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Moving van ready to load baggage (ddr-densho-151-94)
img Moving van ready to load baggage (ddr-densho-151-94)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. The mioving van backs up to the curb to load possessions of residents of Japanese ancestry who are being evacuated from this flat building on Post Street. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Mike Masaoka with friends prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-129)
img Mike Masaoka with friends prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-129)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Mike Masaoka (second from left), national secretary and field executive of Japanese American Citizens League, and a group of friends chat before evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Shoppers looking at posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-84)
img Shoppers looking at posted exclusion orders (ddr-densho-151-84)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Saturday afternoon shoppers reading order directing evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. This store on Grant Avenue in Chinatown was vacated by an art dealer of Japanese descent. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

Narrator Russell Demo

White male. Born July 2, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco before being inducted into the military following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Assigned to service as a military policeman at the Manzanar concentration camp, California before serving overseas in Europe. After military service, returned to San Francisco.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 23 (December 8, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 23 (December 8, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-48)
Selected article titles: "200 Asians, Blacks, Chicanos, Indians, Whites March for Low-cost Housing" (p.1), "All for $175,000 in San Francisco" (p.1-2), "Time in WRA Camp Qualifies for Social Security" (p.6), "Retirement Credit Sought for Nisei Teacher Evacuated from California" (p.6).
Japanese Americans receiving inoculations (ddr-densho-151-109)
img Japanese Americans receiving inoculations (ddr-densho-151-109)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. As a safeguard for health, evacuees of Japanese descent were inoculated as they registered for evacuation at 2031 Bush Street. Nurses and doctors, also of Japanese ancestry, administered inoculations. Evacuees were later transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans receiving inoculations (ddr-densho-151-111)
img Japanese Americans receiving inoculations (ddr-densho-151-111)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. As a safeguard for health, evacuees of Japanese descent were inoculated as they registered for evacuation at 2031 Bush Street. Nurses and doctors, also of Japanese ancestry, administered inoculations. Evacuees were later transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Just strolling along (ddr-csujad-11-41)
img Just strolling along (ddr-csujad-11-41)
A photograph of two ladies strolling together. "Treasure Island San Francisco, California, 1939," is printed. From page 17 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_17_001
Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-56)
img Japan Day (ddr-csujad-11-56)
A photograph taken at the Japan Day celebration at the Japan Pavilion, San Francisco, California. From page 22 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_22_001
Grace F. Oshita Interview (ddr-densho-1013-4)
vh Grace F. Oshita Interview (ddr-densho-1013-4)
Nisei female. Born January 2, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Spent childhood in San Francisco where family operated successful miso factory and grocery store. Father arrested by FBI in February 1942 and sent to Fort Lincoln internment camp, North Dakota. Family removed to Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Graduated from Topaz High School …
Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-305)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

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Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
vh Nancy K. Araki Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-357)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1937, in San Francisco, California. During World War II, removed to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Family briefly left camp for Utah before voluntarily entering the Topaz concentration camp, Utah, when mother was pregnant. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco and resumed elementary school.

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Testimony of Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
doc Testimony of Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
Written testimony of Catherine Treadgold of San Francisco, California. Worked for the U.S. government during World War II. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Political Attitudes and Camp Treatment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Japanese American discussing financial affairs (ddr-densho-151-98)
img Japanese American discussing financial affairs (ddr-densho-151-98)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. A business man of Japanese ancestry confers with a representative of the Federal Reserve Bank at Wartime Civil Control Administration station to arrange disposition of his financial affairs prior to evacuation. Evacuees will be housed at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Obituary, Dillon S. Myer (ddr-csujad-55-2414)
doc Obituary, Dillon S. Myer (ddr-csujad-55-2414)
Newspaper clipping published in "San Francisco chronicle" of the obituary of War Relocation Authority Director, Dillon S. Myer. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2520
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-116)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-116)
Original caption: The full caption for this photograph reads: San Francisco, California. In response to the Army's Exclusion Order Number 20, residents of Japanese ancestry appear at Civil Control Station at 2031 Bush Street for registration. The evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.

Narrator Willie K. Ito

Sansei male. Born 1934 in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where he developed an early interest in Disney and the art of cartooning. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, returned to San Francisco. Established a long career working for …
Minoru J. Shibata Interview (ddr-manz-1-148)
vh Minoru J. Shibata Interview (ddr-manz-1-148)
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. …
Toru Saito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-307)
vh Toru Saito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-307)
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 …
Topaz: 40th year Topaz reunion (ddr-csujad-55-2710)
doc Topaz: 40th year Topaz reunion (ddr-csujad-55-2710)
Pamphlet of the 40th year Topaz reunion held in San Francisco, California, September 24 and 25, 1983. Sponsored by classes of 1943 and 1944. Includes historical photographs and a re-print of the City of Topaz. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2874
Truth about Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-32)
doc Truth about Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-32)
This document titled as the Truth about Relocation is an address delivered by Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War relocation Authority, before a luncheon meeting of the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-21_01

Narrator Masako Murakami

Sansei female. Born March 27, 1934, in San Francisco, California. Parents were both Kibei from Seattle, Washington, and Bakersfield, California. Grew up in San Francisco, California, where father was in sales. During World War II, removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After father signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," transferred to the Tule …
John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
vh John Y. Hayakawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-401)
Nisei male. Born April 2, 1918, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Jose, California, where father ran a farm. Was an active member of the Japanese American Citizens League and helped to run the San Jose office after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly …
Japanese Americans receiving inoculations (ddr-densho-151-110)
img Japanese Americans receiving inoculations (ddr-densho-151-110)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. As a safeguard for health, evacuees of Japanese descent were inoculated as they registered for evacuation at 2031 Bush Street. Nurses and doctors also of Japanese ancestry, administered inoculations. Children were given special attention. Evacuees were later transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese immigrants at Francis Scott Key Monument (ddr-csujad-42-197)
img Japanese immigrants at Francis Scott Key Monument (ddr-csujad-42-197)
A photograph of Japanese male immigrants posing in front of Francis Scott Key Monument in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_02_05_002
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