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Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
Sansei female. Born December 4, 1935, in Sawtelle, California. Grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where father worked as a chauffeur. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and taken to the Tuna Canyon Detention Station. He rejoined the family at the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the family was …
Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-345)
vh Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-345)
Nisei male. Born April 11, 1928, in Modesto, California. Grew up in Modesto, where parents ran a laundry business and then a farm. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, finished school in Chicago, Illinois, and served in the National Guard. Remained …
Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
Nisei male. Born August 22, 1925, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where parents owned and operated a restaurant and rooming house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and worked in various places, including Colorado Springs …
Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
vh Tom Akashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-164)
Nisei male. Born June 7, 1929, in Merced, California. Grew up in Mount Eden, California, and was removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp in Utah, then moved to Tule Lake concentration camp after family volunteered to move to Japan. While at Tule Lake, …
Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
vh Walter N. Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1010-3)
Nisei male. Born September 25, 1926, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where father owned and operator a shoe sales and repair business. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. After the war, returned to Walnut Grove. Was drafted and served …
Letter from Henry [Katsumi] Fujita to Mr. H. A. Strong, Electrolux Corporation, August 9, 1942 (ddr-csujad-23-13)
doc Letter from Henry [Katsumi] Fujita to Mr. H. A. Strong, Electrolux Corporation, August 9, 1942 (ddr-csujad-23-13)
Letter from Henry K. Fujita to his boss Mr. H. A. Strong of the Electrolux Corporation in San Francisco dated August 9, 1942. Rich in details, the letter describes the physical layout of the Merced Assembly Center, the poor-quality construction of the barracks, the daily schedules, the camp organization and facilities, the hardships and illnesses and …

Narrator Irene Najima

Nisei female. Born August 9, 1927, in Petaluma, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Following World War II, established career as a teacher in Hawaii and California.
Eddie M. Inaba Interview (ddr-densho-1010-6)
vh Eddie M. Inaba Interview (ddr-densho-1010-6)
Nisei male. Born May 9, 1917, in Walnut Grove, California. Parents worked at Canal Ranch, an agricultural community, where they grew produce for Libby, McNeill & Libby. Parents also owned and ran a bar in Walnut Grove. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. …
Mercedian Vol. I No. 1 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-1)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 1 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-1)
Selected article titles: "Center Manager Delivers Message. Policies Stressed" (p. 1), "Population Totals 4516" (p. 1), "Girl Injured" (p. 2), "Ye Ole Canteen" (p. 2), "First Dance Proves Success" (p. 2), "Pre-Nursery School Under Way" (p. 3), "Emergency Rules" (p. 4), "Firemen Without a Fire Truck" (p. 4); "Lights Out! Candles, Too" (p. 6), "No Talking …
Mercedian Vol. I No. 13 (July 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-13)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 13 (July 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-13)
Selected article titles: "Scouts Get Leaders" (p. 1), "'No fun' Says Disc Censors" (p. 1), "No Tequilla Pants 'Pancho'" (p. 1), "Big Time Movie Coming!" (p. 1), "'Pomona Center Can't be Beat' -- Newcomer" (p. 2), "Praise, Not Laugh!" (p. 3), "Our Barber is a JOLLY Good Fellow" (p. 3), "'Stored Goods' Available Soon" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 17 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-17)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 17 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-17)
Selected article titles: "Musicians to Perform" (p. 1), "Dissemination to be Topic" (p. 1), "Variety to Feature Tonight's Talent Show" (p. 1), "Our Promising Home" (p. 1), "Marble Tournament Scheduled for Sat." (p. 2), "Hospital Open House" (p. 3), "Girls' Hi-Jinx Next Monday" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 7 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-7)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 7 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-7)
Selected article titles: "Cute 'N Nice!" (p. 1), "Crack Band Needs Name" (p. 1), "Cheers Greet Floats" (p. 1), "Lucky Hogs" (p. 3), "Weight Clinic" (p. 3), "Tule Lake Trip for 15" (p. 3), "Heat Protection" (p. 3), "Care of Children" (p. 3), "No News on Relocation" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 10 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-10)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 10 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-10)
Selected article titles: "Aid Given Those in Need" (p. 1), "Colo. Bound?" (p. 1), "How Many Ice Cream for This" (p. 2), "We the Police, Speak..." (p. 2), "'On to Arizona' for Turlock" (p. 3), "High Class Talkies Soon" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 3 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-3)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 3 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-3)
Selected article titles: "Election to Choose 20. 18 and Over are Eligible" (p. 1), "$$ Ah, Pay Day!" (p. 1), "Girl, Passes" (p. 2), "Tots Attend Pre-School" (p. 3), "Library Opens" (p. 3), "Lull in Dancing" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 18 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-18)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 18 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-18)
Selected article titles: "'Yogore' Dance Motif. Surprise Will Greet Guests" (p. 1), "Rags and Stagettes" (p. 1), "It Won't Be Long Now" (p. 1), "Kite Flying Catchy Spreads to Outside" (p. 2), "Marble Champeens!" (p. 3), "Doctors Say, Welcome" (p. 3), "Ballot Forms for Voters Obtained" (p. 3), "Operetta is Colorful" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 14 (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-14)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 14 (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-14)
Selected article titles: "Clothing List Issued" (p. 1), "Curfew to be Changed" (p. 1), "'Swing Your Partners' at Barn Dance Sat." (p. 1), "Comical Movie Tonight" (p. 1), "'Japanese -- More Loyalty'" (p. 2), "Ballet Proves Success" (p. 3), "Kite Flying Contest" (p. 3), "Assembly Committees Named" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 15 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-15)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 15 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-15)
Selected article titles: "Local Stars Perform" (p. 1), "Kite Flying Contest Rules Announced..." (p. 1), "Murals to Nursery" (p. 1), "More Financial Aid" (p. 2), "Deadline is Set for Plane Contest" (p. 3), "Montana Beet Workers Return; No Curfews" (p. 4), "Mock Trial Held" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 9 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-9)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 9 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-9)
Selected article titles: "'Bon Odori', a Pageant" (p. 1), "Leather Wanted" (p. 1), "Free Coupon Ends Tomorrow" (p. 1), "Who Said We Can't Eat?" (p. 3), "You Will Get 'Bone' Odori?" (p. 4), "Fire Drill Gets Praise" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 11 (July 21, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-11)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 11 (July 21, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-11)
Selected article titles: "Musical, Ballet Planned" (p. 1), "Call for Late Free Coupons" (p. 1), "Wanted Barbers" (p. 1), "Granada Data Secured" (p. 1), "No More Trunks" (p. 3), "Odori-Success" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 5 (June 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-5)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 5 (June 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-5)
Selected article titles: "275 to Get Diplomas" (p. 1), "Busy '4th' Ahead" (p. 1), "Penalty Against Man is Eight Cokes..." (p. 2), "Issei Barred" (p. 2), "All Department Talent Tonight" (p. 3), "Midget Race" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 20 (August 21, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-20)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 20 (August 21, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-20)
Selected article titles: "The Managing Editor Says: This is 30 to Mercedian" (p. 2), "Mess Hall Contest Winners" (p. 2), "'Grand Finale' to be Held Sunday Night" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 2 (June 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-2)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 2 (June 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-2)
Selected article titles: "'I'll Earn Respect' -- Black" (p. 1), "School Again!" (p. 2), "Lock Doors!" (p. 3), "Claim Your P.O. Articles" (p. 4), "Bank Days Announced" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 16 (August 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-16)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 16 (August 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-16)
Selected article titles: "'Girl Dates Boy' Hop Set" (p. 1), "Scout 'o Rama" (p. 1), "Children's Play Day" (p. 1), "Colorado Map, Puppets to be Featured" (p. 2), "Recreation Department Gives Financial Report" (p. 3), "George Noda Likes Merced" (p. 3), "Teachers' Social" (p. 4), "Badminton Play Starts" (p. 4), "Barber Shop Rules Released" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 12 (July 25, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-12)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 12 (July 25, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-12)
Selected article titles: "'Vice Versa Hop' Set; Girls, Your Chance!" (p. 1), "Jungle Thriller" (p. 1), "Proclamation 99 3/4" (p. 1), "Model Plane Contest" (p. 1), "Hula-Hula Scores Hit!" (p. 3), "Barracks Boarded" (p. 3), "Tarantula Nabbed Alive" (p. 4).
Mercedian Souvenir Edition (August 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-21)
doc Mercedian Souvenir Edition (August 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-21)
Selected article titles: "Mgr. Black Greets Residents: 'Good Luck!'" (p. 3), "Our Assembly Center: The Model Center" (p. 4), "Camp Closes Sans Govm't" (p. 5).
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