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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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
Sharon Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-529)
vh Sharon Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-529)
Sansei female. Born February 16, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where parents had resettled after leaving the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, during World War II. Moved at an early age to Portland, Oregon, and then Seattle, Washington. Attended the University of Washington where she was active in student groups. Got involved in numerous political campaigns supporting Asian …

Narrator Kan Yagi

Nisei male. Born July 31, 1926, in Kelton, Utah. Grew up in Kelton, where father worked for the railroad. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was fired from the railroad. Mr. Yagi was drafted into the military during World War II. Eventually moved to Portland, Oregon.
Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 3 of 6. (ddr-one-5-100)
doc Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 3 of 6. (ddr-one-5-100)
Photocopy of a declassified report on Keizaburo Koyama. Confidential Informant N1 provided another translated article from the North American Times dated February 14, 1941 which stated that Koyama was appointed to the Industrial Department of the Japanese Association of Oregon, which was reorganized as a new Japanese Chamber of Commerce. On March 5, 1941, Koyama was …

Narrator Elliot Yoshinobu Horikoshi

Nisei male. Born December 26, 1938, in Salem, Oregon. Family moved frequently before the war due to father's profession as a Methodist minister. During World War II, removed to Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where father could attend graduate seminary school. Eventually …
Data card with identifying information of Keisaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-96)
doc Data card with identifying information of Keisaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-96)
Photocopy of a declassified data card with identifying and biographical information on Keisaburo Koyama to include his aliases, addresses, entry date into the United States, participation in local Japanese American associations, and him being awarded a Foreign Ministers Wooden Cup on the occasion of Japan's 2,600th anniversary in November of 1940. The card makes note of …
Issei gathered for memorial service (ddr-densho-259-364)
img Issei gathered for memorial service (ddr-densho-259-364)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A group of mostly adult Issei men and women in formal dress in a small meeting hall. I believe that this was the Knights of Pythias Hall which the early Issei pioneers rented for their events. [In this picture,] the Issei remembered their comrades who had earlier died in Hood River...A friend …
Chester Earls Interview (ddr-one-7-11)
vh Chester Earls Interview (ddr-one-7-11)
White male. Born in Spokane, Washington. Served as pastor of the First Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, with a mainly Japanese American congregation, for thirteen years in the 1960s and '70s.

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

Narrator Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai

Nisei female. Born April 14, 1922, in Yakima, Washington, and grew up in Central Washington state. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Left camp to attend college in Kansas and North Carolina. Eventually returned to the West Coast.

Narrator Miyuki Yasui

Nisei female. Born September 18, 1926, in South Pasadena, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Attended college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after leaving camp. Eventually married and moved to Portland, Oregon.

Narrator Minoru Yasui

Nisei male. Born October 19, 1916, in Hood River, Oregon. Earned a law degree from the University of Oregon law school and was practicing law prior to World War II. In 1942, deliberately defied the curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans in Portland, Oregon, and was arrested. His case was tried, and he was sentenced to one …
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-123)
Nisei male. Born August 15, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941, and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, …
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview III (ddr-densho-1000-125)
Nisei male. Born August 15, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941, and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, …
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-124)
Nisei male. Born August 15, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the North Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Kept a diary beginning December, 1941, and through incarceration. Beginning as a teenager, was exceptionally active as a volunteer leader, first within a Japanese American church in Portland, later in camp with Federated Christian Church, …

Narrator Pearl Yoshikawa

Nisei female. Born April 25, 1926, in Vancouver, Washington. Grew up in Vancouver 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, moved to New York City to attend a fashion design school. Eventually resettled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Judy Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-17)
vh Judy Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-17)
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.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. …

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 …
Minoru Yasui Interview (ddr-densho-1012-3)
vh Minoru Yasui Interview (ddr-densho-1012-3)
Nisei male. Born October 19, 1916, in Hood River, Oregon. Earned a law degree from the University of Oregon law school and was practicing law prior to World War II. In 1942, deliberately defied the curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans in Portland, Oregon, and was arrested. His case was tried, and he was sentenced to one …
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 6 of 26. (ddr-one-5-126)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 6 of 26. (ddr-one-5-126)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 15b - 23a of 111. Dr. Koyama states that he was never convicted of a crime while in the United States and that he does not possess any special scientific skill, knowledge, or …
Memorandum For Mr. L.M.C. Smith Chief, Special Defense Unit (ddr-one-5-90)
doc Memorandum For Mr. L.M.C. Smith Chief, Special Defense Unit (ddr-one-5-90)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the National Archives written by John Edger Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to L.M.C. Smith, Chief of the Special Defense Unit. In the typed letter, Hoover references information that has been collected on Keisaburo Koyama, a resident of Portland, Oregon, and recommended that Koyama be detained in …
Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 1 of 6. (ddr-one-5-98)
doc Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 1 of 6. (ddr-one-5-98)
Photocopy of a declassified report on Keizaburo Koyama by Vincent M. Quinn on January 14, 1942. It states that Koyama was born on October 7, 1897 and immigrated to Seattle, Washington in 1914. He was working as a dentist in Portland, Oregon when the order for his arrest was issued on December 8, 1941. He was …
U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 1 of 26. (ddr-one-5-120)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Alien Enemy Questionnaire page 1 of 26. (ddr-one-5-120)
Photocopy of a declassified questionnaire used to determine if the person named is to be considered an enemy alien. This page covers questions 1 - 3 of 111. It lists an Alien Registration number of 4043236. In the form, Dr. Koyama lists his name as Koyama, Keizaburo and is from the city of Shibata in Niigata …
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