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Children sitting behind a store (ddr-densho-25-102)
img Children sitting behind a store (ddr-densho-25-102)
(Left to right): Unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Mae Iseri, Henry Miyoshi, Alice Iseri, George Iseri, Fred Miyoshi, unidentified.
Picking strawberries (ddr-densho-25-120)
img Picking strawberries (ddr-densho-25-120)
The Iseri, Miyoshi, and Kagawa families often gathered to pick strawberries.
Baseball team (ddr-densho-25-5)
img Baseball team (ddr-densho-25-5)
Baseball teams from different Buddhist churches competed against one another during the early 1930s. The teams were often created by the Young Buddhist Association (YBA). The team on the left is from Tacoma; the team on the right is from the White River Valley. Left to right (starting with the ninth man from the left): Reverend …
Issei-owned grocery store (ddr-densho-25-8)
img Issei-owned grocery store (ddr-densho-25-8)
Matahichi and Kisa Iseri immigrated from Kumamoto-ken, Japan, in the early 1900s. They became successful berry farmers in the White River Valley and also ran a small grocery store on their property. The World War II incarceration forced the Iseris to close both businesses. After the war, the Iseris settled in Ontario, Oregon, and worked as …
Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-277-12)
doc Newspaper clipping (ddr-densho-277-12)
Article title: "[?]nner October [. . .] to Launch V.C.L."

Narrator George Iseri

Nisei male. Born April 23, 1920, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas where father ran a general store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Weiser, Idaho, and opened a service station. Eventually moved to Ontario, Oregon.

Narrator Bill Hirabayashi

Nisei male. Born September 12, 1923, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in small town of Thomas, where family was part of the White River Valley farming corporation. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, moved to Chicago and managed a large estate farm. Eventually …
George Iseri Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-40-3)
vh George Iseri Interview Segment 3 (ddr-one-7-40-3)
Growing up in Thomas, Washington

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
doc Camp worker's paycheck (ddr-densho-25-16)
Mae Iseri was originally from Thomas, Washington, where her parents ran a small store and berry farm. After being held at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California, Mae was detained at the Tule Lake concentration camp, California, where she worked as a physical education teacher. This was her first paycheck, which she never cashed.
Letter from Sue Ogata Kato to Agnes Ogata, March 25, 1945 (ddr-csujad-49-143)
doc Letter from Sue Ogata Kato to Agnes Ogata, March 25, 1945 (ddr-csujad-49-143)
Postcard from Sue Ogata Kato to Agnes Ogata including an image of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. An item from: pages 88-89 of the Sue Kato scrapbook (gfb_skc_001). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 2019_002_001_058_04
Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-5-1)
vh Jim Hirabayashi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1002-5-1)
Growing up in small town of Thomas, Washington

This interview was conducted by sisters Emiko and Chizuko Omori for their 1999 documentary, Rabbit in the Moon, about the Japanese American resisters of conscience in the World War II incarceration camps. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily …

George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
vh George Iseri Interview (ddr-one-7-40)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1920, in Thomas, Washington. Grew up in Thomas where father ran a general store. During World War II, removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Weiser, Idaho, and opened a service station. Eventually moved to Ontario, Oregon.

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Newspaper clipping regarding Kong, Xianxi (ddr-njpa-1-801)
doc Newspaper clipping regarding Kong, Xianxi (ddr-njpa-1-801)
Caption on front [translation]: "Five Million Dollar US Loan Arranged. Minister of Finance Kong Negotiates. [caption under photograph] Kong Xianxi. Washington, D.C. 28th (Domei). Kong Xianxi, minister of finance for the KMT governement, has spent several days meeting American political and economic figures and earnestly persuading them to provide US economic support since arriving on the …
A grassland expert receives an award (ddr-njpa-2-735)
img A grassland expert receives an award (ddr-njpa-2-735)
Caption on reverse: "GRASSLAND AWARD WINNER: Recognition of his accomplishment with grassland improvement on Maui for 1952 was given recently to Frank Thomas Murphy (left), former county agent by the National Fertilizer Association of Washington, D.C. An engraved silver plaque symbolic of his outstanding achievement in grassland farming was presented to Murphy by associate extension director …
James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
vh James Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-220)
Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the …
Newspaper clipping regarding Husband E. Kimmel (ddr-njpa-1-791)
doc Newspaper clipping regarding Husband E. Kimmel (ddr-njpa-1-791)
Caption on front: "New fleet chief: Rear Admiral H.E. Kimmel, top, was named today in supreme command of the United States fleet to succeed Admiral James O. Richardson (at the right below), who goes to Washington for special duty. Below, left, Rear Admiral Ernest King, who becomes commander in chief of the Atlantic fleet. In center, …

Narrator Jim Hirabayashi

Nisei male. Born October 30, 1926, in small town of Thomas, Washington, on family farm. Attended school in Auburn, Washington, before being removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to work in Idaho, and was subsequently joined by family. Postwar, became a social anthropologist, and later became only the …
Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-183)
vh Grant Hirabayashi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-183)
Kibei male. Born November 9, 1919, in Thomas, Washington. Went to Japan at age twelve, attended school, and returned to the U.S. as a high school student. Enlisted in the army just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was eventually recruited for the Military Intelligence Service. Selected as one of fourteen Japanese Americans to …

Narrator Grant Hirabayashi

Kibei male. Born November 9, 1919, in Thomas, Washington. Went to Japan at age twelve, attended school, and returned to the U.S. as a high school student. Enlisted in the army just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was eventually recruited for the Military Intelligence Service. Selected as one of fourteen Japanese Americans to …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 5 [August 30, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 5 [August 30, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-30)
Select article titles: "Full investigation of Arizona killings urged" (p. 1), "Justice official promises ongoing fight for rights" (p. 1), "Redress in Hawaii: 'Non-internees' may qualify" (p. 1), "Minority groups sue for Census adjustment" (p. 3), "Chicago JACL board opposes Thomas nomination to U.S. Supreme Court" (p. 3), "Next redress checks due for evacuees at least …
Charles Edison (ddr-njpa-1-246)
img Charles Edison (ddr-njpa-1-246)
Caption on reverse [translation]: "In the Prime of His Life at 49. Son of the Great Inventor. New Secretary of the Navy. (Washington) 30th, Domei. President Roosevelt formally appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison to fill the the position of American Secretary of the Navy on the 30th, which had been vacant since the …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-328)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sadame Nomi (ddr-densho-356-328)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Sadame Nomi in which she describes her bosses, provides both sides to an argument about telling Yoshito Shibata that Yuri is dating Richard "Dick" Tsukada, tells about living arrangements for herself and other Japanese American girls in Denver, Sadame's recent breakup, tells a long story about meeting another Japanese American …
Gordon Hirabayashi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-18)
vh Gordon Hirabayashi Interview II (ddr-densho-1000-18)
Nisei male. Born April 23, 1918, in Seattle, Washington. Spent most of his childhood in Thomas, Washington, where his parents were part of a Christian farming co-op. Attended the University of Washington where he was active in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the conscientious objector movement, and became a Quaker. At the outbreak of World …
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