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Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
vh Mabel Shoji Boggs Interview (ddr-one-7-14)
Nisei female. Born August 3, 1920, in Portland, Oregon. Lost father at an early age, and mother and siblings set up a family farm and greenhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Oregon.

(This material is based upon work …

Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
img Reed College (ddr-one-1-351)
Black and white photographic negative of Ayame Ogimi's dorm room at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Ayame Ogimi is seated on the floor smiling towards the camera, friends seated in semi-circle are unidentified.
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance (ddr-one-1-119)
Black and white photographic negative of unidentified couples dancing at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Jimmy Amato and his Orchestra are playing in the background.
Obon Festival- Mayoral speech (ddr-one-1-254)
img Obon Festival- Mayoral speech (ddr-one-1-254)
Black and white photographic negative of Portland Mayor Dorothy McCullough Lee speaking at Obon. Playing the taiko drum is Henry Matsunaga. Behind the drum is Tom Shigeto Tamiyasu. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry grade sheet. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-191)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon listing the grades and credit hours of the courses that Keizaburo Koyama attended. This page covers the remaining part of 1926 - 1927 and all of 1927- 1928. His degree was awarded on June 10, 1929.
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 …
Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
doc Testimony of Hideo Hashimoto (written) (ddr-densho-67-240)
Written testimony of Hideo Hashimoto of Portland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Multiple Impact." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Homer Yasui (ddr-densho-67-237)
doc Testimony of Homer Yasui (ddr-densho-67-237)
Written testimony of Homer Yasui of Portland, Oregon. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Economic Losses." Personal information excised by Densho.
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-220)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-220)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers holding "uchiwa" (fan) above their heads in front of large crowd. From left to right line: Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, and Nami (Miura) Koida, all others unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the …
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-202)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-202)
Black and white photographic negative of five Obon dancers in straw hats posing for the camera in front of a crowd. Obon dancers from left to right: Yukiye Itoyama, Noboru Takashima, and all others unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the …
Obon Festival- Obon dancers (ddr-one-1-211)
img Obon Festival- Obon dancers (ddr-one-1-211)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers waving small Japanese and American flags for the camera in front of a crowd. From left to right: Kuni Kitayama, Chieko Yoshihara, Sakae Kobayashi, Hisano Sakamoto, Kaoru Funatake. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-228)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-228)
Black and white photographic negative of five Obon dancers performing in front of a crowd that is partially enclosing them. Dancers from left to right: Joe Shiraishi, Harue Akiyama, Jean Yasuko (Kida) Tomita, and Thomas "Tom" Honma. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended …
Obon Festival (ddr-one-1-183)
img Obon Festival (ddr-one-1-183)
Black and white photographic negative of a large seated crowd. Obon dancers crouched on the sideline. First crouched man on left side is Nobi Saito, first seated man from left is Tom Shigeto Tamiyasu. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-181)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-181)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in a line performing in front of a crowd. From left to right: Marjory "Marge" (Ando) Smith, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko, Joe Shiraishi, and Harue Akiyama. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended …
Gus Tanaka Interview (ddr-one-7-67)
vh Gus Tanaka Interview (ddr-one-7-67)
Nisei male. Born August 3, 1923, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where father was a physician in Japantown. Was attending college prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp to attend college before being drafted in 1944. Served in …
Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
vh Emi Somekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-378)
Nisei female. Born May 10, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in the small town of Brooks, Oregon, where parents ran a farm. Prior to World War II, became a nurse, married, and had a child. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and worked …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-304)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-304)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers practicing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. First Obon dancer from the left is identified as Yukiye Itoyama. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei community.
Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 2 of 6. (ddr-one-5-99)
doc Case file for Keizaburo Koyama from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Page 2 of 6. (ddr-one-5-99)
Photocopy of a declassified report on Keizaburo Koyama. This page further elaborates that Confidential Informant SE N-1 has, on several occasions, mis-translated Japanese names. In this case, he mistook the name "Iwao Oyama" for Keizaburo Koyama. The informant said that his original source for the names, a Japanese newspaper, has since been destroyed. The informant went …
Issei newspaper editor in his office (ddr-densho-259-235)
img Issei newspaper editor in his office (ddr-densho-259-235)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Toyoji Abe This might have been Abe's office from which he ran the Japanese newspaper, the Oshu Shimpo. Abe was a highly influential man in the Portland and the Oregon Japanese communities."
Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-67-1)
vh Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-67-1)
Childhood memories of Portland, Oregon

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Yoneko Dozono Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-19-1)
vh Yoneko Dozono Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-19-1)
Growing up in Portland, Oregon

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-47-1)
vh Lilly Kobayashi Irinaga Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-47-1)
Born in Portland, Oregon

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

George Katagiri Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-24-1)
vh George Katagiri Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-24-1)
Growing up in Portland, Oregon

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Yoichi
vh Yoichi "Cannon" Kitayama Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-46-1)
Born in Portland, Oregon

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Mary Iwasaki Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-53-1)
vh Mary Iwasaki Interview Segment 1 (ddr-one-7-53-1)
Born in Portland, Oregon

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 recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

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