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Dan Hinatsu Interview (ddr-one-7-60)
vh Dan Hinatsu Interview (ddr-one-7-60)
Nisei male. Born April 3, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Lake Oswego, 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, worked for a time and then was drafted into the army. Eventually returned to Portland and …
Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
vh Mae Hada Interview (ddr-one-7-20)
Nisei female. Born July 5, 1922, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Portland where father owned a clothing store. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Ames, Iowa, and Detroit, Michigan, before returning to Oregon and raising a …
Letter from Sarah
doc Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida (ddr-one-3-22)
Letter from Sarah "Sade" Pyatt to Miyuki "Kay" Kida, dated July 6, 1942. Mrs. Pyatt writes that she wishes she could be there with Kay as she is alone at the Portland Assembly Center since her husband Kenjiro and son George have left for temporary work leave in Eastern Oregon. Sarah "Sade" Pyatt tells Kay about …
Envelope to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope to Dr. Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-26)
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked August 31, 1942. Below the postmark "Sept 3-" is written in blue ink. On the left side of the envelope …
Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
vh Molly K. Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1000-420)
Nisei female. Born November 23, 1919, in Dee, Oregon. Grew up in Dee, where parents had a farm. Finished college before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to …
George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
vh George Fugami Interview (ddr-densho-1000-7)
Kibei male. Born August 1, 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 …
Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 4 (ddr-densho-156-244)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. V, No. 4 (ddr-densho-156-244)
Article titles: "Attention! Potato, Beet Growers"; "Milk Shortage Felt in Cheyenne, Laramie, Casper and Cody Areas"; "Japanese Evacuation Again"; "Portland Assembly Center to be Cleared"; "Democracy: Japs Still Vote--"; "Use of Jap Cotton Labor is Proposed"; "Rachford Outlines Labor Program for Japanese Colonists"; "Blaze Destroys Boiler Room at Heart Mountain"; "5,700 at Heart Mountain Project"; "Life …
Chiye Tomihiro Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-93-2)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-93-2)
Life at the Portland Assembly Center: the shame of being visited by former schoolmates

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, …

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 …
Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
vh Kaz Kinoshita Interview (ddr-one-7-12)
Nisei male. Born October 1, 1914, in Gresham, Oregon. Grew up in Gresham 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 Portland.

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

Lucy Kirihara Interview (ddr-densho-1014-18)
vh Lucy Kirihara Interview (ddr-densho-1014-18)
Nisei female. Born February 27, 1931, in Portland, Oregon. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, resettled with family in Minnesota, becoming a teacher in St. Paul.

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

Shizuko
vh Shizuko "Suzie" Sakai Interview Segment 5 (ddr-one-7-4-5)
Memories of the Portland Assembly Center: "Life there was just a noisy terrible confusion"

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 …

Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 18 (ddr-densho-156-220)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 18 (ddr-densho-156-220)
Article titles: "Jap Couple Married With F.B.I. Blessing"; "Evacuation of All Japanese is Ordered"; "Greeley Assembly Told of Dangerous Jap Clique in U.S."; "Portland Japanese Assembly Center Still Temporary"; "Population of Tule Lake Relocation Project Now 12,480"; "Judge Expected to Rule That Curfew, Evacuation Orders are Constitutional"; "Edict Bans Guns for Japanese"; "Facts on Evacuee Labor …
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 …
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-12)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 14, 1942. Message on the back dated May 13, 1942. Teru writes to Kei about her and the children getting their first typhoid shots, her new work duties, and the family's enjoyment of …
Kay Aiko Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-232)
vh Kay Aiko Abe Interview (ddr-densho-1000-232)
Nisei female. Born May 9, 1927, in Selleck, Washington. Spent much of childhood in Beaverton, Oregon, where father owned a farm. Influenced at an early age by parents' conversion to Christianity. During World War II, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After the war, worked to establish a successful …
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 …
Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 22 (ddr-densho-156-223)
doc Daily Press Review, Vol. III, No. 22 (ddr-densho-156-223)
Article titles: "Last of State's Japs Will Leave for Arizona"; "Manzanar Free Press Makes Printed Debut"; "FBI Agent Takes Two from Manzanar"; "Manzanar to Build Its Own Schools"; "Olson Inconsistencies"; "Only 63 Evacuees at Portland Assembly Center Want Repatriation"; "Wipe-Out of Santa Anita Race Track Assessment Refused"; "Groups Agree on Schools at Alien Center"; "We Probably …
Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
vh Emiko Namba Kikkawa Interview (ddr-one-7-58)
Nisei female. Born January 4, 1919, in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Fairview, Oregon, where family ran a farm. Married and had a child before World War II. During the war, removed to the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Fairview.

(This material is based upon work …

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 …

Shiuko Sakai Interview (ddr-manz-1-128)
vh Shiuko Sakai Interview (ddr-manz-1-128)
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 …
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-27)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked Sep 1, 1942, with a 6 cent airmail stamp. On the left side of the postcard are two purple stamps; one is an air mail stamp and the second is a "Censored" stamp. On …
Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
vh Chiye Tomihiro Interview (ddr-densho-1000-93)
Nisei female. Born December 20, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled first in Denver, Colorado and later in Chicago, Illinois. Former witness chair for Chicago area hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and former chairperson of the JACL Chicago …
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-22)
Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, in the Portland Assembly Center. The envelope is postmarked August 24, 1942, and is stamped "VIA AIR MAIL" over the postmark. Written in blue pencil under the postage stamp is “Aug 23, 1942.” Written below the address in blue pencil is …
North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 6 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-4)
doc North Portland Evacuazette Vol. I No. 6 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-120-4)
Selected article titles: "Volunteer Beet Workers Leave Sunday" (p. 1), "Graduation Wednesday" (p. 1), "520 Arrived Today From Washington. 627 More Evacuees Due on Saturday" (p. 1), "2000 Persons Attend Show" (p. 1), "'Hi Neighbor' Jig This Sat!" (p. 3), "Shower Schedule" (p. 3), "Hospital Adds New Mess Hall" (p. 3), "Mattresses Available" (p. 3), "500 …
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