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Julius Rosenberg (ddr-njpa-1-1691)
img Julius Rosenberg (ddr-njpa-1-1691)
Caption on reverse: "NY-70..4/5/51..New York...Julius Rosenberg, convicted atomic spy, holds his head erect as he enters Federal court today to hear his sentence. Another prisoner shackled to Rosenberg hides his face from the camera. Rosenberg was sentenced to death, as was his wife, Ethel, date of execution was set for the week of May 21. The …
Sentinel supplement, series 88 (June 23, 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1068)
doc Sentinel supplement, series 88 (June 23, 1943) (ddr-csujad-55-1068)
News bulletin for incarcerees covering announcements, events, programs, policies, recreational activities, and jobs at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Current issue includes information on job offers for beauticians, farmers, laborers, and hospital personnel in the New York area; information on seasonal and indefinite leave, camp regulations, sports, and movies. See this object in the California State Universities …

Narrator Roger Shimomura

Roger Shimomura's paintings, prints, and theater pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America. The inspiration for many of his works are the diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother for fifty-six years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, and his graduate degree from Syracuse University, New York. Shimomura has had …
Photograph and article regarding Sonosuke Nagasaki (ddr-njpa-4-1067)
img Photograph and article regarding Sonosuke Nagasaki (ddr-njpa-4-1067)
Article [translation]: "President Nagasaki of National Railways attended travel conference. President Nagasaki of Japan National Railways, who has been touring Europe, arrived in Hawaii last night by a Pan American airplane from New York to attend the Pacific Travel Conference session. He spoke about his European inspection as follows: 'The purpose of this inspection was to …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 113 (September 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-46)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 11, No. 113 (September 20, 1944) (ddr-densho-148-46)
Selected article titles: "They Go Back to West Coast"; "YBA Installation Social This Sunday Night"; "On the Other Hand"; "Ex-Dinuban Awarded Silver Star Medal for Gallantry in Action"; "League Session This December"; "Community Sympathizes"; "Chaplain Aids in Rescue of Soldiers"; "Want Ads"; "125 Per Month Settle in New York Area"; "Busseis Hold Ninth Service in Chicago"; …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 117 (October 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-203)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 117 (October 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-203)
Selected article titles: "Cut in Budget for WRA Argued"; "On the Other Hand"; "Stone Shatters Window of Seattle Returner Home"; "Discrimination Cases Very Few in New York"; "Nipponese Prisoners of War to Work in Cotton Fields"; "Missionary Work Among Evacuees to be Discussed"; "Dynamiting Suspects Face Trial Tomorrow"; "Repatriation Will be at Dominion Convenience"; "Demand Actors …
Nisei soldiers entertaining the wounded (ddr-densho-37-307)
img Nisei soldiers entertaining the wounded (ddr-densho-37-307)
Original caption: Private First Class George Inouye, an American of Japanese descent who was wounded in Italy, listening to a Japanese American band that entertained wounded U.S. soldiers at Halloran General Hospital in New York City. The entertainers, who had been defense workers and students before volunteering for the U.S. Army in Hawaii a year earlier, …
Jack Dempsey boxing Arturo Godoy (ddr-njpa-1-164)
img Jack Dempsey boxing Arturo Godoy (ddr-njpa-1-164)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Dempsey Returns to the Ring. (New York) Domei. God of the Ring Dempsey has returned to the ring after an absence of many years. This photograph shows his fierce training with Godoy, 'the Chilean [illegible]' who recently caused trouble in his fight with Joe Louis. Fired up by his losses to Louis, …
Santa Anita pacemaker, vol. 1, no. 19 (June 19, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-1251)
doc Santa Anita pacemaker, vol. 1, no. 19 (June 19, 1942) (ddr-csujad-55-1251)
Biweekly newspaper published at the Santa Anita Assembly Center from April through October 1942. Current issue includes information on recreational activities, religious services, sports, grievances of camouflage net workers, paychecks, Father's Day events, parent-teacher association, "visitor house," an editorial on New York nisei, and the feature "Win, Place, and Show." See this object in the California …
Letter from Kaneji Domoto to Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-329-868)
doc Letter from Kaneji Domoto to Wakako Domoto (ddr-densho-329-868)
Letter from New York. Kan has received word that Frank Lloyd Wright has an apprenticeship opening and would like to interview him, so he is planning to travel to Wisconsin for the interview. He has some guilt about leaving Myaida's Garden Clinic so soon when they are clearly benefiting from his business savvy. Also shares anecdotes …

Narrator K. Morgan Yamanaka

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Went to Japan with family at a very young age before returning to San Francisco. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to Tule Lake concentration …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 26 (January 4, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-1)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 28 No. 26 (January 4, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-1)
Selected article titles: Proposed Legislation Will Give Recognition to Japanese Aliens Who Aided U.S. in War" (p. 1), "Renunciant Files Case to Regain California Land" (p. 1), "Dismiss Aratani Case Testing California School Segregation" (p. 1), "Independent Group Will Fight For Evacuation Claims Bill" (p. 1), "Canada's Ban Against Return Of Evacuees to West Coast Will …
Pacific Citizen, Whole No. 2167, Vol. 93, No. 23 (December 4, 1981) (ddr-pc-53-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Whole No. 2167, Vol. 93, No. 23 (December 4, 1981) (ddr-pc-53-48)
Selected article titles: "CWRIC holds 1-day hearing in New York" (p. 1), "Church leaders urge redress for internees" (p. 1), "Doctor says Hawaii Nisei judge was not beaten up" (p. 1), "ACLU's Statement to CWRIC" (p. 2), "Doctor says hepatitis frequent in Asians" (p. 3), "'Yakuza' -- Some Unpleasant Implications" (p. 5), "The Problems of Self-Identity" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 24 [June 21, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 24 [June 21, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-24)
Select article titles: "JACL discusses Chinese, Jewish coalition effort" (p. 1), "Census Bureau reveals undercount of Asians" (p. 1), "Commission calls for overhauling of justice system" (p. 1), "Water rights snag Manzanar proposal" (p. 1), "Bias charged against Japanese firms in U.S." (p. 3), "Study: wife abuse high among Southeast Asians" (p. 3), "Ethnic enrollment up …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 1 [January 4-11, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 112, No. 1 [January 4-11, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-1)
Select article titles: "Bush Administration Policy on Minority Scholarship Programs" (p. 1), "The Buzz over the 'MCA Deal': Anti-Japanese Hysteria Hyped in New York Hits Other Asians" (p. 1), "Dan Inouye Says War with Iraq Will End Quickly (Dec. 19 Report)" (p. 3), "Teenager Remembers Internment Camp Life in Daring Microscopic Style after 40 Years" (p. …
Nisei defense attorney in war crimes trial (ddr-densho-114-145)
img Nisei defense attorney in war crimes trial (ddr-densho-114-145)
Original caption: Nisei defense attorney for Tojo, one of the major war criminals to be tried before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, War Ministry Bldg., Tokyo, Japan, is George Yamaoka, a civil service employee, who stands at the addressing stand. Mr. Yamaoka, who lives in N.Y. City, was attached to the Japanese delegation, …
Manzanar Free Press Vol. 5 No. 46 (June 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-243)
doc Manzanar Free Press Vol. 5 No. 46 (June 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-125-243)
Selected article titles: "New York Hostel Now Open to Servicemen" (p. 1), "Quell Rumors" (p. 1), "Death of First Nisei Reported in Pacific" (p. 1), "Myer Backs Japanese Return to Coast" (p. 1), "Aged-Issei Reported in Seattle for Health" (p. 1), "Tokyo Comments on Tule Lake Incident" (p. 1), "Seek to Prevent Colonization in East" (p. …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 38 (March 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-127)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 38 (March 28, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-127)
Selected article titles: "Statehood and Loyalty Pressed"; "Travel Regulations for Isseis Disclosed"; "Japanese Arrested While Gambling in New York"; "Son Captive of Germans"; "Surplus Farm Tools"; "Nisei Service Held"; "Yorty Candidate"; "Nisei Girl Convicted of Theft in Cleveland"; "17,600 Niseis in U.S. Armed Forces"; "Nisei Girl Dies of Giving Birth to Twins; Marine Loves Overseas"; "Want …
Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 101 (August 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-188)
doc Rocky Shimpo Vol. 12, No. 101 (August 22, 1945) (ddr-densho-148-188)
Selected article titles: "Deportation Plan for Japanese Internees Ready"; "On the Other Hand"; "3500 Ex-Oregonians"; "6 Families Resettle"; "They Marched at Head of V-J Day Parade"; "Only Volunteers of 442nd Who Speak and Write Japanese to Go"; "Returnee News"; "Generals Appeal Court Injunction"; "Riot Incident in Denver Over 50 Nisei Sugar Beet Workers Told by Colonel"; …
Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4363 (September 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-74)
doc Colorado Times Vol. 31, No. 4363 (September 18, 1945) (ddr-densho-150-74)
Selected article titles: "Coast Housing Situation Aided by WRA and FPHA"; "Calif. Attorney General Commends Yolo Sheriff"; "North. Cal. Evacuees Have No Difficulties Obtaining Sales Tax Permits"; "Tolerance"; "Colorado Nisei Have Lauded by Comrades in New York"; "Vets Unite to Combat Prejudice"; "Jr. YBA to Hold Skating Party"; "Calif. State Names Japanese Ranchers in Suits"; "Japanese …
Mary Pickford greeting fans (ddr-njpa-1-1132)
img Mary Pickford greeting fans (ddr-njpa-1-1132)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Domei Overseas News Photographic Transmission December 10. Recent News of Mary Pickford. New York December 28 Domei. Miss Pickford, separated from Douglas Fairbanks but still as popular as ever, was mobbed by several dozen fans looking for handshakes when she arrived at Grand Central Station and ran off to her hotel. She …
Yuri Kochiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-257)
vh Yuri Kochiyama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-257)
Nisei female. Born May 19, 1921, in San Pedro, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Mississippi before marrying and moving to the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Became involved in a number of political causes …
Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview (ddr-densho-1000-213)
vh Aya Uenishi Medrud Interview (ddr-densho-1000-213)
Nisei female. Born April 9, 1925, in Malden, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, before being removed with family to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. From Minidoka, relocated with family to Utica, New York. Worked in Japan for the U.S. Army of Occupation, and for the Tokyo General Army Hospital …

Narrator George Yamada

Nisei male. Born November 16, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. Spent childhood in downtown Spokane where parents ran the World Hotel. Father also worked as a mail handler for the Great Northern Railroad. Attended Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University. During the war remembers seeing train cars pass through Spokane with Japanese Americans headed …
Advance Congregational Christian Journal: As American as Hot Dogs and Coca-Cola (ddr-densho-446-393)
doc Advance Congregational Christian Journal: As American as Hot Dogs and Coca-Cola (ddr-densho-446-393)
Article by Ryo (Morikawa) Tsai on what it means to be a "minority" American and influence of faith
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