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Card from Masao Okine to Mrs. S. Okine, March 5, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-136)
doc Card from Masao Okine to Mrs. S. Okine, March 5, 1946 (ddr-csujad-5-136)
A card for Mother's Day from Masao Okine to his mother, Tomeyo Okine in Hawthorne, California. He probably writes from Japan where he is deployed as a U.S. Army soldier. The card is mailed via San Francisco by the U.S. Army Postal Service. The handwritten notes on the backside of the envelope read: Arrived on March …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 36 No. 5 (January 30, 1953) (ddr-pc-25-5)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 36 No. 5 (January 30, 1953) (ddr-pc-25-5)
Selected article titles: "First quota-immigrant to farm in California" (p. 1), "Need more teachers for Seattle's Issei americanization class" (p. 1), "Now-it-can-be-told stories of personalities who changed Army attitude to organize 442nd told" (p. 2), "Second-hand TV sets from America in hands of 4,000 residents in Japan" (p. 2), "Women jurors serve for first time in …
Portrait of Charles S. Thomas (ddr-njpa-1-2067)
img Portrait of Charles S. Thomas (ddr-njpa-1-2067)
Caption on reverse: "Navy Secretary Charles S. Thomas will discuss 'Automatic Production and National Defense' at the opening day luncheon of the Electronics and Automatic Production Symposium August 22 and 23 at the Sheraton-Palace Hotel, San Francisco. The meeting, sponsored by Stanford Research Institute and the National Industrial Conference Board, Inc., will include discussions by automation …
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with …
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with …

Narrator Mitsue Matsui

Nisei female. Born November 3, 1918, in San Francisco, California. As a young woman, entire family visited Japan for ten months, where she acquired the skill of Japanese typing at the Kumahira Typist Yoseisho in Hiroshima. Returned to the U.S. with most of her family (eldest brother remained in Japan) and was working at the Japanese …

Narrator Toru Saito

Sansei male. Born December 11, 1937, in San Francisco, California. Nearly age four when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed with family to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. In this interview, Mr. Saito discusses many of the harmful psychological effects of the World War II experience on himself and other Japanese …

Narrator Minoru J. Shibata

Nisei male. Born 1928 in San Francisco, California. Spent most of childhood on Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and the rest of the family moved to Ogden, Utah, to farm. Served in the Army Air Corps in Japan during the U.S. …
Tribute to the life of Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-130)
doc Tribute to the life of Michi Nishiura Weglyn (ddr-csujad-24-130)
An announcement for a tribute to Michi Weglyn, organized by her friends in San Francisco. The following people are listed as hosts of the event: Clifford Uyeda, Kiku Funabiki, Wayne M. Collins, Kenji G. Taguma, Rosalyn Tonai, Toshiko Kawamoto, Grace Shimizu, Fumie Shimada, Mits Koshiyama, Jean Ishibashi, Audee Kochiyama-Holman. See this object in the California State …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 20, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-187)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 20, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-187)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features discussion of the Memorial Day cleanup, JACL-sponsored party for local graduates, participation in the Fourth of July parade, using donations collected from loaning out the chapter's American flag for its upkeep, and the San Francisco District Council meeting. See this object in the California State …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 12, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-161)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 12, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-161)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features discussion of the Fourth of July parade, the upcoming talent show in Salinas, the cost of the new mimeograph, the women's auxiliary, suggestions for a benefit show, the Pacific Citizen newspaper, and the San Francisco District Council meeting. See this object in the California State …
Two fatherless families awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-112)
img Two fatherless families awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-112)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Families of two Shinto priests who were interned on December 8, 1942, immediately upon declaration of war. The mother at right has nine American born children and has been in the United States ten years. The mother on the left has been in this country two years, and neither speak English. …

Narrator Fred Oda

Nisei male. Born September 2, 1923, in Watsonville, California. Grew up in Watsonville, where parents operated a joint barbershop and bathhouse business. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before returning to Watsonville. Attended barber school in San Francisco, …

Narrator Shig Yabu

Nisei male. Born June 13, 1932, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in camp, found an injured magpie bird, named it Maggie, and adopted it as a pet. Following the war, wrote a children's book, Hello, Maggie! and became …

Narrator Lloyd K. Wake

Nisei male. Born 1922 in Reedley, California. Grew up in Reedley, where parents ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp in 1943 to attend Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, and entered the ministry. After the war, lived in San Francisco, California, and became involved …

Narrator Phil Shigekuni

Yonsei male. Born March 28, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Following the war, became a counselor in the public school system in Los Angeles. Active in a number of community causes including …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 49, No. 15 (October 9, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 49, No. 15 (October 9, 1959) (ddr-pc-31-41)
Selected article titles: "West L.A. Aux'y seeks clothing for 'Vera' victims" (p. 1), "Japan relief campaign opens in southland" (p. 1), "Estimate 7,500 Japanese residents in San Francisco; 'too low' says Nichibei" (p. 1), "College profs and students experiment with Nihongo class" (p. 2), "Racial harmony interest in southern California growing" (p. 3), "East Coast chapters …
Satsuki Ina Interview (ddr-densho-1000-474)
vh Satsuki Ina Interview (ddr-densho-1000-474)
Sansei female. Born May 25, 1944, in the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Her parents, both Kibei, grew up in San Francisco, California. During World War II, they were incarcerated at the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. They signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," renounced their U.S. citizenship, and were transferred to Tule Lake when it …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 11, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-186)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 11, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-186)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of co-sponsoring the Boy Scouts troop with the church, the graduation party, the dance class at the Bay View Grammar School, the Fourth of July parade, donations collected from use of the chapter's American flag, and the San Francisco District Council meeting. See …
MISLS album 1946 (ddr-csujad-1-208)
doc MISLS album 1946 (ddr-csujad-1-208)
An album of the Military Intelligence Service Language School. It depicts the operation, training, life, and activities at the schools of Presidio San Francisco and Savage and Fort Snelling Minnesota, and also includes the description of the oversee campaign in the Pacific where MIS solders served. The names of MISLS graduates from three schools are listed. …

Narrator Charlie Matsubara

Nisei male. Born June 3, 1920, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in the Los Angeles area. When World War II broke out, Charlie stayed in California with his brother to help take care of property and belongings while the rest of the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Charlie and his brother were then sent …

Narrator Robert Moriguchi

Sansei male. Born November 11, 1931, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After leaving camp, moved to Utah for a time before eventually returning to California and becoming a pharmacist. Served on the board of the Japanese American Citizens League and …
George Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-132)
vh George Yoshida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-132)
Nisei male. Born April 9, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Parents immigrated from Japan in the early 1900s. Attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary School and Washington Middle School in Seattle before his family moved to East Los Angeles in 1936. Incarcerated in Poston Detention Camp #1, Arizona, in April 1942. While in camp, helped organize the "Music Makers," …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-165)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-165)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features discussion of the Women's auxiliary, the Pacific Citizen newspaper, and the San Francisco District Council meeting. Additional topics include the convention fund, the Japanese benefit show, tickets and prizes for the drawing, delegate selection for the National Convention, and a letter from Sonoma County asking …
Letters from Seiichi Okine to Naraji Okine, Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka, September 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-159)
doc Letters from Seiichi Okine to Naraji Okine, Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka, September 1946 [in Japanese] (ddr-csujad-5-159)
Contains one envelope and three letters written by Seiichi Okine addressing his son, Masao Okine, his brother Naoji Okine, and his brother-in-law, Jokichi Yamanaka, in Japan. Those three letters are enclosed in an envelope and mailed to Masao Okine who is stationed in Japan via San Francisco by the U.S. Postal Service, but the letter is …
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