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Esther Takei Nishio Interview (ddr-densho-1000-370)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview (ddr-densho-1000-370)
Nisei female. Born February 20, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Venice, California, where father and uncle ran a carnival concession stand. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. In 1944, was part of a group organized by the Quakers …

Narrator Mary Kageyama Nomura

Nisei female. Born September 29, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Lost both parents at an early age, and was raised by older siblings as part of a large family. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Trained in music from childhood, became known as the "Songbird of Manzanar," performing in camp. After …

Narrator Amy Uyematsu

Sansei female. Born in 1947 in Pasadena, California. Parents were incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, during World War II. Graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a mathematics degree. Taught math for more than thirty years in the Los Angeles Unified Schools. Began publishing poetry …

Narrator Esther Takei Nishio

Nisei female. Born February 20, 1925, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Venice, California, where father and uncle ran a carnival concession stand. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. In 1944, was part of a group organized by the Quakers …
Bob Berry Interview (ddr-densho-1011-3)
vh Bob Berry Interview (ddr-densho-1011-3)
White male. Grew up in Pasadena, California, where parents had a flower growing business. Provided flowers for the Santa Anita racetrack for over fifty years. During World War II, visited Japanese American friends at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a …

Narrator Kiyoko Morey Kaneko

Nisei female. Born September 3, 1911, in Pasadena, California. Grew up in Los Angeles where father operated a successful import/export business with retail stores. Graduated from UCLA, then lived and worked in Japan for a few years. Was married and living in Hawaii in 1941. Witnessed Japanese bomber planes overhead from home in Pearl City on …

Narrator Frank T. Sata

Nisei male. Born March 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, where father worked as a photographer. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, transferring to Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Moved to Guadalupe, California, living in a Buddhist church …
Bob Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-452)
vh Bob Suzuki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-452)
Nisei-han male. Born January 2, 1936, in Portland, Oregon, 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, family moved to a small community outside of Spokane, Washington, to farm. Went to UC Berkeley and Caltech, then taught at …

Narrator Yosh Kuromiya

Nisei male. Born April 1923 in Sierra Madre, California. Was pursuing a degree in art at Pasadena Junior College at the time of mass removal. While incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, continued his artistic pursuits, drawing sketches and designing posters, etc. for various camp projects. Resisted the draft at age 21, and was indicted in 1944 …
Florence Denton (ddr-njpa-1-167)
img Florence Denton (ddr-njpa-1-167)
Caption on reverse: "Meet the American 'Mayor' of Kyoto. Tokyo - Often dubbed the Mayor of Kyoto, Miss Florence Denton, American missionary-school marm, has Japan's ancient capital at her command. Half a century of servicce to Doshisha University of that city has brought her this unique recognition. Miss Denton who came to Japan from Pasadena, California, …

Narrator Bob Suzuki

Nisei-han male. Born January 2, 1936, in Portland, Oregon, 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, family moved to a small community outside of Spokane, Washington, to farm. Went to UC Berkeley and Caltech, then taught at …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 15 (October 12, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 15 (October 12, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-41)
Selected article titles: " Masaoka ill, postpones trip to Japan a week" (p. 1), "55 of 65 Nisei public office seekers win in Hawaii primaries" (p. 1), "Tabulate 141,000 Japanese in U.S.; 85,000 in California" (p. 1), "Temporary farm workers continue to arrive by air" (p. 1), "Fresno-born Nisei interprets for Japanese emperor" (p. 2), "One …
Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-18)
doc Letter from Usami Terada to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas, October 3, 1943 (ddr-csujad-4-18)
A letter from Usami Terada, an incarceree at the Rohwer incarceration camp, to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thomas in Lawndale, California. The letter discusses the Japanese American incarcerees returning to California and the West Coast. He describes the returning people as "half bred or wife of Caucasian" and a female attending Pasadena Junior College. He expresses …
Yosh Kuromiya Interview (ddr-densho-122-8)
vh Yosh Kuromiya Interview (ddr-densho-122-8)
Nisei male. Born April 1923 in Sierra Madre, California. Was pursuing a degree in art at Pasadena Junior College at the time of mass removal. While incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, continued his artistic pursuits, drawing sketches and designing posters, etc. for various camp projects. Resisted the draft at age 21, and was indicted in 1944 …
Pastors at Forward Movement Conference (ddr-csujad-57-37)
img Pastors at Forward Movement Conference (ddr-csujad-57-37)
A group of pastors in formal clothing, including two women, stands before the First Friends Church, located at 13205 (310 E.) Philadelphia St., Whittier, Calif. [Handwritten on photomat] Pastors at Forward Movement Conference. Whittier, Cal. S. J. Pickering (E. Whittier) ; Cal Jones (Alamitos) ; Eli Reece (Los Angeles) ; H. C. Hollingsworth (Sunnyside) ; Geo. …
Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-137-21)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-137-21)
Race relations in Pasadena, California

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings had planned to conduct their own family history interviews. Individually and jointly, …

Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-137-20)
vh Mitsuye May Yamada Interview Segment 20 (ddr-densho-1000-137-20)
Adjusting to life in Pasadena, California and becoming involved in the controversy over the Fair Housing bill

Mitsuye Yamada was interviewed together with her two surviving brothers, William Toshio Yasutake and Joseph Yasutake, in group sessions on October 8-9, 2002. She was interviewed individually on October 9-10, 2002.

Before being contacted by Densho, the Yasutake siblings …

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