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Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-459)
Sansei female. Born December 4, 1935, in Sawtelle, California. Grew up in Huntington Beach, California, where father worked as a chauffeur. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was picked up by the FBI and taken to the Tuna Canyon Detention Station. He rejoined the family at the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the family was …
Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
vh Tomiye Terasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-122)
Kibei female. Born October 5, 1910, in San Francisco, California. At age three, sent to live with grandfather and receive education in Fukuoka, Japan. After high school, temporarily moved to Tokyo and assisted family-owned business. In 1929, returned to U.S. to join parents in Sacramento. After arranged marriage to Mr. Tadao Sakita, moved to Los Angeles, …
Alice Ono Interview (ddr-densho-400-19)
av Alice Ono Interview (ddr-densho-400-19)
Alice Ono was born on January 1, 1912, in Los Angeles, California. She was one of five children of Yujiro and Yone Fukuyama. Her father was a produce broker and her mother was a housewife. During World War II, she and her family were sent to the Amache concentration camp, Colorado. After the war she and …
Constance Yamashiro Interview (ddr-chi-1-18)
vh Constance Yamashiro Interview (ddr-chi-1-18)
Sansei female. Born May 6, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with her parents and grandparents. After leaving camp, the family resettled in Chicago, Illinois, where her mother did factory work. (This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the U.S. Department of …
Letter requesting publication of Frances Haglund's article (ddr-densho-275-13)
doc Letter requesting publication of Frances Haglund's article (ddr-densho-275-13)
Letter from Lury Sato to Harry Honda, editor of the Pacific Citizen, requesting publication of Frances Haglund's article about the incarceration
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-399)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-399)
Mary Minamoto's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
George S. Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-2)
vh George S. Matsui Interview (ddr-densho-1008-2)
Nisei male. Born March 1, 1915, in Los Angeles, California. Spent prewar childhood in Long Beach, California, but attended grade school and junior high in Japan. Returned to the United States to attend high school. In 1941, was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Camp Roberts, San Luis Obispo, California for basic training. Was …
Tonko Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-19)
vh Tonko Doi Interview (ddr-chi-1-19)
Nisei-Sansei female. Born December 6, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived in a Quaker-run hostel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois, where parents ran a cleaners business. (This material is based …
Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
vh Ronald Ikejiri Interview (ddr-densho-1000-461)
Sansei male. Born December 3, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, parents had been incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Father signed 'no-no' on the so-called 'loyalty questionnaire', renounced U.S. citizenship, and was sent to the Department of Justice camp at Bismarck, North Dakota. Family did not end up expatriating to …

Narrator Sumiko Yamauchi

Nisei female. Born January 11, 1927, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Los Angeles, where parents ran a florist shop. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived and worked with family at Seabrook Farms, New Jersey, before leaving to attend school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eventually returned to …
Chico Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1012-4)
vh Chico Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1012-4)
Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. Family moved to the Fresno area to avoid going to camp, but was still sent to the Fresno assembly center, California. Was a member of an advance crew that went early to help set up the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas.

(This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage …

CSU Northridge Reverend Wendell L. Miller Collection (ddr-csujad-20)
Collection CSU Northridge Reverend Wendell L. Miller Collection (ddr-csujad-20)
Reverend Wendell L. Miller was pastor of the University Methodist Church, Los Angeles. He became involved in local politics when gambling and prostitution began edging toward the area surrounding the University of Southern California (USC) campus. Miller founded the Citizens Independent Vice Investigating Committee (C.I.V.I.C.), which also campaigned against crime and corruption in City Hall, ultimately …

Narrator Kazumi Yoneyama

Nisei male. Born March 10, 1932, in Hollywood, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, family moved to Sanger, California, to avoid mass removal, but were sent to camp anyway when the removal area was expanded. Removed to the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Los Angeles, finished school, and became a …

Narrator Constance Yamashiro

Sansei female. Born May 6, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent to the Manzanar concentration camp, California, with her parents and grandparents. After leaving camp, the family resettled in Chicago, Illinois, where her mother did factory work.
Kenji Suematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1003-11)
vh Kenji Suematsu Interview (ddr-densho-1003-11)
Nisei male. Born April 29, 1934, in Brawley, California. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Father was arrested by the FBI and mother had a nervous breakdown. Kenji and his sister were sent to stay at the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles. During mass removal, taken to Manzanar with other orphans and placed in the Manzanar …

Narrator Yukiko Llewellyn

Nisei female. Born April 22, 1939 in Los Angeles California. During World War II, sent with mother to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, under the sponsorship of a Buddhist church. Grew up in Cleveland, where mother ran a boarding house.
Frank Sumida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-261)
vh Frank Sumida Interview (ddr-densho-1000-261)
Nisei male. Born August 10, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois. Grew up primarily in Los Angeles, California, where parents ran a restaurant. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Santa Anita assembly Center, California, where he participating in running an organized gambling operation. Moved briefly to Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming, before being sent to …

Narrator Chico Uyeda

Nisei male. Grew up in Los Angeles, California. Family moved to the Fresno area to avoid going to camp, but was still sent to the Fresno assembly center, California. Was a member of an advance crew that went early to help set up the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas.
Mits Yamasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-366)
vh Mits Yamasaki Interview (ddr-densho-1000-366)
Nisei male. Born February 3, 1924, in Caldwell, Idaho. In the early 1930s, sent with brothers to live in the Shonien orphanage in Los Angeles after mother develops tuberculosis. Remained in Shonien until the onset of World War II. During the war, removed with a friend's family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the …

Narrator Tonko Doi

Nisei-Sansei female. Born December 6, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, sent with family to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, lived in a Quaker-run hostel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois, where parents ran a cleaners business.

Narrator Jeff Furumura

Sansei male. Born November 23, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. During World War II, father was in a tuberculosis sanitarium, then was taken to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, and mother was sent to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas. Parents met in Chicago, Illinois, after leaving the camps. …

Narrator Ayame Tsutakawa

Kibei female. Born May 23, 1924, in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. Sent to Japan to live with a relative when thirteen months old. Returned to United States and mother when twelve years old. Incarcerated at Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, both in California. Resettled in Sacramento, California. Married George Tsutakawa, …
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