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Mamiya Collection (ddr-densho-13)
Collection Mamiya Collection (ddr-densho-13)
The Mamiya collection, c.1918-1960s, records the business and leisure activities of the Asaba and Shibata families of Seattle, Washington. Dance and graduation programs from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, are also shown. Densho interviewed collection donor Yoshi Mamiya in 1998.
Gates Family Collection (ddr-densho-211)
Collection Gates Family Collection (ddr-densho-211)
The Gates Family Collection, 1942-1943, contains correspondence from the Matsuda and Morishita families to Mrs. Charles Gates. The Gates, Matsuda, and Morishita families were friends in Seattle, Washington before the outbreak of World War II and the correspondence covers the Matsuda's and Morishita's life at Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center, Washington and later at Poston (Colorado …
Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
Nisei female. Born May 10, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the small town of Brooks, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Prior to World War II, became a nurse, married, and had a child. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and worked …
Kinoshita Collection (ddr-densho-10)
Collection Kinoshita Collection (ddr-densho-10)
The Kinoshita collection (1940s, 1970s, and 1980s-1990s) contains photographs from the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Several photographs show the staff of the Minidoka Irrigator, the camp's newspaper. The collection also documents the redress movement from its inception, and includes photographs from various Japanese American Citizens League conventions. Densho interviewed collection donor Cherry Kinoshita in 1997.
Ruby Inouye Interview (ddr-densho-1000-143)
vh Ruby Inouye Interview (ddr-densho-1000-143)
Nisei female. Born November 17, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, and graduated salutatorian from Broadway High School. Was enrolled in the pre-medical program at the University of Washington on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend the …
Sumi Ikata Interview (ddr-one-7-71)
vh Sumi Ikata Interview (ddr-one-7-71)
Nisei female. Born March 3, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Independence, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Married and was pregnant with first child before World War II. During the war, was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to the Gresham, Oregon, area. …
Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
vh Hiro Takeuchi Interview (ddr-one-7-15)
Nisei male. Born April 9, 1915, in Troutdale, Oregon. Grew up in several areas in Oregon where parents ran a farm. Started a grocery business before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and reestablished grocery business.

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Masuko Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-51)
vh Masuko Oyama Interview (ddr-one-7-51)
Nisei female. Born February 21, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed with family the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended high school for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to Portland.

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George Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-57)
vh George Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-57)
Nisei male. Born June 20, 1921, in Everett, Washington. Grew up primarily in Hillsboro, Oregon, where family ran a produce business and farm. During World War II, removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon and eventually moved to Woodland, Washington, establishing a …
Dan Hinatsu Interview (ddr-one-7-60)
vh Dan Hinatsu Interview (ddr-one-7-60)
Nisei male. Born April 3, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Lake Oswego, 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, worked for a time and then was drafted into the army. Eventually returned to Portland and …
Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
vh Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
Nisei female. Born July 5, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father owned a clothing store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Ames, Iowa, and Detroit, Michigan, before returning to Oregon and raising a …
Ami Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-70)
vh Ami Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-70)
Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Enumclaw, Washington. Family moved to Nahcotta, Washington, and ran an oyster farm. Married prior to World War II and lived on husband's family's farm in Gresham, Oregon. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Gresham. …
Shig Oka Interview (ddr-one-7-74)
vh Shig Oka Interview (ddr-one-7-74)
Nisei male. Born July 28, 1930, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where father worked for the railroad and then as an apartment building owner. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland, completed school, and became a pharmacist.

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Kenji Onishi Interview (ddr-one-7-62)
vh Kenji Onishi Interview (ddr-one-7-62)
Nisei male. Born April 24, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland area, where father worked for the railroad. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, served in the military and eventually returned to Portland and became a teacher.

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Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
vh Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Vancouver, Washington. Grew up in Vancouver 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, moved to New York City to attend a fashion design school. Eventually resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Don Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-15)
vh Don Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-15)
Nisei male. Born November 28, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the military while in camp and received a deferrment in order to help relocate family. Resettled in St. Paul, Minnesota. …
George Morihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-182)
vh George Morihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-182)
Nisei male. Born September 19, 1924, in Tacoma, Washington, and spent childhood in Fife, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army in 1944 and joined the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. Awarded the Purple Heart for actions in the Battle …
Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
vh Jim Akutsu Interview (ddr-densho-1000-2)
Nisei male. Born January 25, 1920, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted the draft, with the rationale that the U.S. government had classified him 4-C, an enemy alien, and he was therefore under no obligation to serve. Imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Vocal critic of …
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, …
Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
vh Warren Koichi Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-410)
Nisei male. Born February 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. At age ten, was sent to Japan to live and attend school. Returned to Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and was transferred …
Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
vh Yae Aihara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-221)
Nisei female. Born August 18, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Seattle, Washington, where family operated a grocery store. Attended Washington Grammar School and Garfield High School in Seattle. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Missoula internment camp, Montana. Family was removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, …
Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-342)
vh Margaret Junko Morita Hiratsuka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-342)
Nisei female. Born July 22, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. Father ran a prominent hotel which was frequently patronized by visiting Japanese dignitaries. Father was picked up by the FBI on December 7, 1941. During the war, removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, moved to …
Frances Sumida Palk Interview (ddr-one-7-72)
vh Frances Sumida Palk Interview (ddr-one-7-72)
Nisei female. Born July 31, 1939, in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before returning to Oregon. Was living in Vanport, Oregon, during the flood in …
Mitsuoka Collection (ddr-densho-15)
Collection Mitsuoka Collection (ddr-densho-15)
The Mitsuoka collection, 1917-1940s, includes photographs of oyster farming in Washington State, canneries in Alaska, Japanese American Boy Scout troops on outings, and leisure activities such as skiing. Daily life at Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, is also well-documented in photographs of cooking, doing laundry, and participating in sports.
B. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-106)
Collection B. Shibayama Collection (ddr-densho-106)
The B. Shibayama collection consists of photographs from the personal family collection of Betty Morita Shibayama, who was interviewed by Densho in 2003. The photographs document Betty's life in prewar Hood River, Oregon, her experiences in Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, and her involvement in the fight for redress for Japanese Latin Americans.
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