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Narrator Richard Konda

Sansei male. Born February 27, 1951, in San Francisco, California. Grew up in San Francisco and attended UC Berkeley. Went to law school at Santa Clara and became involved in Asian law student groups and the Asian Law Alliance. Continued community work after law school and was involved in founding the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee in San …
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-146)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-146)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of funds raised for the National Infantile Paralysis Fund, the Japanese Association Hall lawn project, transportation to the District Council meeting in San Jose, and suggestions for increasing membership. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0145
Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
vh Betty Morita Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-152)
Nisei female. Born May 30, 1933, in Hood River, Oregon. Raised in the Hood River valley on family farm. After December 7, 1941, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and then to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, moved with family to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho, before leaving camp for Chicago, Illinois, …

Narrator George Hanada

Nisei male. Born 1924 in Penryn, California. Spent most of childhood in San Jose, California, before being removed to Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served in the military at the end of World War II before returning to California. Opened owned business, George's Service Center, in San Jose's Japantown following …
Tolan Committee representative meeting with Japanese American farmer (ddr-densho-151-216)
img Tolan Committee representative meeting with Japanese American farmer (ddr-densho-151-216)
Original caption: San Jose, California. John W. Abbott, chief field investigator for the Tolan Congressional Defense Committee on Migration, is shown speaking to a young celery grower, on March 27, 1942, who has just completed arrangements for leasing his farm during evacuation. He holds the lease document in his hand. He and his sisters were evacuated …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 6, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-149)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 6, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-149)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics discussed include JACL's participation in the Monterey Birthday Party event, the District Council meeting in San Jose, the suggestion to take a census of all who registered at the last election, and the anti-alien bills. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 26 (June 30, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-26)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 26 (June 30, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-26)
Selected article titles: "Three Thousand casualties Sustained by Nisei in War" (p. 1), "700 Evacuees Get State Aid in California" (p. 1), "WRA Announces Two Poston Units, Canal Camp at Gila Will Be Closed by October" (p. 2), "Heart Mountain Leaders Meet to Disclose Closing" (p. 2), "Terrorist Fires Into Home of WRA Official in San …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 20 (November 22, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-47)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 20 (November 22, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-47)
Selected article titles: "Supreme Court Authorizes Government to Oppose Race Restrictive Housing Covenants" (p. 1), "Warrants Issued for Two Men in California for Assault Upon Two Nisei War Veterans" (p. 1), "23 Issei Receive First Naturalization Papers at San Jose" (p. 1), "Federal Grand Jury Returns Second Indictment in Case of Kawakita in Los Angeles" (p. …
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
George and Kuni Yamanaka [wedding photograph] (ddr-csujad-5-1)
A wedding photograph of George and Kuni Yamanaka taken at a Buddhist temple by Fred Jumura Studios in San Jose, California. Includes Seiichi, Tomeyo, and Masao Okine, and Jokichi Yamanaka. On the backside of the photograph, there is a note that addresses the photograph to "Mr. and Mrs. S. Okine" [= Seiichi and Tomeyo Okine] and …

Narrator Yoshihiro Uchida

Nisei male. Born April 1, 1920, in Calexico, California. Grew up in the Orange County area. Drafted into the army during World War II, while family was removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Father and brothers were all transferred to Department of Justice camps, and eventually went to Japan. After military service, Mr. Uchida returned …
Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
vh Dave Kawamoto Interview (ddr-densho-122-9)
Nisei male. Born December 16, 1916, in Cupertino, California. Attended San Jose State College, where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, tried to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps, but was refused on account of his Japanese ancestry. Was one semester short of earning a business degree when he …
Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, November 5, 1987 (ddr-csujad-24-33)
doc Letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin, November 5, 1987 (ddr-csujad-24-33)
A letter from Michi Weglyn to Frank Chin in which Weglyn praises Chin for a piece he wrote in the "San Jose Mercury News" critiquing "Moses." Weglyn is likely referring to the book "They Call Me Moses Masaoka" by Mike Masaoka and Bill Hosokawa, which was published in 1987. See this object in the California State …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 10 (March 10, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-10)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 20 No. 10 (March 10, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-10)
Selected article titles: "Hood River Nisei Post Will Restore Names on Honor Roll; Bows To National Legion Demand" (p. 1), "Night-Riders Attack Returned Evacuee Family on San Jose Farm With Fire, Gunshots" (p. 1), "Court Action Tests Legality of Army Order" (p. 2), "Tulare Authorities Investigate Gun Attack on Evacuee Home" (p. 2), "Role of Japanese …
Portrait and bio of Permanente Cement plant manager (ddr-njpa-2-1171)
img Portrait and bio of Permanente Cement plant manager (ddr-njpa-2-1171)
Text on reverse: "TO: HAWAII TIMES (WITH PIC), June 27, 1960. James F. Smithson has been appointed manager of Permanente Cement Company's new $13,500,000 cement producing plant at Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii, it was announced today by J.M. Garoutte, operations vice president. For the past three years, Smithson has served as process engineer at Permanente's Northern California …
Susan Hayase Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-13-4)
vh Susan Hayase Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-13-4)
Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC), San Jose, California, role in organizing hearings

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, our interviews were …

Narrator Dave Kawamoto

Nisei male. Born December 16, 1916 in Cupertino, California. Attended San Jose State College, where he was an NCAA wrestling champion. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, tried to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps, but was refused on account of his Japanese ancestry. Was one semester short of earning a business degree when he …
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-55-1)
Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Heart …

Narrator James Sakamoto

Nisei male. Born April 18, 1924, in Mayfield, California. Spent prewar childhood years in Alviso, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, moved with family to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal. Despite this, was removed to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled in Colorado …
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 8 (August 30, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-35)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 25 No. 8 (August 30, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-35)
Selected article titles: "Restrictive Covenants Bar Disabled Nisei from Housing" (p. 1), "JACL Asks Canada Embassy To Investigate Exclusion of Nisei Seamen from Vancouver" (p. 1), "Stranded Nisei Protest Seizure of Property" (p. 1), "Deadline For Filing Claims Against Japanese Banks in U.S. Extended Indefinitely" (p. 2), "California Supreme Court Refuses to Intervene in Restrictive Covenant …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 98, No. 23 (June 15, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-23)
img Pacific Citizen, Vol. 98, No. 23 (June 15, 1984) (ddr-pc-56-23)
Selected article titles: "Detroit jury to hear new charges against Vincent Chin's slayers" (p. 1), "Asians among California delegates to politick at Democratic convention" (p. 1), "Takamiyama quits sumo, is now grooming successors" (p. 2), "College students nominated to two board positions" (p. 3), "Introducing a JATC director Bill Hamada" (p. 6), "No. Clif. JACL JR. …
Jimi Yamaichi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-106)
vh Jimi Yamaichi Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-106)
Nisei male. Born October 27, 1922. Grew up in San Jose, California, where his father had a farming operation. Incarcerated in the Pomona Assembly Center, Heart Mountain concentration camp and Tule Lake Segregation Center. Worked on an engineering crew on the Shoshone Dam, and later was a carpentry foreman in Tule Lake. Was in Tule during …
Jimi Yamaichi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-312)
vh Jimi Yamaichi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-312)
Nisei male born in October 27, 1922. Grew up in San Jose, California where his father had a farming operation. Incarcerated in Pomona Assembly Center, Heart Mountain concentration camp and Tule Lake Segregation Center. Worked on an engineering crew on the Shoshone Dam, and later was a carpentry foreman in Tule Lake. Was in Tule during …

Narrator George Yoshinaga

Nisei male. Born July 19, 1925, in Redwood City California. Grew up in San Jose, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Served in the military in the U.S. Counterintelligence Corps during the war in Japan. After the war, worked as a journalist, …

Narrator Misa Taketa

Nisei female. Born January 18, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the South Park area, south of Seattle, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked in Ontario, Oregon, for a time, before living …
Geri Handa Interview (ddr-densho-1021-2)
vh Geri Handa Interview (ddr-densho-1021-2)
Geri Handa was born in San Jose, California, in 1948, and studied in the early 1970s at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a focus on community organizing and social services for seniors. She joined Asians for Community Actions in San Jose and worked at Keiro Nursing Home in …
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