and moved to Denver, Colorado.
Mitsue Nishio Interview (ddr-manz-1-152)
vh Mitsue Nishio Interview (ddr-manz-1-152)
Kibei female. Born 1917 in Seattle, Washington. As a child, sent to Japan for education, and returned to the U.S. in the 1930s. Was married living in Glendale, California, when World War II started. During the war, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Fred Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-119)
vh Fred Nagai Interview (ddr-manz-1-119)
Nisei male. Born June 25, 1918, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in Selleck, a lumber community, before moving with family to Santa Monica, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to California.
Marian Uyematsu Naito Interview (ddr-manz-1-53)
vh Marian Uyematsu Naito Interview (ddr-manz-1-53)
Nisei female. Born November 30, 1927, in Montebello, California. Grew up in Montebello where father ran a wholesale nursery business. During World War II, removed with family to the Pomona Assembly Center and Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, attended UCLA before returning to California and establishing a nursery business.
Fumi Hayashi Interview (ddr-manz-1-70)
vh Fumi Hayashi Interview (ddr-manz-1-70)
Nisei female. Born January 24, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area, where parents ran a flower business. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, held various jobs, including working for the camouflage net factory. Eventually returned to California.
Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-25)
vh Frank Kitamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1001-25)
Sansei male. Born 1939 in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Incarcerated with parents at Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Returned to Bainbridge Island after end of World War II. President of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC), a community organization dedicated to the preservation of Japanese American history on Bainbridge Island.
Manzanar Free Press Collection (ddr-densho-125)
Collection Manzanar Free Press Collection (ddr-densho-125)
This collection consists of the Manzanar Free Press, a newspaper published by the inmates at the Manzanar concentration camp, California. The paper was published from 1942 until 1945.
Akio Suyematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1001-16)
vh Akio Suyematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1001-16)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1921, in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Removed to Manzanar concentration camp, California, and was drafted into the U.S. army. Returned to Bainbridge Island after the war and established a successful farm.
Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview I (ddr-manz-1-125)
Sansei female. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was a young child when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, was photographed by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago before family eventually returned …
Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview II (ddr-manz-1-146)
Sansei female. Grew up in Los Angeles, California, and was a young child when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, was photographed by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Chicago before family eventually returned …
Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
vh Isao Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-71)
Nisei male. Born December 9, 1921, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, volunteered to move to Manzanar concentration camp, California, early in order to help with the construction of the camp. After leaving camp, relocated to Chicago, Illinois. Drafted into the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and served overseas. Eventually …
Tom Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-41)
vh Tom Ikkanda Interview (ddr-manz-1-41)
Nisei male. Born August 22, 1917, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Worked for a reservoir maintenance crew in camp. Left camp for Reno, Nevada, finding work as an aviation mechanic. Later returned to Los Angeles, establishing a business as an auto mechanic.
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.
Grace K. Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-140)
vh Grace K. Seto Interview (ddr-manz-1-140)
Nisei female. Born September 23, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in California, where father worked as a bookkeeper. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved with the family to a rural community in Maryland, then to Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before eventually returning to California.
Kerry Christenson Powell Interview (ddr-manz-1-144)
vh Kerry Christenson Powell Interview (ddr-manz-1-144)
White female. Grew up in California and moved to Lone Pine as a child. During World War II, visited the Manzanar concentration camp, California, on a trip with the Camp Fire girls. Active in Lone Pine community groups, and established a film festival featuring movies from the area.
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.
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