vh Bill Nishimura Interview (ddr-densho-1000-119)
Nisei male, born June 21, 1920, in Compton, California. Raised on a farm in Lawndale, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his father was picked up by FBI and detained at a Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico. His family voluntarily moved to Visalia, California, then was forcibly moved to Poston …
vh Roy Ebihara Interview (ddr-densho-1009-1)
Nisei male. Born January 11, 1934, in Clovis, New Mexico, where father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. On January 19, 1942, officials rounded up all of the Japanese Americans in Clovis and removed them from the town without warning in the middle of the night in response to an angry mob of townspeople who were …
vh Kenji Maruko Interview (ddr-densho-1010-8)
Sansei male. Born December 13, 1920, in Fresno, California. Father was born in Hawaii, mother was born in Japan. Grew up in Fresno, where parents ran a successful bicycle shop and general store. During World War II, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Signed "no-no" on the so-called "loyalty …
doc Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 5 of 13. (ddr-one-5-232)
Photocopy of a typed letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis concerning the rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama's case. Mrs. Koyama details the efforts she and others have made on behalf of her husband. While her husband was incarcerated at Camp Livingston, Louisiana, Mrs. Koyama submitted numerous documents pertaining to her husband's educational history in the …
doc First Group of Coast Japs Interned in N.M. (March 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-56-689)
The Seattle Daily Times, March 15, 1942, p. 8
doc Letter sent to Rev. Shinjo Nagatomi from Rev. E. Shigefuji (ddr-manz-4-17)
Rev. E. Shigefuji thanking Rev. Nagatomi for sending a Bible. Also discussed, life in camp and his move from Lordsburg to Santa Fe.
img Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-36)
"A butane tank was used to strike the gong that summoned us to mess hall. Santa Fe internment camp."
img Painting of the Takamura Family's pet hawk (ddr-manz-2-1)
Caption: "Our pet hawk died on May 22. The following day Mr. Sato of Chula Vista died. But same day over 80 of us internees were released."
img Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-25)
Caption on reverse: "Panorama of Santa Fe Internment Center. Drawn on writing paper - with anxiety - during early days when I was not sure that drawings of any kind were permitted."
img Painting of men making wooden clogs (ddr-manz-2-30)
Caption on reverse: "We made wooden clogs to send to our families at other centers."
img Painting of a cloud formation over hills (ddr-manz-2-3)
Caption: "At evening I sketched this beautiful, unusual cloud formation. All at [sic] us noticed it. We wondered whether these might mean that we would be at peace."
img Painting of the administration office at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-26)
Caption: "Mr. Ohkado, Mr. Nozaki R., Mr. Kitagawa M." Caption on reverse: "Administration Office Santa Fe Internment Center."
img Painting of a sunset at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-21)
Caption on reverse: "Santa Fe's sunsets were beautiful!"
img Painting of men listening to music (ddr-manz-2-22)
Caption: "Mr. Murayama, Mr. Hoshimiya. Enjoying the recording music."
img Painting of men relaxing after dinner (ddr-manz-2-20)
Caption on reverse: "Relaxing after super."
img Painting of a scene at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-24)
Caption: "Santa Fe Internment Camp."
img Painting of barracks at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-35)
Caption: "This was the Santa Fe barrack No. 5 where I stayed."
img Painting of men in the sewing room (ddr-manz-2-28)
Caption: "Mr. Kamimura, Mr. Kamel, Mr. Kishi." Caption on reverse: "Sewing room."
img Sunrise at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-23)
Caption on reverse: "Dawn in the winter."