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David R. Boyd - Marietta Boyd Gruner Interview (ddr-densho-1000-419)
vh David R. Boyd - Marietta Boyd Gruner Interview (ddr-densho-1000-419)
This interview was conducted with siblings David R. Boyd and Marietta Boyd Gruner, children of Gene Boyd, who worked for the Seattle Parks Department. Gene Boyd was the athletic director for the Collins Field House, and had a close relationship with members of the Japanese American community in Seattle. Notably, during World War II, Gene Boyd …
Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
doc Testimony of Iwao Kosaka (ddr-densho-67-144)
Written testimony of Iwao Kosaka, born in Honolulu Hawaii. Spent most of childhood in Japan, incarcerated in Sand Island internment camp, Hawaii. 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 Seiyei Wakukawa (ddr-densho-67-145)
doc Testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa (ddr-densho-67-145)
Written testimony of Seiyei Wakukawa, born in Japan, immigrated to Hawaii at an early age. Incarcerated in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico. 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 Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
doc Testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka (ddr-densho-67-236)
Written testimony of Matthew M. Masuoka of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in 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 "Economic Losses." Personal information excised by Densho.
Japanese Americans playing cards at the fire station (ddr-densho-15-59)
img Japanese Americans playing cards at the fire station (ddr-densho-15-59)
This is the interior of Fire Station Number 1. Left to right: (first name unknown) Hikida, unidentified, Yoshio Akada, and Mr. Sano. The fire station was one of the few buildings with a refrigerator. Mr. Sano owned the bathhouse underneath the Panama Hotel in Seattle, Washington, before World War II.
Mitsue Nishio Interview (ddr-manz-1-152)
vh Mitsue Nishio Interview (ddr-manz-1-152)
Kibei female. Born 1917 in Seattle, Washington. As a child, sent to Japan for education, and returned to the U.S. in the 1930s. Was married living in Glendale, California, when World War II started. During the war, was removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to California.
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 24, No. 9, September 1987 (ddr-sjacl-1-365)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. 24, No. 9, September 1987 (ddr-sjacl-1-365)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Report on Redress, Cong Bonker backs Redress, all Washington Reps, except Rod Chandler (R-8) are in favor; 1988 Installation Banquet will be in December, less formal, in order to devote energy to 1988 National Convention in Seattle; second Asian American Film Festival (see attachment).
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1981 (ddr-sjacl-1-295)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1981 (ddr-sjacl-1-295)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Report on Japanese Canadian and Japanese Americans (Comparison)\narticles on Lake Washington JACL, Meeting, Logo Contest, Social (President John Matsumoto); Seattle JACL to write its own ?White Paper? on JCCC, Nikkeijinkai would write its own. Thought by Nikkeijinkai was that JACL cannot be in charge.
Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1981 (ddr-sjacl-1-223)
doc Seattle Chapter, JACL Reporter, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, April 1981 (ddr-sjacl-1-223)
Newsletter covering the following topics: Report on Japanese Canadian and Japanese Americans (Comparison)\narticles on Lake Washington JACL, Meeting, Logo Contest, Social (President John Matsumoto); Seattle JACL to write its own ?White Paper? on JCCC, Nikkeijinkai would write its own. Thought by Nikkeijinkai was that JACL cannot be in charge.
Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-336)
img Buddhist Convention (ddr-one-1-336)
Black and white photographic negative of three unidentified women outside Collin's Field House in Seattle, Washington for a Buddhist convention. George Oba is coming up from behind the women. Woman on the far right is holding a program with the date Feb 29- Mar 2, 1952 written on the cover.

Narrator Thomas T. Kobayashi

Nisei male. Born September 4, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington prior to World War II. Fired from job at Seattle City Light after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. During the war, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Volunteered for …
Northwest Buddhist Convention Banquet (ddr-one-1-417)
img Northwest Buddhist Convention Banquet (ddr-one-1-417)
Black and white photographic negative of guests at the Northwest Buddhist Convention banquet dinner in the basement of the Seattle Buddhist Church. A flag with the Wheel of Dharma is visible behind the head table. Sitting at table in foreground on left hand side from left to right: Harry Toshi, unidentified, Irene (Fujii) Mano, unidentified and …

Narrator Akio Hoshino

Nisei male. Born April 28, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Central area. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted draft orders and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Resettled in Seattle area after release.
Asano Terao Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-109-22)
vh Asano Terao Interview II Segment 22 (ddr-densho-1000-109-22)
Leaving Salt Lake City and returning to Seattle, Washington; kindness of friend who took care of Seattle home (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese and was translated so as to convey Mrs. Terao's way of speaking as closely as possible. For example, there are instances in which she makes some grammatical errors. These mistakes …

Narrator Alice Abrams Siegal

Jewish female. Born January 23, 1924, in Seattle, Washington. Mother immigrated to the U.S. at age six from Russia, father was born in Lithuania. Alice grew up in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, and remained in Seattle after World War II. Married and had two children before pursuing a master's degree in counseling at …

Narrator Ayako Murakami

Nisei female. Born 1913 in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington. Coproprietor of Higo Variety Store in Seattle's International District with sister, Masako; the family-owned Japanese American business has been in operation since 1923.

Narrator Gene Akutsu

Nisei male. Born September 23, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar childhood in Seattle's Nihonmachi. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Refused to participate in the draft and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington, for draft resistance. Resettled in Seattle.

Narrator Marian A. Ohashi

Nisei female. Born July 16, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, where parents ran a dry cleaning business. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. After leaving camp, returned to Seattle while still a high school student.
Testimony of Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
doc Testimony of Emi Somekawa (ddr-densho-67-202)
Written testimony of Emi Somekawa of Portland, Oregon. Incarcerated in the North Portland Assembly Center, Oregon, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Family Impact and Justice." Personal information excised by Densho.
Certificate of Nationality (ddr-densho-308-9)
doc Certificate of Nationality (ddr-densho-308-9)
Chiyoko Kanazawa's certificate of nationality. Kanazawa's daughter, Mae (Kanazawa) Hara recalled that her mother immigrated to Seattle, Washington in 1912. She was a gifted sewer and flower arranger. Even near the end of her life when she came to live with Hara, she would spend the mornings arranging flowers cut from the garden.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 12 (September 21, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 55, No. 12 (September 21, 1962) (ddr-pc-34-38)
Selected article titles: "Hart Immigration Bill" (p.1-2), "Washington Repeal Campaign on SJR 21 Moves into High" (p.1-2), "1889 Land Law 'Lies about Like a Loaded Weapon'" (p.1), "Japanese American Community Leaders First to Be Summoned in New Series of Conferences with Seattle Mayor in New Hall" (p.3).
Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-36-49)
img Japanese Americans registering for mass removal (ddr-densho-36-49)
These Japanese are being processed in preparation for exclusion from Seattle, Washington. The processing took place at a civil control station located at 2100 2nd Avenue. Original Seattle Post Intelligencer caption: "Waiting their turn--Members of Seattle's Japanese community in the course of being processed at the civil control station at 2100 2nd Ave. in preparation for …
Miyoko Kaneta Interview (ddr-densho-1000-449)
vh Miyoko Kaneta Interview (ddr-densho-1000-449)
Nisei female. Born December 16, 1926, in El Centro, California. Grew up in various places in California, where parents owned a barbershop. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed with her family to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, resettled in Hazelton, Idaho, and Oakland, California, before moving to Seattle, Washington. After the war, …

Narrator Masako Murakami

Nisei female. Born October 22, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resettled in Seattle, Washington. Coproprietor of Higo Variety Store in Seattle's International District with sister Ayako; the family-owned Japanese American business has been in operation since 1923.

Narrator Mary Okazaki Kozu

Nisei female. Born June 14, 1931, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents ran a boarding house. During World War II, removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left camp in 1943 and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Returned with family to Seattle after the war, attended the …
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