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Kikuno Goi - Mitsuo Goi Interview (ddr-chi-1-1)
vh Kikuno Goi - Mitsuo Goi Interview (ddr-chi-1-1)
Kibei Nisei couple. Kikuno was born in the United States, then moved to Japan with her family after her father passed away. In the lead up to World War II, her uncle sent Kikuno and her brother back to the United States, where they were raised in foster care in northern California. During World War II, …
Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview (ddr-one-7-59)
vh Jessie Hatsue Akiyama Okazaki Harry Interview (ddr-one-7-59)
Nisei female. Born October 24, 1925, in Parkdale, Oregon. Grew up in Parkdale, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, before transferring with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend sewing school in New York before …
Yoshihara Collection (ddr-densho-126)
Collection Yoshihara Collection (ddr-densho-126)
The Yoshihara Collection consists of several documents from the 1940s, including a poem written in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, an application for U.S. citizenship, and government-issued identification cards.
Thomas T. Kobayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-238)
vh Thomas T. Kobayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-238)
Nisei male. Born September 4, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. Fired from job at Seattle City Light after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for …
Rev. L. H. Tibesar posing with the Kinoshita family at gates of Camp Minidoka, Idaho (ddr-densho-403-8)
img Rev. L. H. Tibesar posing with the Kinoshita family at gates of Camp Minidoka, Idaho (ddr-densho-403-8)
Rev. L. H. Tibesar, Maryknoll and pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seattle posed at Minidoka Concentration Camp near Hunt, Idaho. (L to R) Y. M. McLaughlin, Charles Kinoshita, Fred Kinoshita, Mary Kinoshita, Akino Kinoshita, Jean Alexander, Rev. L. H. Tibesar. This content is copyright restricted. Densho and its partners have received permission from the …
Jim Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-55)
vh Jim Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-55)
Nisei male. Born June 15, 1932, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Grew up in Hillsboro, where parents ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for Boise, Idaho, where mother received medical treatment. Eventually returned to Oregon and served in the …
George Nakata Interview (ddr-one-7-29)
vh George Nakata Interview (ddr-one-7-29)
Nisei male. Born January 19, 1934, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned with family to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the …

Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
vh Chiyo Endo Interview (ddr-one-7-10)
Issei female. Born March 14, 1960, in Japan, where family owned and operated a silkworm business. At age fifteen, immigrated to the United States to join father who was already there. Lived in Milwaukie, Oregon, before the war, and married and had six children. Husband passed away before World War II. During the war, removed to …
Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview (ddr-one-7-73)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview (ddr-one-7-73)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the …

Hiro Heidi Inahara Interview (ddr-one-7-75)
vh Hiro Heidi Inahara Interview (ddr-one-7-75)
Nisei female. Born February 2, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned with family to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from …

Yoneko Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-22)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-22)
Nisei female. Born September 12, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where family ran a greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department …

Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
vh Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
Nisei male. Born October 1, 1914, in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in Gresham where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the …

Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
vh Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
Nisei male. Grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and resumed farming.

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

Rose Niguma Interview (ddr-one-7-34)
vh Rose Niguma Interview (ddr-one-7-34)
Nisei female. Born April 14, 1915, in Hood River, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland and became an artist.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of …

Gerald L. Beppu Interview (ddr-densho-435-1)
vh Gerald L. Beppu Interview (ddr-densho-435-1)
Sansei male. Family owned Linc's Tackle, a longtime Japanese American business in Seattle, Washington. Prior to World War II, father became the owner of Togo's Tackle shop. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. While the family was in camp, their prewar insurance agent paid the premiums …
Lucy Kirihara Interview (ddr-densho-1014-18)
vh Lucy Kirihara Interview (ddr-densho-1014-18)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1931, in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, resettled with family in Minnesota, becoming a teacher in St. Paul.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, …

Wing Luke Asian Museum Collection (ddr-densho-39)
Collection Wing Luke Asian Museum Collection (ddr-densho-39)
The photographs in the collection of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, Washington, 1920s-1940s, focus primarily on oyster farming and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. The images from Minidoka include barracks, schools, and leisure activities such as sports and arts and crafts.
Okawa Collection (ddr-densho-20)
Collection Okawa Collection (ddr-densho-20)
The Okawa collection, circa 1918-1940s, features photographs of picnics and other leisure activities of the Japanese American community before World War II. The concentration camp at Minidoka, Idaho, is also shown.
Clarice Osterud Hargiss Collection (ddr-densho-186)
Collection Clarice Osterud Hargiss Collection (ddr-densho-186)
This collection consists of letters written to Clarice Osterud Hargiss, a student at the University of Washington during World War II. The letters were written by two Nisei friends, one in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and the other at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California.
Louise Kashino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-31)
vh Louise Kashino Interview (ddr-densho-1000-31)
Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the war in Chicago, Illinois, and returned to Seattle after the war. Member of the Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Women's Auxiliary. In her interview, talks about her efforts to successfully get her husband's …
Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
vh Yoshimitsu Suyematsu Interview (ddr-one-7-66)
Nisei male. Born May 30, 1927, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge, where parents ran a strawberry farm. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, then transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Bainbridge for a time and then volunteered for the military, serving in …
Sab Akiyama Interview (ddr-one-7-48)
vh Sab Akiyama Interview (ddr-one-7-48)
Nisei male. Born April 7, 1924, in Oak Grove, Oregon. Grew up in the Hood River, Oregon, area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, was removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during the …
Asano Terao Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-109-15)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-109-15)
Description of Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order to recreate …

Asano Terao Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-109-12)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-109-12)
Visiting family in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes are conveyed through similar grammatical errors in English in order to …

Helen Amerman Manning Collection (ddr-densho-171)
Collection Helen Amerman Manning Collection (ddr-densho-171)
This collection contains documents donated to Densho by Helen Amerman Manning, a high school teacher at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, during World War II. The collection includes several publications by the War Relocation Authority.
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