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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.

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 …

Narrator Amy Tsugawa

Nisei female. Born and raised in Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, to be reunited with father. After leaving camp, moved with family to Japan before eventually returning to …
Shizuko
vh Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai Interview (ddr-one-7-4)
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.

(This material is based upon work …

Miyuki Yasui Interview (ddr-one-7-28)
vh Miyuki Yasui Interview (ddr-one-7-28)
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.

(This material is based upon work …

Narrator Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda

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 Karen Yoshitomi

Sansei female. Born 1962 in Spokane, Washington. Father was born in British Columbia, Canada, and mother was born in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in the Tacoma, Washington, area, before eventually moving to Portland, Oregon, and then Seattle, Washington. Graduated from the University of Washington. Became regional director for the Japanese American Citizens League, and then Executive …

Narrator Atami Ueno

Nisei female. Born March 27, 1927, in Ola'a, Hawaii. Grew up in Ola'a until family moved to Hawaii just before World War II. Attended high school and college during in Japan and then had to work a factory to support the war effort. Witnessed the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Worked for the military government in Japan, …

Narrator Shiuko Sakai

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 …
Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 40 (December 9, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-116)
doc Minidoka Irrigator Vol. IV No. 40 (December 9, 1944) (ddr-densho-119-116)
Selected article titles: "Heavy Nisei Casualties Reported in Recent Fight" (p. 1), "Hood River Legion Scratches Names of Nisei in Army" (p. 1), "Gresham Organizes Anti-Japanese, Inc." (p. 1), "Chicago To Be Cultural Center of Nisei -- J. Brenton" (p. 1), "No Permits Needed By Aliens On Short Term Leave" (p. 1), "Marriages Must Be Reported …
Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 3. (ddr-one-5-198)
doc Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 3. (ddr-one-5-198)
Photocopy of a declassified seven point sworn statement from Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. The Notary Public for the form was for Hunt, Idaho, but was crossed out to reference Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Goodenough writes about a Japanese organization that Dr. Koyama belong to, though she cannot remember the name. She adds that …
Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-337)
img Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church (ddr-one-1-337)
Black and white photographic negative of about ten Nisei at Epworth United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon. The Nisei are gathered around a table looking at a leaflet together. Standing on the far right side of the table holding a leaflet up is Miriam (Koyama) Kiso. Back row from left to right: Toyse "Toy" Miura and …
Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
vh Pearl Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-12)
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.

(This material …

Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
vh Kara Kondo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-139)
Nisei female. Born May 24, 1916, in the Yakima valley, Washington, and spent childhood in Wapato, Washington. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and then to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Was on the staff of the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel. Left camp for Chicago, …

Narrator Peggy A. Nagae

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 …

Narrator Sharon Maeda

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 …
Daily Press Review, Vol. VI, No. 4 (ddr-densho-156-268)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. VI, No. 4 (ddr-densho-156-268)
Article titles: "Women on New Army Ouster List"; "DeWitt Will Clarify New Alien Rules"; "Arizona Refuses to Teach Japs"; "Evacuated Japs Harvesting Crops"; "Japanese-American Do Bit in Scrap Drive"; "Nazi Leader's 'Fortune' Lost"; "Jap-Grown Food Due in Portland"; "Goering Wealth Hidden"; "Italians"; "Newsnotes from Manzanar"; "Curfew Lifted for 600,000 U.S. Italians"; "Jap Ex-Consul at N.Y. Gets …
Letter from James Albert
doc Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kida family (ddr-one-3-69)
Letter from James Albert "Al" Johnson to Kay, George and Kida (Kenjiro Kida) dated February 6, 1944. Al writes that Mrs. Sidney Miller and Sadie McCoy wanted to get Sarah "Sade" Pyatt out of the hospital and send her to live with the Kida family in Eastern Oregon. Al told them that George was going into …
Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
vh Amy Tsugawa Interview (ddr-one-7-30)
Nisei female. Born and raised in Hawaii. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI. The rest of the family was removed to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona, to be reunited with father. After leaving camp, moved with family to Japan before eventually returning to …

Narrator Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki

Nisei female. Born February 19, 1931, in Fresno, California. Family moved to Seattle, Washington, where father became minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, to be reunited with father, who was arrested by the …
Atami Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-17)
vh Atami Ueno Interview (ddr-one-7-17)
Nisei female. Born March 27, 1927, in Ola'a, Hawaii. Grew up in Ola'a until family moved to Hawaii just before World War II. Attended high school and college during in Japan and then had to work a factory to support the war effort. Witnessed the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Worked for the military government in Japan, …
Class of 1938 Electrical Engineers (ddr-densho-287-690)
img Class of 1938 Electrical Engineers (ddr-densho-287-690)
Group photograph of 26 men. The image is of the Oregon State College (not Oregon State University) Electrical Engineering Class of 1938. Written on the image are the numbers 1-26. Identified: 1 Bob Welty 2 Milton Maeda 3 Fred Clausen 4 Vic Carson 5 Dan Smith 6 Dav Fulton 7 Dav Cox 8 Phil Brownell 9 …

Narrator Marjorie Matsushita Sperling

Nisei female. Born July 27, 1922, in Wapato, Washington. Grew up in Wapato, where family ran a farm. Was attending the University of Washington when the war broke out on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, worked for the recreation …
Letter to Robert
doc Letter to Robert "Bobby" Sandquist from Emil Sandquist (ddr-densho-452-2)
The letter is from Emil Sandquist containing well wishes to his son Robert "Bobby" Sandquist. Emil tells Bobby to take care of his mom and wishes Bobby could play with the Japanese boys at the Portland Assembly Center. The letter is written in English and translated into Japanese by Reverend Francis M. Hayashi.
Free the Prisoner board game and instructions (ddr-densho-452-1)
img Free the Prisoner board game and instructions (ddr-densho-452-1)
Game was crafted in the Portland Assembly Center for the camp director's son, Robert "Bobby" Sandquist. The "Father" piece is missing from the game.
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