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Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-43)
img Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-43)
The Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," was on the racetrack of the Puyallup fairgrounds. The center was open from April 28, 1942, through September 23, 1942. Most camp inmates came from Seattle, Washington. This is a view of the barracks that housed them.
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 27, No. 4, April 1990 (ddr-sjacl-1-386)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 27, No. 4, April 1990 (ddr-sjacl-1-386)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Scholarships include Tamesa, Andrews, and Bunshiro Tazuma; Doshi Kai report; Board Profiles: Wayne Kimura, Bruce Echigoshima, Massie Tomita, May Sasaki; April 21, 1990-Redress Workshop, Blaine, Bob Bratt speaker (WA Coalition for Redress-Seattle, Lake Washington, Puyallup Valley, and White River JACL.
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-77)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-77)
Toru Sakahara, Nisei male. Born 1916 in Fife, Washington. Kiyo Kamikawa Sakahara, Nisei female. Born 1920 in South Park, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Sakahara were married shortly before mass removal in 1942 so they wouldn't be separated during the war. Both were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the …
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-76)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I (ddr-densho-1000-76)
Toru Sakahara, Nisei male. Born 1916 in Fife, Washington. Kiyo Kamikawa Sakahara, Nisei female. Born 1920 in South Park, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Sakahara were married shortly before mass removal in 1942 so they wouldn't be separated during the war. Both were incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled during the …

Narrator Frank Yamasaki

Nisei male. Born 1923 in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in South Park and Belltown areas of Seattle. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in draft, imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for resisting the draft. Resettled in Seattle.

Narrator James "Turk" Suzuki

Nisei male. Born October 17, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, Washington, before being incarcerated in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered in the 442nd Regimental Combat team out of camp, and eventually returned to Seattle after World War II.
Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-344)
img Funeral (ddr-csujad-25-344)
A photograph of a funeral taken by the "Takano Studio," a photo studio in Seattle, Washington probably in the early 1900s. Funeral flowers offered by: Japanese Methodist Church, Japan Tennis Club, Issaku Okamoto, Seattle Japanese Language School, and others. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_12_006
Seattle Judo championship (ddr-csujad-25-334)
img Seattle Judo championship (ddr-csujad-25-334)
A group photograph of Judo competitors with a championship flag. The fist Judo tournament was held by the Seattle Judo Association in December 1936. The photograph is taken by "Takano Studio," a photo studio in Seattle, Washington. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: jia_11_01_004
Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-332)
img Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-332)
Black and white photographic negative of large crowd of Buddhists gathered outside Collin's Field House in Seattle, Washington for a Buddhist convention. Seated in front row from left to right: Yasashi Ichikawa, Reverend Seiji Kobara from Seattle, Reverend Shoko Masunaga, Reverend Akira Jotetsu Ono, Reverend Tatsuya Ichikawa, Reverend Bishop Kenryu Tsuji, Reverend Eiyu Terao from Spokane, …
Don Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-15)
vh Don Maeda Interview (ddr-densho-1014-15)
Nisei male. Born November 28, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle prior to World War II. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the military while in camp and received a deferrment in order to help relocate family. Resettled in St. Paul, Minnesota. …
Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview (ddr-one-7-56)
vh Etsuko Ichikawa Osaki Interview (ddr-one-7-56)
Nisei female. Born February 19, 1931, in Fresno, California. Family moved to Seattle, Washington, where father became minister of the Seattle Buddhist Temple. During the war, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Transferred to the Crystal City internment camp, Texas, to be reunited with father, who was arrested by the …

Narrator Tadashi Kuniyuki

Nisei male. Born August 12, 1912, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned a series of hotels. Graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, lived in Spokane, Washington, for …
Seiko Edamatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1016-2)
vh Seiko Edamatsu Interview (ddr-densho-1016-2)
Nisei female. Born July 18, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Spent childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi (Japantown) where parents ran the U.S. Hotel. Attended Bailey Gatzert Grade School and Washington Junior High School before moving to North Seattle with older siblings to operate a produce stand. Graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1937 and worked as a waitress …

Narrator Irene Yamauchi Tatsuta

Nisei female. Born May 3, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Seattle and became a teacher.
Aerial photograph of Union Bay farms (ddr-densho-136-29)
img Aerial photograph of Union Bay farms (ddr-densho-136-29)
This photograph shows the area of Seattle, Washington which is currently known as the University District. What used to be Issei-operated Union Bay farms is now an upscale shopping mall. Issei farmers grew vegetables on this land which were sold at the Public Market and produce wholesale houses.
Testimony of Franklin Odo (ddr-densho-67-140)
doc Testimony of Franklin Odo (ddr-densho-67-140)
Written testimony of Franklin Odo, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "The Hawaiian Experience." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of George I. Azumano (ddr-densho-67-234)
doc Testimony of George I. Azumano (ddr-densho-67-234)
Written testimony of George I. Azumano of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated at the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, September 11, 1981, in the section titled "Discrimination Incurred as Veteran and Citizen."
Testimony of Haru Isaki (ddr-densho-67-186)
doc Testimony of Haru Isaki (ddr-densho-67-186)
Written testimony of Haru Isaki of Oakland, California. Incarcerated in the Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and the Topaz concentration camp, Utah. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Topaz Relocation Center." Personal information excised by Densho.
Testimony of Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
doc Testimony of Catherine Treadgold (ddr-densho-67-165)
Written testimony of Catherine Treadgold of San Francisco, California. Worked for the U.S. government during World War II. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, September 9, 1981, in the section titled "Political Attitudes and Camp Treatment." Personal information excised by Densho.
Frank Isamu Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-5)
vh Frank Isamu Kikuchi Interview (ddr-manz-1-5)
Nisei male. Born 1925, and during childhood lived in various places in the Midwest, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. Was a high school student when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, and after camp returned to Los Angeles.
Seattle Chapter, JACL Newsletter, October 1961 (ddr-sjacl-1-51)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Newsletter, October 1961 (ddr-sjacl-1-51)
Bulletin covering the following topics: Seattle JACL, $5/plate 11/8 (Arctic Club) testimonial dinner for Sen Warren Magnuson. Maggie led the fight to restore $12,000,000 for evacuation claims, got Washington Congressional to endorse repeal of Alien Land Law, helped JA?s trapped in Japan, fought Hollywood derogatory depictions.
Densho Collection (ddr-densho-35)
Collection Densho Collection (ddr-densho-35)
The Densho collection consists of historic photographs of early Seattle and surrounding areas, as well as current photographs of historical sites and community events. This collection includes photographs of Tule Lake, California; Minidoka, Idaho; the Nisei veterans Memorial Day service in Seattle, Washington, and photos of the Golden Potlatch festival in Seattle, Washington, c. 1911. Also …
Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
vh Earl Hanson Interview (ddr-densho-1000-160)
White male. Born June 29, 1923, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with many Japanese American friends. Observed the mass removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II. Served with the 1901st Aviation Engineers during the war, and was stationed in Okinawa. Returned to the Bainbridge Island, Washington, area after …

Narrator Peggy Tanemura

Ni-ten-gosei (half Nisei, half Sansei) female. Born 1932 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho; and Tule Lake segregation center, California. Returned to Seattle after the war and stayed temporarily at the Seattle Japanese Language School.
doc "First Postwar Pacific Northwest JACL Convention 1951" (ddr-densho-201-464)
Program for the 1951 Pacific Northwest Japanese American Citizens League Convention. Title on cover: "First Postwar Pacific Northwest JACL Convention 1951; 'The JACL Comes of Age'; 21st Anniversary; September 1, 2, 3 - Bush Hotel - Seattle, Washington." Includes photographs, advertisements, schedules, a letter from William Devin, Mayor of Seattle, a letter from Harry Takagi, Pacific …
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