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Two friends at lunchtime (ddr-densho-151-96)
img Two friends at lunchtime (ddr-densho-151-96)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Lunch hour at the Raphael Weill Public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets. Children of Japanese ancestry were evacuated with their parents to spend the duration in War Relocation Authority centers where educational facilities will be established.
img "Evacuation sale" at shop run by Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-151-139)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. A close-out sale- prior to evacuation- at store operated by proprietor of Japanese ancestry on Grant Avenue in Chinatown. The evacuees of Japanese descent will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
William Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-264)
vh William Hohri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-264)
Nisei male. Born March 13, 1927, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. One of the major players in the movement for Japanese American redress and reparations, Mr. Hohri founded the National Council for Japanese American Redress (NCJAR).

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.
Mass removal sale (ddr-densho-151-81)
img Mass removal sale (ddr-densho-151-81)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. A close-out sale- prior to evacuation- at store operated by proprietor of Japanese ancestry on Grant Avenue in Chinatown. The evacuees of Japanese descent will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Two Nisei boys observing mass removal (ddr-densho-151-151)
img Two Nisei boys observing mass removal (ddr-densho-151-151)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. High school boys, on balcony of Japanese American Citizens League at 2031 Bush Street, look down sidewalk where friends boarded evacuation buses. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-123)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-123)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Japanese family heads and persons living alone, form a line outside Civil Control station located in the Japanese American Citizens League Auditorium at 2031 Bush Street, to appear for "processing" in response to Civilian Exclusion Order Number 20.
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-115)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-151-115)
Original caption: 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.
Hiroki Kimiko Keaveney Interview (ddr-chi-1-3)
vh Hiroki Kimiko Keaveney Interview (ddr-chi-1-3)
Yonsei. Born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Ohio. During World War II, members of their family were incarcerated in the Manzanar and Tule Lake concentration camps in California. Graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Ethnic Studies. Moved to Chicago, involved in numerous community groups.

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 …

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 …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 1 (January 4, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-1)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 56, No. 1 (January 4, 1963) (ddr-pc-35-1)
Selected article titles: "Why $200,000 has been donated: Japanese History Project serves many purposes-seven 'projects' envisioned within $450,000 program;" "Civil rights in California, Utah up for improvement;" "Cold fact of SJR 21 loss explained;" "1st Session, 88th Congress;" "How San Francisco Nihonmachi was redesigned."
Restaurant vacated by Japanese American owner (ddr-densho-151-85)
img Restaurant vacated by Japanese American owner (ddr-densho-151-85)
Original caption: The full caption for this photograph reads: San Francisco, California. Entrance to a restaurant vacated by a proprietor of Japanese descent prior to evacuation. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend 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.
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.
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.
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-151-111)
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.
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.

Narrator K. Morgan Yamanaka

Nisei male. Born April 14, 1924, in San Francisco, California. Went to Japan with family at a very young age before returning to San Francisco. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. Answered "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" and transferred to Tule Lake concentration …
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
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

Narrator Art Okuno

Nisei male. Born September 15, 1921, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, and was attending the University of California at Berkeley when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed with family to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. While in Heart Mountain, served as scoutmaster …

Narrator Helen Takeshita

Sansei female. Born February 27, 1935, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco's Japantown. During World War II, removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. After leaving camp, family lived for a short time in Oregon before returning to California and finding temporary housing in Hunters Point. Eventually …
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
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