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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 …
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. …

Narrator M. Jack Takayanagi

Nisei male. Born June 28, 1922, in San Jose, California. As a teenager, moved with family to West Los Angeles, where father was a gardener. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. While in camp, Jack volunteered to work with the orphans at the Manzanar Children's Village, and also helped to establish …
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 …
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 …

Narrator Mas Okabe

Nisei male. Born December 2, 1929, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents operated a restaurant. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, in 1945, then went to Japan with family. Lived in Japan for …

Narrator Betty Morita Shibayama

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, …
An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
vh An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta (ddr-csujad-29-55)
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 Geri Handa

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 …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 22 (November 30, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 22 (November 30, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-48)
Selected article titles: "Central California JACL officers to be installed en masse Dec. 2" (p. 1), "Issei mainlanders more Americanized" (p. 1), "Separate statehood bills may succeed, says Engle; "Arizona Nuptial Law Test Case May be Blooped" (p. 1), "Democracy in Japan should be reconsidered" (p. 2), "'No' Votes on Prop. 13 viewed as strong testimonial …
Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-3)
doc Letter from Frank Herron Smith to C. I. O. Reporter, Station KYA, San Francisco, May 5, 1945 (ddr-csujad-21-3)
Letter to popular local radio reporter requests that he speak out against injustices perpetrated against Japanese American citizens during World War II. Smith notes his responsibility for "the care of our 37 Japanese churches," states that he is concerned that church members are not being allowed to work in canneries in Sacramento by the union, and …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 14, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-150)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 14, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-150)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports on JACL's participation in the Monterey Birthday Party event, the District Council meeting in San Jose, and the membership drive. Also includes discussion of whether the chapter should take over one of the dance classes at the Bay View Grammar School, the publication of …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 64, No. 5 (February 3, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 64, No. 5 (February 3, 1967) (ddr-pc-39-5)
Selected article titles: "New approach on fair housing law detailed: Rumford Act doomed because of provisions unacceptable by majority of California voters" (p. 1), "Tule Lake still leased to U.S., says N.Y. writer" (p. 1), "D.C. JACL backs up marriage law repeal" (p. 1), "Issei-Nisei success within one life span impresses Japan envoy" (p. 1), "San …
Art Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-151)
vh Art Shibayama Interview (ddr-densho-1000-151)
Nisei male. Born June 6, 1930, in Callao, Peru. Grew up in Peru, raised by both parents and grandparents. During World War II, taken with parents to the United States on a U.S. troop transport ship. Lived in the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, until family moved to work at Seabrook, New Jersey, a produce work …

Narrator Jimi Yamaichi

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 …
Japanese American soldier outside tent (ddr-densho-201-158)
img Japanese American soldier outside tent (ddr-densho-201-158)
Japanese American soldier standing outside a tent. Caption on reverse: "Lips Miyamoto, San Jose Calif."
Folding and Stapling Paper (ddr-jamsj-1-10)
img Folding and Stapling Paper (ddr-jamsj-1-10)
Group working on the printing the association's publication.
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