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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. …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-298)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-298)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Dancers form two lines in front of a small seated audience on the floor and in the balcony. Adult male Obon dancers on far right of image identified from right to left: Arthur Ojiro “Art” Sasaki, Reverend …
Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
Collection Kenjiro and Miyuki “Kay” Kida Family Collection (ddr-one-3)
This collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, photographic prints, news clippings, and other materials related to a Japanese American family from White Salmon, Washington. These historical records trace a journey that included hurdles of federal and state laws, war and incarceration, exile and resettlement. Significantly, the collection includes firsthand accounts of the Portland Assembly Center …

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 …
Portland Rose Festival Parade Float-
img Portland Rose Festival Parade Float- "Hot Cross Buns" (ddr-one-1-494)
Color slide of the Bakers of Oregon Rose Festival Parade float as it drives down SW Third Ave in front of a large crowd gathered outside a Signal gas station and San Francisco Tailor, behind the Signal gas station is the old Multnomah Hotel.. On the float ride two women in pink dresses and white bonnets, …
Department of Justice memo from the United States Attorney Director of Oregon Carl C. Donaugh on the Matter of the Detention of Keizaburo Koyama, a Japanese alien (ddr-one-5-116)
doc Department of Justice memo from the United States Attorney Director of Oregon Carl C. Donaugh on the Matter of the Detention of Keizaburo Koyama, a Japanese alien (ddr-one-5-116)
Photocopy of a declassified memorandum from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney from the District of Oregon to the Attorney General in Washington, D.C., on the detention of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama. The filled out form letter notes that the FBI took Dr. Koyama into custody on December 10, 1941 in Portland, Oregon and that he is …

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.
Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-54)
img Japanese family (ddr-csujad-25-54)
A page from an album containing Japanese family photographs. The photographs pasted on the page appear to be taken in Washington in the early 1900s. Include Japanese men, women, and children. Also include the elk sculpture, Thompson Fountain in Portland, Oregon. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_07_01_054
Letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough to the Honorable Carl Donaugh, United States District Attorney for Portland, Oregon on behalf of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-151)
doc Letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough to the Honorable Carl Donaugh, United States District Attorney for Portland, Oregon on behalf of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-151)
Photocopy of a declassified letter signed by Mrs. A.C. Goodenough to the Honorable Carl Donaugh, United States District Attorney for Portland, Oregon. She writes that she has known the Koyama family for 14 years and praises Dr. Koyama for his loyalty, honesty, and the high Christian standards that he has raised his family in. She does …

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.

Narrator Junko Mizuta

Nisei female. Born 1925 in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a laundry business and managed an apartment house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI, and the rest of the family was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. While at the assembly center, Junko, a teenager, …

Narrator Hiro Takeuchi

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.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-225)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-225)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in large circle around podium holding "uchiwa" (fan) above their heads. Large crowd watches on from left side of image. Outer circle of Obon dancers from right to left, starting left of podium: Tomi Tsujimura, Shizuko Oda, unidentified woman, Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu, all remaining unidentified. Inner circle …
Obon dance (ddr-one-1-76)
img Obon dance (ddr-one-1-76)
Black and white photographic print of large group dancing Odori (a traditional folk dance) with "uchiwa" (fans) during Obon Festival in front a large seated crowed outside. Outer circle of Obon dancers from right to left, starting left of podium: Tomi Tsujimura, Shizuko Oda, unidentified woman, Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu, all remaining unidentified. Inner circle of …
Henry Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-18)
vh Henry Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-18)
Kibei male. Born December 29, 1928, in Pendleton, Oregon. Father passed away at an early age, and Henry was taken by mother with several siblings to Katsuura, Japan. Attended school in Japan and worked in factories to support the war effort during World War II. Left Japan after the war, and was drafted by the U.S. …

Narrator Aya Fujii

Nisei female. Born March 31, 1927, in Nyssa, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. Instead of going on to a concentration camp, moved with family to a nearby farm labor camp. After the war, eventually returned to Oregon.

Narrator Taka Mizote

Nisei female. Born May 30, 1924, in Hillsboro, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon. Instead of going on to an incarceration camp, moved with family to a nearby farm labor camp. After the war, eventually returned to Oregon.
Peggy A. Nagae Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-233)
vh Peggy A. Nagae Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-233)
Sansei female. Born July 25, 1951, in Boring, Oregon, a small town outside of Portland. Graduated from Vassar College, then earned a law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. In the 1980s, lead the legal team for Yasui v. United States, a lawsuit to overturn a 40 year old conviction for …
Envelope to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-17)
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston. Sender information written in the upper left corner as "Mrs. Kei Koyama/No 16109 sec. 3-D-10/Japanese Assembly Center/N. Portland, Oregon." Postmarked June 23, 1942. Two additional dates handwritten below the postmark: "June 23-42" and "June …
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