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Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-201)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-201)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers, children hold small Japanese and American flags, adult holds wooden blocks, in front of a crowd. Adult Obon dancer identified as Harue Akiyama (the Odori teacher). Crowd standing on the right side of a large wooden pole: second from the left is Ruby (Takashima) Sumino, third from the …
Alice E. Sumida Interview (ddr-one-7-44)
vh Alice E. Sumida Interview (ddr-one-7-44)
Nisei female. Born July 18, 1914, in Osco Flaco, California. Grew up in Pismo Beach, California. During World War II, moved to a farm labor camp near Nyssa, Oregon. Lived and farm for a time in Idaho before eventually settling in Portland, Oregon.

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

Letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney for Portland, Oregon on requesting a rehearing for Keizaburo Koyama with date and filing stamps. (ddr-one-5-207)
doc Letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney for Portland, Oregon on requesting a rehearing for Keizaburo Koyama with date and filing stamps. (ddr-one-5-207)
Photocopy of a declassified typed letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney for Portland, Oregon, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit about Dr. Keizaburo Koyama, Japanese alien. Donaugh writes that he is attaching an affidavit from Teru Koyama, Dr. Koyama's wife, petitioning for a rehearing. He also mentions several letters and phone …
Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
doc Letter to George Kida from Major E.A. Steuding (ddr-one-3-16)
Letter and envelope to George Kida from Major E. A. Steuding, the acting Provost Marshal for the State of the Oregon, informing George that his request for more information about the date of evacuation and the possibility of re-settlement in his letter written on May 19, 1942 could not be could not be answered by the …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 20 (November 15, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-46)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 58, No. 20 (November 15, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-46)
Selected article titles: "History Project Repeats Need for All Documentary Matter" (p. 1), "Portland Attorney Honored by JACL for Fight Against Oregon Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "JACL Policy on Kawakita When Prime Minister Ikeda Visited U.S. Recalled as Nisei Pastor Seeks Presidential Pardon" (p. 1), and "Last Japanese Soldier to Leave Guadalcanal Hosted by North …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-22)
Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida, dated July 6, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt writes that she wishes she could be there with Kay as she is alone at the Portland Assembly Center since her husband Kenjiro and son George have left for temporary work leave in Eastern Oregon. Sarah "Sade" Pyatt tells Kay about …
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-123)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-123)
Black and white photographic negative of couple sitting around a table at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is posing for the camera, a second woman is sitting on the far right. From left to right: Lolita (Leo) Sakamoto Tsujimura, Bob Luck and Doris Chan. Original …
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-120)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-120)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couples are chatting and drinking, one of the bottles has a 7-up label. Couple in the center identified as Lillian (Wong) Okazaki and Mino Okazaki. Woman in front on …
Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-3-6)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-3-6)
Impressions of the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon: "the conditions were terrible" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions …

Narrator Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa

Nisei female. Born March 8, 1925, in Portland, Oregon. Lost mother at an early age and helped to take care of the family. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, worked for a War Relocation Authority office helping to return confiscated property to …

Narrator Joe Saito

Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Oregon, where parents ran a farm. In 1941, volunteered for the army and served as a medic during World War II. After military discharge, returned to Oregon and continued farming.

Narrator Chiye Tomihiro

Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago …

Narrator Yoneko Dozono

Nisei female. Born February 4, 1915, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before being sent to be educated in Japan at age sixteen. Married and had children in Japan, working for the military government after World War II. Returned to Portland in the 1950s with family.

Narrator Jim Onchi

Nisei male. Born March 26, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham area. During World War II, drafted into the army. After the war, returned to Portland and became a carpenter and shipwright.

Narrator Massie Hinatsu

Nisei female. Born August 16, 1930, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Grew up in Milwaukie, where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.

Narrator Kay Teramura

Nisei male. Born May 8, 1914. 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.
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 …
Jim Tsujimura Interview (ddr-one-7-23)
vh Jim Tsujimura Interview (ddr-one-7-23)
Nisei male. Born February 10, 1931, in Westport, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon for high school and college and went to medical school, eventually becoming a successful opthalmologist. Served in leadership positions with the Japanese American Citizens League …
Frances Ota Interview (ddr-one-7-13)
vh Frances Ota Interview (ddr-one-7-13)
Nisei female. Born January 22, 1923, in Wilsonville, Oregon. Taken to Japan to live with family for a few years before the outbreak of World War II. Returned alone to Oregon to join sister at age sixteen with the help of a white benefactor. Removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, but then left immediately to …

Narrator Rin Miura

Issei female. Born October 4, 1901, in Fukuda, Japan. Grew up in Japan and immigrated to the U.S. after marrying. Settled in Portland, and during World War II was removed to the Portland assembly center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Portland.

Narrator Ted Hachiya

Nisei male. Born June 23, 1921. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, received a permit to remain in Portland during mass removal to translate for father in the hospital. Rejoined family and went to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

Narrator Ruth Sasaki

Nisei female. Born April 6, 1929, in the Dalles, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham-Troutdale area of 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, married and raised a family in Ontario, Oregon.
Susie
vh Susie "Jinx" Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-69)
Nisei female. Born March 8, 1930, in Brooks, Oregon. Grew up in Brooks, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and transferred to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, returned to Oregon and remained in Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted by …

Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
vh Ed Fujii Interview (ddr-one-7-16)
Nisei male. Born 1923 in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in the Gresham/Troutdale 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, attended college briefly in Utah before returning home to Gresham.

(This material is based upon work assisted by …

Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
vh Kena Gimba Interview (ddr-one-7-2)
Nisei female. Born May 22, 1914, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Married before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and had two children. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Milwaukie where husband started a laundry business.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

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