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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. 19 (August 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-19)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 19 (August 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-19)
Selected article titles: "Four Bell Revue Tonite" (p. 1), "Two-Day Hobby Show Resembles County Fair" (p. 1), "Hospital Open House" (p. 1), "Post-War Resettlement" (p. 2), "100 Attend Corn Party" (p. 2), "Go, Shoji Tourney" (p. 3), "WCCA: No Street Naming" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 6 (July 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-6)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 6 (July 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-6)
Selected article titles: "Crowded '4th' Program" (p. 1), "The Fourth Assemblee" (p. 1), "Best in Art" (p. 2), "Slapsticks a Riot" (p. 3), "Female Men?" (p. 4).

Narrator Bob Fuchigami

Nisei male. Born May 15, 1930, in Marysville, California. Family operated a farm prior to World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Remained in Colorado after the war.
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 David Matsuoka

Nisei male. Born December 21, 1929, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove where father owned and operator a shoe sales and repair business. During World War II, removed with family to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Returned to California as a high school student.

Narrator Marion Michiko Bernardo

Nisei female. Born July 25, 1930, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with family to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp to attend a boarding school in New York before eventually returning to Walnut Grove. Marion passed away …

Narrator Richard Iwao Hidaka

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 …

Narrator Mas Takano

Nisei male. Born June 15, 1932, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda, where father was a gardener. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Cortez, California, for a few months before being removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, returned to California. Drafted into the …
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. …
Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
img Japanese Americans leaving camp (ddr-densho-37-770)
Original WRA caption: Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Center residents arrive by truck from Amache to board the trains for California or other sections of the country in which they have decided to relocate. A total of nearly 15,000 evacuees were inducted into the Granada Project, Amache, Colorado, since August 27, 1942, when the first group …

Narrator Louie Watanabe

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 …

Narrator Cookie Takeshita

Nisei female. Born April 1, 1929, in Alameda, California. Grew up in Alameda, where father ran a gardening business. During World War II, family was ordered to leave Alameda and moved to Cortez, California, before being sent to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp to attend school in Cleveland, …

Narrator Walter N. Matsuoka

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 …

Narrator Robert Moriguchi

Sansei male. Born November 11, 1931, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, moved to Utah for a time before eventually returning to California and becoming a pharmacist. Served on the board of the Japanese American Citizens League and …

Narrator Susumu Yenokida

Nisei male. Born June 28, 1925, in Turlock, California. Grew up in the Cortez, California, area. During World War II, was removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. When drafted by the military, refused to report for the preinduction physical, and was tried and jailed for refusing the draft. Served …

Narrator Eddie M. Inaba

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. …

Narrator Mas Okabe

Nisei male. Born December 2, 1929, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents operated a restaurant. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, in 1945, then went to Japan with family. Lived in Japan for …
Masonite (ddr-csujad-23-8)
img Masonite (ddr-csujad-23-8)
Oil Painting no. 1 of 2 "Masonite" by Geichiro Kare Kuramatsu. Geichiro (Ernest) Kare Kuramatsu was born in Japan in 1885 to a Russian mother and Japanese father. The family moved to Canada, and Ernest saw combat while serving with the Canadian Army in France during World War I. He completed this oil painting in 1943 …
Masonite (ddr-csujad-23-6)
img Masonite (ddr-csujad-23-6)
Oil Painting no. 2 of 2 "Masonite" by Geichiro Kare Kuramatsu. Geichiro (Ernest) Kare Kuramatsu was born in Japan in 1885 to a Russian mother and Japanese father. The family moved to Canada, and Ernest saw combat while serving with the Canadian Army in France during World War I. He completed this oil painting in 1943 …

Narrator Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi

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 …
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