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Portland Rose Festival Parade float-
img Portland Rose Festival Parade float- "A Garden of Eden" (ddr-one-1-508)
Color slide of a small Rose Festival Parade float with a pink ribbon on a yellow sign driving 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. The float has a waterfall that is surrounded …

Narrator Ami Kinoshita

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.
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 8 of 26. (ddr-one-5-128)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 8 of 26. (ddr-one-5-128)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 26 - 35b of 111. Dr. Koyama answered that he is engaged in business for himself. He adds that he owns his own business under the name of Keizaburo Koyama at 6 S.W. …
Camp band performance (ddr-densho-37-681)
img Camp band performance (ddr-densho-37-681)
Original WRA caption: Norakuro band. This is called a harmonica band although harmonicas are augmented by an equal number of other instruments. The organization including the name is patterned after Borrah Minnevitch's Harmonica Rascals. The band plays for center dances and is very popular. They play both American and Japanese music, often putting Japanese lyrics to …
Shiuko Sakai Interview (ddr-manz-1-128)
vh Shiuko Sakai Interview (ddr-manz-1-128)
Nisei female. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle where parents operated a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to live and work in New York, then worked for several years in Japan for the U.S. occupation forces. Returned to …

Narrator Joseph Norio Uemura

Nisei male. Born July 3, 1926, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before moving to Denver, Colorado, where his father, a Baptist minister, was transferred. Lived in Denver during World War II, where family helped Japanese Americans leaving camps to find housing and work. Paul Robert and Jean Schuman Hanna Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, since …

Narrator Jim Tsujimura

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 …
Gus J. Solomon Interview (ddr-densho-1012-10)
vh Gus J. Solomon Interview (ddr-densho-1012-10)
Gus J. Solomon, U.S. federal district judge from Portland, Oregon, was involved in Min Yasui's case on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union. In 1942, Min Yasui deliberately defied the curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans in Portland, Oregon, and was arrested. His case was tried, and he was sentenced to one year in prison and …
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 …
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. …
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 Judy Murakami

Sansei female. Born June 18, 1940, in Portland, Oregon, where father was a prominent pharmacist. As an infant, removed with family to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, family resettled in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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 Mary Takayanagi

Nisei female. Grew up in West Los Angeles, California, where parents farmed. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and eventually settled in Portland, Oregon.

Narrator George Fugami

Kibei male. Born 1915 in Portland, Oregon. Sent with siblings to be educated in Japan when ten years old. Returned to the United States in 1935. During World War II, was incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in Seattle's postwar Japanese American community as a member and past president …
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 Kay Aiko Abe

Nisei female. Born May 9, 1927, in Selleck, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Beaverton, Oregon, where father owned a farm. Influenced at an early age by parents' conversion to Christianity. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, worked to establish a successful …

Narrator Henry Ueno

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 Michiko Kornhauser

Shin-Issei female. Born July 21, 1936, in Sasebo, Japan. Was a child in Okayama during World War II. After the war, immigrated to the United States and lived and worked in various places including Honoulu, Hawaii, and Portland, Oregon.

Narrator Frances Ota

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 Rick Sato

Nisei male. Born April 27, 1927, in Wapato, Washington. Family farmed in Yakima Valley, Washington, before the war. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served briefly in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Resettled in Wapato, Washington.

Narrator Kay Sweeney

Japanese female. Born 1922 in Kagoshima, Japan. During World War II, served as a nurse with the Japanese army in Jakarta and Japan. After the war, moved to the United States and lived in San Francisco before eventually settling in Portland, Oregon.
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 …
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