Join us in celebrating Densho's 25th anniversary by attending our free virtual gala on October 23rd and by considering a tribute gift. Learn more at www.densho.org/25gala
Topics
Facilities
Format
Genre
Usage

Use <Ctrl> or (⌘) keys to select multiple terms

1698 items
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.

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 …
Motor vehicle registration form, WCCA form FRB-4 (ddr-csujad-46-26)
doc Motor vehicle registration form, WCCA form FRB-4 (ddr-csujad-46-26)
Instructions and agreement for forced evacuees regarding disposition of motor vehicles, WCCA form FRB-4, from the Western Defense Command and Fourth Army Wartime Civil Control Administration, San Francisco, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0026
Japanese family, 1960s (ddr-csujad-25-323)
img Japanese family, 1960s (ddr-csujad-25-323)
A page from a photo album including Japanese family photographs. Includes photographs most likely taken in 1960s. There is also a photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge located in San Francisco, California. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_10_01_033
Fred Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1015-9)
vh Fred Oda Interview (ddr-densho-1015-9)
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, …
Lloyd K. Wake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-330)
vh Lloyd K. Wake Interview (ddr-densho-1000-330)
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 …
Instructions to evacuees regarding disposition of motor vehicles (ddr-csujad-46-28)
doc Instructions to evacuees regarding disposition of motor vehicles (ddr-csujad-46-28)
Motor Vehicle Registration Form and agreement, WCCA form FRB-3, for "evacuees" to deliver to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0028
Takarazuka musumes (ddr-csujad-11-9)
img Takarazuka musumes (ddr-csujad-11-9)
The arrival of a Japanese dance troupe, the Takarazuka, in San Francisco. From page 5 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_05_001
Takarazukas at Sigmund Stern Grove (ddr-csujad-11-11)
img Takarazukas at Sigmund Stern Grove (ddr-csujad-11-11)
The Takarazuka theater group perform in Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. From page 6 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_06_001
Students reciting Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-153)
img Students reciting Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-153)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Flag of allegiance pledge at Raphael Weill Public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets. Children in families of Japanese ancestry were evacuated with their parents and will be housed for the duration in War Relocation Authority centers where facilities will be provided for them to continue their education.
Schoolchildren with American flag (ddr-densho-151-53)
img Schoolchildren with American flag (ddr-densho-151-53)
Original WRA caption: San Francisco, California. Flag of allegiance pledge at Raphael Weill Public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets. Children in families of Japanese ancestry were evacuated with their parents and will be housed for the duration in War Relocation Authority centers where facilities will be provided for them to continue their education.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 16 (April 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 16 (April 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-16)
Selected article titles: "Colorado Nisei Named as Top Farmer of Year" (p. 1), "State supreme court backs up Nisei in damage suit against sand-rock firm" (p. 1), "Senate Passes Bill Amending Fulbright Act" (p. 1), "JACL Regional Office Vandalized, Burglarized for Sixth Time" (p. 1), "JACL raps flood of anti-Semitic letters" (p. 1), "Tokyo Rose to …

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 …

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 …
Takarazuka ballet (ddr-csujad-11-53)
img Takarazuka ballet (ddr-csujad-11-53)
Takarazuka girls and elected festival queens, photographed in the Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. From page 20 of: Tazu Kawamoto photo album (csudh_taz_0001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: taz_01_20_001
School children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-125)
img School children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (ddr-densho-151-125)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Many children of Japanese ancestry attended Raphael Weill public School, Geary and Buchanan Streets, prior to evacuation. This scene shows first- graders during flag pledge ceremony. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Provision will be effected for the continuance of education.
Bus leaving for Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-262)
img Bus leaving for Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-262)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are part of a group of 600 persons being evacuated on this morning to the assembly center. The Japanese American Citizens League headquarters is being used as a Wartime Civil Control Administration station. Prior to evacuation orders it was used as a language school.
Exclusion orders posted in vacated restaurant (ddr-densho-151-127)
img Exclusion orders posted in vacated restaurant (ddr-densho-151-127)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Civilian Exclusion Order Number 5, ordering evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry, posted in a vacant store window on Grant Avenue in Chinatown. This establishment, like many others in Chinatown, was operated by proprietors of Japanese descent. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 2 (January 8, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 60, No. 2 (January 8, 1965) (ddr-pc-37-2)
Selected article titles: "Prop. 14 Upheld in First Test at Orange County" (p.1), "President Johnson Outlines His Thoughts of Great Society" (p.1-2), "California Braceros No More-Growers Uncertain about Future" (p.1), "San Francisco Main Port for Issei Emigres" (p.3), "Preparation Needed to Cope with Japanese Visitors to Hawaii" (p.3).

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 …
Envelope from Yokohama Specie Bank, LID., to Tomosuke Masukawa, January 22, 1901 (ddr-csujad-38-532)
doc Envelope from Yokohama Specie Bank, LID., to Tomosuke Masukawa, January 22, 1901 (ddr-csujad-38-532)
An envelope from Yokohama Shōkin Ginkō, San Francisco, California to Tomosuke Masukawa in Seligman, Arizona. It contains the U.S. postal money order receipts, which are found in items: csudh_nao_0500, csudh_nao_0501, csudh_nao_0502, and csudh_nao_0503. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: nao_05_01_005
Orphans at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-443)
img Orphans at Manzanar Childrens' Village (ddr-densho-151-443)
Original caption: Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California. Evacuee orphans from an institution in San Francisco who are now established for the duration in the Childrens' Village at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Mrs. Harry Matsumoto, a University of California graduate, and her husband are superintendants of the Childrens' Village where 65 …

Narrator Hisaji Q. Sakai

Nisei male. Born February 28, 1925, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco, where parents had a grocery store business. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, moved to Iowa to attend college and avoid the mass incarceration. Attended college in Nebraska and Michigan. Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service and served in Japan during …

Narrator Janice Sakamoto

Sansei female. Grew up in California and attended San Francisco State University.
Letter from Harold Johnson to Tsuneo Iwata, April 16, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-16)
doc Letter from Harold Johnson to Tsuneo Iwata, April 16, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-16)
Letter from Harold Johnson field representative of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to Tsuneo Iwata, president of the Turlock social Club, in regards to mass removal preparation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0016
API