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Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
vh Kay Teramura Interview (ddr-one-7-41)
Nisei male. Grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, 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 to Oregon and resumed farming.

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

Joe Saito Interview (ddr-one-7-36)
vh Joe Saito Interview (ddr-one-7-36)
Nisei male. Born in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Oregon, where parents ran a farm. In 1941, volunteered for the army and served as a medic during World War II. After military discharge, returned to Oregon and continued farming.

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

Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-213)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-213)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in a partial circle, a crowd encloses the dancers. Obon dancers right to left outer circle: Yoshino Fujii, Tamuro Miura, unidentified, Nobuko Yoshida, and Loretta (Fujii) Kaneko. Obon dancers right to left inner circle: fourth in Jimmy Yoshida, Patricia “Pat” (Ikata) Iboshi, Joe Shiraishi, and Yoneko (Aono) Sugimura. …
Nisei draftsman preparing maps (ddr-densho-114-157)
img Nisei draftsman preparing maps (ddr-densho-114-157)
Original caption: Tec 5 George Fuyasho of Portland, Oregon, a Nisei Japanese draftsman for the Allied translator and interpreter section, General Headquarters, Allied Forces in the Pacific, prepares sketches and maps necessary for the production of documents, Floor plans and blueprints. Tokyo, Japan. 9-3-46.
U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Officer in Charge, Portland 5, Oregon Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-252)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Officer in Charge, Portland 5, Oregon Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-252)
Photocopy of a declassified report on the status of Keizaburo Koyama. Koyama's status has changed from "Parolee" to "Alien enemy proceedings terminated" and he is currently residing at 219 W. Burnside, Portland 9, Oregon. The form lists his occupation as "Dentist" and that he is not deportable.
Kan Yagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-103)
vh Kan Yagi Interview (ddr-manz-1-103)
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.
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.

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.

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.

George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
vh George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
Kibei male. Born 1915 in Portland, Oregon. Sent with siblings to be educated in Japan when ten years old. Returned to the United States in 1935. During World War II, was incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Active in Seattle's postwar Japanese American community as a member and past president …
George Ochikubo Collection (ddr-densho-159)
Collection George Ochikubo Collection (ddr-densho-159)
This collection is comprised of photographs taken by George Ochikubo, a native of Portland, Oregon. During World War II, he and his family were removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado, where he took numerous striking and dramatic photographs using a 4x5 speed graphic camera. In memory of George Ochikubo.
Yoneko Dozono Interview (ddr-one-7-19)
vh Yoneko Dozono Interview (ddr-one-7-19)
Nisei female. Born February 4, 1915, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland before being sent to be educated in Japan at age sixteen. Married and had children in Japan, working for the military government after World War II. Returned to Portland in the 1950s with family.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a …

Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
vh Ted Hachiya Interview (ddr-one-7-9)
Nisei male. Born June 23, 1921. Grew up in Portland, Oregon. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, received a permit to remain in Portland during mass removal to translate for father in the hospital. Rejoined family and went to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Portland.

(This material is based upon work assisted …

Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-318)
img Obon Festival Dance Rehearsal (ddr-one-1-318)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers rehearsing an Odori folk dance inside Norse Hall in Northeast Portland. Obon dancers from left to right: Shig Yuzuriha, Hiro Okayama, Yonezo Fujii, and Tom Shigeo Tamiyasu. First seated women in the audience on far left is Sakae (Fujii) Ando. Obon is an annual event hosted by the …
United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director Spokane 8, Washington Report of Alien Enemy (ddr-one-5-250)
doc United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director Spokane 8, Washington Report of Alien Enemy (ddr-one-5-250)
Photocopy of a declassified report on the status of Keizaburo Koyama. In the remarks section, it states that Koyama is relocating back to Portland, Oregon, on indefinite leave from the Minidoka Relocation Project. The form does list Koyama's occupation at the time of his arrest as "Farm Laborer."
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-124)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couple seated (ddr-one-1-124)
Original black and white photographic print of couple sitting at table at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. The couple is smiling for the camera. From left to right: Bob Luck and Doris Chan. Negative ONLC 2940 (ddr-one-1-123).
Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
img Third Annual Oregon Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance- Couples seated (ddr-one-1-126)
Black and white photographic negative of couples sitting in booth around two tables at the Third Annual Nisei Bowling League Tournament Dance at McElroy's Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. Both couples are posing for the camera. Left to right: Barbara Sono Uyesugi, Koji Sono, Molly (Yamase) Sono and Tom Sono.
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.

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.

Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-207)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-207)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in a partial circle in front of a crowd that encloses the dancers. Obon dancers: left corner of image in front of dancer wearing a headscarf is Phyllis Midori (Ando) Muramatsu, behind woman in headscarf is Mabel (Maekawa) Ota followed by Kathleen "Kathie" Haruko (Matsuda) Sato, ninth from …
Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-198)
img Obon Festival- Odori folk dance (ddr-one-1-198)
Black and white photographic negative of Obon dancers in front of a crowd with arms raised. Obon dancers: second from the left is Yori Tomita, third from the left is Tomi Tsujimura, fourth from the left is Noboru Takashima, fifth from the left is Shizuko "Shiz" (Ninomiya) Onishi, eighth from the left is Shizuko "Shiz" (Ochiai) …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Kida family (ddr-one-3-20)
Letter from "Grandma" (Sarah "Sade" Pyatt) addressed to "folks" (meaning the Kida family), dated June 30, 1942. Notes that the Kidas had written Ethel saying they were going to Eastern Oregon the next week. Also notes that the Krogmens visited the Kidas (likely in Portland). Asks if Al has visited.
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