Notice to Japanese Americans in New York City area that WRA field offices are closing and what resettlement policies will continue and what will not and a list of local social services office to contact in lieu of WRA field offices.
"Having worked in the wholesale business prior to WWII, Yuji Sumi opened the 'New World Gift Shop' in 1945. Located at 1131 Amsterdam Avenue in New York City, it sold giftware and collectibles primarily from Japan. It closed in 1994."
Caption on reverse: "Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan honored in New York. Joseph C. Grew (left), Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, - receives the Holland Society's Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement from Ottomar H. Van Norden, president of the Society, at ceremonies in New York City. The …
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Soviet Military Envoy Arrives in New York. (New York) Domei. American policy towards the Soviet Union has moved towards supporting them strongly since the beginning of the German-Soviet War, making the US inclination towards entering the war even more apparent. Photograph: Soviet Ambassador Umansky (left) meeting Soviet Military Envoy General Filipp Golikov …
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Comfortable Batting. (St. Petersburg, Florida) Rengo. The fierce, comfortable swing of Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, who is expected to live up to his name as the new home run king after the loss of Babe Ruth."
Caption on reverse [translation]: "Domei Photographic Overseas News A July 19, 1938. About to Depart. (New York) Domei. The newest Lockheed passenger plane, which will carry American millionaire Howard Hughes as he attempts to set a new record for flying around the world."
Nisei female. Born April 23, 1924, in Baldwin Park, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved with sister to New York under sponsorship of uncle to avoid incarceration. Attended school in New York before marrying and eventually returning to California. Active in numerous community and social service organizations in the Los Angeles area.
White male. Born 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. Grew up in New York, where father was a mechanic. After World War II, enlisted in the Air Force and was sent serve in Japan. While there, met future wife, got married and returned to the U.S. Established a successful career with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Reverend Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick of The Riverside Church in New York City. Reverend Dr. Fosdick wrote to Yuriko as Sergeant Yoshito Shibata visited the church during his furlough to New York City and provided her name and address to them as part of his required registration to visit the …
Postcard front with text: "Along the Route of the B and O between Washington and New York." An item from: pages 92-93 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_060_07
Selected article titles: "Judicial: First Cases Set for Commission" (p. 1), "Early Return to Calif. Improbable" (p. 1), "Editorial: On Staff Education" (p. 2), "New York: Nisei Dreams Come True" (p. 2).
This interview was conducted as part of a project to capture stories of the Japanese American community of Spokane, Washington. Densho worked in collaboration with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
Photos and documents (passports) from three generations of the Sumi family in San Francisco, during internment at Topaz camp, post WWII in New York, and in Europe during Yuichi "Lou" Sumi's military service after the war.