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Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
doc Change of residence notice and travel permit (ddr-densho-287-2)
Molly Kageyama Maeda's change of residence notice and travel permit form for her journey from Hood River, Oregon to Portland Assembly Center.
Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-421)
vh Miyoko Tsuboi Nakagawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-421)
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 …
Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki
doc Envelope from George Kida to his mother Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-132)
Envelope is addressed to Miyuki "Kay" Kida in the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked August 3, 1942 from Nyssa, Oregon. Presumably from George Kida.
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-123-23)
Reuniting with family in Portland, Oregon; attending Lewis & Clark College; accepted to the School of Social Work at the University of Washington

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

George Nakata Interview (ddr-one-7-29)
vh George Nakata Interview (ddr-one-7-29)
Nisei male. Born January 19, 1934, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned with family to Portland.

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

Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview (ddr-one-7-73)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview (ddr-one-7-73)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

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

Hiro Heidi Inahara Interview (ddr-one-7-75)
vh Hiro Heidi Inahara Interview (ddr-one-7-75)
Nisei female. Born February 2, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the Portland 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, returned with family to Portland.

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

Yoneko Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-22)
vh Yoneko Hara Interview (ddr-one-7-22)
Nisei female. Born September 12, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where family ran a greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, eventually returned to Portland.

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

Car Engine Repair (ddr-one-1-639)
img Car Engine Repair (ddr-one-1-639)
Black and white photographic negative of Frank Yasui working on a car engine at the Motor Clinic on Park and Burnside in Portland, Oregon.
Aya Fujii - Taka Mizote Interview (ddr-manz-1-101)
vh Aya Fujii - Taka Mizote Interview (ddr-manz-1-101)
Nisei females, sisters. Aya Fujii born March 31, 1927, in Nyssa, Oregon. Taka Mizote born May 30, 1924, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Both sisters grew up in 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 …
Frances Sumida Palk Interview (ddr-one-7-72)
vh Frances Sumida Palk Interview (ddr-one-7-72)
Nisei female. Born July 31, 1939, in Portland, Oregon, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed with family to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before returning to Oregon. Was living in Vanport, Oregon, during the flood in …
Scrapbook page:
doc Scrapbook page: "The Portland Area" (ddr-densho-35-382)
Various newspaper clippings, one of which is titled: "Council Defeats Anti-Japanese Resolution." Newspapers include: the Minidoka Irrigator, Portland Labor Press, Oregonian, and Oregon Journal.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-210)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-210)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers wearing straw hats in front of large crowd. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon.
Testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun (ddr-densho-67-262)
doc Testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun (ddr-densho-67-262)
Written testimony of Kimiko Hazel Kusachi Calhoun of Hood River, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was submitted for the CWRIC hearings in Seattle, Washington, September 9-11, 1981.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Admission Table (ddr-one-1-113)
Black and white photographic negative of three women sitting at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance Admission table at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: Frances (Kinoshita) Mayeda, Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Sumi "Sue" (Kaga) Hasegawa.
Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-234)
img Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-234)
Black and white photographic negative of Harue Akiyama, the Obon dance instructor, posing for camera wearing straw hat. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon.
Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-232)
img Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-232)
Black and white photographic negative of Harue Akiyama, the Obon dance instructor, posing for camera wearing straw hat. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon.
Henry Sakamoto Interview (ddr-one-7-33)
vh Henry Sakamoto Interview (ddr-one-7-33)
Nisei male. Born January 27, 1927, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, attended college in Cleveland, Ohio, before eventually returning to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview (ddr-one-7-46)
Nisei male. Born November 24, 1928, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, joined the military and served in Japan. Eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
vh Mary Iwasaki Interview (ddr-one-7-53)
Nisei female. Born November 16, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a hotel business. During World War II, was removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college in Ohio, and eventually returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Frank C. Hirahara Collection (ddr-one-1)
Collection Frank C. Hirahara Collection (ddr-one-1)
Photographs taken by Frank C. Hirahara during the post-war resettlement years in Portland, Oregon. This collection includes over 1500 photographic prints, negatives, and 35mm color slides along with personal artifacts and other historical records. These newly discovered images focus on missing facets of Portland’s Japanese American community from 1948 - 1954, as well as Hirahara’s award …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-306)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-306)
Black and white photographic negative of small audience watching the Obon dance rehearsal inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-186)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-186)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in line with arms swinging. Second dancer from the left is Jeanne Tanaka. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon.
Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-236)
img Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-236)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified Obon dancer posing for the camera with her arms raised in front of her. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon.
Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-235)
img Obon Festival- Dancer (ddr-one-1-235)
Black and white photographic negative of Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba posing for the camera with one arm raised above her head. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community. This image was taken at Holladay Park in Portland, Oregon.
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