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Judy Murakami Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1014-17-2)
vh Judy Murakami Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1014-17-2)
Description of prewar Japantown 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.

Albert A. Oyama Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-52-9)
vh Albert A. Oyama Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-52-9)
First impressions of the Portland Assembly Center, 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.

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 …

Narrator Jean Matsumoto

Nisei female. Born 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 to Portland.

Narrator Alice Matsumoto Ando

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.
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."

Narrator Yoneko Hara

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.
North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
doc North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry confirmation of attendance letter (ddr-one-5-189)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from the North Pacific College of Oregon School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon stating that Keizaburo Koyama entered the school on October 1st, 1924 and graduated on June 10th, 1929 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. The letter also states that Dr. Koyama was of "good moral character and …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-301)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-301)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers practicing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Third Obon dancer from the left is identified as Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) Ota Okazaki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider Nikkei …
Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-305)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-305)
Black and white photographic negative of small audience watching the Obon dance rehearsal inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Fifth from the right standing up in back row of the audience is Larry 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 Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-296)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-296)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dance rehearsal at Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Obon dancers from left to right: Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Marjory "Marge" (Ando) Smith, Carol (Takeda) Smith, and unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and attended by the wider …
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Women's Team (ddr-one-1-116)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- First Place Women's Team (ddr-one-1-116)
Black and white photographic negative of the first place women's team at the Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. From left to right: Toshi (Tamiyasu) Fukuhara, Sachi (Nakata) Nakashima, Kathleen Sasaki, Kimi Tambara, and Florence “Flo” (Anazawa) Teshima. Sitting inside a booth on the far left is Aki …
M. Jack Takayanagi - Mary Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-123)
vh M. Jack Takayanagi - Mary Takayanagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-123)
Nisei male and female, married couple. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left to attend college in Des Moines, Iowa, and eventually settled in Portland, Oregon.
Yoji J. Matsushima Interview (ddr-one-7-54)
vh Yoji J. Matsushima Interview (ddr-one-7-54)
Nisei male. Born January 31, 1933, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland, where parents ran a general merchandise store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp for the East Coast because parents wanted to repatriate to Japan. Did not secure a place on …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-222)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-222)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers performing in front of a large crowd. Obon dancers left line: Tomi Tsujimura and Yukiye Itoyama. Obon dancers right line: Atsuko "Alice" (Matsumoto) Ando and Atsuko "Alice" Kida. All others unidentified. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) …
Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-199)
img Obon Festival- Dancers (ddr-one-1-199)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers posing for camera in front of small crowd with their backs bent slightly and arms extended. Fourth from the left is Yukiye Itoyama, fifth from the left is Eki Yumibe. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-193)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-193)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in front of crowd. Obon dancers: second from left Mrs. Okayama, third from left Mr. Yoshihara, fourth from left Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba. Seated first from left is Mr. Maekawa. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-209)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-209)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in front of a large crowd. Obon dancers from left to right: unidentified, Hisako (Onishi) Saito, unidentified, Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko, Mr. Yoshihara, unidentified, Beti ann (Minamoto) Wantroba, Nami (Miura) Koida, Mabel (Maekawa) Ota. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-189)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-189)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers with arms extended in front. Dancers: first from left Shizuko "Shiz" (Ninomiya) Onishi, fourth from left Ed Honma, fifth from left Tom Shigeto Tamiyasu, first from right Ted Tetsuo Tamaki. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) and …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-218)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-218)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers performing before a crowd. Obon dancers from left to right: fifth from the left is Shig Yuzuriha, seventh from the left is Nobyo Sato, ninth from the left is Hana Hanada. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon Buddhist Temple) …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-188)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-188)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in front of a large crowd on a hill. From left to right dancers in right hand line: Aki (Shiraishi) Dong, Shiz (Fujita) Inaba, Ben Kasubuchi, Eddie Tamiyasu, Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato. Obon is an annual event hosted by the Oregon Buddhist Church (now known as Oregon …

Narrator George Nakata

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.

Narrator Hiro Heidi Inahara

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.

Narrator Frances Sumida Palk

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 …
Joseph Norio Uemura Interview (ddr-densho-1014-3)
vh Joseph Norio Uemura Interview (ddr-densho-1014-3)
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 …
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